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by jubby
Sun Jan 26, 2020 7:33 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Hop pellets clogging
Replies: 15
Views: 1309

Re: Hop pellets clogging

I only use pellets in my 100l boiler with one of THESE The most i have used is about 600g and this filter dealt with it. I do pump the wort out though.
by jubby
Wed Nov 06, 2019 10:22 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Cambridge JBK Meeting
Replies: 0
Views: 1069

Cambridge JBK Meeting

A bunch of us JBK members in Cambridge meet occasionally to sample each others beers, talk beer related stuff and generally drink too much beer. We don't take it all too seriously but we brew some fine beer! We're meeting again on the 15th November at 7.30pm kingston Arms Cambridge All are welcome. ...
by jubby
Wed Jun 12, 2019 7:27 pm
Forum: Dispensing
Topic: CO2 pipe
Replies: 8
Views: 738

Re: CO2 pipe

Found the post about the burst Silicone pipe Jocky.

Went with THIS in the end. Works well and doesn't smell of plastic.
by jubby
Wed Jun 05, 2019 2:02 pm
Forum: Dispensing
Topic: CO2 pipe
Replies: 8
Views: 738

Re: CO2 pipe

Thanks Jocky. It’s not the bending of the beer line, it’s the general ease of handling in confined spaces. I’ll have a search for the burst hose post and see what pressures were involved.
by jubby
Tue Jun 04, 2019 9:36 pm
Forum: Dispensing
Topic: CO2 pipe
Replies: 8
Views: 738

CO2 pipe

I’ve just converted a fridge for storing kegs and need some nice flexible 6mm bore pipe for Co2. I used the normal beer line in my last fridge but it’s too stiff. I ordered PVC food grade pipe but it smells bad so I don’t want to use it. Anybody use silicone pipe for Co2?? The right wall thickness w...
by jubby
Sun Apr 28, 2019 9:11 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Brewers meeting in Cambridge
Replies: 0
Views: 891

Brewers meeting in Cambridge

A small bunch of us are having one of our informal brewers meetings Friday 3 May 7.30 in the Kingston Arms Cambridge. If anybody fancies a few pints and a taste of our beers, feel free to pop in to talk and drink beer!
by jubby
Wed May 24, 2017 10:37 am
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Hop pellet filter
Replies: 14
Views: 1284

Re: Hop pellet filter

IMG_2464.JPG This is what i used in my old 50l boiler. A 60 grade mesh with a large surface area. The wort is picked up at the bottom of the boiler similar in design to Brewbuilders design. I have used 400g of pellet hops using this filter which will slow the run off towards the end but it did the ...
by jubby
Fri Apr 28, 2017 3:53 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: New shiny!
Replies: 20
Views: 2560

Re: New shiny!

They do look good, I'd love a 70 to 80 litre one but they are 50 or 100 only :cry:
by jubby
Wed Apr 26, 2017 11:50 am
Forum: Beer Recipes
Topic: (Not quite) 1837 IPA
Replies: 26
Views: 3232

Re: (Not quite) 1837 IPA

I'm very much viewing this as a cheap experiment. Old hops, harvested yeast and £3.20 worth of grain. During our talk by Ron, he talked about how 1800s breweries stored hops for years and used hops other than uk varieties, to deal with shortages during bad harvests, so they weren't always brewing w...
by jubby
Tue Apr 25, 2017 12:14 pm
Forum: Beer Recipes
Topic: (Not quite) 1837 IPA
Replies: 26
Views: 3232

Re: (Not quite) 1837 IPA

To be brutally honest, I would bin the hops and go with a cheaper UK single hop like Goldings or Fuggles (or maybe both) IMO If you're going to invest the time to brew and age, it's better to start with decent ingredients. Even though the hops are full boil, there's still lots of flavour & aroma if ...
by jubby
Fri Apr 21, 2017 6:33 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Bit of help with pumping wort into an FV please
Replies: 14
Views: 1348

Re: Bit of help with pumping wort into an FV please

Thanks Mark. I considered the solar pumps initially but decided to go with higher flow rate pumps. I've changed my mind on the pump choice after looking at THIS and gone back to the stainless steel TD5........very quiet.
by jubby
Wed Apr 19, 2017 4:24 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Does anybody recirc with a plate chiller?
Replies: 18
Views: 1233

Re: Does anybody recirc with a plate chiller?

Thanks to all for the info. I've decided to go with a fairly big 210KW plate chiller for my 50l final volume brews and see how it goes. I will keep hold of my IC so If the PC doesent work for me, I'll go back to my previous choice which was whirlpool cooling with an IC. When I've given the PC a damn...
by jubby
Tue Apr 18, 2017 3:57 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Does anybody recirc with a plate chiller?
Replies: 18
Views: 1233

Re: Does anybody recirc with a plate chiller?

Do any of that group go to the the Anglian Craft Brewers Cambridge & Mid Essex monthly meetings? The next meeting of the C&ME group will take place in Chelmsford at The Hop Beer Shop, Moulsham Street at 7.30pm on Tuesday 9th May. To join just go to the website here. Hi Orlando, I don't think any of...
by jubby
Tue Apr 18, 2017 3:28 pm
Forum: Brewing Liquor
Topic: When to check mash pH?
Replies: 12
Views: 2409

Re: When to check mash pH?

So yesterday I added all the calcium sulphate and calcium chloride with the grain to the mash. The remaining salts were added to the mash liquor. The result was - IMG_0166.JPG GET IN THERE!!!! :lol: :lol: =D> =D> That's great! As I said, works for me too.....and I learned something. Thanks Kev888 a...
by jubby
Mon Apr 17, 2017 9:49 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Does anybody recirc with a plate chiller?
Replies: 18
Views: 1233

Re: Does anybody recirc with a plate chiller?

Thanks for the info and sharing experiences. After reading and watching lots of stuff, I think the key is rapid cooling (as Kev888 highlights) to produce a good cold break. If some or all of it ends up on the FV, It's probably not a bad thing. I think when all said & done, cleaning and sanitizing a ...