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by donnyo
Wed Aug 30, 2017 9:42 am
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: noob question on cornies
Replies: 5
Views: 687

Re: noob question on cornies

I agree with MTW. Cornies, like bottom tap King Kegs, pull beer from the very bottom , which is where any crud will be so you'll have the same issue. In fact cornies have long stainless steel dip tubes that touch the very bottom (so i cut 1cm off the end of mine) so even more chance to pull up crud....
by donnyo
Sun Jun 11, 2017 9:25 am
Forum: Dispensing
Topic: CO2 supplier in Northamptonshire / Bedfordshire area
Replies: 9
Views: 979

Re: CO2 supplier in Northamptonshire / Bedfordshire area

+1 for Compton Gas just off M1 Leagrave near Luton .. full pub size cylinders from Air Liquide

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by donnyo
Fri Nov 18, 2016 12:48 am
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Replacing the tap on my electrim boiler
Replies: 8
Views: 802

Re: Replacing the tap on my electrim boiler

BES are excellent too though the well known UK brewing suppliers have better stainless steel fittings from China now.
by donnyo
Sat Nov 05, 2016 9:06 am
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Immersion chiller or plate chiller?
Replies: 16
Views: 1022

Re: Immersion chiller or plate chiller?

I used both a homemade IC and plate chiller and just use PC now. In my opinion IC's are cheap and easy to make and use/ clean but I did wonder about why my copper 10mm IC went in one colour and came out shiny. That oxidised copper was now in my beer so I looked at stainless IC and that's a serious l...
by donnyo
Fri Oct 28, 2016 8:00 am
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Is this a probe or a controller problem?
Replies: 18
Views: 1094

Re: Is this a probe or a controller problem?

I bought a second probe recently for my set up and first calibrated the digital thermometer at 0C with 60% crushed ice and 40% water to find it spot on so assumed it would be the most accurate. Then I checked my original probe with my PID which read 3 degrees too high and my new probe which was a fe...
by donnyo
Thu Oct 27, 2016 10:42 am
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Polsinelli Stuff
Replies: 42
Views: 15399

Re: Polsinelli Stuff

I have a couple of the Europa model welded tanks in 50l from Sansone and love them for their ease of cleaning and solid build. The Sansone tap is actually really useful for when you want to take gravity readings without having to undo the lid and potentially let in any beasties. Got mine 2nd hand an...
by donnyo
Mon Oct 17, 2016 10:10 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: 2.4 KW Element Fault ?
Replies: 37
Views: 2231

Re: 2.4 KW Element Fault ?

Thank you. Perfect timing as a secondhand HLT I bought earlier in the year has cheap kettle elements that melt Maplin hot condition lead connectors after barely an hour. Think I won't dare using them again and source a low density element and a new lead. That'll be 7 holes in my HLT now and yet anot...
by donnyo
Tue Oct 04, 2016 7:03 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: My 1st brew fridge
Replies: 9
Views: 655

Re: My 1st brew fridge

+1 on slats to let the air flow. You've got the shelf side supports moulded into the fridge sides already so I would run a slat front to back on either side to transfer the weight evenly and then 5 or so slats on top of those 2 going across. I bought a fan but haven't wired it in yet as the beer tas...
by donnyo
Mon Sep 26, 2016 4:53 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Fridge
Replies: 6
Views: 435

Re: Fridge

Doubt it, to be honest unless you can dismantle the freezer section door, floor and drop tray to make enough space for a fermentation vessel, but the freezer section might also provide extra chilling to the lower section via the sides and or back of that freezer section. Depends on your proposed FV ...
by donnyo
Mon Sep 26, 2016 4:09 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: SmartPID - smart temperature controller
Replies: 180
Views: 20157

Re: SmartPID - smart temperature controller

Very excited about this, for lots of reasons; as mentioned above data logging, remote connectivity and control and multiple devices at once, and the GUI looks cool too. Would love to see the relays upgraded from 10A to 20A so they could drive 3Kw (@230-240V = c.13A) heating elements directly- my cur...
by donnyo
Sun Jul 31, 2016 9:36 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Any recommendations for a new digital thermometer?
Replies: 10
Views: 954

Re: Any recommendations for a new digital thermometer?

Love my Comark PDQ but did look at Thermapens for about same price too
by donnyo
Thu Jul 14, 2016 3:39 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: A Warning to anybody thinking of purchasing these !
Replies: 71
Views: 8564

Mine are OK

I've had 6 from these guys- a few immaculate and others pretty battered and dinged. For the price delivered I think they're great. I learnt a few lessons which tried my patience: New lid seals are cheap, the seals mine came with, no matter what i did, still smelt of coke or lemonade syrup so i just ...
by donnyo
Sun Feb 28, 2016 9:18 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Easy O2 Rig
Replies: 11
Views: 1323

Re: Easy O2 Rig

I used 4mm ID 6mm OD silicon hose on mine and cable ties on the reg. I do have to thank ironblue for opening my eyes. His attenton to detail is amazing and I tried some of his great brews.
by donnyo
Sun Feb 28, 2016 9:05 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Easy O2 Rig
Replies: 11
Views: 1323

Re: Easy O2 Rig

That ironblue is Bealzebub in disguise. There I was just looking to upgrade my fermenters with his old 50l ones and he invites me into Shiny World and his shed of heaven and I was addicted. No point having 50l fermenters without a 70l shiny kettle. Not much point having a big kettle without a shiny ...
by donnyo
Mon Feb 22, 2016 5:09 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Co2 near Bedford?
Replies: 12
Views: 1875

Re: Co2 near Bedford?

+1 for Compton Gas. Prices as you said and 5 mins off M1. I had phoned around so many places who did not want to supply non trade or £55 deposit so Gary saved the day.
Next task is sourcing the reg for my cornie!