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by phil.dadd
Mon Oct 16, 2017 12:32 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: pH meters
Replies: 14
Views: 699

Re: pH meters

I have this one: https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B00 ... UTF8&psc=1

3 point calibration, really nice piece of kit.
by phil.dadd
Sat Oct 14, 2017 8:19 am
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: how low avarage cost of a pint
Replies: 13
Views: 1147

Re: how low avarage cost of a pint

brewpete wrote:
Fri Oct 13, 2017 11:39 pm
so an onsite microbrewery in pub restaurant etc must have a huge profit margin at about £3.50 a pint
A commercial brewery has more costs than you at home, not least duty...
by phil.dadd
Wed Oct 11, 2017 10:05 am
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Kettle Souring... Failing!
Replies: 16
Views: 996

Re: Kettle Souring... Failing!

So, just had my first success! I used a whole bottle of Lacto Plantarium probiotic pills, which is supposed to be around 300 billion cells - only cost me £6 too. Held at 25 degrees, and it tore through reducing to 3.5pH in just 48 hours (from 5.5! - I cocked up the initial pH a bit). I'd definitely ...
by phil.dadd
Wed Sep 06, 2017 4:25 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Kettle Souring... Failing!
Replies: 16
Views: 996

Re: Kettle Souring... Failing!

Thanks guys, more stuff to think about :-) My alkalinity is 71 (CaCO3), never had much issue attempting to modify pH for mash or anything before...
by phil.dadd
Wed Aug 23, 2017 4:48 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Kettle Souring... Failing!
Replies: 16
Views: 996

Re: Kettle Souring... Failing!

Never thought of probiotic pills, great idea! Thanks :-)
by phil.dadd
Wed Aug 23, 2017 11:11 am
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Kettle Souring... Failing!
Replies: 16
Views: 996

Re: Kettle Souring... Failing!

The packets generally said between 20-26, varied slightly between the two. One was very much a generic yeast label, it even said "Yeast likes temperature between x and y, so pitch at z"... I'll try just using the temperature on the label next time, and go from there :-\ If commercial vials aren't ve...
by phil.dadd
Wed Aug 23, 2017 9:49 am
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Kettle Souring... Failing!
Replies: 16
Views: 996

Kettle Souring... Failing!

Ok, so I'm usually pretty good at trying things out with brewing and getting a good result. Kettle souring, however, has eluded me. I've successfully performed a sour mash before - though with limited souring in actual fact. I'd love any advice people can give, this is what I've tried so far, and ho...
by phil.dadd
Mon Feb 13, 2017 10:03 am
Forum: Dispensing
Topic: unexpected dispensation
Replies: 7
Views: 624

Re: unexpected dispensation

I was depressurising a keg once that was finished. Forgot to put the stopper in the "beer out" part of the Sankey connector. Engaged, and foam/beer dregs blasted out all over me, the ceiling, walls, and general area of the kitchen. Wife wasn't best pleased. Just redecorated the kitchen, so you'd nev...
by phil.dadd
Fri Jan 27, 2017 9:59 am
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Connectors - Cam & Groove, Tri Clamp or other?
Replies: 50
Views: 1869

Re: Connectors - Cam & Groove, Tri Clamp or other?

Given that C&G is really designed for high pressure gas systems, I'd be surprised if Tri-clovers provide a stronger seal...
by phil.dadd
Thu Jan 19, 2017 2:20 pm
Forum: Dispensing
Topic: How many kegs do you have in your keezer/kegerator?
Replies: 12
Views: 637

Re: How many kegs do you have in your keezer/kegerator?

I can fit 3 + a dumpy gas bottle in mine, usually only have two kegs (crusader 20L) in there though. Have two taps. Don't really drink enough to have more than that, even then a keg lasts a couple of months. I do have another chest freezer with temp control, and two fridges with temp control in the ...
by phil.dadd
Fri Nov 18, 2016 1:28 pm
Forum: Dispensing
Topic: Beer line help, where to find 3/16 vinyl?
Replies: 5
Views: 467

Re: Beer line help, where to find 3/16 vinyl?

I've also struggled to find appropriate 3/16 ID vinyl beer line in the UK. This is not the same as the 3/16 tubing you see for sale in the UK, which is OD. I imported my beer tower from the US - back when it was significantly cheaper to do so - that came with 6ft of 3/16 ID - which luckily is about ...
by phil.dadd
Fri Nov 18, 2016 9:48 am
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Vacuum bag problems
Replies: 7
Views: 257

Re: Vacuum bag problems

Yeah I've had similar problems - if you get bits of hops in the sealing bit, it can eventually let air in. Mine double seals and I've still had a few unseal over a few months.
by phil.dadd
Fri Oct 21, 2016 4:39 pm
Forum: Hops
Topic: Riwaka
Replies: 18
Views: 2665

Re: Riwaka

Use it as an excuse to take a holiday there :-)
by phil.dadd
Thu Sep 29, 2016 1:47 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Vacuum Packing
Replies: 21
Views: 1198

Re: Vacuum Packing

Yeah, the one I posted the link to can cope with liquids, which is why I bought it! Hops are a secondary use to be fair.
by phil.dadd
Sat Sep 10, 2016 8:01 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Vacuum Packing
Replies: 21
Views: 1198

Re: Vacuum Packing

I use this one personally, can't recommend it enough:

https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/aw/d/B00OB8ZRSM?vs=1&vs=1
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