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by jamesb
Fri May 15, 2015 12:28 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Wooden lid for boiler?
Replies: 6
Views: 630

Re: Wooden lid for boiler?

Hogarth wrote:
jamesb wrote:I use a 18mm plywood lid on my 800l copper, I doubt you'll have a problem with 2" oak!
Thanks, that's reassuring. Is it varnished on the underside?
Varnished all over, only so I don't have to care which way round I put it. Screwfix cheapo yacht varnish is fine once cured properly.
by jamesb
Thu May 14, 2015 8:48 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Wooden lid for boiler?
Replies: 6
Views: 630

Re: Wooden lid for boiler?

I use a 18mm plywood lid on my 800l copper, I doubt you'll have a problem with 2" oak!
by jamesb
Fri Apr 24, 2015 10:05 am
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: beer republic closed?
Replies: 35
Views: 3762

Re: beer republic closed?

LeeH wrote:I noticed homebrewsupermarket has closed too when I went in to buy some Blueball Brewery Bottles. #-o
Bet you didn't find Blueball Brewery either :twisted:

(Moved to Kash 22 in Frodsham)
by jamesb
Thu Jul 24, 2014 11:45 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: would this be STOOPID- an electrical question.
Replies: 23
Views: 1846

Re: would this be STOOPID- an electrical question.

Fil wrote: e--brewer, the voltage drop is 4 to 6v i measure 244 at the house, and 240/238 at the brewshed. not ideal but livable with.
That's not the voltage drop. Voltage drop is dependant on the current drawn and the resistance of the cable. V = I * (R^2)
by jamesb
Wed Jun 04, 2014 4:32 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Camlocks - anyone found a cheap supply?
Replies: 8
Views: 928

Re: Camlocks - anyone found a cheap supply?

I've just bought some 1.5" ones from http://www.globalcoupling.com/products/ ... -steel-316 at a stupidly cheap price.

Smallest they do though is 3/4"
by jamesb
Fri Dec 20, 2013 2:53 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Element sizes for 4bbl brew
Replies: 24
Views: 3066

Re: Element sizes for 4bbl brew

It takes more energy to heat water than to maintain a boil. So I'd say it's so he can reduce the time required to heat the wort to temperature then, by having 3 6 and 12 he has a good range of power to choose from to maintain the boil. Spot on! In the summer, 9kw can hold the boil. In the winter I ...
by jamesb
Thu Sep 19, 2013 7:44 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Hunting for ideas to a problem...
Replies: 10
Views: 919

Re: Hunting for ideas to a problem...

Use t90 pellets. They'll drop out when you crash cool and you can run the sludge off. Easier with conicals but works with flat bottomed tanks too.
by jamesb
Thu Mar 28, 2013 9:49 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Element sizes for 4bbl brew
Replies: 24
Views: 3066

Re: Element sizes for 4bbl brew

We have a 9kw and a 6kw in our's. If I had the choice I'd actually go for a 12, a 6 and a 3.
by jamesb
Thu Mar 14, 2013 9:50 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: how much for a keg of beer?
Replies: 14
Views: 1798

Re: how much for a keg of beer?

Cheers! I haven't laughed this much in ages.
by jamesb
Fri Apr 13, 2012 7:12 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: SWP 2144 CO2 Regulator - Help
Replies: 7
Views: 1698

Re: SWP 2144 CO2 Regulator - Help

I used a 3/8" to 6mm fitting from A&B air systems in wrexham. I usually use metric fittings (then a 10mm to go on normal beer/gas line at the end) because I can pick them up anytime I want.

JG do a 3/8" BSP to 3/8" speedfit connector. Not on the computer at the moment so haven't got a link.
by jamesb
Fri Apr 13, 2012 7:01 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: SWP 2144 CO2 Regulator - Help
Replies: 7
Views: 1698

Re: SWP 2144 CO2 Regulator - Help

I have that regulator and the thread is 3/8" BSP not FFL.
by jamesb
Thu Apr 12, 2012 10:50 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: beer republic closed?
Replies: 35
Views: 3762

Re: beer republic closed?

keith1664 wrote:Can't help but think they should have left it as it was.
They didn't have a choice. Business partners falling out and all that.

By the way, was it any of you lot who popped in on the 11th of Feb when I was brewing with Alex?
by jamesb
Wed Mar 21, 2012 12:44 am
Forum: Hops
Topic: Least Favourite Hop?
Replies: 83
Views: 5274

Re: Least Favourite Hop?

Sorachi Ace. What a bloody misnomer.

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by jamesb
Fri Feb 24, 2012 12:20 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: anyone know were to buy whirlfloc?
Replies: 7
Views: 485

Re: anyone know were to buy whirlfloc?

alfie09 wrote:yes mate. just passed my test so driving now. is anyone in the brewery tommorow?
Not Saturdays generally. Will be around on Sunday though.
by jamesb
Wed Feb 22, 2012 10:14 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: anyone know were to buy whirlfloc?
Replies: 7
Views: 485

Re: anyone know were to buy whirlfloc?

Alfie,

If you fancy popping down to the brewery on Sunday afternoon, I'll give you a large handfull of Protofloc tablets for bugger all.

I assume you're still in Wrexham.