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    Quote Originally Posted by Toxxyc View Post
    I don't have space in my fermentation chamber for those large fermenting vessels, so I want to be able to ferment at room temperature. In winter it's not a problem (there's a room in my house that I can tune to 15C constantly if I try a little bit), but in summer that changes. I want to start making mead commercially some day, so I'm doing test runs now, but ~25l goes too quickly for the time I put in (takes about a month per batch, and it's gone in a week). So if I can make ~100l at a time, it'll last a bit longer at least, but for that, I want to try and use Kveik.
    sounds good, just keep in mind kveik wont go any faster with simple sugars than most sacc. cerv. are you going to do multiple batches or looking for a 100l fermentor? just keep in mind the pressure on the yeast purely from a volumetric point and also that's 100kg of liquid that you need to move around / heat

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    Quote Originally Posted by groenspookasem View Post
    sounds good, just keep in mind kveik wont go any faster with simple sugars than most sacc. cerv. are you going to do multiple batches or looking for a 100l fermentor? just keep in mind the pressure on the yeast purely from a volumetric point and also that's 100kg of liquid that you need to move around / heat
    I'm planning 50l batches for now. I don't think it'll go any quicker or easier or anything that regular yeast (been using 71B to date), I simply want to see if I can make a "clean" mead that's drinkable in a month without having to keep the fermenter at 20C for two weeks, that's about all.

    I believe kveik is also a bit more nutrient intensive, so I'll ramp up the feeding as well.

    EDIT: I didn't think about the volumetric pressure on the yeast. Will have to look at that. How do big guys get over it? Talking about fermenting in 10,000l containers and even bigger?

    EDIT2: Seems like pressure is less of an issue than I figured: https://www.quora.com/How-much-press...ops-fermenting Under 500ATM there's no change. 500ATM, by the way, is about 5,000m of water pressure. Even at full scale, I doubt I'll ever ferment anywhere near those pressures.
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    Quote Originally Posted by FriedPiggy View Post
    Well I just ordered one of these after confirming that they are doing online orders at the moment.

    https://www.brewcraft.co.za/mangrove...html?cat=24212

    Now the impatient wait for the couriers to do their thing so I can be drinking my first batch in about 4 weeks methinks. Can survive on Gin and Whiskey until then I suppose.

    Then they should update their website to reflect that info ???

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    Quote Originally Posted by JIGSAW View Post
    Then they should update their website to reflect that info ???

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    Ouch,! Jigsaw - did you manage to get some malts on hand?

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    Quote Originally Posted by groenspookasem View Post
    Ouch,! Jigsaw - did you manage to get some malts on hand?

    Waiting on a delivery from Beerlab for Grain + Hops
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    Mint ! Whatcha brewing? I'm liking the larger hop quantities from BL right now, cheap too (considering)

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    Quote Originally Posted by groenspookasem View Post
    Mint ! Whatcha brewing? I'm liking the larger hop quantities from BL right now, cheap too (considering)
    Might be a shock, but I have no idea. I just ordered some of their newer hops and enough grain for 2 batches .... so I might just keep it easy and do 2 SMaSH type brews. I have enough specialty grain in case i decide to change it up a bit.

    this was the order.....
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    I was hovering on those, but I have to kill my hop stash before it gets too old. I'm bummed I missed out on the East Kent bulk buy, I hope they do well enough now to have another special :-) Enjoy the brews, I'm stilling this weekend, stripping and spirit run for some gin, I'll tap some neutral off for a bit of limoncello

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