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by rpt
Wed Jun 07, 2017 11:23 am
Forum: Brewing Liquor
Topic: Bad salts
Replies: 4
Views: 1231

Re: Bad salts

I doubt if any of them are out of date. The dates marked are pretty arbitrary. If they have been stored well they will be fine.
by rpt
Wed Jun 07, 2017 10:51 am
Forum: Yeast
Topic: Is switching to Slopes realistic?
Replies: 12
Views: 1486

Re: Is switching to Slopes realistic?

As well as the Brewlab slants there's also Wyeast and White Labs liquid yeast which are easier to use as they come in pitchable quantities or need a small starter. For these starters the shaken not stirred method means you don't need a stir plate. You can use the yeast for several brews by either to...
by rpt
Fri May 26, 2017 10:26 pm
Forum: Dispensing
Topic: Philips perfectdraft
Replies: 6
Views: 507

Re: Philips perfectdraft

Since this is a home brew forum I don't suppose many people here have bought the kegs and so can't answer your question. It seems to be a very expensive way to buy beer though.
by rpt
Fri May 26, 2017 10:03 pm
Forum: Dispensing
Topic: Polypin / bag in a box with hand pump
Replies: 7
Views: 671

Re: Polypin / bag in a box with hand pump

I used to use polypins with a hand pump. It worked fine but the beer was starting to oxidise after a few weeks. It certainly wouldn't last 2 months. I now use Sankey kegs at low pressure.
by rpt
Fri May 26, 2017 10:00 pm
Forum: Brew in a Bag
Topic: 1 Gallon Brew
Replies: 1
Views: 1030

Re: 1 Gallon Brew

I'd leave it alone. When I've done 1 gallon brews there has always been relatively more trub than when doing 20L. When you bottle you can leave it all behind.
by rpt
Tue May 23, 2017 4:57 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: What to do when your mash is too efficient?
Replies: 27
Views: 1882

Re: What to do when your mash is too efficient?

I've had my gravity go down during the boil! Of course, this was due to a bad reading. Denser wort sinks and so drawing a sample from the tap can give a high reading. With BIAB there is no transfer from mash tun to boiler to mix up the wort. However, readings after the boil ought to be accurate sinc...
by rpt
Fri May 19, 2017 9:02 pm
Forum: Dispensing
Topic: Corny Kegging... FINALLY!
Replies: 14
Views: 859

Re: Corny Kegging... FINALLY!

floydmeddler wrote:Hi folks,

After almost 10 years of homebrewing, I've finally decided that I'd like a kegerator in my brewery. For this, I need corny kegs!
Corny kegs are not the only option. Many of us use Sankey kegs such as those from Crusader.
by rpt
Fri May 19, 2017 8:58 pm
Forum: Fermentation
Topic: Wort or beer?
Replies: 8
Views: 1522

Re: Wort or beer?

It's often said that wort becomes beer the moment yeast is added. I think this may be a legal definition, but I'm not sure where.
by rpt
Fri May 19, 2017 8:52 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Blichmann BoilCoil - any way to get this to work in UK?
Replies: 25
Views: 2083

Re: Blichmann BoilCoil - any way to get this to work in UK?

every UK insurance policy includes a clause that allows insurers to refuse all claims should they want based on pertinent information. If you failed to supply information to the insurer they deem relevant after the effect, regardless of whether your aware its pertinent or not, its your fault and no...
by rpt
Tue May 09, 2017 4:35 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Blichmann BoilCoil - any way to get this to work in UK?
Replies: 25
Views: 2083

Re: Blichmann BoilCoil - any way to get this to work in UK?

If you have to ask these questions about electricity then you should get a professional in. But on what basis can you say that an insurance company wouldn't pay out?
by rpt
Mon May 08, 2017 1:18 pm
Forum: Dispensing
Topic: Beer Engine Sparkler on a Cornie Keg
Replies: 9
Views: 740

Re: Beer Engine Sparkler on a Cornie Keg

Doesn't a creamer need a high pressure from nitrogen to work?
by rpt
Mon May 08, 2017 8:37 am
Forum: Dispensing
Topic: Beer engine
Replies: 17
Views: 2334

Re: Beer engine

I used to use my beer engine with polypins. It works well provided you drink all the beer within about 4 weeks. The polypins let oxygen through so the beer goes off. I now use Sankey kegs with the beer engine.
by rpt
Tue Apr 25, 2017 8:31 am
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: returning equipment set-up suggestions
Replies: 18
Views: 882

Re: returning equipment set-up suggestions

For kegs there's also the option of Sankey kegs.

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by rpt
Mon Apr 24, 2017 1:45 pm
Forum: Cleaning, Sanitation and Sterilisation
Topic: Using Star San safely.
Replies: 9
Views: 1538

Re: Using Star San safely.

The dire warnings apply to the undiluted product.

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by rpt
Wed Apr 12, 2017 12:09 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Measuring AA% for home grown hops
Replies: 11
Views: 543

Re: Measuring AA% for home grown hops

I'd say don't bother. Use a purchased hop with known AA% for bittering and use your hops for flavour and aroma.

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