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by bottles
Tue Dec 08, 2020 11:06 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Cornelius Keg Cons?
Replies: 23
Views: 1174

Re: Cornelius Keg Cons?

Oh just remembered. An issue you rarely hear about. Loosing a whole cylinder of co2 with a leaky keg/connector. This can also cause a large pool of beer on the floor which is always a surprise to find. I use a beer line chiller as I bought it cheap off eBay and never had the space for a beer fridge/...
by bottles
Tue Dec 08, 2020 10:00 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Cornelius Keg Cons?
Replies: 23
Views: 1174

Re: Cornelius Keg Cons?

I went over to Cornelius kegs about 5 years ago. Cost for the gas regulators and lines adds up. Kegs you can acquire slowly at reasonable cost if buying second hand. They will take up as much spare space you have! I do get a bit bored having to drink the same beer before starting a new keg. I now bo...
by bottles
Mon Dec 07, 2020 3:10 pm
Forum: Fermentation
Topic: Tube heater not working (mostly?)
Replies: 7
Views: 287

Re: Tube heater not working (mostly?)

My fermentation fridge runs off a stc1000. The fridge and tube heater are controlled by the etc. This time the heater didn't work from the get go.
I'm going to get a new tube heater. I would like to find out what is wrong so I can keep the old one as a spare.
Thanks.
Andrew
by bottles
Mon Dec 07, 2020 3:09 pm
Forum: Fermentation
Topic: Tube heater not working (mostly?)
Replies: 7
Views: 287

Re: Tube heater not working (mostly?)

My fermentation fridge runs off a stc1000. The fridge and tube heater are controlled by the etc. This time the heater didn't work from the get go.
I'm going to get a new tube heater. I would like to find out what is wrong so I can keep the old one as a spare.
Thanks.
Andrew
by bottles
Sun Dec 06, 2020 11:08 pm
Forum: Fermentation
Topic: Tube heater not working (mostly?)
Replies: 7
Views: 287

Tube heater not working (mostly?)

Hi all, My tube heater in my fermentation fridge stops working intermittently. Some times it works for most of a brew. When it has stopped I've taken it apart to see if anything is broken. Found nothing broken and had resistance through the piece which would start heating up when plugged in. All con...
by bottles
Fri May 08, 2020 10:31 am
Forum: Dispensing
Topic: Cellar gas availability in lockdown
Replies: 11
Views: 1280

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...
by bottles
Sun Apr 12, 2020 11:55 pm
Forum: Dispensing
Topic: Corny carbonation problems
Replies: 22
Views: 2420

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
by bottles
Mon Mar 23, 2020 6:27 pm
Forum: Cider Making
Topic: Press builds
Replies: 2
Views: 1058

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: 1058

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...
by bottles
Thu Aug 08, 2019 8:43 pm
Forum: RIMS and HERMS
Topic: Brew builder thermometer & pid
Replies: 8
Views: 2004

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 ...
by bottles
Mon Jun 17, 2019 8:25 pm
Forum: Cider Making
Topic: Pulping recommendation?
Replies: 9
Views: 2012

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
by bottles
Fri Jun 14, 2019 10:09 pm
Forum: Cider Making
Topic: Pulping recommendation?
Replies: 9
Views: 2012

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: 2012

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: 1126

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: 2004

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