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by alexlark
Thu Jan 10, 2019 8:00 am
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Elements for 50l kettle - before I buy!
Replies: 15
Views: 777

Re: Elements for 50l kettle - before I buy!

guypettigrew wrote:For the last few years I've been using two of these from Angel Home Brew in my boiler. No problems at all.

Guy
Same here. No problems at all with these. Nice lock nut included too.
by alexlark
Mon Dec 31, 2018 8:37 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: KEG KINGDOM
Replies: 14
Views: 1019

Re: KEG KINGDOM

Yea I just checked that URL too. All ok
by alexlark
Sun Dec 30, 2018 9:26 pm
Forum: Cleaning, Sanitation and Sterilisation
Topic: My Heath Robinson Sankey keg cleaner...
Replies: 7
Views: 453

Re: My Heath Robinson Sankey keg cleaner...

Looks good! Nice KISS approach.
by alexlark
Tue Dec 25, 2018 4:17 pm
Forum: Dispensing
Topic: Fridge for cornies
Replies: 5
Views: 477

Re: Fridge for cornies

I cut a hole in the side for all the lines. I keep the gas bottle on the outside.
by alexlark
Thu Dec 20, 2018 9:30 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: First lager, need a few pointers
Replies: 10
Views: 601

Re: First lager, need a few pointers

I tend to raise the temp after 5 days to make sure it clears up. The sulfur smell is normal. You know you're making proper lager when you smell it!
by alexlark
Thu Dec 20, 2018 9:21 pm
Forum: Fermentation
Topic: Should I harvest now, or dump
Replies: 9
Views: 448

Re: Should I harvest now, or dump

Looks enough for half a dozen starters to me.

In the past I've saved W34-70 slurry and stored it in a few 500ml bottles. I re-pitched direct without doing a starter. Had good results!
by alexlark
Mon Dec 17, 2018 7:59 pm
Forum: Dispensing
Topic: Fridge for cornies
Replies: 5
Views: 477

Re: Fridge for cornies

Hotpoint RLA undercounter. There are a couple of slightly different model numbers.
by alexlark
Mon Dec 03, 2018 8:39 pm
Forum: Commercial Brews
Topic: Fullers 1845
Replies: 26
Views: 1733

Re: Fullers 1845

Got mine started Thurs night and took until Sunday morning to show proper activity. Put it down to the cooler temps this time of year.
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by alexlark
Mon Dec 03, 2018 8:36 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Cooler to house kegs
Replies: 10
Views: 665

Re: Cooler to house kegs

Nice little compact setup you've got there!
by alexlark
Sun Dec 02, 2018 8:09 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Cooler to house kegs
Replies: 10
Views: 665

Re: Cooler to house kegs

Maybe a cooler box and some ice packs will do you. That will probably work quite well.
by alexlark
Sun Dec 02, 2018 6:23 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Cooler to house kegs
Replies: 10
Views: 665

Re: Cooler to house kegs

My compromise was a large thermos flask. I fill it from the garage and it's enough for an evening. Keeps drinks hot and keeps drinks cool :)

Holds over a litre. About 1.5L
by alexlark
Sat Nov 24, 2018 11:09 am
Forum: Malts and Grits
Topic: Minch Malt 20 GBP a bag.
Replies: 13
Views: 1051

Re: Minch Malt 20 GBP a bag.

I was looking at that malt for BIAB, so a stuck mash shouldn't be a problem.
by alexlark
Wed Nov 07, 2018 7:25 pm
Forum: Beer Recipes
Topic: Pale malt in a lager recipe?
Replies: 4
Views: 413

Re: Pale malt in a lager recipe?

Yep it will work, it works quite well. In my last lager I used 50% pills and 50% MO.
by alexlark
Sun Sep 16, 2018 9:21 am
Forum: Hops
Topic: Hop Growing 2018
Replies: 33
Views: 2815

Re: Hop Growing 2018

Cracking haul Chris!
by alexlark
Sat Sep 08, 2018 7:21 am
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Question on IPA's yeast scavenging.
Replies: 35
Views: 3380

Re: Question on IPA's yeast scavenging.

I can confirm I've successfully re-used W34/70 using this method.

What I did the next time I harvested W34/70 was to fill 3 bottles. That way I can do the next 2 brews without having to harvest. At nearly £5 a pack it's a nice saving too.