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by Mr Squiffy
Tue Apr 09, 2019 12:08 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: been here before.
Replies: 5
Views: 188

Re: been here before.

Are you kidding, there's a great craft beer scene in Spain, just come back from a short trip to Barcelona, plenty there.
by Mr Squiffy
Mon Jan 07, 2019 9:11 pm
Forum: Hops
Topic: Weighing down a hop bag
Replies: 7
Views: 383

Re: Weighing down a hop bag

Large glass paperweight, heavy and easy to clean and sanitised.
by Mr Squiffy
Thu Nov 02, 2017 10:46 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: SS Brewtech 10 Gallon Kettle
Replies: 21
Views: 2086

Re: SS Brewtech 10 Gallon Kettle

Not clear on what you're asking? There are no fittings in between, the trub dam just pushes into the back of the tap, two little O rings seal it. Have a look at the pictures on the Brewtech website.
by Mr Squiffy
Mon Oct 02, 2017 7:43 pm
Forum: Home Brew Clubs
Topic: Any groups in or around the Preston area?
Replies: 36
Views: 6161

Re: Any groups in or around the Preston area?

Yes, I'm interested. I've been to Hoppy Days homebrew forum a couple of times but like you say it is probably too difficult for most to attend without driving. Possible locations in Preston that I would suggest would be Guild Ale House micropub in the centre, another slightly out of the centre would...
by Mr Squiffy
Mon Sep 11, 2017 8:32 am
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Buffalo induction - max brewlength it could handle?
Replies: 8
Views: 773

Re: Buffalo induction - max brewlength it could handle?

Thermawrap certainly doesn't melt, I wrap it round twice and add a couple of straps to keep it in place. I found Homebase was the best place to buy it from.
by Mr Squiffy
Sun Sep 10, 2017 11:15 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Buffalo induction - max brewlength it could handle?
Replies: 8
Views: 773

Re: Buffalo induction - max brewlength it could handle?

I use a 15g Brewtech kettle (insulated with thermawrap) on my buffalo, the overhang isn't a problem for the hob. I brew 5g batches which means I am usually boiling 32L of wort without a problem. The boil doesn't tend to be over vigorous so I'm not sure you would get a good vigorous boil with 47L, I'...
by Mr Squiffy
Thu Aug 31, 2017 10:06 pm
Forum: Home Brew Clubs
Topic: Any groups in or around the Preston area?
Replies: 36
Views: 6161

Re: Any groups in or around the Preston area?

joelugs wrote:
Tue Jun 06, 2017 6:29 pm
Hi is this club still up and running? If so where and when are the meeting
No meet ever happened, needs an 'organiser'.
by Mr Squiffy
Sat Aug 19, 2017 8:27 am
Forum: Mead
Topic: My First try at Mead.......
Replies: 30
Views: 3229

Re: My First try at Mead.......

Squiffy's not quaking, you haven't used the magic ingredient, [-X Out of date bread yeast. :lol:
by Mr Squiffy
Wed Aug 16, 2017 8:56 pm
Forum: Kit Brewing
Topic: Fermenting temperature
Replies: 32
Views: 3596

Re: Fermenting temperature

You don't need to worry about your water with a kit, the mash is where water treatment maybe necessary. With a kit the mash process has already been done.
Use a Camden tablet and that's all you'll need, just crush and add to your tap water.
by Mr Squiffy
Fri Aug 04, 2017 12:06 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Temp sensor positioning during crash chill
Replies: 11
Views: 745

Re: Temp sensor positioning during crash chill

Many people will disagree with this but MEASURE THE AIR, do not stick it to the side of the FV unless you have a second probe in the air that prevents overshoot. The bulk of the wort will settle at the air temperature. Sticking it to the FV with a single probe will unnecessarily overwork the fridge...
by Mr Squiffy
Fri Aug 04, 2017 9:45 am
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Temp sensor positioning during crash chill
Replies: 11
Views: 745

Re: Temp sensor positioning during crash chill

Many people will disagree with this but MEASURE THE AIR, do not stick it to the side of the FV unless you have a second probe in the air that prevents overshoot. The bulk of the wort will settle at the air temperature. Sticking it to the FV with a single probe will unnecessarily overwork the fridge ...
by Mr Squiffy
Fri Jun 02, 2017 8:12 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: infection
Replies: 8
Views: 898

Re: infection

This will your best beer ever. :lol:
by Mr Squiffy
Wed May 17, 2017 7:42 am
Forum: Fermentation
Topic: Wort or beer?
Replies: 8
Views: 1838

Re: Wort or beer?

Wort is simply 'un-fermented' beer.
by Mr Squiffy
Wed May 10, 2017 12:24 pm
Forum: Hops
Topic: Dry-Hopping advice wanted
Replies: 14
Views: 2507

Re: Dry-Hopping advice wanted

Interesting read. I've tried many methods for dry hopping and my current methods depend on whether i am dry hopping with pellets or leaf. If I am using leaf I transfer to a secondary and use a weighted hop sock, the reason for using a secondary is so the weight isn't sitting in thick trub on the bot...
by Mr Squiffy
Thu Apr 27, 2017 12:33 pm
Forum: Brewdays
Topic: Total Disaster
Replies: 12
Views: 1121

Re: Total Disaster

Arrghh. Just found it - 'Adjust temp for equipment'. Checked that and it went to a strike temp of 79.2 - an extra 5.4 degrees. Guess what - that's more or less how short it was when I first mashed in. A strike temp of 79°C seems a bit high from my experience. I've had a 10 gallon SSBrewtech mash tu...