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by timbowden
Thu Dec 15, 2016 1:25 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: split wort brewing
Replies: 5
Views: 435

Re: split wort brewing

I watched this recently as well and was intrigued by the process and also in how the different yeasts change the same wort. I normally brew about 75 litres a go so this would be good to try and get a few styles out of one brew day!
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by timbowden
Fri Nov 04, 2016 10:53 am
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Immersion chiller or plate chiller?
Replies: 16
Views: 1032

Re: Immersion chiller or plate chiller?

I have both and always use my plate chiller as it does the job with little intervention from me and much quicker than an IC. I sanitise it at the same time that i sanitise my fermentation vessels so no hassle there. The only plus i can see with the IC is that the cold break gets left in the boiler w...
by timbowden
Thu Apr 28, 2016 8:55 am
Forum: Hops
Topic: Hop rocket
Replies: 5
Views: 891

Re: Hop rocket

Yes thats what i do although i find that you can lose a bit of clarity to the beer so i tend to transfer to another vessel, add finings and then transfer to corny to force carbonate

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by timbowden
Sat Dec 12, 2015 7:54 pm
Forum: Dispensing
Topic: Pictures added - My garden kegerator :-)
Replies: 15
Views: 3231

Re: My garden kegerator :-)

love it!
by timbowden
Thu Dec 10, 2015 5:15 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Fermentation Fridge In Shed
Replies: 5
Views: 2432

Re: Fermentation Fridge In Shed

I have two becko fridges in my shed for the past 3 years and never had a problem :D
by timbowden
Wed Nov 18, 2015 9:24 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: A Warning to anybody thinking of purchasing these !
Replies: 71
Views: 8564

Re: A Warning to anybody thinking of purchasing these !

i've ordered 6 from them in the past. Yes they are scuffed and have stickers on them but they all hold pressure and do the job. Bargain!
by timbowden
Sun Jan 26, 2014 1:52 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Rusty Heating element !
Replies: 36
Views: 2747

Re: Rusty Heating element !

I wash and dry both the copper and HLT elements at the end of the brew. Both the same but the HLT elements keep rusting!
by timbowden
Sun Jan 26, 2014 10:47 am
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Rusty Heating element !
Replies: 36
Views: 2747

Re: Rusty Heating element !

I bought a copper and HLT from mr lard with two elements a piece. The elements in my HLT starting rusting up after my first brew but the elements in the copper are fine. Not quite sure what's going on there!
Tim
by timbowden
Wed Jan 08, 2014 9:34 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: question for cask widge users
Replies: 3
Views: 407

Re: question for cask widge users

I use the cask widge system when dispensing beer from my cypherco kegs at party's . I find the system really good as you can have the barrel vertical and much less hassle banging in the initial wedge thing! My only slight bug bear is that as the float is floating on the top you tend to draw a bit of...
by timbowden
Sun Nov 24, 2013 9:07 am
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: STC-1000 full setup?
Replies: 18
Views: 2777

Re: STC-1000 full setup?

i'm rubbish with electrics so went the route of buying one from homebrewbuilder. Yes it costs more but its a done job, and a nice one at that!

tim
by timbowden
Wed Nov 20, 2013 7:32 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Pub Cask Stuff
Replies: 21
Views: 1457

Re: Pub Cask Stuff

i have two of these casks and when i do a brew i'll fill a couple of king kegs and then fill a cask. This gets left waiting for a party! A mate is having his 50th next week and hey presto one cask ready and waiting! I use a cask widge to dispense with my beer engine. Really easy to use !
by timbowden
Tue Nov 19, 2013 1:26 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Wanted: 4.5g plastic pin(s)
Replies: 3
Views: 258

Re: Wanted: 4.5g plastic pin(s)

have you tried Cypherco?

tim
by timbowden
Tue Nov 19, 2013 12:34 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: What "glue" for bottle labels?
Replies: 18
Views: 1101

Re: What "glue" for bottle labels?

Milk every time! Normal printer paper works fine, just keep it dry!
by timbowden
Sat Nov 16, 2013 6:37 pm
Forum: Dispensing
Topic: Using a pub cask
Replies: 54
Views: 22909

Re: Using a pub cask

I use a cask but instead of hammering in the tap i use a caskwidge system, it fab! The barrel stay's upright and much easier to use with a beer engine! :D