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by Hogarth
Tue Sep 12, 2017 2:05 pm
Forum: Yeast
Topic: Yeast washing -- how to get the yeast off the trub?
Replies: 8
Views: 1184

Re: Yeast washing -- how to get the yeast off the trub?

Sorry, I should have said 'rinsing' rather than washing. Thanks for these replies. Okay, next time I'll try letting the trub settle but not the yeast, that makes sense. This time round I'll have to wing it. I went through these hoops some years ago but have since stopped washing/rinsing yeast after...
by Hogarth
Fri Sep 08, 2017 2:35 pm
Forum: Yeast
Topic: Yeast washing -- how to get the yeast off the trub?
Replies: 8
Views: 1184

Re: Yeast washing -- how to get the yeast off the trub?

Sorry, I should have said 'rinsing' rather than washing. Thanks for these replies. Okay, next time I'll try letting the trub settle but not the yeast, that makes sense. This time round I'll have to wing it. I went through these hoops some years ago but have since stopped washing/rinsing yeast after ...
by Hogarth
Fri Sep 08, 2017 2:35 pm
Forum: Yeast
Topic: Yeast washing -- how to get the yeast off the trub?
Replies: 8
Views: 1184

Re: Yeast washing -- how to get the yeast off the trub?

Stupid double post. Must be the rain.
by Hogarth
Thu Sep 07, 2017 2:13 pm
Forum: Yeast
Topic: Yeast washing -- how to get the yeast off the trub?
Replies: 8
Views: 1184

Yeast washing -- how to get the yeast off the trub?

Okay, I've just tried washing (EDIT: rinsing, I should have said) yeast for the first time. I collected the sediment from my five-litre fermenter, mixed it in a litre of sterile water and let it settle, and now have a neat layer of yeast and a neat layer of trub, both about a centimeter deep. The qu...
by Hogarth
Thu Sep 07, 2017 1:59 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: What to do with old gear?
Replies: 4
Views: 760

Re: What to do with old gear?

Maybe you should say 'For Decorative Purposes Only' -- like homebrew shops do with stills. :roll: :lol:
by Hogarth
Mon Sep 04, 2017 1:08 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Stainless Fermenter - Benefits/drawbacks?
Replies: 22
Views: 1444

Re: Stainless Fermenter - Benefits/drawbacks?

Why shouldn't external coils work around a placcie FV? Bit less efficient, but still doable I'd have thought.

I do it the other way round and have plastic coils around a SS fermenter -- that works okay.
by Hogarth
Sun Sep 03, 2017 11:43 am
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Stainless Fermenter - Benefits/drawbacks?
Replies: 22
Views: 1444

Re: Stainless Fermenter - Benefits/drawbacks?

I prefer stainless, but there's a lot to be said for plastic. You can fill a plastic fermenter with bleach and not worry you're going to start pitting the surface. You can crash cool it without sucking in oxygen -- the plastic should have enough 'bag' in it to compensate for the decrease in volume. ...
by Hogarth
Wed Aug 30, 2017 2:39 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Anyone interested in a winter warmer
Replies: 65
Views: 7672

Re: Anyone interested in a winter warmer

I'm up for this, on my one-gallon rig.
by Hogarth
Thu Aug 17, 2017 11:14 am
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: One PID for two systems
Replies: 4
Views: 404

Re: One PID for two systems

Thanks. In terms of mashing the systems are quite similar, so perhaps I can get away with using same parameters. Another possibility is using two pids and one ssr though I suppose you'd have to put a switch in.
by Hogarth
Tue Aug 15, 2017 1:54 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: One PID for two systems
Replies: 4
Views: 404

One PID for two systems

I'm using the same PID/SSR set-up for both my five-gallon HERMS and my one-gallon recirculating system. Obviously each system will need a different set of parameters. I know I can autotune the PID, but I don't want to do this each time. Can I autotune it once for each system, and then manually input...
by Hogarth
Mon Aug 14, 2017 3:04 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Grainbaby Build -- pics! pics! pics!
Replies: 14
Views: 1258

Re: Grainbaby Build -- pics! pics! pics!

I don't mean to be a pooper on your build, (it looks very nice) but shouldn't you have a drip thingy on you steam pipe so the condensate don't run back into you kettle .?.? Actually, there are two. One’s in the box that allows the chimney to rise and fall. It’s the little pipe on the left. https://...
by Hogarth
Sun Aug 13, 2017 3:42 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Grainbaby Build -- pics! pics! pics!
Replies: 14
Views: 1258

Re: Grainbaby Build -- pics! pics! pics!

Jim wrote:
Sun Aug 13, 2017 2:58 pm
Nice build! 8)

And very shiny indeed. :=P
I gave it an extra polish just for you, Jim. :D
by Hogarth
Sun Aug 13, 2017 3:10 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Grainbaby Build -- pics! pics! pics!
Replies: 14
Views: 1258

Re: Grainbaby Build -- pics! pics! pics!

Haha :) How did you engrave/mark the brass out of interest? I designed it on my computer, printed it out with a laser printer, transferred the toner onto the brass, and etched it with ferric chloride. Here's a thread I wrote about it. Unfortunately, thanks to F!$£***! photobucket, the pictures have...
by Hogarth
Sun Aug 13, 2017 3:02 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Grainbaby Build -- pics! pics! pics!
Replies: 14
Views: 1258

Re: Grainbaby Build -- pics! pics! pics!

chris2012 wrote:
Sun Aug 13, 2017 3:00 pm
Wow, awesome :)

The controller especially looks 'steampunk' :)

Also I love the big copper pipe used for the steam extraction.
I've a bit of a brass fetish, I can't deny it.
by Hogarth
Sun Aug 13, 2017 2:32 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Grainbaby Build -- pics! pics! pics!
Replies: 14
Views: 1258

Grainbaby Build -- pics! pics! pics!

I’ve always wanted a little one-gallon system to go alongside my main brewery, partly for more variation and partly for experiments. People always say that small-batch brewing is a lot of faff for not much beer, and they’re probably right, so I made ease of use and a quick brewday my top priorities....