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by Bigbud78
Wed Oct 31, 2018 12:00 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Insulated mash tuns
Replies: 30
Views: 1717

Re: Insulated mash tuns

j444fog wrote:
Tue Oct 30, 2018 7:53 pm
Thinking on doing similar myself - whereabouts in Germany did you get the pot Big Bud?
Email for the prices ebay_de@bergland24.de You can get an idea of whats available if you search thermopot online, most the homebrew places are getting the pots from bergland
by Bigbud78
Tue Oct 30, 2018 1:16 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Whirlpool arm - how to use
Replies: 5
Views: 450

Re: Whirlpool arm - how to use

I know we have spoken on twitter and you have seen photos of my setup but its easier here with no character limits, I currently use a immersion chiller with no filtering at all. At the start of the boil I chuck bittering hops in loose, then with 15 mins to go I put in my chiller and start the pump u...
by Bigbud78
Tue Oct 30, 2018 12:55 pm
Forum: Fermentation
Topic: Stockpots as fermenters?
Replies: 40
Views: 2355

Re: Stockpots as fermenters?

Pick one of these up and put a standard Ball valve on it, you'll need a couple of clamps and a blow off for the lid https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/1-2-DN15-Sanitary-Male-Threaded-Ferrule-Pipe-Fits-Tri-Clamp-Type-SUS-SS-316-UK/253777609209?hash=item3b165301f9:g:3oEAAOxy4YdTWg2x:rk:21:pf:0 https://www.eba...
by Bigbud78
Mon Oct 29, 2018 6:20 pm
Forum: Kit Brewing
Topic: Yeast infection
Replies: 10
Views: 585

Re: Yeast infection

I'd try it, does it smell bad ? I've never had one look like that but it could just be suspended yeast
by Bigbud78
Mon Oct 29, 2018 5:51 pm
Forum: Fermentation
Topic: Stockpots as fermenters?
Replies: 40
Views: 2355

Re: Stockpots as fermenters?

Brewbuilder flay bottomed should be great, similar to my conical. If I was buying again I'd get the 33L version with a butterfly valve and racking arm :)
by Bigbud78
Thu Oct 25, 2018 11:18 am
Forum: Commercial Brews
Topic: Sierra Nevada pale ale
Replies: 7
Views: 634

Re: Sierra Nevada pale ale

LeeH wrote:
Thu Oct 25, 2018 10:20 am
Can you send me the file in XML?


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yes I can if you dm me a email address, the site wont let me add it
by Bigbud78
Thu Oct 25, 2018 10:09 am
Forum: Commercial Brews
Topic: Sierra Nevada pale ale
Replies: 7
Views: 634

Re: Sierra Nevada pale ale

I've brewed it 7 or 8 times now tweaking it, this is my favorite version of it :D
by Bigbud78
Wed Oct 24, 2018 2:25 pm
Forum: Cider Making
Topic: Priming question
Replies: 10
Views: 1064

Re: Priming question

Sounds about right if you like fizzy Cider, some people add it to water and boil it for a minute to sterilize it. I just tip the sugar in the bottle and rack over the top. If your bulk priming i'd just use water, you dont know how much the fresh apple juice will ferment out and you may get exploding...
by Bigbud78
Wed Sep 26, 2018 1:03 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Single element
Replies: 11
Views: 817

Re: Single element

That sounds like a good plan, especially if work is being done already. By the way, one thing that not everyone realises - because it seems ridiculous - is that domestic double sockets aren't officially required to handle double the current. So as you're able to plan ahead, I'd suggest going for at...
by Bigbud78
Tue Sep 25, 2018 4:33 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Single element
Replies: 11
Views: 817

Re: Single element

Thanks everyone, I picked up another bottle from a different supplier in the end but I'm still looking at electric. Were supposed to be having an extension soon (if the builder turns up) and will get the garage wired up with a decent supply.
by Bigbud78
Sat Sep 22, 2018 5:08 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Single element
Replies: 11
Views: 817

Single element

Locally I cant get hold of any Calor gas patio bottles and they want me to pay another deposit for a standard propane bottle or I could pony up for a flogas bottle. Being cheesed off I wondered if I could move to electric instead ? I have a brewbuilder 50L pot atm and I generally have a starting boi...
by Bigbud78
Fri Sep 14, 2018 9:56 am
Forum: Dispensing
Topic: Beer engines; keeping it fresh
Replies: 54
Views: 4638

Re: Beer engines; keeping it fresh

I have a half pint angram and I've been playing with this and have found that on my pump I can disconnect from the corny take the disconnect off and the hand pump will actually get almost all the beer out the engine, I then put it in starsan and run through until clear.
by Bigbud78
Wed Sep 12, 2018 12:35 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Insulated mash tuns
Replies: 30
Views: 1717

Re: Insulated mash tuns

I bought my thermopot not too long ago from Germany and did it myself, if you have a dremel and qmax it really isnt hard. Think with the false bottom it came in at around £140 for a 50L
by Bigbud78
Wed Aug 22, 2018 11:08 am
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: 3-piece ball valve alternatives
Replies: 4
Views: 414

Re: 3-piece ball valve alternatives

Yep I use 2 piece on my hot side, once that have been apart once its easy enough to split them. It takes seconds to pop them open and get the seals out to clean well. I could do with a tap with no dead space, I use tri clamp butterfly on my FV and have to be so careful when connecting up my keg and ...
by Bigbud78
Fri Aug 03, 2018 1:20 pm
Forum: Dispensing
Topic: Fitting my first tap to my keezer
Replies: 9
Views: 862

Re: Fitting my first tap to my keezer

You have flow control on your tap, no need for dropping the pipe size. Straight 3/8 will work with no issues