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by McMullan
Sat Apr 04, 2020 9:41 am
Forum: Cleaning, Sanitation and Sterilisation
Topic: DIY bottle washer
Replies: 6
Views: 131

Re: DIY bottle washer

brewpete wrote:
Fri Apr 03, 2020 11:04 pm
What did you use for the end caps on the copper pipe
End caps by the looks of it.

Nice looking work, Goosey =D>
by McMullan
Sat Mar 28, 2020 9:12 am
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Viability of malt as it ages
Replies: 8
Views: 219

Re: Viability of malt as it ages

As long as the moisture content is kept low it should last at least a year or two. Uncrushed longer. It really depends how and for how long it's been stored before we get it. When it was produced. I got a sack of uncrushed Bohemian Pilsner malt the other day that has a BB date of 2025. The uncrushed...
by McMullan
Sun Mar 22, 2020 4:20 pm
Forum: Other Alcoholic Brews
Topic: This is why it is called TC........
Replies: 7
Views: 2422

Re: This is why it is called TC........

Laripu wrote:
Sun Mar 22, 2020 2:46 pm
I particularly liked the TV antenna on your garbage can lid, right at the end.
Things have developed since. Got cable now :=P
by McMullan
Sun Mar 22, 2020 4:16 pm
Forum: Yeast
Topic: wyeast 1187 ringwood
Replies: 14
Views: 1864

Re: wyeast 1187 ringwood

mozza wrote:
Sat Mar 21, 2020 8:37 pm
My favourite strain for anything English. Such a complex yeast.
It's definitely one of my favourites. Always seem to go back to it after not using it for a while.
by McMullan
Fri Mar 20, 2020 11:21 pm
Forum: Yeast
Topic: wyeast 1187 ringwood
Replies: 14
Views: 1864

Re: wyeast 1187 ringwood

I recall this yeast from it's use in a brewery in Dublin back in the 80's. It was a bitch to work with. 1039 SG beer where you pitched then connected a pump to continue spraying wort back on the top to rouse for 24 hours. Then after that the beer needed a daily rouse with a paddle. Lazy yeast it wa...
by McMullan
Mon Feb 24, 2020 9:52 am
Forum: Cleaning, Sanitation and Sterilisation
Topic: Using a pump to clean cornelius kegs and should I use Starsan?
Replies: 6
Views: 1010

Re: Using a pump to clean cornelius kegs and should I use Starsan?

I use a Marks keg washer and an improvised bucket with a cheap water pump. The Marks keg washer cost a lot more, about £100, but the platform is well designed to accommodate kegs and carboys. For bigger fermenting vessels I prefer using a 15L bucket and a submersible pump with 1/2" stainless tubing ...
by McMullan
Mon Feb 24, 2020 8:48 am
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: marks 2 keg washer
Replies: 26
Views: 3209

Re: marks 2 keg washer

I very much doubt that. They have far more important things to do with their time.
by McMullan
Thu Feb 13, 2020 10:48 am
Forum: Dispensing
Topic: Co2 Gas refill
Replies: 4
Views: 334

Re: Co2 Gas refill

Ideally you'd use beverage-grade cylinders filled with beverage-grade CO2 for home brew.
by McMullan
Sat Feb 08, 2020 12:31 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Strange behaviour of Isinglass finings
Replies: 3
Views: 234

Re: Strange behaviour of Isinglass finings

I haven't noticed that before, but I prep it more dilute than instructions recommend and mix it overnight on a stir plate. Are you sure it was 1.8g? Check the batteries in your weighing scales?
by McMullan
Tue Feb 04, 2020 4:02 pm
Forum: Winemaking
Topic: a
Replies: 24
Views: 1172

Re: a

Did he use the 'a' word by any chance?
by McMullan
Tue Jan 28, 2020 8:51 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: SG and "the elephant in the room"
Replies: 11
Views: 610

Re: SG and "the elephant in the room"

I think you'd need a salometer to measure a CaCl2 solution. Hydrometers work fine for our purposes. They are very consistent. It's just a case of finding one that offers a little confidence. They don't really add any improved quality to the final product so I wouldn't lose any sleep over it.
by McMullan
Thu Jan 23, 2020 5:24 pm
Forum: Dispensing
Topic: Storage of Beer Engine or what to do when not using it
Replies: 4
Views: 210

Re: Storage of Beer Engine or what to do when not using it

Beer line cleaner and rinse. That works for me. Thanks, do you drain the beer line and cylinder dry? I just pull until the rinse water runs out/air starts coming through then disconnect the beer line from the pump. If it's not used for a while, I'll pull some more line cleaner through before using.
by McMullan
Wed Jan 22, 2020 7:04 pm
Forum: Dispensing
Topic: Storage of Beer Engine or what to do when not using it
Replies: 4
Views: 210

Re: Storage of Beer Engine or what to do when not using it

Beer line cleaner and rinse. That works for me.
by McMullan
Wed Jan 15, 2020 1:08 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: 25ltr Sansone Olive Oil Fusti Fermenter -- with pics
Replies: 9
Views: 1864

Re: 25ltr Sansone Olive Oil Fusti Fermenter -- with pics

How did this turn out, Hogarth? Anyone else used one as an FV?
by McMullan
Wed Jan 08, 2020 10:49 pm
Forum: Brewdays
Topic: A hogshead, a firkin at a time
Replies: 53
Views: 11939

Re: A hogshead, a firkin at a time

Sacrifice beer, in my experience. The first few beers, if stored for months, are likely going down the drain. Just a few days in a 'green' barrel is enough to ruin a beer. Once hydrated/sealed, the barrel needs to be kept filled. I've heard of people storing fresh oak barrels full with citric acid f...