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by Goosey
Sat Apr 04, 2020 11:11 am
Forum: Cleaning, Sanitation and Sterilisation
Topic: DIY bottle washer
Replies: 6
Views: 441

Re: DIY bottle washer

Yes, just end caps with a 1.5 mm hole drilled in them.
by Goosey
Thu Apr 02, 2020 2:17 pm
Forum: Cleaning, Sanitation and Sterilisation
Topic: DIY bottle washer
Replies: 6
Views: 441

Re: DIY bottle washer

Thanks! Yes the copper was relatively expensive, but I couldn't find plastic pipe small enough to get into the neck of the bottles. I also use the same set-up (minus the copper) to wash my cubitainers. I unplug the copper tubes and then fit one plastic tube coming up from the middle that the cubi si...
by Goosey
Thu Apr 02, 2020 1:18 pm
Forum: Cleaning, Sanitation and Sterilisation
Topic: DIY bottle washer
Replies: 6
Views: 441

DIY bottle washer

As we all have more time on our hands than usual, I thought I'd take the drudgery out of bottle washing by making my own bottle washer. It can do 24 at a time and works very well. It's powered by a garden pump that sits in a reservoir underneath and is just connected by hosepipe :) . https://a.imge....
by Goosey
Thu Jan 16, 2020 10:17 am
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Cannular Canning Machine
Replies: 41
Views: 4378

Re: Cannular Canning Machine

Have you watched the videos with subtitles on? Very funny! Especially when the machine is turned on for the first time :)
by Goosey
Fri Nov 08, 2019 6:11 pm
Forum: Dispensing
Topic: Everything beer engine, polypins, cask and questions
Replies: 62
Views: 5260

Re: Everything beer engine, polypins, cask and questions

Following on from my post about polypins: Polypins are NOT impervious to gases and the beer will go totally flat and oxidise - beer stored in polypins has a shelf life of about 4-5 weeks Well, I hate to disagree, but I have been using polypins (cubitainers) for several years and I can assure you th...
by Goosey
Fri Nov 08, 2019 9:29 am
Forum: Dispensing
Topic: Everything beer engine, polypins, cask and questions
Replies: 62
Views: 5260

Re: Everything beer engine, polypins, cask and questions

Hello Shoreman. The cubitainer is connected directly to the chiller via some silicon tubing that just pushes onto the tap. No coupling required and no check valve anywhere either. From the chiller it goes directly to the beer pump. I flush through with water after every event, but clean properly if ...
by Goosey
Thu Nov 07, 2019 4:04 pm
Forum: Dispensing
Topic: Everything beer engine, polypins, cask and questions
Replies: 62
Views: 5260

Re: Everything beer engine, polypins, cask and questions

I've been using beer engines and polypins (or cubitainers as they're called here) for years and they work perfectly well for 'cask' ale. If they are primed as you would do for bottled beer then they are just like a real ale would be served in a British pub. I hook up the cubitainer with silicon tubi...
by Goosey
Wed Aug 07, 2019 7:08 am
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Calling Beer Engine experts
Replies: 87
Views: 17460

Re: Calling Beer Engine experts

Hello! What made you think that then?
by Goosey
Tue Aug 06, 2019 7:48 am
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Calling Beer Engine experts
Replies: 87
Views: 17460

Re: Calling Beer Engine experts

Okay will do. Thanks again.
by Goosey
Mon Aug 05, 2019 4:09 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Calling Beer Engine experts
Replies: 87
Views: 17460

Re: Calling Beer Engine experts

Okay thanks Jim, will have another go. I'm just scared of knackering the plastic!
by Goosey
Mon Aug 05, 2019 3:50 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Calling Beer Engine experts
Replies: 87
Views: 17460

Re: Calling Beer Engine experts

Reviving this subject: I have a couple of EWL pumps and just don't seem to be able to undo the big nut at the bottom of the cylinder. Just to make sure we're talking about the same part, it's the eight-sided nut shaped plastic moulding that looks just like a part of the cylinder, in fact it all look...
by Goosey
Mon May 06, 2019 1:02 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Filtering beer
Replies: 98
Views: 7257

Re: Filtering beer

I've never had a cloudy beer. I use Irish Moss 15 mins before flame out. No chill before fermenting, just get it down to around 20 degrees and then after initial fermentation, transfer to another fermentor for the last few days, leaving most of the trub behind.
by Goosey
Fri Sep 07, 2018 3:30 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Dry hopping and cold crashing
Replies: 6
Views: 914

Re: Dry hopping and cold crashing

This is an interesting article on dry-hopping...https://www.rockstarbrewer.com/how-dry- ... -the-risk/
by Goosey
Mon Aug 06, 2018 2:53 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Stc1000 problems
Replies: 7
Views: 823

Re: Stc1000 problems

Okay, thanks, will look harder :)
by Goosey
Mon Aug 06, 2018 2:49 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Stc1000 problems
Replies: 7
Views: 823

Re: Stc1000 problems

dshar wrote:
Mon Aug 06, 2018 9:42 am
Thanks guys. I found a new one which looks like plastic, so no corrosion, i may still try using foam cheers for the tip!
Where did you find one? I may have the same problem.