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by richard080561
Fri Jul 03, 2020 6:25 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: CO2 in Cardiff/SE Wales
Replies: 4
Views: 455

Re: CO2 in Cardiff/SE Wales

Have you tried asking in the South Wales Homebrew Facebook group? https://www.facebook.com/groups/swhomebrew/
by richard080561
Sun Jun 28, 2020 10:43 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: HELP---Wort daker than I thought
Replies: 19
Views: 1610

Re: HELP---Wort daker than I thought

Wow, mate, this is quite thorough, and I think this can be another reason, and quite reasonable~ Because i can recall that it was like there were several horses in my wort when I boiled it, the heat was quite strong~ and given there is a lot of sugar in it, that could be a bit burnt... Luckily, now...
by richard080561
Wed Jun 24, 2020 11:06 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Conical fermenter advice
Replies: 10
Views: 1059

Re: Conical fermenter advice

I am ready to purchase my brewing equipment and I am wanting some advice regarding conical fermenters versus standard fermenters. What are the pros and cons and are conical fermenters better. Pros: Conicals are useful for dumping the trub and yeast out. Cons: Their shape means they take up a lot of...
by richard080561
Sun Jun 14, 2020 12:37 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Grain Mill advice
Replies: 3
Views: 438

Re: Grain Mill advice

Has Rob got the three roller mill in stock? A year or two back when I decided to mill my own grain I was going to get the two roller version but got fed up with waiting for it to come in to stock so got the three roller one instead. I've been very pleased with it but have no experience of any other ...
by richard080561
Sun Jun 07, 2020 11:34 pm
Forum: Yeast
Topic: Liquid yeast viability.
Replies: 15
Views: 2061

Re: Liquid yeast viability.

Hello, Resurrecting this post as I have a very similar question. I have some liquid yeast manufactured in January (Imperial yeast, so theoretically they are double packs as they apparently start at 200 billion cells). I won't be able to brew with these until at least August maybe even September, so...
by richard080561
Sun Jun 07, 2020 8:58 pm
Forum: Yeast
Topic: Liquid yeast viability.
Replies: 15
Views: 2061

Re: Liquid yeast viability.

Hello, Resurrecting this post as I have a very similar question. I have some liquid yeast manufactured in January (Imperial yeast, so theoretically they are double packs as they apparently start at 200 billion cells). I won't be able to brew with these until at least August maybe even September, so...
by richard080561
Tue May 26, 2020 8:04 pm
Forum: Dispensing
Topic: Bungs for Minikeg reuse
Replies: 6
Views: 613

Re: Bungs for Minikeg reuse

Brew UK sell them, but show them out of stock.
https://www.brewuk.co.uk/minikeg-bung.html

The homebrew shop have them in stock
https://www.the-home-brew-shop.co.uk/ac ... -Bung.html
by richard080561
Fri May 15, 2020 10:11 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Which Hydrometer?
Replies: 2
Views: 481

Re: Which Hydrometer?

I've got a Stevenson Read SC2748/00 The scale goes from 1000 to 1060. The means the gradations are further apart than most hydrometers that cover a wider range, making it easy to read. I only use it for FG readings, I have a refractometer for OG so it doesn't matter if I make a strong beer with a st...
by richard080561
Fri May 08, 2020 4:45 pm
Forum: Fermentation
Topic: Calculating abv
Replies: 6
Views: 687

Re: Calculating abv

There's an easy to use calculator on Brewer's Friend, you enter the SG and OG .
by richard080561
Thu May 07, 2020 9:57 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Hydrometer? Refractometer? Or something better?
Replies: 31
Views: 2482

Re: Hydrometer? Refractometer? Or something better?

… I use a refractometer before fermentation and a hydrometer once fermentation is underway Double the trouble! I've described why I don't want to use (can't use?) either of those instruments, and suggested what I might think of anyone suggesting those instruments are the ones to use. But I suppose ...
by richard080561
Thu May 07, 2020 6:01 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Hydrometer? Refractometer? Or something better?
Replies: 31
Views: 2482

Re: Hydrometer? Refractometer? Or something better?

"should I put the sample back and risk cross-infection, or should I ditch it?". The answer is to take a sip, for QA purposes, then pour it back. A Pycnometer. NOTE: Often pronounced "pick-nom-eater", but as it's derived from the Greek word for "dense" ("πυκνός") I'd prefer "puk-nom-eater". Shouldn'...
by richard080561
Mon Apr 06, 2020 7:07 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: any electrical wizzes? temperature controller query
Replies: 11
Views: 719

Re: any electrical wizzes? temperature controller query

so how come you need to unplug - doesn't the controller turn on the heater when it's needed and therefore turn off the cooling? and vice versa or if you leave both in are they in constant battle i.e heater on but low and fridge on max trying to cool it down to required temp Most of the time the roo...
by richard080561
Tue Mar 24, 2020 8:36 pm
Forum: Braumeister, Grainfather and other One-Pot Brewing Systems
Topic: Braumeister new touch screen
Replies: 6
Views: 814

Re: Braumeister new touch screen

I wonder if it will mist up.
by richard080561
Wed Mar 18, 2020 11:20 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Shortage of malt?
Replies: 25
Views: 2678

Re: Shortage of malt?

I was speaking to BrewUK today. I was told there is no shortage of malt. In fact, as the big breweries cut back on production because pubs are selling less they expect there to be a glut of malt and prices will drop.