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by brewbrew
Wed Jun 12, 2019 11:39 am
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Can anyone recommend a decent digital thermometer?
Replies: 5
Views: 256

Re: Can anyone recommend a decent digital thermometer?

Thanks for the Comark suggestion - I had forgotten about them (I used to work in a microbiology research lab and I recall using their stuff which was excellent). I notice that they have a dishwasher thermometer too - looks interesting and must be super water-proof in a hot environment. I might go fo...
by brewbrew
Tue Jun 11, 2019 3:36 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Can anyone recommend a decent digital thermometer?
Replies: 5
Views: 256

Can anyone recommend a decent digital thermometer?

I'm after a thermometer to monitor my mash tun temp through mashing. I have had 2 digital thermometers with wired probes (the type that are sold for BBQs and ovens) - they have worked well for a few sessions but then packed in (I suspect due to moisture ingress into the probe - even though they are ...
by brewbrew
Thu Mar 07, 2019 5:35 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: How big an immersion coil?
Replies: 12
Views: 624

Re: How big an immersion coil?

Thanks for the offer - but I'm based in the deep southwest.
by brewbrew
Sun Mar 03, 2019 2:40 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: How big an immersion coil?
Replies: 12
Views: 624

How big an immersion coil?

Hi, I'm after some advice. I'm in the market for an immersion coil. I want it to be stainless. My boiler runs are based on 25 litres. Will I get away with a 7m coil of 9mm pipe to get from 100 to 20 deg C in say 15 mins? If it will take longer - how long? Or should I be looking at the much more expe...
by brewbrew
Wed Jan 30, 2019 6:16 pm
Forum: Dispensing
Topic: Hambledon Bard refill S30 discontinued
Replies: 25
Views: 2106

Re: Hambledon Bard refill S30 discontinued

My usual dealer is out of stock on filled ones and sitting on a stock of empties - they say that they don't know where they will get more from. Does anyone have an update on the latest supply situation? Has anyone taken it on and who are they?
by brewbrew
Sat Jan 12, 2019 6:03 pm
Forum: Dispensing
Topic: Hambledon Bard refill S30 discontinued
Replies: 25
Views: 2106

Re: Hambledon Bard refill S30 discontinued

Sorry if this is a naive question - but does anyone know of an adaptor that would allow the S30 inlet valve on my keg to be replaced with a standard inlet post? I have a non Cornelius keg that has a hole where the normal inlet post would be and the existing S30 valve fits into that hole. It would se...
by brewbrew
Sun Jan 06, 2019 10:46 pm
Forum: Dispensing
Topic: Hambledon Bard refill S30 discontinued
Replies: 25
Views: 2106

Re: Hambledon Bard refill S30 discontinued

What about the deposit value of the empty S30s? Will HB be taking them back and refunding the deposit we paid for THEIR property??
by brewbrew
Wed Dec 05, 2018 12:03 am
Forum: Dispensing
Topic: My first Corny keg attempt - nothing but foam
Replies: 17
Views: 1434

My first Corny keg attempt - nothing but foam

Story so far. Got my first keg. Brewed Greg Hughes Black IPA full grain - exactly to recipe - all looks OK. Fermented in primary around 18 to 19 deg C with Mangrove Jacks M44 for 7 days. Then racked to secondary with air lock for 4 days at 18 to 19 deg C. Then 10 days at 8 to 12 deg C in secondary t...
by brewbrew
Mon Nov 26, 2018 10:16 pm
Forum: Dispensing
Topic: Bottle conditioned yeast in suspension
Replies: 8
Views: 883

Re: Bottle conditioned yeast in suspension

I have had similar - it happened to me when I let too much trub/yeast sediment from primary carry over to the bottle. A brewing pro explained that although I had the right amount of sugar for carbonation, the yeast can, given enough time start to devour the trubby sediment and make more C02 from wit...
by brewbrew
Sat Nov 17, 2018 7:12 pm
Forum: Dispensing
Topic: S30 valve problem
Replies: 1
Views: 441

S30 valve problem

I have a new (Chinese import) keg with a basic S30 valve in the top. The valve does not have a pressure relief provision because that is in the keg lid. I'm using it with a new HB S30 cylinder. I have used S30 valves on plastic barrels before - no problem. When I gas my new keg, there is a lot of sp...
by brewbrew
Wed Nov 07, 2018 11:40 am
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Dry hopping in a keg - sanitation question
Replies: 13
Views: 928

Re: Dry hopping in a keg - sanitation question

What about dry hopping with pellets and no bag in the secondary vessel - any advice?
by brewbrew
Sun Nov 04, 2018 7:56 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Dry hopping in a keg - sanitation question
Replies: 13
Views: 928

Dry hopping in a keg - sanitation question

Just got my first corny keg - I have a 300 micron mesh dry hop stainless steel hop capsule. I'm planning to sanitise it with boiling water before dropping into the corny - but what about the hops? Should I make a hop tea by boiling the capsule and hops and then add to the keg? Or is it OK to sanitis...
by brewbrew
Tue Oct 09, 2018 3:51 pm
Forum: Dispensing
Topic: CO2 in Somerset & Devon
Replies: 3
Views: 529

CO2 in Somerset & Devon

Does anyone know or a retailer that will sell me CO2 in either 6 or 10 litre bottles in Somerset/Devon (I'm in Taunton)?

Also, any views on fair prices for a deposit and refill?

Thanks

Richard
by brewbrew
Fri Apr 21, 2017 2:20 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: vanilla pods in milk stout
Replies: 18
Views: 1114

Re: vanilla pods in milk stout

These guys do top quality organic vanilla

http://www.organicherbtrading.co.uk

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by brewbrew
Mon Apr 03, 2017 7:43 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Nelson Sauvin hops
Replies: 8
Views: 854

Re: Nelson Sauvin hops

I have experienced the same variation myself - I think a big factor is simply the batch-to-batch quality differences that you get in small batch hops. I have had some dry hops with full aroma in the dry state that made good beer - then I have had more moderate aroma hops (that still smell good - jus...