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by chris2012
Fri May 15, 2020 11:13 am
Forum: Malts and Grits
Topic: Obtaining barley seeds suitable for malting
Replies: 6
Views: 751

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: 278

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: 751

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: 8
Views: 488

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: 751

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: 8
Views: 488

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: 18
Views: 786

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: 751

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: 1177

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: 1368

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...
by chris2012
Tue Apr 21, 2020 9:26 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Wago connector under very high current (video)
Replies: 15
Views: 604

Re: Wago connector under very high current (video)

Nice, that's a lot of power in those lights! :)

Out of interest what type of lights are they?
by chris2012
Tue Apr 21, 2020 8:38 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: storage life?
Replies: 6
Views: 353

Re: storage life?

Sorry, Parts per billion of dissolved oxygen. The graph shows close to 0 ppb of dissolved oxygen with their fancy active/passive oxygen scavenging crown top lining. But around 1500ppb with a 'normal' crown top as far as I understand after a year. For canning I've heard of figures around 20ppb dissol...
by chris2012
Tue Apr 21, 2020 7:43 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: storage life?
Replies: 6
Views: 353

Re: storage life?

I'd have thought close to 0ppb vs >1600 ppb DO would give a noticeably difference oxidation taste
by chris2012
Tue Apr 21, 2020 6:56 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Wago connector under very high current (video)
Replies: 15
Views: 604

Re: Wago connector under very high current (video)

Heh nah, that's true. Only ~30A, if I was to use a few strips.
by chris2012
Tue Apr 21, 2020 6:50 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: storage life?
Replies: 6
Views: 353

Re: storage life?

Re. bottles I found this interesting - https://dm.henkel-dam.com/is/content/he ... ger_WEBpdf regarding oxygen ingress from a crown top.

For curiosity I wouldn't mind getting some different types of crown tops, to see how the taste of beer is affected over years.