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by Jim
Mon Nov 18, 2019 9:47 am
Forum: Brewing Liquor
Topic: Graham's water treatment calculator
Replies: 2
Views: 141

Re: Graham's water treatment calculator

I don't know, but have you read the notes Graham wrote to go with the calculator? https://www.jimsbeerkit.co.uk/watertreatnotes.html#Note5 Extract: Beer Types. The drop-down list also gives a few typical water compositions for various types of beer, the parameters for which will be automatically loa...
by Jim
Sun Nov 10, 2019 8:51 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Hello all!
Replies: 2
Views: 262

Re: Hello all!

Welcome to JBK. :)
by Jim
Sat Oct 19, 2019 12:09 pm
Forum: Brewing Liquor
Topic: Trying the English water treatment approach
Replies: 17
Views: 779

Re: Trying the English water treatment approach

thepatchworkdoll wrote:
Fri Oct 18, 2019 2:50 pm
Hi All
I can vouch for Eric's beers having sampled quite a few andd have to say Ive never had any chalky beers. In fact Eric brews exceptional beers in my opinion and has a wealth of knowledge covering every aspect of brewing.
Regards
Patch
Ditto. :)
by Jim
Tue Oct 15, 2019 12:56 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Happy to learn more
Replies: 5
Views: 317

Re: Happy to learn more

Welcome to JBK Mihai! :)
by Jim
Wed Oct 09, 2019 7:48 am
Forum: Brewing Videos
Topic: Looking for some homebrew to taste
Replies: 3
Views: 663

Re: Looking for some homebrew to taste

Hi Paul, good luck with getting everyone to send you free beer. I must try that sometime. ;)

I'm moving this to the videos forum as it doesn't really belong here though.
by Jim
Sun Sep 29, 2019 11:36 am
Forum: Cleaning, Sanitation and Sterilisation
Topic: Starsan Discontinued ?
Replies: 32
Views: 1679

Re: Starsan Discontinued ?

Kevwaller wrote:
Sun Sep 29, 2019 11:19 am
Chemsan is the alternative half price at mm this weekend


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Looks OK. In stock at the MM as well - https://www.themaltmiller.co.uk/product ... ser-500ml/ . Panic over.
by Jim
Sun Sep 29, 2019 11:03 am
Forum: Cleaning, Sanitation and Sterilisation
Topic: Starsan Discontinued ?
Replies: 32
Views: 1679

Re: Starsan Discontinued ?

If true, that's a real shame. It's good stuff.

What's the alternative they're recommending?
by Jim
Sun Sep 22, 2019 10:01 am
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: DIY boiler - safety?
Replies: 13
Views: 629

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: 629

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 10, 2019 11:44 am
Forum: Brewdays
Topic: Oddly smooth green hop brewday
Replies: 4
Views: 432

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: 425

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: 467

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
Tue Aug 27, 2019 8:59 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Pressure leaking from my King Keg valves.
Replies: 41
Views: 2354

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: 2354

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: 630

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