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by Rankin_leigh
Mon May 25, 2020 2:50 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: HERMS rig - best place for the thermostat sensor?
Replies: 1
Views: 25

Re: HERMS rig - best place for the thermostat sensor?

I'm still in planning phase for upgrading to herms so no real life experience.
But I know Peebee did a pretty extensive thread month or 2 on the positioning options of the probe.
by Rankin_leigh
Wed Apr 22, 2020 10:47 pm
Forum: Kit Brewing
Topic: Mangrove Jack Pink Grapefruit IPA?
Replies: 5
Views: 278

Re: Mangrove Jack Pink Grapefruit IPA?

I made it last year when having a break from full grain. Worked really nice. Very nice fruity bitter-sweet flavour to it. Would definitely make it again.
by Rankin_leigh
Tue Apr 14, 2020 6:29 am
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Cost comparison - kits and grain brewing
Replies: 13
Views: 545

Re: Cost comparison - kits and grain brewing

I've always looked it that equipment is the hobby (amd justify the costs that way). ingredients as cheap beer. Ingredients can be a bit hard to hard to do exactly as normally you'd buy packs in standard sizes which might not be needed- ie 500g bag and only use 400g... obviously after a while you sti...
by Rankin_leigh
Sun Apr 05, 2020 9:43 am
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Show me what you got ;)
Replies: 17
Views: 821

Re: Show me what you got ;)

@Orlando that is one mighty nice looking set up. Can I ask what extractor fan you're using/what rate it is and how well it keeps out the steam. I'm in the middle of planning a big herms upgrade (put on hold until electrician is allowed here to boost the juice). But I really struggle with condensatio...
by Rankin_leigh
Wed Jan 29, 2020 9:41 am
Forum: RIMS and HERMS
Topic: HELP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Replies: 21
Views: 1137

Re: HELP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Thanks Richard. Good to know a rough estimate to shoot for, as had no idea!
(Take it you don't hail from sussex area 😉)
by Rankin_leigh
Mon Jan 27, 2020 1:25 am
Forum: RIMS and HERMS
Topic: HELP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Replies: 21
Views: 1137

Re: HELP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

In my last house I wired up a 30 amp supply to the garage but you can't do that DIY these days. Might get a sparkie in to see how much it would cost - me doing the cable laying from the circuit board and digging out the channel to the garage - and him putting a unit in the garage and hooking up. Tha...
by Rankin_leigh
Sat Nov 02, 2019 8:54 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Brewhouse/Shed Wishlist
Replies: 20
Views: 1114

Re: Brewhouse/Shed Wishlist

guypettigrew wrote:
Sat Nov 02, 2019 8:42 pm
Once again, try one of these.

A major part of my lifelong collection of about 6,000 vinyl albums is in my brewery/garage. No way would I risk condensation getting to any of them.

Guy
That looks amazing - but no way I could hide a hole in the garage that size from the Mrs!
by Rankin_leigh
Sat Nov 02, 2019 8:02 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Brewhouse/Shed Wishlist
Replies: 20
Views: 1114

Re: Brewhouse/Shed Wishlist

Some form of drainage (ideally a screed floor with multiple floor drains) would be my first choice for something that's hard to do later. On the subject of steam - extractor fans aren't very effective unless you cover the kettle and have a duct going outside. Or I would consider the idea of a steam...
by Rankin_leigh
Wed Oct 23, 2019 1:49 pm
Forum: RIMS and HERMS
Topic: Upgrade questions- herms and panel builds
Replies: 3
Views: 710

Re: Upgrade questions- herms and panel builds

Hiya thanks... Was aware of the need for pid's, that was main reason for planning on trying to do panel at the time. Hadnt heard/thought of having a seperate smaller pot for the herms coil, only ever heard of it being in the hlt. Think for money/space side of things I would probably still want the h...
by Rankin_leigh
Wed Oct 23, 2019 12:19 pm
Forum: RIMS and HERMS
Topic: Upgrade questions- herms and panel builds
Replies: 3
Views: 710

Upgrade questions- herms and panel builds

Hi all. Over the next few months I'm hoping to make my next round of upgrades. I'm currently running a cheap platsic 25l htl that gravity feeds to 50l thermo mash, then pump to 70l boiler. I'm looking at ditching the current htl and upgrading to a shiny 70l herms set up (and adding 2nd pump). The ma...
by Rankin_leigh
Mon Sep 30, 2019 7:23 pm
Forum: Home Brew Suppliers
Topic: ANGELHOMEBREW-FermZilla 27L Starter Kit PREORDER
Replies: 8
Views: 1599

Re: ANGELHOMEBREW-FermZilla 27L Starter Kit PREORDER

Cant wait to get my hands on mine!

Just wondered, when the 55l comes out, will there be an option to just purchase the body?
Therefore saving on not paying a second butterfly valve etc...
by Rankin_leigh
Sun Sep 01, 2019 11:31 am
Forum: Dispensing
Topic: Advice on regulator issues.
Replies: 8
Views: 513

Re: Advice on regulator issues.

No idea on brand, but it was pretty dirt cheap. It's the one angel homebrew sell (not knocking them, usually stuffs really good). But as you say, get what you pay for. In case no one can recommend how to take it apart, do you know what brands to actually look out for. My main thought was replacing w...
by Rankin_leigh
Sun Sep 01, 2019 8:13 am
Forum: Dispensing
Topic: Advice on regulator issues.
Replies: 8
Views: 513

Advice on regulator issues.

I made the swap over to cornies about a year ago, and got myself a double reg. I use one to carbonate my fermentasaurus, then the other into my keezer and split to the 3 kegs. I lost the last 6kg co2 tank in a month and thought I just hadnt done up the connection. But tested for leaks, and seem to h...
by Rankin_leigh
Sun Jul 21, 2019 9:28 pm
Forum: Fermentation
Topic: New fermentasaurus!
Replies: 1
Views: 561

New fermentasaurus!

Anyone else been waiting for the new gen of the fermentasaurus, with all the promised tweaks?! Noticed last week Angelbrew are now listing it on their site as coming soon. Annoyingly on the 27l, hopefully the double batch will be along soon enough! Anyone heard when both may actually be shipping? (E...
by Rankin_leigh
Mon Jun 10, 2019 3:09 pm
Forum: Malts and Grits
Topic: Grain storage suggestions
Replies: 7
Views: 696

Re: Grain storage suggestions

Ive been keeping my grain in a food grade plasyic barrell. Found the 60l version fits 25kg sack perfectly. Dump the bag in, cut the top open and dont have to keep taling it in or out. Think this is the one i use.... https://www.amazon.co.uk/60-Litre-airtight-storage-container/dp/B00AF5GVHQ Brew usin...