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by Blackaddler
Mon Jun 22, 2020 9:29 am
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Heaters for sheds
Replies: 15
Views: 526

Re: Heaters for sheds

I use a heated tray underneath a 100L s/s stockpot.
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by Blackaddler
Sun May 17, 2020 11:05 am
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Spent grain disposal - what do you do with it?
Replies: 38
Views: 2445

Re: Spent grain disposal - what do you do with it?

How many kilos at a time do you put into the communal sewerage system? 6kg or so. Takes a bit of washing away but it goes eventually It’s really not what the public sewer system is intended to handle. I know it makes it go away conveniently but sticking it in the bin would be greatly preferable in ...
by Blackaddler
Fri May 15, 2020 4:25 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Spent grain disposal - what do you do with it?
Replies: 38
Views: 2445

Re: Spent grain disposal - what do you do with it?

Freegle/Freecycle is your friend, if your don't know anyone who keeps chickens/pigs etc.

You should find someone who's only too happy to regularly collect your grains.
by Blackaddler
Mon Sep 09, 2019 2:30 pm
Forum: Hops
Topic: How to dry home grown hops?
Replies: 9
Views: 963

Re: How to dry home grown hops?

I use stackable "mushroom" trays, which I got from the local green grocer and farm shops, for free. Usually found out back, they're happy to get rid of them. I've accumulated about 50-60 over the years. I lay a sheet of tabloid newspaper in the bottom of the tray, open it out, add a single layer of ...
by Blackaddler
Sun Sep 01, 2019 11:28 pm
Forum: Hops
Topic: Unknown Hops
Replies: 6
Views: 847

Re: Unknown Hops

I use wild hops regularly, so I just guesstimate that they're going to be about 4% AA. It's not going to be far off. The hop tea will give you an idea. You won't ruin your beer, but if you like hoppy beers, then it could be less hoppy than you'd like. I don't like over-hopped beer, so it works fine ...
by Blackaddler
Sun Aug 18, 2019 3:50 pm
Forum: Home Brew Clubs
Topic: WE Homebrew
Replies: 1
Views: 574

Re: WE Homebrew

Website now up and running... http://wehomebrew.club/
by Blackaddler
Thu Aug 15, 2019 7:32 pm
Forum: Hops
Topic: Homegron hops and cross pollination
Replies: 3
Views: 627

Re: Homegron hops and cross pollination

They should all be female, so no cross pollination as far as I'm aware.
by Blackaddler
Wed Aug 14, 2019 2:51 pm
Forum: Home Brew Clubs
Topic: WE Homebrew
Replies: 1
Views: 574

WE Homebrew

A brand new homebrew club is starting up in Windsor next month. WE Homebrew will meet from 7pm, every last Wednesday of the month, starting September 2019. The club is being supported by Windsor & Eton brewery, and will be hosted there. Thanks to Paddy for providing the facilities. The aim of the cl...
by Blackaddler
Wed Jun 19, 2019 6:23 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Damson Porter/old ale help
Replies: 6
Views: 846

Re: Damson Porter/old ale help

I used damsons in a porter some years ago. What I didn't realise was that there is a hell of a lot of pectin in damsons. Pectin is great for making jam, [which is what is do with damsons now], but not so good for beer. That brew looked like mud. It took a couple of years, at least, to clear enough t...
by Blackaddler
Tue Feb 05, 2019 7:47 pm
Forum: Dispensing
Topic: Angram CQ service
Replies: 4
Views: 981

Re: Angram CQ service

Update... For those of you with the CQ model, please note the reply that I finally got from Angram this morning. Unfortunately we do not sell cylinder seals for the water jacketed cylinders due to the risk of cross contamination. We do however sell new cylinders, which I have provided the prices bel...
by Blackaddler
Tue Jan 15, 2019 8:10 pm
Forum: Dispensing
Topic: Angram CQ service
Replies: 4
Views: 981

Re: Angram CQ service

Well, Angram never called yesterday or today, so I just went ahead and fixed it. The pin wouldn't lever out with a small screwdriver, but a pair of pincers did the job easily, with a bit of a twist. The pin is just a push fit, but has a kind of thread on it. Pin removed, and re-bent return spring......
by Blackaddler
Mon Jan 14, 2019 12:58 pm
Forum: Dispensing
Topic: Angram CQ service
Replies: 4
Views: 981

Re: Angram CQ service

Thanks, a useful diagram, that. I'm waiting on a call from Angram technical dept. at the moment, so I'll find out what they have to say. I do have an older, spare CQ, which I could swap the top plates over if need be, but I reckon that it should be repairable. I have noticed on the ones that I've se...
by Blackaddler
Sun Jan 13, 2019 7:43 pm
Forum: Dispensing
Topic: Angram CQ service
Replies: 4
Views: 981

Angram CQ service

I've now moved on to servicing the club's Angram CQs. We bought these new in 2012, and have 10 on the bar. I'm on the third one, and have found a broken return spring. Has anyone else had this problem? I noticed that on the previous two CQs, one spring detaches completely, while the other seems to b...
by Blackaddler
Wed Jan 09, 2019 2:03 pm
Forum: Dispensing
Topic: Harry Masons beer engines
Replies: 0
Views: 1163

Harry Masons beer engines

A note on older Harry Masons beer engines [pre 2012]. I've just finished servicing a number of these for our club, but required a few spares. Amongst which, were a clevis . It's different from from the one I was replacing, and so is the clevis pin . These parts appear to have been redesigned to make...
by Blackaddler
Wed Jan 09, 2019 2:03 pm
Forum: Dispensing
Topic: Beer engines; keeping it fresh
Replies: 54
Views: 6246

Re: Beer engines; keeping it fresh

For a note on Harry Masons older beer engines, See viewtopic.php?f=38&t=81509.