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by wally
Wed Oct 02, 2019 7:50 am
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Digital refractometer problems
Replies: 16
Views: 1050

Re: Digital refractometer problems

LeeH wrote:Are you not supposed to cover it with you hand while testing?


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The instructions for my Hanna refract.
state what LeeH has just said.
by wally
Sat Mar 09, 2019 2:14 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Pump around to £100 mark
Replies: 12
Views: 1225

Re: Pump around to £100 mark

I’m not aware of that.
Do you have a link please?
by wally
Sat Mar 09, 2019 1:42 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Pump around to £100 mark
Replies: 12
Views: 1225

Re: Pump around to £100 mark

You can feather the speed a little as I do but if you go too slow the coupling slips. It’s better to throttle the outlet as they will run on a dead head all day long. Induction motors are super reliable if used within their spec. Nothing to wear out apart from bearings really. The Blichmann is the ...
by wally
Mon Oct 08, 2018 10:58 am
Forum: Home Brew Clubs
Topic: Craftbrewing Forum
Replies: 21
Views: 2845

Re: Craftbrewing Forum

[quote="oldbloke" ... And the Yank owner outright lied to many of us, mods and admin included, several times...[/quote] That’s what happened to AHB. Fortunately one of the mods that was banned started his own forum - “Australian Craft Brewing” Many people were “pseudo banned”, where their password w...
by wally
Sat Oct 06, 2018 3:27 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Boiling in an Erlenmeyer flask
Replies: 17
Views: 1815

Re: Boiling in an Erlenmeyer flask

I find that one drop of Fermcap-S is enough to stop boil overs in a flask on the stove.
by wally
Thu Jun 28, 2018 7:20 am
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Another Counterflow Question - AliExpress
Replies: 28
Views: 2404

Re: Another Counterflow Question - AliExpress

sbond10 wrote:
Wed Jun 27, 2018 9:54 pm
I googled metasilicatate the other night and its exspensive at 10 quid for 500g and the coshh is bloody scary
Sounds like someone is charging a substantial "mark-up" for re packaging it.
by wally
Sat Jun 23, 2018 12:42 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Another Counterflow Question - AliExpress
Replies: 28
Views: 2404

Re: Another Counterflow Question - AliExpress

I may splash out on pbw or the malt miller el cheapo version just so damn expensive Our local band of brewers (Adelaide South Australia) makes up a cheap version of PBW. We buy sodium percarbonate and sodium metasilicate in bulk (ie 25kg bags) and mix it in a 2:1 ratio of sodium percarbonate to sod...
by wally
Wed Jun 22, 2016 11:19 am
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Counter flow chilling time
Replies: 10
Views: 969

Re: Counter flow chilling time

Barneey, what's the length of the flexible stainless?
by wally
Sat May 07, 2016 4:38 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: RIS Attenuation
Replies: 32
Views: 3442

Re: RIS Attenuation

I grabbed a few of these, thanks Ian.

It's stout season now "down under". I'll let you know how I go.

Really looking forward to using this yeast.
by wally
Fri Apr 15, 2016 11:46 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: RIS Attenuation
Replies: 32
Views: 3442

Re: RIS Attenuation

IPA wrote:Hi Wally
The OG was 1.098

If you contact Brewlab in Sunderland UK and quote their reference J1 I am sure that they will sell you a slant.

Cheers
Ian
Thanks Ian, that's massive attenuation.
by wally
Fri Apr 15, 2016 10:42 am
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: RIS Attenuation
Replies: 32
Views: 3442

RIS Attenuation

You should have used this yeast. http://i1272.photobucket.com/albums/y386/Lastfrontiersman1/DSC_0163_zpsqynjz4ao.jpg Its one that I recovered from a thirty five year old bottle of Courage Russian Stout. It doesn't stop eating until it gets down to 1.014 :!: It is now available commercially. What wa...
by wally
Sun Apr 10, 2016 12:29 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: 100c High Powered Pump
Replies: 24
Views: 1549

Re: 100c High Powered Pump

Floyd, how about something like this http://kegking.com.au/mkii-high-temperature-magnetic-drive-pump-1-1-amp.html . (Please note I have no affiliation with this company). There are plenty of people in OZ using these with good results. They also have a stainless steel head option, if you are into "bl...
by wally
Tue Mar 01, 2016 9:48 am
Forum: Dispensing
Topic: Making my own Handles
Replies: 31
Views: 3420

Re: Making my own Handles

Looks like a Pegas counter pressure filler to me.
by wally
Sat Jan 09, 2016 11:44 am
Forum: Brewdays
Topic: AG #47 Galaxy Delight
Replies: 36
Views: 4056

Re: AG #47 Galaxy Delight

I find that WY 1272 works well with Galaxy, but you need to use the hops late and in larger amounts. If you try to extract too much bitterness with a long boil, it's too harsh IMO.
by wally
Sat Dec 19, 2015 10:35 am
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Yeast machine
Replies: 14
Views: 2322

Re: Yeast machine

Would you mind putting up a parts list? I'm really fascinated by this.