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by Jim
Sun Sep 22, 2019 10:01 am
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: DIY boiler - safety?
Replies: 13
Views: 399

Re: DIY boiler - safety?

Thanks for the responses. Have decided to sack this idea off, bin all the stuff and look out for a cheap second hand boiler. I reckon that's probably the best idea. I used a Electrim plastic boiler for years, but I never felt as if it was really safe when it was boiling. Stainless steel is so much ...
by Jim
Thu Sep 19, 2019 9:25 am
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: DIY boiler - safety?
Replies: 13
Views: 399

Re: DIY boiler - safety?

As said above, very important electrical connections are well protected in brewing gear - there tends to be a lot of liquid splashing about.
by Jim
Tue Sep 17, 2019 7:49 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Newbie first time Microbrewery American IPA
Replies: 5
Views: 145

Re: Newbie first time Microbrewery American IPA

Welcome! What your beer needs is a bit of time. I know very well how difficult it is to leave it alone, but that's what you have to do. After a couple of weeks it will be much, much better, and the clouds of yeast will settle down nicely to leave clear beer above it. It's not bad for you per se, but...
by Jim
Tue Sep 10, 2019 11:44 am
Forum: Brewdays
Topic: Oddly smooth green hop brewday
Replies: 2
Views: 207

Re: Oddly smooth green hop brewday

Those hops look gorgeous. :)

Perfect brewdays are rare, but they do happen (I'm told).
by Jim
Mon Sep 09, 2019 12:21 pm
Forum: Hops
Topic: How to dry home grown hops?
Replies: 9
Views: 297

Re: How to dry home grown hops?

I seem to recall David Line described a method involving a hair dryer and a tea chest. Apparently it didn't work too well though.
by Jim
Thu Sep 05, 2019 9:38 am
Forum: Brewing Liquor
Topic: Charcoal filtered water, what benefits?
Replies: 12
Views: 341

Re: Charcoal filtered water, what benefits?

Knowledge is better than speculation. Ask your water company. I asked the Drinking Water Inspectorate in 2015 and got this answer: chloramines I have a £35 RO filter system for brewing. I live in a very hard water area. I must have missed that post first time round. It shows my water company (North...
by Jim
Mon Sep 02, 2019 7:05 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Hi again after 9 years
Replies: 5
Views: 180

Re: Hi again after 9 years

Yes, welcome back! :)

As LeeH says, home brewing is a different world now.
by Jim
Tue Aug 27, 2019 8:59 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Pressure leaking from my King Keg valves.
Replies: 41
Views: 2005

Re: Pressure leaking from my King Keg valves.

I have dumped half a barrel of beer. :-( I have put the barrel pressured into a tub of water and can see no bubbles. I have the new type taps and see that the tap should not be turned fully off but left at a 3 o'clock position. Anyone else do that? I have filled the barrel with water and pressured ...
by Jim
Mon Aug 26, 2019 9:16 am
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Pressure leaking from my King Keg valves.
Replies: 41
Views: 2005

Re: Pressure leaking from my King Keg valves.

I've had a barrel leak from the welded seam. It was below the tap so easy to see (because beer was leaking out), but if it had been near the top I'd probably have spent ages mucking about with o-rings and valve seals before I found the real problem, so as Guy says, get the soapy water and brush out ...
by Jim
Mon Aug 26, 2019 8:37 am
Forum: Brewdays
Topic: Cancelled brewday
Replies: 7
Views: 492

Re: Cancelled brewday

robbarwell wrote:
Sun Aug 25, 2019 10:11 pm
brew done.

in fermenter, 65 litres of Mosaic pale
I like a happy ending! :=P
by Jim
Sun Aug 18, 2019 8:18 pm
Forum: Yeast
Topic: Lallemand London ESB dry yeast.
Replies: 9
Views: 601

Re: Lallemand London ESB dry yeast.

Should be nice. Are you planning to using finings or let it clear down on its own?
by Jim
Sun Aug 18, 2019 8:14 pm
Forum: Brewdays
Topic: Cancelled brewday
Replies: 7
Views: 492

Re: Cancelled brewday

I bet it was a bit of a let-down after planning for a brew, but at least it's a good job done!
by Jim
Fri Aug 16, 2019 8:13 am
Forum: Kit Brewing
Topic: Increase ABV Without Sacrificing Flavour
Replies: 8
Views: 477

Re: Increase ABV Without Sacrificing Flavour

Adding sugar does dilute the flavour - this was a fault of the kits that were around when I were a lad, they all specified adding an entire 1kg bag of sugar and were pretty horrible. They used to result in pretty bad hangovers as well. If you add malt extract as Jocky suggests, that will add flavour...
by Jim
Thu Aug 15, 2019 8:07 am
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Jimbob's calculator
Replies: 3
Views: 276

Re: Jimbob's calculator

Now that I look at it after a few months, it isn't really clear is it? There was a discussion about it here https://www.jimsbeerkit.co.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?f=77&t=17405&p=843593&hilit=wheeler+creator#p843593 at the time, but I'm not sure what the current state of development is - it was still a wo...