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by TheSumOfAllBeers
Mon Apr 15, 2019 9:01 pm
Forum: Winemaking
Topic: Barrelled wine
Replies: 14
Views: 537

Re: Barrelled wine

greenwood wrote:Looks a handy gadget . How do you connect it to gas line ?


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It has BSP threaded fittings that will take 3/8 PF adapters.
by TheSumOfAllBeers
Mon Apr 08, 2019 5:43 pm
Forum: Cleaning, Sanitation and Sterilisation
Topic: Clean-in-place Spray Ball - ANY Fermenter/Keg
Replies: 37
Views: 844

Re: Clean-in-place Spray Ball - ANY Fermenter/Keg

I have a spray ball, where the ball itself is larger than the 1.5" TC that I want to put it through. I have to take the lid of the conical, and thread the silicone tube through instead to the pump. A small nuisance, but it works with my mains powered pump. It is nice to let the pump and cleaner do t...
by TheSumOfAllBeers
Mon Apr 01, 2019 9:34 pm
Forum: Beer Recipes
Topic: Dennis’s Galaxy
Replies: 15
Views: 1856

Re: Dennis’s Galaxy

robbarwell wrote:any idea what aromatic malt can be substituted for?
I think high colour Munich would be close
by TheSumOfAllBeers
Tue Mar 26, 2019 10:16 pm
Forum: Malts and Grits
Topic: Base grains
Replies: 15
Views: 769

Re: Base grains

To the OP if you are still refining technique, save money and go for cheaper pale malts, especially in beer styles that are less sensitive to the base malt quality. For hoppy styles you can add complexity with a small amount of another malt like Munich, biscuit etc if you recipe calls for it. Once y...
by TheSumOfAllBeers
Mon Mar 25, 2019 10:25 pm
Forum: Winemaking
Topic: Barrelled wine
Replies: 14
Views: 537

Barrelled wine

You might want to consider using a low pressure propane reg to top up the headspace with co2 as you draw off from the keg. I use these when I am bottling from the Fv over multiple days, and when I am purging kegs. Should work the same for wine. I do it with real ale too, but I prefer to put a bit of...
by TheSumOfAllBeers
Sat Feb 23, 2019 11:36 am
Forum: Dispensing
Topic: Wellbom 5l kegs
Replies: 11
Views: 889

Re: Wellbom 5l kegs

Carbonation cap attached to a (purged) 500ml PET bottle. Topped up with 45 PSI. If it drops too much, just top it up from the main bottle. Don’t know how long it lasts yet, but if I needed it to last, I would just use larger PET bottles or more of them, assuming I needed it to work far away from the...
by TheSumOfAllBeers
Thu Feb 21, 2019 8:32 pm
Forum: Dispensing
Topic: Wellbom 5l kegs
Replies: 11
Views: 889

Re: Wellbom 5l kegs

[emoji106] Ealing Drop. The mini kegs are good and do things different to half corny kegs, so a straight comparison if volume vs price isn’t truly fair. But I have found that there are some builds that are overthought. In a 5L keg a small group of people will empty it in a night, so portable cooling...
by TheSumOfAllBeers
Tue Feb 19, 2019 1:25 am
Forum: Dispensing
Topic: Wellbom 5l kegs
Replies: 11
Views: 889

Re: Wellbom 5l kegs

Sign up to Aussie HomeBrewer. They have a mods thread for the 5L growlers which are very popular over there. Small apartments and good weather seem to favour small footprint home keg systems that can be made portable with little fuss. The 5L units are the sweet spot here, as they will fit a husky fr...
by TheSumOfAllBeers
Thu Feb 14, 2019 1:05 am
Forum: Dispensing
Topic: Wellbom 5l kegs
Replies: 11
Views: 889

Re: Wellbom 5l kegs

I have got both the mini growler kegs and a half size corny (aeb). There are pros and cons to both of them, but be wary of all the directly connected tappage. Get a picnic tap with 3/16 line reducers and it will work better for fobbingz Also those mini regs are a bit shit too. Look into propane regs...
by TheSumOfAllBeers
Wed Feb 13, 2019 9:55 pm
Forum: Dispensing
Topic: Wellbom 5l kegs
Replies: 11
Views: 889

Re: Wellbom 5l kegs

Link? Sounds like a lot of money for not much
by TheSumOfAllBeers
Mon Feb 11, 2019 10:44 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Stainless cooling coil
Replies: 2
Views: 212

Re: Stainless cooling coil

Have to ask: your FV is less than 4” in diameter, or the coil has to be inserted through a 4” aperture in the FV? If the former, good luck on your ferment-in-a-Kilmer-jar project, you will need it. If the latter, look into cask cooling devices (for pubs/real ale). They come in a lot of sizes and are...
by TheSumOfAllBeers
Mon Feb 11, 2019 10:38 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Insulating brew pots
Replies: 11
Views: 1266

Re: Insulating brew pots

You can also get sheets of thermawrap relatively cheaply and insulate the vessel that way. The more the merrier and it’s cheap. If you want to get more serious there is armaflex foam insulation which is the mutts nutts but pricey. Probably cheaper than the difference between a regular pot and an ins...
by TheSumOfAllBeers
Sat Jan 26, 2019 9:01 am
Forum: Fermentation
Topic: Ferment in a Kilner Drinks Dispenser
Replies: 3
Views: 245

Re: Ferment in a Kilner Drinks Dispenser

I think you will have a problem with the seal.

It will either seal very effectively or leave too much of a gap.

It’s common enough to leave a fermenter slightly open during main fermentation and seal it with an airlock once you are close to fully attenuated, and you have no such option here
by TheSumOfAllBeers
Tue Dec 18, 2018 5:32 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Use a maxi coolers beer lines for cooling
Replies: 2
Views: 647

Use a maxi coolers beer lines for cooling

I am having problems with my maxi cooper setup. I used to have no issue with using the python circuit to pump coolant around an exterior coil on my FV. But it’s started playing up, and rather than fiddle with it, I would like to try rigging up a spare pump to the beer lines instead. But I can’t see ...
by TheSumOfAllBeers
Sat Dec 15, 2018 3:50 pm
Forum: Dispensing
Topic: 9l corny or 10l growler keg
Replies: 7
Views: 714

Re: 9l corny or 10l growler keg

The 9 L cornies are a lot cheaper than 10L growler kegs (consider spear head cost too). You can also prime a 10L growler keg as it will seal without pressure. I am looking at setting mine up for real ale dispense (with a propane reg). And a 9 L corny will fit inside a husky fridge with disconnnects ...