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by chris2012
Wed Feb 26, 2020 2:09 pm
Forum: Bargains Online and In Store
Topic: 70% off top end stainless
Replies: 11
Views: 968

Re: 70% off top end stainless

Out of interest, anyone bought any of those?

Do liquidation companies ship things, or do you have to collect them yourself?
by chris2012
Sat Oct 12, 2019 1:52 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Oak aging?
Replies: 22
Views: 2522

Re: Oak aging?

Cheers, thanks for the heads up!

Will do that!
by chris2012
Sat Oct 12, 2019 1:17 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Keg lid with hook
Replies: 4
Views: 368

Re: Keg lid with hook

Cheers!

I tried using duct tape before to attach fishing line to the hop holder to lid, which I kind of want to avoid doing again, as it didn't seem to like the cold/damp condition.
by chris2012
Sat Oct 12, 2019 1:05 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Keg lid with hook
Replies: 4
Views: 368

Keg lid with hook

Has anyone seen a corny keg lid with hook on the inside recently in the UK?

(To attach a stainless pipe thing to put hops etc. in)

I bought one from fleabay, but the seller just messaged me to say they don't have ones with the hook on.
by chris2012
Thu Oct 10, 2019 1:53 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Oak aging?
Replies: 22
Views: 2522

Re: Oak aging?

Oooh cool!

We've got a damson tree, but most of the damsons have gone into gin. I wanted to pick more which are all very high up
and bought https://www.raymears.com/Bushcraft_Prod ... ry-Picker/ and lashed to a rod, but that
didn't work too well heh.
by chris2012
Thu Oct 10, 2019 1:11 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Oak aging?
Replies: 22
Views: 2522

Re: Oak aging?

I ended up getting some oak cubes from - https://www.themaltmiller.co.uk/product/oak-whiskey-barrel-chunks-500g Just wondering if anyone has used those particular ones, and has advice re. how much to use and for roughly how long? I have a stainless mesh to put the cubes in and just ordered a lid wit...
by chris2012
Tue Sep 17, 2019 5:09 pm
Forum: Malts and Grits
Topic: Smoked Malts
Replies: 7
Views: 1056

Re: Smoked Malts

Out of interest, are you going to make a 100% smoked malt, rauchbier?

I really want to try making one some time, as I love Schlenkerla.
by chris2012
Sat Sep 14, 2019 2:09 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Digital refractometer
Replies: 9
Views: 509

Re: Digital refractometer

Yeah, I got a digital one, Atago PAL-1 - https://www.atago.net/product/?l=en&f=p ... p#ABS42888 from fleabay

I just calibrate it before using with distilled water
by chris2012
Thu Jul 11, 2019 10:26 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: counter pressure bottler
Replies: 15
Views: 1157

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: 1157

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: 3758

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: 3758

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: 77
Views: 5571

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: 734

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: 734

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 ...