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by Binkie Huckaback
Fri Jan 10, 2020 10:03 pm
Forum: Dispensing
Topic: Everything beer engine, polypins, cask and questions
Replies: 62
Views: 2985

Re: Everything beer engine, polypins, cask and questions

Polypins are great because of the time saved instead of bottling, but I always felt the few litres I did bottle because I always brewed 23 litres tasted better than that from the polypin. As you're probably aware, the smaller the quantity, the quicker it comes into condition. Anyway, my set up is as...
by Binkie Huckaback
Thu Dec 26, 2019 11:47 am
Forum: Hops
Topic: Using Pellets for the First Time
Replies: 6
Views: 394

Using Pellets for the First Time

In my next brew I'll be using pellets for the first time. Is there anything I should bear in mind or do differently than when using whole hops? I'll be using a Grainfather and don't have a hop spider, but I do whirlpool and can make a hop bag if need be. If I should be using a hop bag, will my hop e...
by Binkie Huckaback
Thu Dec 19, 2019 11:38 pm
Forum: Beer Recipes
Topic: Northern Monk Recipe Request
Replies: 10
Views: 1085

Re: Northern Monk Recipe Request

Clibit - the recipe you posted gives ginger root as an ingredient; I take it this is definitely fresh ginger? Also, should it be grated, chopped etc (I'm assuming it's not whole).
by Binkie Huckaback
Tue Nov 26, 2019 8:35 pm
Forum: Beer Recipes
Topic: Northern Monk Recipe Request
Replies: 10
Views: 1085

Re: Northern Monk Recipe Request

Ooh! Thanks Clibit. I'll give it a go
by Binkie Huckaback
Sun Nov 17, 2019 10:56 am
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Help With Inkbird ITC-308 Controller
Replies: 7
Views: 263

Re: Help With Inkbird ITC-308 Controller

I'll double-check the settings this afternoon. Yes, Guy, definitely plugged int heating, not cooling.
by Binkie Huckaback
Sun Nov 17, 2019 9:39 am
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Help With Inkbird ITC-308 Controller
Replies: 7
Views: 263

Re: Help With Inkbird ITC-308 Controller

Thanks guys. The probe's fitting into a thermowell on one of these:

https://www.themaltmiller.co.uk/product ... er-heater/

I'd assumed that setting the temperature would be all there was I needed to do. Even when I set an alarm, the temperature increases on the read out.
by Binkie Huckaback
Sat Nov 16, 2019 2:29 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Help With Inkbird ITC-308 Controller
Replies: 7
Views: 263

Help With Inkbird ITC-308 Controller

Hi. I have a Help With Inkbird ITC-308 Controller which I'll be using for the first time this weekend. I plugged it into my boiler to test it, set the temperature to 55c and the differentials to +/- 0.3c, but it doesn't seem to turn off at the required temperature. I think it's probably something I'...
by Binkie Huckaback
Mon Nov 04, 2019 2:48 pm
Forum: Beer Recipes
Topic: Northern Monk Recipe Request
Replies: 10
Views: 1085

Re: Northern Monk Recipe Request

Thanks Rob
by Binkie Huckaback
Fri Nov 01, 2019 3:38 pm
Forum: Braumeister, Grainfather and other One-Pot Brewing Systems
Topic: GF - Starting boil as I sparge?
Replies: 17
Views: 2673

Re: GF - Starting boil as I sparge?

Can I ask what you're using as a sparge water heater and you control the temperature?
by Binkie Huckaback
Fri Nov 01, 2019 2:00 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Brewhouse/Shed Wishlist
Replies: 20
Views: 833

Brewhouse/Shed Wishlist

So, I'm clearing out and fixing a large-ish block shed into - among other things - somewhere to keep all my kit and to house my fermenters. I'd probably still brew outside due to steam issues. The shed will eventually have power, but probably not water as it's just outside the kitchen. My questions ...
by Binkie Huckaback
Fri Nov 01, 2019 12:59 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Inkbird Grommet
Replies: 5
Views: 536

Re: Inkbird Grommet

You can buy airlock grommets on Ebay: https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre ... 1162828346
by Binkie Huckaback
Thu Oct 24, 2019 5:07 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Ink Bird Temperture Controller for HLT
Replies: 3
Views: 328

Ink Bird Temperture Controller for HLT

I'm now the owner of a Grainfather and now want to turn my plastic boiler into a HLT. My plan is to use a temperature controller to keep sparge water at as constant a temperature as possible. The boiler is plastic with a kettle-type element (25 litres) It was purpose built with a simmer stat which I...
by Binkie Huckaback
Tue Oct 01, 2019 6:47 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Smoked Malt in a Porter
Replies: 9
Views: 587

Re: Smoked Malt in a Porter

Years ago I made a very nice smoked brown porter with some peat smoked malt. Here's the recipe if it's of any help: Fermentable Colour lb: oz Grams Ratio Pale Malt 5 EBC 8 lbs. 2.5 oz 3700 grams 74.4% Crystal Malt 130 EBC 0 lbs. 10.9 oz 310 grams 6.2% Brown Malt 150 EBC 1 lbs. 1.6 oz 500 grams 10.1%...
by Binkie Huckaback
Fri Sep 27, 2019 6:14 pm
Forum: Fermentation
Topic: Using ferm. fridge for salami?
Replies: 7
Views: 683

Re: Using ferm. fridge for salami?

I've thought about using my fermentation fridge for curing meats and for cheeses. The biggest issue for me is working out how to control relative humidity. I'm sure cleaning and sanitising would deal with any risk of cross contamination This has been on my list of things to do for years. I have a f...