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by sonicated
Thu Aug 13, 2020 5:27 pm
Forum: Dispensing
Topic: Keezer queries! Fans, temperatures etc.?
Replies: 9
Views: 632

Re: Keezer queries! Fans, temperatures etc.?

My keezer has a temperature difference of about 8C from top to bottom without a fan. I 3d printed a computer fan holder which runs all the time and it keeps it within 1C - it works really well. I like cold beer too so keep it at 1C. It's nice to see how it changes as it warms! https://i.imgur.com/Ij...
by sonicated
Thu Jul 16, 2020 10:58 pm
Forum: Brewing Liquor
Topic: Water treatment at it simplest
Replies: 18
Views: 2503

Re: Water treatment at it simplest

Thanks for all the advice on this post. It's taken 11 years being on this forum but I'm finally an AG brewer now!

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by sonicated
Tue Jul 14, 2020 8:13 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: heater wattage for fermentation fridge?
Replies: 2
Views: 381

Re: heater wattage for fermentation fridge?

Any 1ft greenhouse heater from eBay will be more than enough - I heat a FC with 3 FVs in it with one. You could even use a lesser powered reptile bulb (they don't emit light) but that would be more expensive. I would stick a fan in there as well for good heat distribution - computer fans are great a...
by sonicated
Mon Jul 13, 2020 12:32 pm
Forum: Cleaning, Sanitation and Sterilisation
Topic: Keezer hygiene, white growths on kegs?
Replies: 3
Views: 391

Re: Keezer hygiene, white growths on kegs?

A dehumidifier is a good idea. I was experiencing issues with temperature differences at the top and the bottom so installed a computer fan to circulate the air:

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by sonicated
Sun Jul 05, 2020 1:18 am
Forum: Brewing Liquor
Topic: Water testing
Replies: 3
Views: 439

Re: Water testing

He's still about and did a test for me last month - the website is http://www.phoenix-analytical.co.uk/
by sonicated
Thu May 14, 2020 4:01 pm
Forum: Cider Making
Topic: Failed Ferment or just taking time?
Replies: 3
Views: 464

Re: Failed Ferment or just taking time?

This is normal - I imagine it's bubbling fine now?

As I understand it the yeast need to colonise the wort - literally divide and conquer. Once they've colonised they can start producing CO2. They had less to conquer in the DJ so it was quicker.
by sonicated
Mon May 11, 2020 10:05 pm
Forum: Brewing Liquor
Topic: Water treatment at it simplest
Replies: 18
Views: 2503

Re: Water treatment at it simplest

Guy - thanks so much for your guide and analysis. I am playing around with Graham's calculator to reproduce similar figures.

I've had the money set aside for a Grainfather for years.. I might just release it!
by sonicated
Mon May 11, 2020 7:00 pm
Forum: Brewing Liquor
Topic: Water treatment at it simplest
Replies: 18
Views: 2503

Re: Water treatment at it simplest

guypettigrew wrote:
Mon May 11, 2020 6:37 pm
Do you have an analysis of your water, sonicated?
I do, Wallybrew did it a few years ago and I've been procrastinating and pulling my hair out over Bru'n Water ever since!

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Can you help and recommend what to do? I like pale ales.
by sonicated
Mon May 11, 2020 6:19 pm
Forum: Brewing Liquor
Topic: Water treatment at it simplest
Replies: 18
Views: 2503

Re: Water treatment at it simplest

vacant wrote:
Sun Mar 15, 2020 10:29 am
I'm in a very hard water area. I have a £35 reverse osmosis filter and prep RO water the day before.
Water treatment is stopping me going all grain - I live in a hard water area. Can you link to the RO filter you have? Does it connect to a tap or a hose?
by sonicated
Tue Oct 09, 2018 2:04 pm
Forum: Fermentation
Topic: Hydrometer for people with bad eyesight
Replies: 55
Views: 6693

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: 6693

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: 2062

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: 12828

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: 12828

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: 12828

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!