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by Eric
Tue Jul 16, 2019 2:00 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Do pH probes 'go off'?
Replies: 11
Views: 361

Re: Do pH probes 'go off'?

Well worth a tenner even if it’s there as a spare That seems to be so. It would be interesting to compare the linearity between and outside the calibration points for both machines. Mine tends to be used in flourishes. Often I won't bother when time is short or for a basic brew, but it gets a bashi...
by Eric
Sat Jul 13, 2019 4:37 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Do pH probes 'go off'?
Replies: 11
Views: 361

Re: Do pH probes 'go off'?

I had a similar situation with my rather expensive Milwaukee ph meter ( a good £60-£80 I think) worked fine for a couple years, always cleaned and stored the probe in storage solution. It wouldn’t calibrate at all and a new probe was more than a new one! So I bought one of these https://uploads.tap...
by Eric
Sat Jul 13, 2019 10:46 am
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Do pH probes 'go off'?
Replies: 11
Views: 361

Re: Do pH probes 'go off'?

They don't last for ever. My first probe didn't last long, but wasn't giving erratic readings, instead it just continued to drift. For readings to be practical and meaningful they should be taken with the sample and probe at very similar temperatures, close to 20C and constant. For our purpose perfe...
by Eric
Mon Jul 01, 2019 11:50 pm
Forum: Articles for Sale
Topic: Free To A Good Home
Replies: 11
Views: 852

Re: Free To A Good Home

JJSH wrote:
Mon Jul 01, 2019 10:21 pm
I don't seem able to PM you Johnny. Drop me a PM if these are still available, as I'm in the area next week.
Khs has posted only twice and therefore cannot use the PM system until he's posted a particular minimum number of times.
by Eric
Mon May 27, 2019 9:59 pm
Forum: Yeast
Topic: Top crop or bottom harvest?
Replies: 6
Views: 298

Re: Top crop or bottom harvest?

Depends upon the yeast. If it's real top fermenting, then top-crop will keep it working at its best. While WLP002 provides a good looking head, it's too light to merit constant top cropping and slurry would be a better choice. I wouldn't know about FM11, but most Northern yeasts were either Burton o...
by Eric
Sat May 18, 2019 12:00 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Replacement elements
Replies: 7
Views: 372

Re: Replacement elements

Ah, Thanks Kev for pointing that out. Mine are the other type.
by Eric
Fri May 17, 2019 6:21 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Replacement elements
Replies: 7
Views: 372

Re: Replacement elements

My kettle element died during a brew last week, managed to finish off in the HLT. HLT element is looking pretty gnarly too. I've got 6 or 7 years out of them. They were Tribune S6212 elements (DIN25?) - I'm not sure they were actually stainless. I used a 32.5mm QMax, and a 1.25" backnut. So ideally...
by Eric
Sat May 11, 2019 12:31 pm
Forum: Dispensing
Topic: New Hand Pump setup
Replies: 30
Views: 1248

Re: New Hand Pump setup

MickJ wrote:
Sat May 11, 2019 6:07 am

Will keep on finding out about the pump and where I can get a porcelain handle .....

Michael
You might look here for a handle. I'm not sure if length is standard, but have found them helpful on the telephone in the past.
by Eric
Thu May 09, 2019 7:03 pm
Forum: Fermentation
Topic: Very dirty looking Krausen
Replies: 5
Views: 205

Re: Very dirty looking Krausen

It's the chocolate malt. None of it will have been converted to soluble sugars as would happen in a mash with diastatic malt or extract. Chocolate malt has no enzymes of its own. Nothing to worry about other than the finished beer will likely be hazy and you may not get all of the the flavours expec...
by Eric
Fri May 03, 2019 1:44 pm
Forum: Brewdays
Topic: IPA brewday vid
Replies: 10
Views: 332

Re: IPA brewday vid

Bru 'n water does seem to calculate it for me though based on at least the value of bicarbonate and carbonate. I assume they're not actually salts though then? (My chemistry isn't great, I thought they may have been). Its calculated value matches my water report alkalinity value of 28 though. Sever...
by Eric
Thu May 02, 2019 11:01 pm
Forum: Brewdays
Topic: IPA brewday vid
Replies: 10
Views: 332

Re: IPA brewday vid

So it was your water report that advised the sample tested had alkalinity of 28 ppm as calcium carbonate. You would therfore enter that value into the calculator, it might in turn convert it to other units of measurement, but it does not calculate it. Alkalinity is not a salt and a salt does not add...
by Eric
Thu May 02, 2019 8:56 pm
Forum: Brewdays
Topic: IPA brewday vid
Replies: 10
Views: 332

Re: IPA brewday vid

It is more effective to mix the two by adding grains into water than the other way about. Pouring water onto grains is more likely to make dough-balls, clumps of dry grains held together by a wet outer coating. Put your mash liquor at about 80C into the mash tun and stir until the temperature settle...
by Eric
Thu May 02, 2019 7:25 pm
Forum: Brewdays
Topic: IPA brewday vid
Replies: 10
Views: 332

Re: IPA brewday vid

The oats appeared to be oat husks which are added to aid mash drainage. Consider mixing all the ingredients beforehand. The enzymes will be more evenly distributed through the mash enabling a more speedily and thorough conversion. Ideally you should add grist and liquor together, but otherwise add t...
by Eric
Sun Apr 28, 2019 5:37 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Replacing S30 valve
Replies: 12
Views: 379

Re: Replacing S30 valve

Through the valve. It works ok as long as the seals are newish and in the right place and I've screwed the valve into place at the right tightness, tight enough to stop gas escaping and not so tight the rubber washer distorts. There are too many variables and it's too annoying. I'd suggest it might...
by Eric
Wed Apr 24, 2019 8:37 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Excess Barrel Pressure?
Replies: 9
Views: 417

Re: Excess Barrel Pressure?

I find 50 to 75g of invert or brewing sugar usually last the whole barrel.