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by chris2012
Thu Jul 11, 2019 10:26 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: counter pressure bottler
Replies: 15
Views: 705

Re: counter pressure bottler

Regarding automatic stop valve:

I'm wondering if you could maybe use a load cell, to weigh the bottle, so if it's just below 500ml it cuts off.

Or you could maybe use 2 electrodes that normally measure infinite resistance, but which drops dramatically when beer is present.
by chris2012
Thu Jul 11, 2019 3:05 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: counter pressure bottler
Replies: 15
Views: 705

Re: counter pressure bottler

Ooh that's really cool.

I was wondering how it knows when to stop filling, but I presume you hold the button as long as you want to fill it for?
by chris2012
Mon Jul 01, 2019 6:57 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Some Brew Panel questions
Replies: 67
Views: 2441

Re: Some Brew Panel questions

Thanks! Just noticed your green ammeter / voltmeter displays, where did you get those from out of interest?
by chris2012
Mon Jul 01, 2019 3:53 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Some Brew Panel questions
Replies: 67
Views: 2441

Re: Some Brew Panel questions

Wow that panel is very impressive! When you say speed control, is that done through a phase angle controller out of interest? Edit: just thought phase angle only makes sense for AC pumps. It looks like lots of your connections are spade based, what crimper do you use out of interest? I need to get o...
by chris2012
Thu Jun 27, 2019 10:21 am
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Tilt hydrometer review
Replies: 65
Views: 2868

Re: Tilt hydrometer review

I'm wondering, are you applying corrections to the brix from the refractometer during fermentation? It seems as well as applying a wort correction factor, you need to use a formulae that takes into account the alcohol such as that of Petr Novotný. There's apparently an English article in Zymurgy on ...
by chris2012
Wed Jun 19, 2019 2:01 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Cutting thick stainless (5mm) ?
Replies: 9
Views: 456

Re: Cutting thick stainless (5mm) ?

Thanks Kev, the comparison on that website is very helpful!
by chris2012
Tue Jun 18, 2019 10:55 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Cutting thick stainless (5mm) ?
Replies: 9
Views: 456

Re: Cutting thick stainless (5mm) ?

Yeah I need a decent drill anyway. That's interesting to know with respect to Makita. I was looking at their 18V ones too, there's quite a number to choose from. "Stainless needn't be bad at all really, unless it is pre-hardened." - What's that mean out of interest, is that independent of the grade ...
by chris2012
Tue Jun 18, 2019 6:56 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Cutting thick stainless (5mm) ?
Replies: 9
Views: 456

Re: Cutting thick stainless (5mm) ?

Thanks a lot everyone! PeeBee - I'll bear that in mind for more complex jobs, but I should be able to do this one. Kev888 - "Don't attempt either unless you have a drill that will turn quite slowly" That's good advice, I hadn't thought of that. I'm pretty sure it's high time I got a decent drill, we...
by chris2012
Mon Jun 17, 2019 6:25 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Cutting thick stainless (5mm) ?
Replies: 9
Views: 456

Cutting thick stainless (5mm) ?

I'm wondering what the best was is, to cut 5mm thick stainless. I'm currently looking at: https://www.starrett.co.uk/shop/power_tool_accessories/holesaws/tct_carbide_tipped_d/?item_id=BF56132 Which looks like it should do the job? I was originally thinking of using a punch I've got but it looks like...
by chris2012
Sun Jun 16, 2019 3:49 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Oak aging?
Replies: 6
Views: 416

Re: Oak aging?

Sounds good, there's a Belgian quad recipe, I've been wanting to try for a while too.
by chris2012
Sun Jun 16, 2019 3:48 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Scorched Element - Have you ever gotten away with it?
Replies: 15
Views: 587

Re: Scorched Element - Have you ever gotten away with it?

What kind of element was it out of interest? I had problems with kettle style elements always going black. But haven't had issues with my SS LWD element thus far.
by chris2012
Wed Jun 12, 2019 3:26 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Oak aging?
Replies: 6
Views: 416

Re: Oak aging?

Cheers everyone for the info, definitely gonna give this a shot soon!. Probably in a RIS.
by chris2012
Sat Jun 08, 2019 7:23 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Tilt hydrometer review
Replies: 65
Views: 2868

Re: Tilt hydrometer review

Good that they're replacing it.

I'm intrigued, what does calibration at the manufacturer mean. I thought you could calibrate it yourself?
by chris2012
Wed May 29, 2019 10:43 am
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: DIY inline refractometer
Replies: 4
Views: 484

Re: DIY inline refractometer

Hey, you can get proper inline refractometers, it's just they're really expensive as far as I'm aware, around 8k USD from what I read recently. I'm just waiting for some triclamp fittings from China, to make a better version that hopefully doesn't have the uneven light distribution you can see in th...
by chris2012
Tue May 21, 2019 2:55 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Cheap Vac Pack?
Replies: 7
Views: 450

Re: Cheap Vac Pack?

Oooh tempting! That reminds me to train my hops up something too!