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by chris2012
Sat Oct 12, 2019 1:52 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Oak aging?
Replies: 11
Views: 953

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: 282

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: 282

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: 11
Views: 953

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: 11
Views: 953

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: 713

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: 396

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: 1000

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: 1000

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: 3210

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: 3210

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: 4609

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: 632

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: 632

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: 632

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...