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by richard080561
Tue May 26, 2020 8:04 pm
Forum: Dispensing
Topic: Bungs for Minikeg reuse
Replies: 6
Views: 277

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: 257

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: 3
Views: 282

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: 18
Views: 699

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: 18
Views: 699

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: 489

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
Wed Mar 25, 2020 10:33 pm
Forum: Articles for Sale
Topic: Braumeister 20L
Replies: 7
Views: 987

Re: Braumeister 20L

Are the hop filter and wifi module available?
by richard080561
Tue Mar 24, 2020 8:36 pm
Forum: Braumeister, Grainfather and other One-Pot Brewing Systems
Topic: Braumeister new touch screen
Replies: 5
Views: 404

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: 1824

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.
by richard080561
Tue Feb 25, 2020 8:36 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Double stir plate project
Replies: 11
Views: 1290

Re: Double stir plate project

Looks great. It's images like this that sometimes make me wish I wasn't a bodger. For the moment, I'll stick to my built-from-scrap stir plate - phone charger connected by bent paper clips to a computer fan with a magnet from an old hard drive stuck on it. Tell a lie, I did spend £4.16 on a Zalman ...
by richard080561
Sun Sep 15, 2019 6:48 pm
Forum: Beer Recipes
Topic: Greg hughs single hop grain bill
Replies: 6
Views: 843

Re: Greg hughs single hop grain bill

Assume this is for 23L at a typical HB efficiency, but can you confirm? OG, brew length, etc. I can then apply my preferred brewing software/calculator. I have some hops I want to use in a single hop ale. Was thinking of a SMASH, but this would also work well. TIA It's for 23litres OG is 1050, expe...
by richard080561
Sat Jun 29, 2019 4:44 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: It's been a long time coming.......
Replies: 22
Views: 2218

Re: It's been a long time coming.......

Looks good Meaty, thanks for sharing
by richard080561
Thu Jun 27, 2019 8:15 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: It's been a long time coming.......
Replies: 22
Views: 2218

Re: It's been a long time coming.......

If I could work out how to delete my account, I would. Right I will state this again. This is JMHO (for the benefit of WalesAles, this is my opinion) not yours and not yours to comment on. SEE MY REPLY If you post your opinion in a public forum then you must expect comments. If you don't like comme...
by richard080561
Wed Jun 26, 2019 10:06 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: It's been a long time coming.......
Replies: 22
Views: 2218

Re: It's been a long time coming.......

@Meaty what was it a clone of and are you going to share the recipe?