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by Digby
Tue Apr 16, 2019 5:56 pm
Forum: Cleaning, Sanitation and Sterilisation
Topic: Clean-in-place Spray Ball - ANY Fermenter/Keg
Replies: 37
Views: 890

Re: Clean-in-place Spray Ball - ANY Fermenter/Keg

As I have shared before, my water butt pump has a good flow rate and is plenty good enough to spin either of my CIP balls, for sankey keg or conical cleaning duties. … Thanks Matt. Previously I'd been a bit dismissive about water butt pumps because of their weak power (many quoting a 7m head, which...
by Digby
Mon Apr 15, 2019 5:36 pm
Forum: Cleaning, Sanitation and Sterilisation
Topic: Clean-in-place Spray Ball - ANY Fermenter/Keg
Replies: 37
Views: 890

Re: Clean-in-place Spray Ball - ANY Fermenter/Keg

As I have shared before, my water butt pump has a good flow rate and is plenty good enough to spin either of my CIP balls, for sankey keg or conical cleaning duties. Not sure of the exact flow rate I am getting from the pump and CIP but I will have a go at the weekend and at least estimate it if tha...
by Digby
Thu Apr 11, 2019 10:18 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Heating and cooling options for conical.
Replies: 11
Views: 276

Re: Heating and cooling options for conical.

Hi Digby, I'm guessing you're using the jacket? Does the heater pad attach to the tank somehow or is it held by the jacket? Do you have to move your fermenter? Did you use some kind of quick disconnects for the coil? Kev, yes it would be either/or, with shiny being the preferred option. I haven't m...
by Digby
Thu Apr 11, 2019 7:27 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Heating and cooling options for conical.
Replies: 11
Views: 276

Re: Heating and cooling options for conical.

Hi, I have a 1/2 barrel BME Chronical, so the same volume but different design to your unitank. I use the SS Brewtech FTSS controller with a bit of a tweak. The heat pad is standard, but the cooling output goes to a simple relay to switch on my Maxi 210. From a standing start, the Maxi can crash coo...
by Digby
Mon Apr 08, 2019 1:45 pm
Forum: Articles for Sale
Topic: King Keg Top Tap + basic pressure barrel
Replies: 1
Views: 198

Re: King Keg Top Tap + basic pressure barrel

Too pricey or not needed by anyone? [emoji16]

It looks like Hermes will be no more than £6.49 for the King Keg if that helps clarify.

Matt

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by Digby
Mon Apr 08, 2019 7:27 am
Forum: Cleaning, Sanitation and Sterilisation
Topic: Clean-in-place Spray Ball - ANY Fermenter/Keg
Replies: 37
Views: 890

Re: Clean-in-place Spray Ball - ANY Fermenter/Keg

I think that is really interesting. Must all be to do with the flow rate / pressure I guess. I am really pleased with the performance of my soray ball. :)

Matt

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by Digby
Sun Apr 07, 2019 9:02 pm
Forum: Cleaning, Sanitation and Sterilisation
Topic: Clean-in-place Spray Ball - ANY Fermenter/Keg
Replies: 37
Views: 890

Re: Clean-in-place Spray Ball - ANY Fermenter/Keg

Not sure if it is useful, but I have found my Hozelock water butt pump works really well with my SS brewtech CIP ball. Less success with the chugger style of pump as the flow rate seems inadequate.

I look forward to learning how you get on.

Regards,

Matt

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by Digby
Sat Apr 06, 2019 11:09 am
Forum: Articles for Sale
Topic: King Keg Top Tap + basic pressure barrel
Replies: 1
Views: 198

King Keg Top Tap + basic pressure barrel

Hi folks, I use sankey kegs these days and my previous kegs are just gathering dust. I have a basic pressure barrel with both S30 and CO2 bulb caps as well as a simple pressure relief cap. I think £15 seems sensible? I also have a King Keg Top Tap for sale. It comes with an S30 lid but the float tub...
by Digby
Mon Mar 18, 2019 9:23 pm
Forum: Malts and Grits
Topic: Base grains
Replies: 15
Views: 785

Re: Base grains

I have recently tried Minch malt for my British style beers and it seems very good. I use mainly Swaen or Weyermann malts for my European brews. The Swaen seems to be excellent quality and I have made a cracking Belgian Blond using their pilsner as the base malt. They used to be owned by Grolsch but...
by Digby
Tue Mar 12, 2019 7:44 pm
Forum: Articles for Sale
Topic: Now Sold - CIP Spray Ball - ss brewtech
Replies: 12
Views: 593

Re: CIP Spray Ball - ss brewtech

What pump did you use to run this? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro Hi Lee, I also have one of these for my half barrel and 7 gallon BME Chronicals. I use a Hozelock water butt pump and it does a fab job of cleaning, recirculating 8 litres or so of PBW solution. I hope that helps, as I note t...
by Digby
Fri Feb 22, 2019 9:52 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Jim's Northeast Brewer's Night.
Replies: 553
Views: 45260

Re: Jim's Northeast Brewer's Night.

I am not exactly in the Northeast (Suffolk born and living in Essex) but my Mrs went to university in Sunderland and has a real affinity with the area still. We love heading north, so hope to join one of these get-togethers this year

Matt :)

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by Digby
Fri Jan 25, 2019 8:33 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Conical Recommendations
Replies: 46
Views: 4211

Re: Conical Recommendations

LeeH - I need to not keep looking at your setup - it looks the business, but it's making my wallet cry! It’s made mine cry over the past few years! Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk Pro BrewUK have an SS Brewtech flash sale on at the moment which may make it a little less painful. I couldn't resist!...
by Digby
Tue Jan 01, 2019 12:13 am
Forum: Cleaning, Sanitation and Sterilisation
Topic: My Heath Robinson Sankey keg cleaner...
Replies: 7
Views: 675

Re: My Heath Robinson Sankey keg cleaner...

The rotating spray heads seen to vary quite significantly in the pressure stated to function properly - how true this is in practice I don't know but I deliberately didn't buy one because of its required minimum rating. I guess it may partially be down to expectation. My (possibly incorrect) view i...
by Digby
Mon Dec 31, 2018 11:01 am
Forum: Cleaning, Sanitation and Sterilisation
Topic: My Heath Robinson Sankey keg cleaner...
Replies: 7
Views: 675

Re: My Heath Robinson Sankey keg cleaner...

I bought one of those spinning spray balls and was disappointed with it. I have now ordered a fixed head one. I hope that performs better. I have used it to do 20+ keg washes and it has performed really well. Kegs are sparkling afterward. It does require a decent pressure to make it work well, but ...
by Digby
Sun Dec 30, 2018 9:50 pm
Forum: Cleaning, Sanitation and Sterilisation
Topic: My Heath Robinson Sankey keg cleaner...
Replies: 7
Views: 675

Re: My Heath Robinson Sankey keg cleaner...

Thanks! Every time I think about getting something more aesthetically pleasing, I spend the money on ingredients and more beer! [emoji16]

Matt

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