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Thu Aug 08, 2019 8:43 pm
Forum: RIMS and HERMS
Topic: Brew builder thermometer & pid
Replies: 8
Views: 652

Re: Brew builder thermometer & pid

Well it's taken some time and a few emails to Inkbird. Turns out the type k thermo couple from ink bird was the problem. They sent a new k thermo couple and refunded the price for a new pid that if bought thinking the pid was wrong. So very happy with the customer service though it took a couple of ...
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Mon Jun 17, 2019 8:25 pm
Forum: Cider Making
Topic: Pulping recommendation?
Replies: 9
Views: 742

Re: Pulping recommendation?

I have seen that post and thought it all looked good. Until he points out that the waste disposal can only grind for 45 min and causes a bottle neck in production.
This is why I was trying to go personal experiences.
Andrew
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Fri Jun 14, 2019 10:09 pm
Forum: Cider Making
Topic: Pulping recommendation?
Replies: 9
Views: 742

Re: Pulping recommendation?

I've searched on here but was wanting to hear from people's experiences with pulping options.
Andrew
by bottles
Wed Jun 12, 2019 10:45 pm
Forum: Cider Making
Topic: Pulping recommendation?
Replies: 9
Views: 742

Pulping recommendation?

Hi all. Looking for everyone's experiences of pulping apples. My garden has 12 half standard eating apples. I have made a few gallons of cider in the last few years. I have used a few different ways of pulping the apples. Mainly borrowed or old but i have used a juicer, small woodchipper., hand powe...
by bottles
Sun May 26, 2019 9:36 pm
Forum: Dispensing
Topic: Sparkling/carbonated water
Replies: 6
Views: 406

Re: Sparkling/carbonated water

When ever I have tried to make soda water I only get water with huge bubbles that goes flat quickly?
Is this normal or am I doing something wrong?
Andrew
by bottles
Mon May 20, 2019 12:43 pm
Forum: RIMS and HERMS
Topic: Brew builder thermometer & pid
Replies: 8
Views: 652

Re: Brew builder thermometer & pid

Not sure where the problem lies. But I installed the sensor that came with the pid. So far it has a similar problem of not giving a correct reading?
I suspect it will be down to operator error. Just need to spend some time going through the manual and check what setting works.
Thanks
Andrew
by bottles
Sun May 19, 2019 9:31 pm
Forum: RIMS and HERMS
Topic: Brew builder thermometer & pid
Replies: 8
Views: 652

Re: Brew builder thermometer & pid

Hi. I have had the blue terminal connected to 3 and the other two red terminals connected to 4 and 5.
I have adjusted the settings for pt100 to 21 on the pid.
I'm now wondering if I have a ntc sensor? As the pictures on brew builder they look the same?
Andrew
by bottles
Sun May 19, 2019 8:31 pm
Forum: RIMS and HERMS
Topic: Brew builder thermometer & pid
Replies: 8
Views: 652

Re: Brew builder thermometer & pid

Well thanks for the explanation. I've spent the afternoon rewiring the pid. So far it doesn't make any difference if I use two wires, three wires and or have a loop as shown in the instructions. Also programing the pid for pt100 or k thermocouple doesn't help. The display just shows orAL that is a s...
by bottles
Fri May 17, 2019 10:53 pm
Forum: RIMS and HERMS
Topic: Brew builder thermometer & pid
Replies: 8
Views: 652

Brew builder thermometer & pid

Hi all. I have a inkbird itc 100v pid that came with a pt100 thermocouple(?). I also bought a 60mm pt100 probe from brewbuilder. What confuses me is the probe which came with the inkbird had two couplers (one red, one blue} while the probe from brew builder has (two red, one blue). What I'm trying t...
by bottles
Mon Apr 22, 2019 9:51 am
Forum: Fermentation
Topic: Using ferm. fridge for salami?
Replies: 7
Views: 523

Re: Using ferm. fridge for salami?

Thanks. By chance found a glass fronted fridge around the corner. So now have two fridges for beer and charcuterie.
Andrew
by bottles
Sat Apr 20, 2019 10:03 pm
Forum: Fermentation
Topic: Using ferm. fridge for salami?
Replies: 7
Views: 523

Using ferm. fridge for salami?

Hi everyone. I've been looking at making salami / charcuterie in my fermentation fridge between brews. Has anyone else tried this? The main concern I have is salami use bacterial fermentation as part of the curing process. Does this pose a risk of infection when brewing? Long term I'm looking at get...
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Sat Dec 08, 2018 1:39 pm
Forum: Dispensing
Topic: Midget Widget - out of business?
Replies: 10
Views: 1895

Re: Midget Widget - out of business?

Thanks Peebee, 'I'll start looking for the oz soda stream adapters. I'm aware of the dangers of compressed gasses through work and will take care when I try transferring. When transferring do you still have the regulator attached or are you using an adapter directly from the bottle? As my last attem...
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Fri Dec 07, 2018 11:47 pm
Forum: Dispensing
Topic: Midget Widget - out of business?
Replies: 10
Views: 1895

Re: Midget Widget - out of business?

Has anyone got any experience of refilling widget bottles? I have a widget bottle that i'm trying to refill from my big co2 bottle. I've tried to refill going through the regulator to cornie gas disconnects and a pair of cornie pins going to the cornie disconnect on the midget widget. I've tried wit...
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Mon Oct 08, 2018 8:16 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Equipment Advice
Replies: 17
Views: 1240

Re: Equipment Advice

Digital thermometer are Ok. But I'd prefer anolog as batteries go flat at the worst of times. With brewing having back ups help on brew day. My set up has a thermometer in the heat controller. I also have an old red dye thermometer as a back up. I did have v a digital thermometer using type ķ thermo...
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Mon Oct 08, 2018 8:07 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Equipment Advice
Replies: 17
Views: 1240

Re: Equipment Advice

Weighing scales? Are you wanting to weigh a lot (5kg+) or a little (5g or less). For weighing malt I use a 5kg kitchen scale. For hops I use a fine scale (0.1g-100g). But only got this as I use it for sausage/salami making where fractions of grams matter. Hops isn't that important. Don't over think ...