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by Trefoyl
Sat Mar 28, 2020 9:21 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Hello from the States (NJ)
Replies: 6
Views: 123

Re: Hello from the States (NJ)

Hi from a fellow NJ brewer. I’ve learned a lot here and met some smashing blokes.
by Trefoyl
Tue Feb 04, 2020 1:00 am
Forum: Kombucha, Kefir And Other Non-Alcoholic Brews
Topic: Kombucha
Replies: 24
Views: 1047

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: 1047

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: 208

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: 3471

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: 3471

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: 3471

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: 975

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: 975

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: 975

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: 797

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: 3471

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: 3471

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: 423

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: 19
Views: 1265

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 ...