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by PeeBee
Mon Sep 16, 2019 6:19 am
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Brausol finings
Replies: 9
Views: 218

Re: Brausol finings

Isinglass certainly isn't "convenient". "Brausol" worked very well for me as a cask/keg fining … once. The other 2-3 times it didn't work so well (by that I mean "at all"!). Isinglass seems fairly convenient to me. The stuff I use is a good price. 20g for £4.56 lasts me for about 30 brews of 25L le...
by PeeBee
Sun Sep 15, 2019 12:24 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Brausol finings
Replies: 9
Views: 218

Re: Brausol finings

… But I've just found this Brausol stuff on the MM site . … Ah, the "Vegan" stuff! I've been messing with it for a few brews now 'cos it's so convenient (isinglass certainly isn't "convenient"). I generally use "Irish Moss" or one of its preparations ("Protofloc") as copper/kettle fining and isingl...
by PeeBee
Sun Sep 15, 2019 10:08 am
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Fast response HLT
Replies: 14
Views: 1431

Re: Fast response HLT

… If I've got that right, then I see the biggest potential issue you have is the size of your reserve pot vs the size of the HLT. If you keep the reserve at 95c then how much water are you going to need to achieve a step? … Thanks Jocky. The size of pots was dictated by what I could get. I thought ...
by PeeBee
Wed Sep 11, 2019 11:14 pm
Forum: Dispensing
Topic: Options for conditioning/serving bigger than a bottle, but smaller than keg?
Replies: 25
Views: 680

Re: Options for conditioning/serving bigger than a bottle, but smaller than keg?

Mini-kegs! 2L, 5L, 10L. They are probably a better option than Corny kegs these days. e.g. https://www.amazon.co.uk/Growler-Stainless-Homebrew-Portable-Supplies/dp/B07MBG8S1R/ref=sr_1_4?keywords=mini-keg&qid=1568195489&s=gateway&sr=8-4 Why do you think that? Second-hand Cornies are getting thinner ...
by PeeBee
Wed Sep 11, 2019 4:56 pm
Forum: Dispensing
Topic: Options for conditioning/serving bigger than a bottle, but smaller than keg?
Replies: 25
Views: 680

Re: Options for conditioning/serving bigger than a bottle, but smaller than keg?

Ah, okay. I take it I'd need some kind of tap/gas wotsit too? What's that going to be, £100 all in? I was hoping for something a bit cheaper (like free!) :wink: … Wasn't encouraging linking the Amazon site, they're a bit expensive. They are available on eBay (UK stock) much cheaper but not near "fr...
by PeeBee
Wed Sep 11, 2019 10:50 am
Forum: Dispensing
Topic: Options for conditioning/serving bigger than a bottle, but smaller than keg?
Replies: 25
Views: 680

Re: Options for conditioning/serving bigger than a bottle, but smaller than keg?

Mini-kegs!

2L, 5L, 10L. They are probably a better option than Corny kegs these days.

e.g. https://www.amazon.co.uk/Growler-Stainl ... way&sr=8-4
by PeeBee
Wed Sep 11, 2019 10:27 am
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Fast response HLT
Replies: 14
Views: 1431

Re: Fast response HLT

I would suggest a dedicated Herms pot. Extremely quick temp ramp up. And depending what you build/use I think they look pretty neat and a nice little addition to the brewery! The hlt reserve pot you have made seems to be a dedicated Herms pot in disguise....? I favour a RIMS tube especially if you’...
by PeeBee
Mon Sep 09, 2019 2:45 pm
Forum: Yeast
Topic: Brewing alcohol free
Replies: 77
Views: 3378

Re: Brewing alcohol free

Came across this one on steeping at 68°C and fermentabillity of Crystal malts That doesn't tell me anything that I didn't know already. The article does surprise me … but only in that the author expresses surprise with the results! But the article is dated 2011 and the author might know better now?...
by PeeBee
Mon Sep 09, 2019 11:32 am
Forum: Dispensing
Topic: Maxi cooler python pump
Replies: 4
Views: 126

Re: Maxi cooler python pump

… I'm not sure if I fully understand your intention, but if it is to cool the kegs when the maxi compressor wasn't on I'm not sure how long it would take to exhaust the ice bath and see temperatures start to rise. Plus it would potentially postpone rather than reduce compressor time, in having to r...
by PeeBee
Sun Sep 08, 2019 7:34 pm
Forum: Dispensing
Topic: Maxi cooler python pump
Replies: 4
Views: 126

Maxi cooler python pump

I cool my casks/kegs from the cooler's "python" line. It keeps the cask/keg contents at about cellar temperature. Any keg beers that need to be a bit cooler are pushed through the "product" lines (I've variable shunts on the product coils so as to have some control of the temperature of individual b...
by PeeBee
Fri Sep 06, 2019 6:22 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Need help finding 30amp relays
Replies: 10
Views: 409

Re: Need help finding 30amp relays

Actually I think I've found some suitable for the job. What do you think to these. Taiss/JQX-12F 2Z DC 24V Coil 8 Pin 40A DPDT 2NO 2NC Electromagnetic Relay General Purpose Power Relay for Remote Control, Automatic Control System +Wire Terminal (Warranty 1 Years) LJQX-30/2Z DC24V https://www.amazon...
by PeeBee
Tue Sep 03, 2019 3:00 pm
Forum: Yeast
Topic: Brewing alcohol free
Replies: 77
Views: 3378

Re: Brewing alcohol free

Do I care how much crystal dissolves at low temperature? Do I ever put crystal in cold water? Please study my brewing process on cold extraction, it is all recorded above. I'm all in favour of critical review of what I do, but I'm not in favour of critical review of what I do not do! I was so sure I...
by PeeBee
Tue Sep 03, 2019 9:53 am
Forum: Yeast
Topic: Brewing alcohol free
Replies: 77
Views: 3378

Re: Brewing alcohol free

What I meant: Brewing "low-alcohol" (thread title is "Brewing alcohol free") requires getting out as much flavour and "body" and minimal fermentable material. "Cold extraction" might do this, but my initial trials got too much. I was aiming for SG1.014 and got 1.020. I also extracted more protein th...
by PeeBee
Tue Sep 03, 2019 1:09 am
Forum: Yeast
Topic: Brewing alcohol free
Replies: 77
Views: 3378

Re: Brewing alcohol free

ingo wrote:
Mon Sep 02, 2019 10:19 pm
How much starch is there? …
So you reckon not much starch can be made available for conversion? Welcome to low alcohol brewing!
by PeeBee
Mon Sep 02, 2019 7:09 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Using a cask as a keg (sorry!)
Replies: 15
Views: 1502

Re: Using a cask as a keg (sorry!)

The "trap" was part of a "first aid" venting device for those occasional wayward kegs (/casks?). My main brewery (which has been off-line for 9 months) turned out a minimum 40L batch size, so by the time I got around to the second corny it could have got "excited". I only connect that contraption fo...