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by Dads_Ale
Sun Nov 18, 2018 2:39 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Fast response HLT
Replies: 14
Views: 1734

Re: Fast response HLT

Hi. Do you get a chance to brew any beer between tinkering LoL. 😎
by Dads_Ale
Wed Oct 03, 2018 8:41 pm
Forum: Beer Recipes
Topic: Pumpkin Beer - Opinions
Replies: 7
Views: 732

Re: Pumpkin Beer - Opinions

Use butternut squash instead of pumpkin and don’t come go too mad with the spices
by Dads_Ale
Tue Sep 25, 2018 5:07 pm
Forum: Cider Making
Topic: Apples for making cider
Replies: 11
Views: 1333

Re: Apples for making cider

Get out in your local area and see who has any apple trees. They will probably be glad for you to come and pick them rather than going to waste. Bit of leg work needed LoL
by Dads_Ale
Fri Jun 29, 2018 9:50 pm
Forum: Braumeister, Grainfather and other One-Pot Brewing Systems
Topic: Grainfather counterflow cleaning
Replies: 15
Views: 2719

Re: Grainfather counterflow cleaning

Although not a GF CFC I fill with PBW and leave for 20mins then flush through with water. I think drying is very important and use a combination of CO2 purge and pipe cleaners to dry out the lower coils.
I have found a mild build up if you don’t dry thoroughly .
by Dads_Ale
Fri Jun 29, 2018 4:10 pm
Forum: Dispensing
Topic: Co2 Leak
Replies: 22
Views: 1528

Re: Co2 Leak

I had a similar issue with a regulator mounted on a distribution board. I assumed the hole was there to vent pressure in the event the diaphragm was damaged or failed. Mine also leaked through this hole. Needless to say I replaced the regulator. I do get a bit of a drop over time with everything tur...
by Dads_Ale
Sat Jun 23, 2018 12:34 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Another Counterflow Question - AliExpress
Replies: 28
Views: 2317

Re: Another Counterflow Question - AliExpress

I may splash out on pbw or the malt miller el cheapo version just so damn expensive Talking to Rob at MM the main difference between PBW and the MM version is that the MM version can leave a residue in hard water areas whereas the real stuff doesn't. PBW is expensive but used wisely it can go a lon...
by Dads_Ale
Fri Jun 15, 2018 5:15 pm
Forum: Dispensing
Topic: Plastic Beer Bottles
Replies: 15
Views: 1328

Re: Plastic Beer Bottles

Photo of the Eco tap.
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I made a stand up from bits I had lying around. next time I would use a heavier/larger base.
by Dads_Ale
Thu Jun 14, 2018 7:33 pm
Forum: Dispensing
Topic: Plastic Beer Bottles
Replies: 15
Views: 1328

Re: Plastic Beer Bottles

Where are you getting it from? I was originally thinking AliExpress but then I've seen a lot of issues with cracked bodies etc so was thinking the chap that runs the Pegas.lt site. What do you think? Exactly that. his email address is info@pegas.lt. Worth asking him for a quote. The AliExpress ones...
by Dads_Ale
Sun May 06, 2018 9:29 am
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Pump mountings
Replies: 7
Views: 782

Re: Pump mountings

I mounted mine on a round steel plate (from ebay) using one of the clamps (can't remember if it was from Angel homebrew or the brewbuilder). It is nice and stable and can be moved to where you need it.
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by Dads_Ale
Sun Apr 01, 2018 12:43 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Tilt hydrometer/thermometer
Replies: 11
Views: 1357

Re: Tilt hydrometer/thermometer

I've done about 3 or 4 brews with mine. Initially it didn't work properly as it was fouling on my internal chiller coil. Now after making sure I place it on the outside of the coil it is working fine. I must admit I thought it was a bit of a fad but now find it really useful to keep track of the fer...
by Dads_Ale
Fri Mar 23, 2018 9:49 am
Forum: Hops
Topic: Malt Miller - Cryo hops
Replies: 10
Views: 1993

Re: Malt Miller - Cryo hops

I am giving some a go today.
It will be pretty hoppy as I believe you have to use the entire packet as they start to oxidise rapidly when exposed to air.
by Dads_Ale
Fri Jan 19, 2018 5:41 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Making the step to àg
Replies: 11
Views: 2262

Re: Making the step to àg

Thanks man If you can't PM and need any more info then just put a post here as I usually check the forum on a daily basis. I need to get on and update it as I have now added fermentation temperature control, which I must admit has made a huge difference to beer quality on a given day (i.e. hot) :D
by Dads_Ale
Thu Jan 18, 2018 9:17 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Making the step to àg
Replies: 11
Views: 2262

Re: Making the step to àg

Hi. I have a pdf guide on brewing AG on the cheap in your kitchen. Essentially it just a account of one of my brew days using some of my older equipment that was made from FVs. It is still work in progress but if you would like me to send a copy thorough just pm me an email address and I'll send it...
by Dads_Ale
Fri Jan 12, 2018 5:14 pm
Forum: Dispensing
Topic: Low Pressure Regulator advice
Replies: 37
Views: 4265

Re: Low Pressure Regulator advice

... 50mbar is a bit higher that what was talked about in thread for cask breather applications, ... I'd argue strongly against that view! 0PSI is great in Pubs when the cask is drunk in 2 days, but for homebrew? You might be drinking homebrew four weeks after the cask was broached. To emulate "Real...
by Dads_Ale
Fri Jan 12, 2018 4:26 pm
Forum: Dispensing
Topic: Carbonating half full kegs
Replies: 13
Views: 1385

Re: Carbonating half full kegs

I do not reckon there will be any difference in gas usage irrespective of how much beer you put in the corny. It will only take a certain amount of CO2 to reach the required level in the beer. If you are turning off the cylinder rather than leaving it open 24/7 then with a bigger head space you may ...