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by Digby
Sun Jun 21, 2020 8:45 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: What fridges are we using?
Replies: 30
Views: 3125

Re: What fridges are we using?

Maybe I'm being over-indulgent, but I have 3 fridges in my brew/beer shed: 2 larder fridges, one configured as a fermentation chamber for my fermentasaurus (great fit) and one as a beer fridge/hop store 1 under-counter fridge which house 2 x 19L cornies and 1 x 10.5L corny (gas bottle is outside th...
by Digby
Fri Jun 19, 2020 1:47 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: What fridges are we using?
Replies: 30
Views: 3125

Re: What fridges are we using?

Maybe I'm being over-indulgent, but I have 3 fridges in my brew/beer shed: 2 larder fridges, one configured as a fermentation chamber for my fermentasaurus (great fit) and one as a beer fridge/hop store 1 under-counter fridge which house 2 x 19L cornies and 1 x 10.5L corny (gas bottle is outside th...
by Digby
Fri Jun 19, 2020 9:25 am
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: What fridges are we using?
Replies: 30
Views: 3125

Re: What fridges are we using?

Here's a tall (633mm) corny keg in my fridge. Loads of room - the disconnects only add a couple of cm above the corny handles. This is a fairly old under counter fridge where the height in front of the hump is 72cm. Another under counter fridge I have is 70cm. https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49...
by Digby
Thu Jun 18, 2020 9:06 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: What fridges are we using?
Replies: 30
Views: 3125

Re: What fridges are we using?

Hi, I have a Hotpoint RLA36 as mentioned above. Fits 2 cornie or 20l Sankey kegs easily. I believe the RLA34 is the same size. Bought mine nearly new on EBay for about £40. I will replace my other fridges with the same model when they eventually die! Matt Sent from my SM-G955F using Tapatalk Hi Dig...
by Digby
Mon Jun 08, 2020 9:01 am
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Red x lager?
Replies: 9
Views: 267

Re: Red x lager?

I am currently sipping on a Red X single hop IPA and I think it is a great malt. I will be buying a 25kg sack soon. Lovely, balanced and malty presence and would be nice as a lager. It would be great to know how you get on. Matt Sent from my SM-G955F using Tapatalk Thank you for your thoughts. Woul...
by Digby
Sun Jun 07, 2020 11:24 pm
Forum: Yeast
Topic: Liquid yeast viability.
Replies: 12
Views: 1254

Re: Liquid yeast viability.

Hello, Resurrecting this post as I have a very similar question. I have some liquid yeast manufactured in January (Imperial yeast, so theoretically they are double packs as they apparently start at 200 billion cells). I won't be able to brew with these until at least August maybe even September, so...
by Digby
Sun Jun 07, 2020 10:37 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Red x lager?
Replies: 9
Views: 267

Re: Red x lager?

I am currently sipping on a Red X single hop IPA and I think it is a great malt. I will be buying a 25kg sack soon.

Lovely, balanced and malty presence and would be nice as a lager. It would be great to know how you get on.

Matt

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by Digby
Sat Jun 06, 2020 7:14 pm
Forum: Yeast
Topic: Liquid yeast viability.
Replies: 12
Views: 1254

Re: Liquid yeast viability.

Hi Rob, I overbuilt a starter of WLP830 in January, and a 500ml jar of this has sat in the fridge until 2 days ago. Made a 1 litre starter on the stir plate, and all seems well. I will step up to 2.5 litres tomorrow, and when that is done decant 500ml into another sterile jar and back in the fridge ...
by Digby
Fri Jun 05, 2020 8:54 am
Forum: Articles for Sale
Topic: 10 & 20 litre Sankey Kegs
Replies: 7
Views: 438

Re: 10 & 20 litre Sankey Kegs

Hi,

I would certainly be interested in a few 10 litre sankeys and maybe a couple of 20s, all dependong on price of course.

Re the earlier post mentioning Crusader, they are now NDL I believe. My latest 20 litre kegs are from NDL.

Matt

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by Digby
Tue May 12, 2020 8:44 am
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Spent grain disposal - what do you do with it?
Replies: 38
Views: 2074

Re: Spent grain disposal - what do you do with it?

Pre lockdown I used to take the grains to someone in the village who keeps chickens, geese and goats. They all loved munching on the stuff. For the moment the grains go in the food waste or green bin. Well worth trying to spot if anyone near you keeps animals as a lot of folks will be grateful for e...
by Digby
Tue Mar 17, 2020 7:51 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Shortage of malt?
Replies: 25
Views: 1946

Re: Shortage of malt?

Where else can you buy 25 kg of malt for less than £30 including transport ? Almost any local brewery - who will really be feeling the pinch at the moment, and will probably have a whole load of malt/hops that they won't be brewing with in the near future because the pubs are shut. £20 on a sack of...
by Digby
Tue Mar 17, 2020 1:59 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Shortage of malt?
Replies: 25
Views: 1946

Re: Shortage of malt?

I usually buy my pale malt in uncrushed 25kg sacks. I have tried all my usual suppliers and they are all out of stock though I can get 5kg bags. Anyone else come across this or am I just unfortunate? Surely not panic buying! Try this at £21.77 for 25 kilos https://www.braumarkt.com/en/swaen-dutch-p...
by Digby
Tue Mar 17, 2020 1:04 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Shortage of malt?
Replies: 25
Views: 1946

Re: Shortage of malt?

By sheer good fortune, I currently have around 100kg of various uncrushed malt in stock as well as the hoos and yeast to make pretty much every batch I am planning this year.. Maybe we should do an isolation brew-along based on some really simple recipes that people can oull together? Covid SMaSH? M...
by Digby
Sun Jan 26, 2020 11:51 pm
Forum: Dispensing
Topic: Corny keg
Replies: 23
Views: 1235

Re: Corny keg

I'm with Kev on this one. I like quite a few styles that are traditionally higher carbonated (Weissbier and various Belgians). I have also had the misfortune to have these at a pub where they evidently had a leak in their system and as a result I had bother a Schneider Weisse Hopfenweisse and a Kar...
by Digby
Thu Jan 02, 2020 2:54 pm
Forum: Hops
Topic: Using Pellets for the First Time
Replies: 6
Views: 664

Re: Using Pellets for the First Time

When I use mf GF I use the rather coarse mesh GF hop spider. Visibly allows the hot wort the circulate through much more than the finer mesh versions and I would estimate it holds back about 75% of the hop debris. I believe it is 800 micron mesh. When the transfer is finished, the filter looks a bit...