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  • J1MJ0LN1R commented on Bindlestiff's instructable Malta Soda3 weeks ago
    Malta Soda

    I've made and bottled my first attempt. Cheese cloth was not the greatest idea. At first I had it in the sieve, but it quickly clogged with fine particles. My sieve has a fine mesh, but I didn't want to strain it multiple times. Instead, I draped the cheese cloth over the pot (I tied it to the handles. A large rubber band or some clothes pegs should work), and placed the sieve on top. To get all I could from the mash I balanced the mash pot on top of the straining pot with the mouth over the sieve (the cheese cloth tied to the handles helped support the weight) and allowed gravity to assist getting the last drops to drip out while waiting for the liquid to cool enough to add the yeast.Oh, I should mention that because of availability (and hastiness) I substituted the malts in the recipe...see more »I've made and bottled my first attempt. Cheese cloth was not the greatest idea. At first I had it in the sieve, but it quickly clogged with fine particles. My sieve has a fine mesh, but I didn't want to strain it multiple times. Instead, I draped the cheese cloth over the pot (I tied it to the handles. A large rubber band or some clothes pegs should work), and placed the sieve on top. To get all I could from the mash I balanced the mash pot on top of the straining pot with the mouth over the sieve (the cheese cloth tied to the handles helped support the weight) and allowed gravity to assist getting the last drops to drip out while waiting for the liquid to cool enough to add the yeast.Oh, I should mention that because of availability (and hastiness) I substituted the malts in the recipe: I used Pilsner malt instead of Pale; Crystal malt instead of Carahell; and, Dark malt instead of Chocolate.The malt tastes good already, without carbonation. Very happy with that.I've bottled the malt and am now hoping nothing blows up! (never done this before)

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  • J1MJ0LN1R commented on Bindlestiff's instructable Malta Soda4 weeks ago
    Malta Soda

    This soda sounds awesome! I should be brewing this in the coming days. As a noobie, would it be a good idea or a bad idea to use cheese cloth to strain the mash?

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