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by simon12
Wed Aug 15, 2018 11:20 am
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Advice needed on PID and ssr for 5500w element
Replies: 10
Views: 848

Re: Advice needed on PID and ssr for 5500w element

I don't know much about PID controllers but for the HLT using a standard immersion element and its built in thermostat turned on the day before should work well as a cheaper option. I would think 1 5.5Kw element would keep about the correct rolling boil on that size without the need for any control,...
by simon12
Fri Jul 20, 2018 11:44 am
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Brite Tank Cooling with Maxi 110
Replies: 12
Views: 1401

Re: Brite Tank Cooling with Maxi 110

My understanding (possibly wrong) is it needs the python pump on to stop the water freezing to much, ie if the pump doesn't come on the water could all turn to ice and the pump keeps it moving to stop it. Also I used a maxi 210 to control the temp on a 200l fermenter and it was fine and could crash ...
by simon12
Tue Jul 10, 2018 9:36 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Kw to boil 100 litres
Replies: 8
Views: 996

Re: Kw to boil 100 litres

I briefly half owned a 1BBL brewery and the 200l very well insulated boiler had 2 x 3Kw elements only 1 was needed to hold a rolling boil but even with 2 it took ages to get there.
by simon12
Mon Jun 04, 2018 3:26 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Selling Beer Brewed in UK Residence Locally
Replies: 19
Views: 4370

Re: Selling Beer Brewed in UK Residence Locally

Happy to answer questions on this - I've been running a 240L nano brewery commercially for a couple of years. I've had a lot of fun doing it, won some local awards etc, run bars at community events and sold casks to local pubs, but I'm packing it in because the admin is too much for me and it doesn...
by simon12
Sat May 19, 2018 12:23 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Selling Beer Brewed in UK Residence Locally
Replies: 19
Views: 4370

Re: Selling Beer Brewed in UK Residence Locally

Registering with HMR C for the brewery will be fine as your basically applying to pay tax. Where you will have problems is the council as you should have B2 planning for a brewery and A4 for a pub and a premises license to sell alcohol and Its unlikely you will get any on these on a residential prop...
by simon12
Fri Apr 27, 2018 5:39 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Anyone Used These 1.5kw Elements?
Replies: 15
Views: 1715

Re: Anyone Used These 1.5kw Elements?

I have used those elements for most people a £5 kettle element would be better but if spot on 3Kw is what you want 2 of them should be perfect. They fit the same hole as standard elements I think 38mm of the top of my head I don't think they come with a seal but your old ones should be fine or buy a...
by simon12
Mon Apr 09, 2018 3:23 am
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Stainless Fermenter
Replies: 16
Views: 2572

Re: Stainless Fermenter

A few more adventurous options are https://www.en.sansonestore.com/ and I just came across these guys http://liquidsolutions.co.uk/equipment/ ... ssels.html
by simon12
Fri Mar 23, 2018 8:40 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: 1/2 bsp to 10mm compression fitting
Replies: 12
Views: 1561

Re: 1/2 bsp to 10mm compression fitting

This is a bit cheaper https://www.screwfix.com/p/flofit-pe-x- ... hite/54479 if you making a counter flow chiller I have found you can drill out john guest reducing T's and they work.
by simon12
Thu Mar 22, 2018 4:56 am
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Going Pro opportunity
Replies: 15
Views: 2893

Re: Going Pro opportunity

Beer duty is £19.08 per 1% ABV per 100L -50% if you produce under 500,000L a year
by simon12
Thu Mar 15, 2018 3:11 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Keg Chiller
Replies: 6
Views: 1158

Re: Keg Chiller

Just wondering why you don't just use the line chiller as a line chiller?
by simon12
Mon Mar 05, 2018 4:16 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Energy use with electric elements
Replies: 8
Views: 1358

Re: Energy use with electric elements

If you go to brew builder is doesn't cost to much more or if you get it made by brewbulider and fit £5 kettle elements its cheaper.
by simon12
Mon Mar 05, 2018 2:34 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Energy use with electric elements
Replies: 8
Views: 1358

Re: Energy use with electric elements

A 2.4Kw element will use 2.4Kwh every hour its on so yes 31.4p per hour its on and £1.25 if its on for 4 hours. 1 element will heat up 20l no problem but 2 will do it much quicker. Gas is generally much cheaper to heat on but on a gas burner much more of the heat is lost compared to an element in th...
by simon12
Mon Feb 26, 2018 2:48 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Where is the drainage on a pro brewery kettle?
Replies: 6
Views: 949

Re: Where is the drainage on a pro brewery kettle?

I can't see what the problem is with a bottom draining kettle I think they all are, where do you see the problem?
by simon12
Thu Feb 22, 2018 12:41 am
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: New 200L setup how does this sound?
Replies: 5
Views: 1171

Re: New 200L setup how does this sound?

Thanks again the fischer flat bottom tanks are around £1 per L but thats only slightly cheaper than the coned bottom ones same issue with the bridgewater ones. Nothing on ebay that looks amazing at the moment but I have a while to keep an eye out. If I buy ready to go fermenters these look like a go...
by simon12
Wed Feb 21, 2018 6:33 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: New 200L setup how does this sound?
Replies: 5
Views: 1171

Re: New 200L setup how does this sound?

Thanks for the reply. I have not thought about underletting or the possibility of a grant but will look into them both. The boiler will use a lid with a chimney for steam extraction and will consider a condenser to use the water for starsan. I was planning to use coils likely the ones from brew buil...