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by Rankin_leigh
Tue Oct 13, 2020 9:12 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Keezer size suggestions please
Replies: 7
Views: 174

Re: Keezer size suggestions please

I recently got a second hand chest freezer that will fit 6 kegs once I get around to a collar (last 2 on the shelf). It's 200L. But I spent quite a while looking at different sizes. Most 200l tended to be too narrow with the extra space being in the width. This one fits exactly 2 deep and 3 wide. I ...
by Rankin_leigh
Mon Sep 07, 2020 7:26 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Temp probe length with quick disconnect
Replies: 3
Views: 169

Re: Temp probe length with quick disconnect

Thanks jocky. I had wondered, but thought the camlocks may be a bit cumbersome. But looks like it works well. And for the ease of all the spare bits I already have - definitely the way to go!
by Rankin_leigh
Sun Sep 06, 2020 10:33 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Temp probe length with quick disconnect
Replies: 3
Views: 169

Temp probe length with quick disconnect

Hi all. I'm in the middle of a nice big upgrade to my garage and brew area and will be upgrading most of my gear in the coming months. I'll be building my own temp controller (planning to order aurber's ezboil). I've been looking at the temp probe connection and plan to have it either on exit of Her...
by Rankin_leigh
Tue Jul 28, 2020 9:21 am
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Fermentation fridge base reinforcement
Replies: 10
Views: 757

Re: Fermentation fridge base reinforcement

I sort of the glass shelf. But there is the lip at the back of mine for the condensation drain, I had to raise it by 1/2 cm to fit mine flat. So added just an old bit of ply. But the other main thing I did was using a old bit of 2x4 I have a support leg in the middle propped underneath the glass she...
by Rankin_leigh
Mon Jun 15, 2020 10:46 am
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Conical fermenter advice
Replies: 10
Views: 1138

Re: Conical fermenter advice

I've got both the older fermentasaurus (35l) and the newer 19l fermzilla. Both are great bits of kit. For anyone interested, the new one does have some great upgrades - the size of the butterfly is HUGE! But that does mean that the yeast collection tub is a pig to undo, even with the new gadget you ...
by Rankin_leigh
Mon May 25, 2020 2:50 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: HERMS rig - best place for the thermostat sensor?
Replies: 2
Views: 438

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: 717

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: 1201

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: 1305

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: 2048

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: 2048

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: 1602

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: 1602

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: 1168

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: 1168

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...