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by Trefoyl
Mon Dec 30, 2019 7:43 pm
Forum: Dispensing
Topic: Everything beer engine, polypins, cask and questions
Replies: 62
Views: 2992

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: 2992

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: 2992

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: 790

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: 790

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: 790

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...
by Trefoyl
Mon Dec 02, 2019 4:19 pm
Forum: Kit Brewing
Topic: Wilko`s Red Ale for Cwrw Gwent........
Replies: 7
Views: 684

Re: Wilko`s Red Ale for Cwrw Gwent........

cwrw gwent wrote:
Mon Dec 02, 2019 1:53 pm
Newton Abbot!! It's still 10,000 miles away!
8,316 miles to be exact :shock: and I thought I lived far away from the UK.
by Trefoyl
Wed Nov 13, 2019 12:58 pm
Forum: Dispensing
Topic: Everything beer engine, polypins, cask and questions
Replies: 62
Views: 2992

Re: Everything beer engine, polypins, cask and questions

I use a stainless reducing barb, I think from 1/4 to 3/8 to connect to regular beer line through the fridge wall. Easier to connect to the corny that way. They sell 3/8 barb disconnects but I don’t see how that would make a difference being that the dip tube and post are 1/4 inch.
by Trefoyl
Sat Nov 09, 2019 1:04 pm
Forum: Dispensing
Topic: Everything beer engine, polypins, cask and questions
Replies: 62
Views: 2992

Re: Everything beer engine, polypins, cask and questions

McMullan wrote:
Sat Nov 09, 2019 12:07 pm
I got them from RLBS. The check valve was a bit cheaper.
And reading a review from a homebrewer in Australia, it looks like RLBS will ship internationally, but you need to contact them.
They sell refurbished Angrams much cheaper than resellers in the US.
by Trefoyl
Tue Oct 29, 2019 8:48 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Thread sealing
Replies: 4
Views: 360

Re: Thread sealing

Use Teflon tape designed for gas connections and not Teflon tape designed for water pipes. I am using Oatley brand here in the US. You will need to check for a brand available near you. Manufactured especially for natural gas, propane, butane, water, oil and chemical lines Heavier than white tape wi...
by Trefoyl
Thu Oct 17, 2019 6:55 pm
Forum: Brewing Liquor
Topic: Trying the English water treatment approach
Replies: 17
Views: 1007

Re: Trying the English water treatment approach

Download for free Graham Wheeler's water treatment programme on this forum. https://www.jimsbeerkit.co.uk/extras.htm It will do most of what you want. In an English way I’ve never been able to use Graham’s calculator because it’s Windows based and I use Apple products. I am thrilled to report that ...
by Trefoyl
Tue Oct 15, 2019 2:23 pm
Forum: Brewing Liquor
Topic: Trying the English water treatment approach
Replies: 17
Views: 1007

Re: Trying the English water treatment approach

Don’t be afraid of using more. Don’t be afraid of magnesium (epsom salt) and don’t use phosphoric acid unless you are making old time sodas, it precipitates calcium and has other faults. Those who need acid to neutralize alkalinity use sulfuric or hydrochloric, or a mix, depending on what sulfate / ...
by Trefoyl
Thu Sep 05, 2019 7:00 pm
Forum: Brewing Liquor
Topic: Charcoal filtered water, what benefits?
Replies: 12
Views: 583

Re: Charcoal filtered water, what benefits?

These look identical to what I use https://www.waterfiltershop.co.uk/2-5-x-10-carbon-block-5-micron-filter-dual-pack.html The filter is a compatible replacement water filter cartridge for similar 10" filter housings including brands such as Pentek, Ametek, Culligan, Whirlpool and so on. It will fit ...
by Trefoyl
Thu Sep 05, 2019 11:28 am
Forum: Brewing Liquor
Topic: Charcoal filtered water, what benefits?
Replies: 12
Views: 583

Re: Charcoal filtered water, what benefits?

What I use:
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I got the idea of using a charcoal filter from Jim’s brew day pictures.
by Trefoyl
Mon Aug 12, 2019 11:49 am
Forum: Malts and Grits
Topic: Amber Malt.
Replies: 17
Views: 1113

Re: Amber Malt.

Graham Wheeler’s recipe for Sam Smith’s Nut Brown uses 10% amber malt. It is the first time I am using it it. Not everyone carries it here and the brand I found is Crisp.