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by floydmeddler
Wed Sep 02, 2020 9:49 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Replacement lids
Replies: 3
Views: 215

Re: Replacement lids

Cheers chaps
by floydmeddler
Tue Sep 01, 2020 9:39 am
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Replacement lids
Replies: 3
Views: 215

Replacement lids

Hey folks,

Anyone know where I can buy replacement lids with rings for this style of fermenter?

Thanks in advance.

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by floydmeddler
Thu Jul 30, 2020 6:24 am
Forum: RIMS and HERMS
Topic: Sestos PID slow to respond
Replies: 6
Views: 641

Re: Sestos PID slow to respond

Thanks Jocky. something I just have to live with I think. First world problems eh?

I use a RIMs system.
by floydmeddler
Fri Jul 24, 2020 6:26 pm
Forum: RIMS and HERMS
Topic: Sestos PID slow to respond
Replies: 6
Views: 641

Re: Sestos PID slow to respond

Thanks guys. I used auto and when its doing its thing, it's super. But when I want to say reduce the temp, i'll tap in the new desired temp and it won't acknowledge my change straight away. Will keep going as it was for a while. It gets annoying when I override the PID if say I want to crank the tem...
by floydmeddler
Fri Jul 24, 2020 10:55 am
Forum: Yeast
Topic: Storing Yeast Slurry in Bags... Would you trust these?
Replies: 22
Views: 4353

Re: Storing Yeast Slurry in Bags... Would you trust these?

Freezing yeast successfully requires more than blogosphere lore. Next time I freeze some, I'll document the process to give an idea. Storing 'washed' yeast in pure water is blogosphere lore too. At room temperature, mortality becomes detectable after a few weeks. So, at best, it's short term theref...
by floydmeddler
Fri Jul 24, 2020 10:04 am
Forum: Winemaking
Topic: Elderflower Sparkling Wine - Using Dried Elderflowers
Replies: 7
Views: 969

Re: Elderflower Sparkling Wine - Using Dried Elderflowers

Don't quote me but I believe some people have 'enhanced' the elderflower by using a preservative free cordial such as Bottle Green Elderflower https://www.tesco.com/groceries/en-GB/products/251631485 might be worth a shot if your fresh and/or dried are a bit duff. I've heard that too. I like the id...
by floydmeddler
Fri Jul 24, 2020 10:04 am
Forum: Winemaking
Topic: Elderflower Sparkling Wine - Using Dried Elderflowers
Replies: 7
Views: 969

Re: Elderflower Sparkling Wine - Using Dried Elderflowers

I can conclude that that dry is no match for fresh. Did 2 x 10L batches dry/fresh and the difference was immense. I'll never use dry again. I combined the two batches in a corny and 'dry hopped' with more fresh. Resulting 20L is tasting very nice now. Just need to condition for 6 months now!
by floydmeddler
Fri Jul 24, 2020 9:48 am
Forum: RIMS and HERMS
Topic: Sestos PID slow to respond
Replies: 6
Views: 641

Sestos PID slow to respond

Howdy, I've been using a Sestos PID controller for a few years now and haven't been able to get to the bottom of a really annoying problem. Here's a typical scenario. I simply want to bring the temp down from say 67c to 65c. I set it to 65c and instead of immediately knocking off the element, it dec...
by floydmeddler
Fri May 01, 2020 7:38 am
Forum: Winemaking
Topic: Elderflower Sparkling Wine - Using Dried Elderflowers
Replies: 7
Views: 969

Re: Elderflower Sparkling Wine - Using Dried Elderflowers

Cheers TSOAB. I didn't think it was this early. Always thought start of June.
by floydmeddler
Thu Apr 30, 2020 12:39 pm
Forum: Winemaking
Topic: Elderflower Sparkling Wine - Using Dried Elderflowers
Replies: 7
Views: 969

Elderflower Sparkling Wine - Using Dried Elderflowers

For a few years now, I've been promising my wife, mother and mother in law that I'd dedicate a tap on my keezer to sparkling elderflower wine. It's lockdown, so I'm finally getting round to it as have no excuse... I ordered dried elderflower and am underwhelmed by their aroma. I wasn't expecting in ...
by floydmeddler
Sat Mar 07, 2020 3:32 pm
Forum: Home Brew Suppliers
Topic: £30 corny kegs
Replies: 7
Views: 1744

Re: £30 corny kegs

Hi, Can we see some pics please?
by floydmeddler
Sun Dec 08, 2019 11:16 am
Forum: Yeast
Topic: Crossmyloof Brewery Dry Yeast
Replies: 99
Views: 21661

Re: Crossmyloof Brewery Dry Yeast

The Californian Common / Steam Beer yeast is fantastic.
by floydmeddler
Sun Dec 08, 2019 11:13 am
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Adding cocoa nibs
Replies: 7
Views: 854

Re: Adding cocoa nibs

FWIW, I ground mine, steep them in vodka for 24 hrs to steralise then add to secondary. I get a super chocolate hit. I usually add 100g to 19L.
by floydmeddler
Wed Jun 19, 2019 7:58 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Scorched Element - Have you ever gotten away with it?
Replies: 15
Views: 1605

Re: Scorched Element - Have you ever gotten away with it?

IPA, It has been a sore lesson.
J444fog, nice idea, but i'd forever be searching the background for that taste. I would never enjoy it.

Ah well! I'll update when I brew it again. May even do my first pictured brew day post for the first time in absolutely years!