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by aamcle
Mon Jan 20, 2020 11:59 pm
Forum: Brewing Liquor
Topic: How to guess your waters Ca and Mg if all you know is its Hardness
Replies: 3
Views: 157

Re: How to guess your waters Ca and Mg if all you know is its Hardness

United Utilities and probably most other suppliers post a water report on their website, it has the details. I usually use the rolling average in my calculations, my supply is very consistent so it's a reasonable choice.

It's worth checking your suppliers site.


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by aamcle
Tue Jan 07, 2020 9:17 pm
Forum: Home Brew Clubs
Topic: West Lancs Homebrew Club
Replies: 3
Views: 933

Re: West Lancs Homebrew Club

There is a brew club meeting in Wigan, check the Facebook page.


Aamcle
by aamcle
Fri Aug 23, 2019 9:40 am
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: My Brew Bot Yorkshire.
Replies: 2
Views: 468

Re: My Brew Bot Yorkshire.

I could buy a LOT of grain for that price. I have some primitive automation a GF (old manual controller thank goodness) and a fridge controlled by a STC1000 but I look at the likes of this and wonder Why? It's not a system that might be used industrially and it's not needed by 99% of home brewers so...
by aamcle
Mon Aug 19, 2019 11:10 am
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Braumeister Killer?
Replies: 3
Views: 459

Re: Braumeister Killer?

It's a nice bit of kit but will not make better beer that any other one pot system. 9kg of grain (malt pipe capacity) isn't a lot for a 40 litre kettle I can get 9kg into my GF.

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by aamcle
Wed Aug 14, 2019 11:00 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Cooling system
Replies: 7
Views: 709

Re: Cooling system

One possible solution would be to mount the top part of a electric cool box to drop the temperature.

But they're noisy and use a lot of power with respect to the amount of cooling they produce.

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by aamcle
Mon Jul 15, 2019 10:40 pm
Forum: Braumeister, Grainfather and other One-Pot Brewing Systems
Topic: Minibrew, Braumeister or grainfather
Replies: 10
Views: 1377

Re: Minibrew, Braumeister or grainfather

The GF has a small Pipework set that can be used for smaller volumes, I have one it works well. An issue to consider if your brewing weekly is temperature control for your fermenters, you will have 3 possibly 4 batches at various stages, fermenting, cold crashing, lagering and so on it could be diff...
by aamcle
Mon Jul 15, 2019 9:30 am
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Do pH probes 'go off'?
Replies: 11
Views: 712

Re: Do pH probes 'go off'?

Probes do go off, something you might try is soaking your probe in a warm solution of Biological detergent (for the washing machine). The enzymes may remove any proteins that are blocking the poures in the glass membrane.

It works sometimes.


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by aamcle
Sat Jun 29, 2019 10:28 pm
Forum: Dispensing
Topic: Gas line to S30?
Replies: 2
Views: 317

Re: Gas line to S30?

by aamcle
Sat Jun 29, 2019 5:03 pm
Forum: Dispensing
Topic: Gas line to S30?
Replies: 2
Views: 317

Gas line to S30?

Is there an adapter that will enable me to connect my regulated gas line a S30 valve, I want to be able to top up my barrel.


Thanks All.


Aamcle
by aamcle
Fri Jun 14, 2019 7:30 am
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Replacing S30 valve
Replies: 13
Views: 783

Re: Replacing S30 valve

I have used stainless steel car tyre Schrader valves on barrels both to blow Co2 in and to check the pressure, they worked well. But I was never sure they actually were stainless, the valves I bought were sold as stainless however when one showed signs of corrosion I cut it and found Brass!! Atb. Alan
by aamcle
Wed May 08, 2019 7:12 am
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Oooooooops!!!!!
Replies: 5
Views: 711

Re: Oooooooops!!!!!

Sumer is coming it's Shandy time, at 168IBU lots and lots of shandy.

Aamcld
by aamcle
Sun Apr 28, 2019 7:27 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Replacing S30 valve
Replies: 13
Views: 783

Re: Replacing S30 valve

Replace it with a Corny keg has in post, job done :)

Aamcle
by aamcle
Sat Apr 06, 2019 7:42 am
Forum: Dispensing
Topic: Storing fermented beer in plastic containers
Replies: 10
Views: 902

Re: Storing fermented beer in plastic containers

Possibly the best variation of the is "No Chill" (look it up) I have found it works very well for anything but the most hop forward beers and there are easy ways you can use it for them.


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by aamcle
Fri Apr 05, 2019 7:30 pm
Forum: Dispensing
Topic: Storing fermented beer in plastic containers
Replies: 10
Views: 902

Re: Storing fermented beer in plastic containers

Is this beer carbonated? If so there is a problem with pressure build up if not it should work.


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by aamcle
Sun Feb 17, 2019 10:51 pm
Forum: Kit Brewing
Topic: Brewing a lager using a kit, lager yeast and a brew fridge
Replies: 11
Views: 1314

Re: Brewing a lager using a kit, lager yeast and a brew fridge

Get 2 packets of yeast 34/70 is Ok use both.

Aamcle