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by Trefoyl
Wed Jun 24, 2020 11:45 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Howdy from The Best Coast!
Replies: 10
Views: 350

Re: Howdy from The Best Coast!

Welcome back :beer:
by Trefoyl
Thu Jun 18, 2020 12:53 am
Forum: Extract Brewing
Topic: “Home Brew” taste
Replies: 11
Views: 409

Re: “Home Brew” taste

Buy a large pan and boil up DME, add your own hops and even steep grain. It far superior than any kit IMO. What kits are you trying? You can get a good pint from kits so you do have an issue somewhere or you are sensitive to a particular off flavour. What water are you using? Does it smell from the...
by Trefoyl
Sun May 10, 2020 4:12 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Spent grain disposal - what do you do with it?
Replies: 38
Views: 2082

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

Another composter here, but in the winter when our composter is cleaned out I just toss it into the woods behind the house.
by Trefoyl
Wed May 06, 2020 11:44 am
Forum: Hops
Topic: Food dehydrator
Replies: 10
Views: 461

Re: Food dehydrator

I've got a nine tray Excalibur dehydrator, I've used it to dry hops in the past. I found that you really have to turn it down, as it dries out and crisps the edges quickly, but the centre is still damp. As the fan is also quite close to the hops, once they start drying out, they tend to get blowing...
by Trefoyl
Wed Apr 15, 2020 11:59 am
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Corny kegs lid replacement, float dispensers, beer line, Carbonator self build,pressure level,CO2 alarms?
Replies: 6
Views: 383

Re: Corny kegs lid replacement, float dispensers, beer line, Carbonator self build,pressure level,CO2 alarms?

Apparently CM Becker, initials CMB, is the brand of disconnect you want. They claim to be better made than no name brands. I never actually checked the brands of my disconnects and only recently saw their advert.
by Trefoyl
Tue Apr 14, 2020 11:46 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Corny kegs lid replacement, float dispensers, beer line, Carbonator self build,pressure level,CO2 alarms?
Replies: 6
Views: 383

Re: Corny kegs lid replacement, float dispensers, beer line, Carbonator self build,pressure level,CO2 alarms?

Keg lube on the posts is a very good idea and something I only just saw recommended and never occurred to me to do. I’ll do that next week when I connect my next keg.
by Trefoyl
Tue Feb 04, 2020 1:00 am
Forum: Kombucha, Kefir And Other Non-Alcoholic Brews
Topic: Kombucha
Replies: 24
Views: 1696

Re: Kombucha

Is scoby anything like ginger beer plant?
https://delishably.com/beverages/How-t ... Beer-Plant
by Trefoyl
Fri Jan 31, 2020 11:48 pm
Forum: Kombucha, Kefir And Other Non-Alcoholic Brews
Topic: Kombucha
Replies: 24
Views: 1696

Re: Kombucha

They have growler stations in the US where you can take several different varieties home. I'm not interested myself but I warned my T-total sister who is interested making in that sort of thing, that homebrewed kombucha is alcoholic :lol:
by Trefoyl
Thu Jan 23, 2020 12:38 pm
Forum: Dispensing
Topic: Storage of Beer Engine or what to do when not using it
Replies: 4
Views: 401

Re: Storage of Beer Engine or what to do when not using it

I pump all the water out but Angram cylinders never actually dry out so if I’m not using it for awhile I pump sanitizer through every month or so. For long term storage you would need to open the cylinder and dry it out. You will need new seals because they form to the glass.
by Trefoyl
Mon Dec 30, 2019 7:43 pm
Forum: Dispensing
Topic: Everything beer engine, polypins, cask and questions
Replies: 62
Views: 4704

Re: Everything beer engine, polypins, cask and questions

I was wrong! The piston seal was leaking so I had to take the beer engine apart to replace it, and I noticed the hose from the piston to the swan neck was badly kinked and the constriction was acting like a sparkler! I replaced the hose and was careful to not push the engine all the way back to give...
by Trefoyl
Sun Dec 29, 2019 2:46 pm
Forum: Dispensing
Topic: Everything beer engine, polypins, cask and questions
Replies: 62
Views: 4704

Re: Everything beer engine, polypins, cask and questions

=D> Hope it tastes as good as it looks. Cracker. It does =D> it’s Graham Wheeler’s Beamish Stout. I was aiming for lower gravity but it’s still full bodied and rich tasting. Chocolate and roast in abundance and so creamy thanks to the beer engine. I used to think a sparkler was necessary but a litt...
by Trefoyl
Sun Dec 29, 2019 2:47 am
Forum: Dispensing
Topic: Everything beer engine, polypins, cask and questions
Replies: 62
Views: 4704

Re: Everything beer engine, polypins, cask and questions

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3% abv dry stout. Lightly forced carbed, Cornelius keg with propane regulator, Angram 1/2 pint Clamp On model, poured from above, no sparkler.
by Trefoyl
Sat Dec 07, 2019 2:53 pm
Forum: Dispensing
Topic: Beer Engine With A Cornelius
Replies: 19
Views: 1367

Re: Beer Engine With A Cornelius

I do not follow what "Trefoyl" means by "can’t hold back high pressure all at once" though? (Can you enlighten me please)? I let the pressure out of the keg by lifting the safety valve before connecting, otherwise beer will rush up into the gas hose. When that happens the excess gas pressure dramat...
by Trefoyl
Fri Dec 06, 2019 5:53 pm
Forum: Dispensing
Topic: Beer Engine With A Cornelius
Replies: 19
Views: 1367

Re: Beer Engine With A Cornelius

As Peebee says, I use a low pressure LP regulator. I’m in the US and this is the one I have: https://www.amazon.com/Camco-59013-Single-Propane-Regulator/dp/B0014E3MSI It is not adjustable but seems to keep good condition in the beer. Be sure to let the pressure out of the keg by lifting the safety ...
by Trefoyl
Fri Dec 06, 2019 12:48 pm
Forum: Dispensing
Topic: Beer Engine With A Cornelius
Replies: 19
Views: 1367

Re: Beer Engine With A Cornelius

As Peebee says, I use a low pressure LP regulator. I’m in the US and this is the one I have: https://www.amazon.com/Camco-59013-Single-Propane-Regulator/dp/B0014E3MSI It is not adjustable but seems to keep good condition in the beer. Be sure to let the pressure out of the keg by lifting the safety v...