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by chris2012
Wed Sep 30, 2020 9:02 am
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Maxi110 cooler meets Grainfather Conical Fermenter
Replies: 34
Views: 1593

Re: Maxi110 cooler meets Grainfather Conical Fermenter

I don't think there is anything wrong with the way you do it, this is just a different idea, based on the diagram I found. What I'm thinking of is leaving the maxi on all the time, and not adding a temp controller to it or modifying it. Then taking the output of the pump on the maxi to the fermenter...
by chris2012
Tue Sep 29, 2020 9:08 am
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Maxi110 cooler meets Grainfather Conical Fermenter
Replies: 34
Views: 1593

Re: Maxi110 cooler meets Grainfather Conical Fermenter

I'm thinking of having a play with my maxi again sometime for controlling fermentation temp, I was just reading https://www.probrewer.com/library/refrigeration/everything-you-wanted-to-know-about-glycol/ I'm thinking using a pressure bypass valve you could then use the maxi's pump output directly an...
by chris2012
Tue Sep 08, 2020 5:55 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: ratchetting mains wire crimper for spade terminals?
Replies: 3
Views: 290

Re: ratchetting mains wire crimper for spade terminals?

Cheers! Will probably grab that one.
by chris2012
Tue Sep 08, 2020 12:17 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: ratchetting mains wire crimper for spade terminals?
Replies: 3
Views: 290

ratchetting mains wire crimper for spade terminals?

Can anyone suggest a ratchetting mains wire crimper for spade terminals?

I'm looking to crimp spade terminals to 6mm mains wire, for 4.5kW elements.

Cheers!
by chris2012
Fri May 15, 2020 11:13 am
Forum: Malts and Grits
Topic: Obtaining barley seeds suitable for malting
Replies: 6
Views: 1168

Re: Obtaining barley seeds suitable for malting

Thanks for the video, I'll give that a watch now.

https://www.syngenta.co.uk/varieties/sp ... y/laureate is the barley I've got.
by chris2012
Fri May 15, 2020 11:08 am
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Which Hydrometer?
Replies: 2
Views: 481

Re: Which Hydrometer?

Just to clarify, what do you mean by you can't read it, what reading did you get from it?

Did you take an original gravity reading before fermentation with a hydrometer what did you get for that?
by chris2012
Wed May 13, 2020 5:57 pm
Forum: Malts and Grits
Topic: Obtaining barley seeds suitable for malting
Replies: 6
Views: 1168

Re: Obtaining barley seeds suitable for malting

Oooh very nice! Roughly how much barley did you get in weight after cutting it?

You malted it too then?

I've just been reading - https://www.sprowtlabs.com/2017/02/23/h ... lt-at-home
by chris2012
Wed May 13, 2020 4:19 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Kegmenter DIY
Replies: 11
Views: 1281

Re: Kegmenter DIY

Looking very shiny :)

And can see the nice welding now

Thanks for the link on your thermopot copper coil system too. The expanding foam usage is especially
interesting to me at the moment, as I'm wondering about using some around my plastic mash tun.
by chris2012
Tue May 12, 2020 11:07 am
Forum: Malts and Grits
Topic: Obtaining barley seeds suitable for malting
Replies: 6
Views: 1168

Re: Obtaining barley seeds suitable for malting

I couldn't find any there alas. I eventually managed to grab some and have planted a very small amount
just to watch it grow heh, it's just now started sprouting.

Will try my hand at malting a small amount too.
by chris2012
Tue May 12, 2020 11:05 am
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Kegmenter DIY
Replies: 11
Views: 1281

Re: Kegmenter DIY

Looks very nice! How did you cut the fitting for the 4" triclamp out of interest and is it soldered / TIG'd ? It sounds a very interesting project with the spunding valve etc. I bought one of these ones I need to play with - https://www.kegland.com.au/blowtie-diaphragm-spunding-valve-kit.html (from ...
by chris2012
Sat May 09, 2020 1:29 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Hydrometer? Refractometer? Or something better?
Replies: 31
Views: 2482

Re: Hydrometer? Refractometer? Or something better?

Re. the Mettler Toledo product, there's also https://shop.anton-paar.com/wwd-en/easydens.html still not cheap mind ;)
by chris2012
Mon May 04, 2020 9:02 am
Forum: Malts and Grits
Topic: Obtaining barley seeds suitable for malting
Replies: 6
Views: 1168

Obtaining barley seeds suitable for malting

Hi,

Does anyone know anywhere online that sells small quantities
of barley suitable for malting, with specific varieties?

From my limited searching it seems very hard to find anywhere that sells
in small quantities and gives a price.

Cheers
by chris2012
Mon Apr 27, 2020 4:46 pm
Forum: Brewdays
Topic: IPA brewday vid
Replies: 15
Views: 1797

Re: IPA brewday vid

Just saw your message @guy, The last brew I made was in November if I recall correctly, which I was quite pleased with, a 9% RIS aged for a couple of months on whisky chunks. I'm currently thinking about saving up for an insulated mash tun, which I've not got at the moment, which I think would be a ...
by chris2012
Thu Apr 23, 2020 2:45 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Boiler Power Control
Replies: 34
Views: 2409

Re: Boiler Power Control

What do you mean by 'I believed that one simply limited voltage'? I was reading about some types of SSR recently, it seems there's quite a few different types. http://www.crydom.com/en/tech/newsletters/solid%20statements%20-%20ssrs%20switching%20types.pdf Some of which seem to be: * Zero crossing, s...