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by sonicated
Tue Oct 09, 2018 2:04 pm
Forum: Fermentation
Topic: Hydrometer for people with bad eyesight
Replies: 55
Views: 4339

Re: Hydrometer for people with bad eyesight

LeeH wrote:
Tue Oct 09, 2018 1:02 pm
No, you use water to calibrate it according to the instructions.
Water and sugar, you need to set different gravities, using a hydrometer or refractometer.
by sonicated
Tue Oct 09, 2018 12:41 pm
Forum: Fermentation
Topic: Hydrometer for people with bad eyesight
Replies: 55
Views: 4339

Re: Hydrometer for people with bad eyesight

LeeH wrote:
Tue Oct 09, 2018 11:33 am
There is an expensive but digital refractometer option.
Yes but then you need to read a hydrometer to calibrate it! Well, I did my first calibration with a refractometer which seemed to go quite well but I couldn't get consistent readings the second time.
by sonicated
Wed Sep 12, 2018 8:56 am
Forum: Cleaning, Sanitation and Sterilisation
Topic: Kindest sterilisers on septic tank system
Replies: 11
Views: 1394

Re: Kindest sterilisers on septic tank system

(Pine disinfectants and products like Dettol and Jays Fluid are the worst options; though I doubt if anyone would use these for brewing, but obviously there are always exceptions) Thanks for that information - it's all really interesting. Obviously Dettol and Jeyes Fluid are not used for brewing bu...
by sonicated
Wed Sep 12, 2018 12:04 am
Forum: Braumeister, Grainfather and other One-Pot Brewing Systems
Topic: Ordered a Brewie! Have any good recepies?
Replies: 61
Views: 9912

Re: Ordered a Brewie! Have any good recepies?

Thanks for the update! You said there were ups and downs with the brew day, can you elaborate?
by sonicated
Thu Sep 06, 2018 12:38 pm
Forum: Braumeister, Grainfather and other One-Pot Brewing Systems
Topic: Ordered a Brewie! Have any good recepies?
Replies: 61
Views: 9912

Re: Ordered a Brewie! Have any good recepies?

sonicated wrote:
Thu Aug 30, 2018 11:57 pm
Zymotik wrote:
Thu Aug 30, 2018 11:37 pm
It finally arrived yesterday and I did my first brew today! Expect a review shortly. There are ups.... And downs....!
I'm very interested!
Any updates Zymotik? :)
by sonicated
Thu Aug 30, 2018 11:57 pm
Forum: Braumeister, Grainfather and other One-Pot Brewing Systems
Topic: Ordered a Brewie! Have any good recepies?
Replies: 61
Views: 9912

Re: Ordered a Brewie! Have any good recepies?

Zymotik wrote:
Thu Aug 30, 2018 11:37 pm
It finally arrived yesterday and I did my first brew today! Expect a review shortly. There are ups.... And downs....!
I'm very interested!
by sonicated
Thu Aug 23, 2018 10:53 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Peltier fermentation chamber.
Replies: 3
Views: 597

Re: Peltier fermentation chamber.

I built exactly what you are describing, detailed here: https://www.jimsbeerkit.co.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?t=79059 It worked okay last summer but couldn't handle the heatwave this year. I ripped it out and filled the hole. To keep on brewing I put a 25l bucket in the keezer filled with water and 300m...
by sonicated
Mon Aug 20, 2018 4:14 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Great....just f***ing great.
Replies: 18
Views: 1882

Re: Great....just f***ing great.

When did you buy it? I would say that's not fit for purpose.
by sonicated
Fri Aug 17, 2018 5:35 pm
Forum: Dispensing
Topic: Keezer Fan Holder
Replies: 3
Views: 639

Keezer Fan Holder

I was having trouble with ice forming at the bottom of my Keezer and it being warmer at the top by about 8C. I saw others have installed a fan so I bought a 120mm USB powered case fan from Amazon . It was working well balanced between to kegs but this was obviously a pain. I couldn't really find som...
by sonicated
Thu Aug 09, 2018 10:07 pm
Forum: Dispensing
Topic: serving bright beer from a cornie
Replies: 30
Views: 3837

Re: serving bright beer from a cornie

Yes it's a gas in tube but also a gas in post, a beer out disconnect won't fit.
by sonicated
Thu Aug 09, 2018 8:48 pm
Forum: Dispensing
Topic: serving bright beer from a cornie
Replies: 30
Views: 3837

Re: serving bright beer from a cornie

I'm looking forward to seeing how this turns out. I did notice that's on a gas in post, not beer out though if you weren't aware.
by sonicated
Mon Aug 06, 2018 10:23 pm
Forum: Dispensing
Topic: Fitting my first tap to my keezer
Replies: 9
Views: 1043

Re: Fitting my first tap to my keezer

For those that are interested this is the bottom of the collar which I was going to silicone seal in so I didn't bother filling it to make it perfectly smooth. Marine ply is a really good material and I'd really recommend it, but I did need to buy a circular saw! The varnish made it so smooth I wish...
by sonicated
Sat Aug 04, 2018 9:48 pm
Forum: Dispensing
Topic: Fitting my first tap to my keezer
Replies: 9
Views: 1043

Re: Fitting my first tap to my keezer

Thanks for all the comments! It makes sense about the flow control on the tap and that's great advice of how to drill the hole. I'm a bit nervous about it after the work I'd put in on the collar. SWMBO said it was probably best to use outdoor varnish given the temperature differences and I think it ...
by sonicated
Thu Aug 02, 2018 9:11 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Beer cooler water treatment?
Replies: 10
Views: 1098

Re: Beer cooler water treatment?

My crazy idea worked. I put a pump in with a 10m PVC tube coming out of the keezer into the Fermentation Chamber (which can hold 3 x 25 litre buckets) and then back again. The garage was 30C and it got the FC down to 22C in about five minutes and took half an hour to get it to 18C. In this heat I ha...
by sonicated
Thu Aug 02, 2018 8:32 pm
Forum: Dispensing
Topic: Fitting my first tap to my keezer
Replies: 9
Views: 1043

Re: Fitting my first tap to my keezer

Looks good! Nice finish on the marine ply, those joints look really solid. Can't you just get the tap mounted using the pipe you show in the photo and then adjust it (if required) afterwards? That's how I would go about it. That makes sense, I've read too much and just need to do it! Thanks for the...