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by Oggy' Bar
Thu Jun 20, 2019 9:26 am
Forum: Bargains Online and In Store
Topic: Cheap Kettle Elements
Replies: 0
Views: 348

Cheap Kettle Elements

I installed 7 Tesco Kettle elements in my brewery in 2008. After extensive use, one burnt out last week and one burnt out last night (because I switched it on with no water in the HLT). So I got a couple of replacements from Argos (Value kettle) £4.95 each: Unless you use the current Groupon offer o...
by Oggy' Bar
Sat Aug 29, 2015 8:37 pm
Forum: RIMS and HERMS
Topic: What's a good HERMS pump?
Replies: 6
Views: 4012

Re: What's a good HERMS pump?

I use air operated Flojet pumps. I have been using the same 2 pumps for 7 years and never had a problem with them. I can regulate the flow infinitely. See my old posts for more info.
by Oggy' Bar
Sat Jan 30, 2010 11:30 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Hop Variety Poll
Replies: 18
Views: 513

Re: Hop Variety Poll

Mostly use EKG and Cascade equally frequently, closely followed by Centennial and Aurora.

By the way the voting thing wont accept my votes....says it is invalid
by Oggy' Bar
Wed Jan 27, 2010 11:10 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Hop and Grain supplies
Replies: 349
Views: 73987

Re: Hop and Grain supplies

AG#13 – Bloody Nelson

Thanks pdtnc....I'll have to swap the GP for MO ..but I'll give this a try...lightly hopped.

I SHOULD like NS... #-o
by Oggy' Bar
Wed Jan 27, 2010 12:18 am
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Hop and Grain supplies
Replies: 349
Views: 73987

Re: Hop and Grain supplies

Maybe you just don't like 'em!! Its the interesting bitterness that I like about them, leaves you with a dry roof of the mouth in the after-taste :) I quite like "dry" brews like well hopped "Cascade" brews....but my NS brews did'nt taste particularly dry.... they just tasted like some tw4t had top...
by Oggy' Bar
Tue Jan 26, 2010 11:04 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Hop and Grain supplies
Replies: 349
Views: 73987

Re: Hop and Grain supplies

I started a Nelson Sauvin poll on the feedback forum on BB :D . OK so I take it the 2 of you like NS hops....I have done 2 brews with this hop...The first went down the drain...though sadly not before I persevered with it for a week :-& and the second I managed to add to a EKG brew to make it palat...
by Oggy' Bar
Mon Jan 25, 2010 11:52 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Brewing software
Replies: 30
Views: 1013

Re: Brewing software

7 billion people around the world use metric; there is a minority of just 350 million people that are still in the dark-ages: can you possibly explain what you mean by "standard". They'll be the ones who didn't succomb to Napoleon Bonaparte.....well at least not until the 1960's... :? .By the way w...
by Oggy' Bar
Mon Jan 25, 2010 12:10 am
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: How long will my beer last
Replies: 4
Views: 248

Re: How long will my beer last

I have a "Pop's Stout" in a Cornie which is over 2 years old...and it tastes superb....I just can't drink more than 1 pint at a time..and I have to be in the mood...mind you I did brew 80litres of the stuff :shock: .....Just 1 cornie full left :lol:
by Oggy' Bar
Thu Jan 21, 2010 11:54 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Hop and Grain supplies
Replies: 349
Views: 73987

Re: Hop and Grain supplies

Good luck Paul...Hope all goes well.....I might take the missus out for a little drive through the Dales..next time its sunny...on a Monday, Wednesday or Saturday. :lol:
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by Oggy' Bar
Tue Jan 19, 2010 9:38 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Hop and Grain supplies
Replies: 349
Views: 73987

Re: Hop and Grain supplies

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by Oggy' Bar
Fri Dec 18, 2009 5:17 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Electric element safety shroud ideas
Replies: 15
Views: 1053

Re: Electric element safety shroud ideas

Y Or just connect the immersion heater to two leads/13amp plugs. Would it work ? Why not just use 2 X 1.5kW, kettle elements, that way, the plugs are well within design limits..and..if you use an independent circuit for each plug, you also reduce the load on the ring main which might also be runnin...
by Oggy' Bar
Sat Dec 12, 2009 10:15 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Electric element safety shroud ideas
Replies: 15
Views: 1053

Re: Electric element safety shroud ideas

P.S....I would think it is a good idea to bond all your metal bits together with 6mm earth wire, preferably bolted to each component and then connected to a good earth. Though I am NOT an expert and wouldn't advise you to do this without seeking expert advice. Alternatively, you could brew wearing o...
by Oggy' Bar
Sat Dec 12, 2009 10:08 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Electric element safety shroud ideas
Replies: 15
Views: 1053

Re: Electric element safety shroud ideas

A length cut from a "caulking gun sized" bath sealant or No-nails tube; epoxy or super glued to the 3mm of plastic at the base of the element....Idea from someone else on here about 2 years ago and works a treat. :wink:
by Oggy' Bar
Thu Sep 10, 2009 10:59 pm
Forum: Hops
Topic: Hop Growing 2009
Replies: 264
Views: 17474

Re: Hop Growing 2009

My bines have done terrible this year. My established bines got off to a flying start in the early spring, I would say I had about 10X the mass of bines I had last year and up until June they were prospering....I was in for a bumber crop :=P ...Unfortunately the aphids seemed to take over almost ove...
by Oggy' Bar
Wed Sep 09, 2009 8:40 pm
Forum: Hops
Topic: Hop Growing 2009
Replies: 264
Views: 17474

Re: Hop Growing 2009

Thanks - do you know that despite the varieties I chose to grow and the ones I buy from online HBS all over the world for the few brews I do, my favourite hops are still East Kent Goldings? I should get a plant, really. I really don't think you can beat a good English ale made simply using two-row ...