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Fri May 08, 2020 10:31 am
Forum: Dispensing
Topic: Cellar gas availability in lockdown
Replies: 11
Views: 899

Re: Cellar gas availability in lockdown

Discovered last night that my had was empty! Another bloody leaky cornie. Was worried about getting more gas. But called my usual supplier "woodlands Yorkshire" in Thirsk. No info on there website. Called expecting a message. Blow me bloke answers, yes were still open but reduced times. Monday to Fr...
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Sun Apr 12, 2020 11:55 pm
Forum: Dispensing
Topic: Corny carbonation problems
Replies: 22
Views: 1760

Re: Corny carbonation problems

Not sure I can help much. I usually find I get the dispensing pressure right at the end of the barrel.
But have you been purging the keg to lower the pressure. I would keep doing this with the gas turned off. It will take some time to lower the dissolved gas.
Andrew
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Mon Mar 23, 2020 6:27 pm
Forum: Cider Making
Topic: Press builds
Replies: 2
Views: 897

Re: Press builds

Here is a quick pic of my press frame. I find the processing of the apples takes the most time.
by bottles
Sat Mar 21, 2020 4:56 pm
Forum: Cider Making
Topic: Press builds
Replies: 2
Views: 897

Re: Press builds

Last year I made a wooden press that used a 10ton hydraulic jack. Also converted a kitchen waste disposal unit for my grinder. Managed to make 15 gallons in one long day. Don't worry about the size of jack. If you push to hard it bursts the cheese cloth the pommace is wrapped in. I tried to make eve...
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Thu Aug 08, 2019 8:43 pm
Forum: RIMS and HERMS
Topic: Brew builder thermometer & pid
Replies: 8
Views: 1500

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: 1562

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: 1562

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: 1562

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...
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Sun May 26, 2019 9:36 pm
Forum: Dispensing
Topic: Sparkling/carbonated water
Replies: 6
Views: 863

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
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Mon May 20, 2019 12:43 pm
Forum: RIMS and HERMS
Topic: Brew builder thermometer & pid
Replies: 8
Views: 1500

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
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Sun May 19, 2019 9:31 pm
Forum: RIMS and HERMS
Topic: Brew builder thermometer & pid
Replies: 8
Views: 1500

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
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Sun May 19, 2019 8:31 pm
Forum: RIMS and HERMS
Topic: Brew builder thermometer & pid
Replies: 8
Views: 1500

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...
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Fri May 17, 2019 10:53 pm
Forum: RIMS and HERMS
Topic: Brew builder thermometer & pid
Replies: 8
Views: 1500

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...
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Mon Apr 22, 2019 9:51 am
Forum: Fermentation
Topic: Using ferm. fridge for salami?
Replies: 7
Views: 1248

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
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Sat Apr 20, 2019 10:03 pm
Forum: Fermentation
Topic: Using ferm. fridge for salami?
Replies: 7
Views: 1248

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...