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by McMullan
Fri Nov 15, 2019 7:45 pm
Forum: Fermentation
Topic: Double kraeusen
Replies: 4
Views: 360

Re: Double kraeusen

Sounds like a yeast issue to me. Luckily they recovered and got back to work. Did you make a starter ST?
by McMullan
Wed Nov 13, 2019 7:39 am
Forum: Dispensing
Topic: Everything beer engine, polypins, cask and questions
Replies: 39
Views: 1142

Re: Everything beer engine, polypins, cask and questions

1/2" is fine, especially for a 1/2 pint pull. You can go smaller for a 1/4 pint pull. 3/8 works. Plan for whatever's easiest to connect to the cask/keg/polypin and demand/check valve.
by McMullan
Sun Nov 10, 2019 12:25 pm
Forum: Dispensing
Topic: Everything beer engine, polypins, cask and questions
Replies: 39
Views: 1142

Re: Everything beer engine, polypins, cask and questions

I got them from RLBS. The check valve was a bit cheaper. And reading a review from a homebrewer in Australia, it looks like RLBS will ship internationally, but you need to contact them. They sell refurbished Angrams much cheaper than resellers in the US. I'd be happy to recommend them. A good compa...
by McMullan
Sun Nov 10, 2019 12:19 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Crash cooling
Replies: 11
Views: 745

Re: Crash cooling

With a basic home-brew set up, the key to successful cooling is patience. Cool the beer gradually (slowly) over a few days. The residual yeast activity is sufficient to prevent a vacuum being created in the FV. I'd do this in a secondary, if possible, when the beer looks and tastes good - when it's ...
by McMullan
Sat Nov 09, 2019 12:07 pm
Forum: Dispensing
Topic: Everything beer engine, polypins, cask and questions
Replies: 39
Views: 1142

Re: Everything beer engine, polypins, cask and questions

I got them from RLBS. The check valve was a bit cheaper.
by McMullan
Sat Nov 09, 2019 10:18 am
Forum: Dispensing
Topic: Everything beer engine, polypins, cask and questions
Replies: 39
Views: 1142

Re: Everything beer engine, polypins, cask and questions

I've got a demand valve and a check valve. https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49037275057_b40551754a.jpg I find no difference between them, regardless whether I'm using the intermediary vessel or not. Casks or kegs are directly below the beer engines. Ale lines are about 60cm long. If the demand va...
by McMullan
Fri Nov 08, 2019 9:27 pm
Forum: Dispensing
Topic: Everything beer engine, polypins, cask and questions
Replies: 39
Views: 1142

Re: Everything beer engine, polypins, cask and questions

https://www.usplastic.com/catalog/item. ... id=popcorn That sounds like it should work fine for most beer engine set ups at home. The 'official' UK demand valves are designed for pubs and long beer lines in mind. Although they work fine at home they're not essential and you'll find the inline valve...
by McMullan
Fri Nov 08, 2019 12:01 pm
Forum: Dispensing
Topic: Everything beer engine, polypins, cask and questions
Replies: 39
Views: 1142

Re: Everything beer engine, polypins, cask and questions

That's where I got 'my' idea from :lol: The intermediary works really well for me :D
by McMullan
Thu Nov 07, 2019 2:05 pm
Forum: Dispensing
Topic: Everything beer engine, polypins, cask and questions
Replies: 39
Views: 1142

Re: Everything beer engine, polypins, cask and questions

I think cask ale should have more condition than a polypin might allow. Although the polypins should work very well in terms of longevity of the ale, if you don't mind it without much condition. I think it was Graham Wheeler who suggested ale from a freshly tapped cask could be partly bottled to avo...
by McMullan
Thu Nov 07, 2019 11:23 am
Forum: Beer Recipes
Topic: Proven Pilsner Recipe Please
Replies: 28
Views: 877

Re: Proven Pilsner Recipe Please

The easy-to-solve problem for Meatymc here is chilling wort. A simple DIY wort chiller is going to help him produce a better lager and chill wort generally in a fraction of the time it currently takes his wort to cool down to pitching temperature. That was my main point. How he could easily move awa...
by McMullan
Sat Nov 02, 2019 8:52 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Brewhouse/Shed Wishlist
Replies: 20
Views: 521

Re: Brewhouse/Shed Wishlist

You might find straightforward (directed) ventilation is more effective than an extraction fan. Those 'sticky walls' will grow into a risk at some point.
by McMullan
Sat Nov 02, 2019 2:27 pm
Forum: Beer Recipes
Topic: Proven Pilsner Recipe Please
Replies: 28
Views: 877

Re: Proven Pilsner Recipe Please

by McMullan
Sat Nov 02, 2019 2:26 pm
Forum: Beer Recipes
Topic: Proven Pilsner Recipe Please
Replies: 28
Views: 877

Re: Proven Pilsner Recipe Please

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by McMullan
Fri Nov 01, 2019 5:27 pm
Forum: Beer Recipes
Topic: Proven Pilsner Recipe Please
Replies: 28
Views: 877

Re: Proven Pilsner Recipe Please

You might have read random statements claiming how ‘beer has been brewed in Norway for over a thousand years’. You won’t find much evidence, though. Norway’s landscape is predominantly mountainous, rugged with thin soils and generally deficient in good arable land*. In pre-industrial times, grains w...
by McMullan
Fri Nov 01, 2019 7:12 am
Forum: Beer Recipes
Topic: Proven Pilsner Recipe Please
Replies: 28
Views: 877

Re: Proven Pilsner Recipe Please

There wasn't much of a tradition for brewing beer in Norway, post Danish rule. Spud moonshine was a lot more common. Even as recently as the 1990s you would have been more likely offered a home-distilled concoction than a home-brewed beer in rural Norway*. Spuds don't make good beer and there was li...