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by Binkie Huckaback
Tue Nov 26, 2019 8:35 pm
Forum: Beer Recipes
Topic: Northern Monk Recipe Request
Replies: 9
Views: 881

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: 208

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: 208

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: 208

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: 9
Views: 881

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: 2438

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: 696

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: 467

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: 277

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: 521

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: 629

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...
by Binkie Huckaback
Thu Sep 05, 2019 6:44 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Delay before boiling.
Replies: 4
Views: 565

Re: Delay before boiling.

I haven't brewed that regularly for the last few years, but when I do, I generally mash one day and boil the next to make things a bit more relaxed and have never noticed and problems. I suspect robwalkerafain may have more finely tuned taste buds and knowledge than I do though. I started doing this...
by Binkie Huckaback
Thu Sep 05, 2019 6:30 pm
Forum: Hops
Topic: Unknown Hops
Replies: 6
Views: 469

Re: Unknown Hops

It's East London Rob, but on an allotment, so unlikely to be wild. Thanks for the info though.
by Binkie Huckaback
Sun Sep 01, 2019 4:08 pm
Forum: Hops
Topic: Unknown Hops
Replies: 6
Views: 469

Unknown Hops

I inherited a hop bine with my allotment about four years ago and despite drying and freezing them the first year (they're still there), all I've done is eat the shoots. I have no idea what variety they are, so is it best to keep it purely for the shoots, or is there some way I can tell if at least ...