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by Kev888
Tue May 21, 2019 3:03 pm
Forum: Cleaning, Sanitation and Sterilisation
Topic: Clean-in-place Spray Ball - ANY Fermenter/Keg
Replies: 40
Views: 1130

Re: Clean-in-place Spray Ball - ANY Fermenter/Keg

Apologies if I'm losing track, but have you tried the 'friendly' spray-ball with a normal impeller pump of any kind?

I'd be very surprised if many of these didn't work if the ball will work even on a lowly (in terms of flow and head) homebrew chugger.
by Kev888
Sun May 19, 2019 11:20 pm
Forum: RIMS and HERMS
Topic: Brew builder thermometer & pid
Replies: 7
Views: 181

Re: Brew builder thermometer & pid

Hmm, it seems that you have done what i also would have done, then. Not sure if there is anything unusual about the inkbird PID or the brewbuilder sensor, perhaps someone who has them could comment. FWIW If the old sensor was also a PT100 (and so the PID already set to Sn 21) then just replacing it ...
by Kev888
Sun May 19, 2019 8:57 pm
Forum: RIMS and HERMS
Topic: Brew builder thermometer & pid
Replies: 7
Views: 181

Re: Brew builder thermometer & pid

As mentioned, I haven't got one of these inkbird PIDs but FWIW i just looked at some online specs and it seems they should take PT100 sensors (if all variants are the same anyway). Are you connecting the odd coloured (in this case I guess blue) sensor lead to connection No.3 and the two similarly co...
by Kev888
Sun May 19, 2019 11:08 am
Forum: RIMS and HERMS
Topic: Brew builder thermometer & pid
Replies: 7
Views: 181

Re: Brew builder thermometer & pid

Hi all. I have a inkbird itc 100v pid that came with a pt100 thermocouple(?). A PT100 isn't a thermocouple (it is an RTD); these are different things. Sometimes PIDs can take either, with a change of setting, but sometimes they are limited to one or the other. It isn't clear which you have from the...
by Kev888
Fri May 17, 2019 8:07 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Replacement elements
Replies: 7
Views: 265

Re: Replacement elements

Thinking about MrLard's Hombrew Builder 2.4kw LWD - anyone know what they come with (shroud, backnut, gasket?) It might be worth linking to the particular product to avoid confusion. Brewbuilder does a couple of 2.4kw elements, one is a 40mm classic kettle style the other a 32.5mm straight style (l...
by Kev888
Fri May 17, 2019 10:09 am
Forum: Fermentation
Topic: What sort of a starter would you do for this? Not really done one before
Replies: 11
Views: 341

Re: What sort of a starter would you do for this? Not really done one before

There are loads of factors, so it is hard to guess, there have even been cases where the starter worked but just didn't look like it had done much. But FWIW perhaps the main concerns are the health of the yeast you collected (e.g. yeast from a high gravity or otherwise stressful brew won't be as goo...
by Kev888
Thu May 16, 2019 9:21 am
Forum: Yeast
Topic: wyeast 1187 ringwood
Replies: 11
Views: 1161

Re: wyeast 1187 ringwood

Yes, it can certainly be slow to start and under-pitching will only make that worse, which IMO is likely the key to the 'why' asked above - with a single 3-month old pack and no starter, then evidenced by the long lag time. A starter that was already quite active at pitching would be preferable. Fro...
by Kev888
Tue May 14, 2019 9:12 pm
Forum: Fermentation
Topic: Safety advice for fermentation fridge
Replies: 5
Views: 467

Re: Safety advice for fermentation fridge

The OP mentioned making it suitable for cold crashing, i.e. chilling after fermentation in order to help the beer clear. You would be quite correct in thinking that this will still work at fridge temperatures, so yes no modification is really needed. However, it takes longer than if the beer is very...
by Kev888
Tue May 14, 2019 8:02 pm
Forum: Dispensing
Topic: Serving Pressure/Beer Line diameter
Replies: 5
Views: 166

Re: Serving Pressure/Beer Line diameter

Yes, 12/13c and 7psi with 3/16" OD line should be a pretty good match, so like Jocky I wonder if it is too long; how long is the line? Also (just to cover all bases) if you have flow-control taps have you checked that they aren't set to restrict heavily (as they may have been if you were previously ...
by Kev888
Tue May 14, 2019 1:36 pm
Forum: Fermentation
Topic: What sort of a starter would you do for this? Not really done one before
Replies: 11
Views: 341

Re: What sort of a starter would you do for this? Not really done one before

If the slurry was high quality fresh stuff (days old, rather than weeks) then you should get away without a starter, as 250ml is really quite a lot. But if it is a little older and/or if it wasn't the best quality then yes, it would have been safer to make a starter, if for no other reason than to m...
by Kev888
Mon May 13, 2019 2:16 pm
Forum: Dispensing
Topic: Serving Pressure/Beer Line diameter
Replies: 5
Views: 166

Re: Serving Pressure/Beer Line diameter

It depends on the temperature, since temperature and pressure both affect how much carbonation is achieved. Also of course, it depends on your own preference. But as a guide, if we assume that your British-style ales are being kept at the classic cellar temperatures of around 12c then something like...
by Kev888
Mon May 13, 2019 1:05 pm
Forum: Dispensing
Topic: Cask co2 volumn
Replies: 32
Views: 644

Re: Cask co2 volumn

this not bothering with the secondary ferment popped up It is true that beer engines perk up the poured pint somewhat and perhaps some would find that alone suits them (it is all down to personal preference really), but for me and I suspect for most people then some gentle carbonation in the beer i...
by Kev888
Fri May 10, 2019 10:59 pm
Forum: Dispensing
Topic: More Corny keg questions
Replies: 3
Views: 137

Re: More Corny keg questions

You would normally get by with a CO2 cylinder in a shed in the UK, though it depends on the temperature they reach. Cars and greenhouses in high summer, not so good by way of comparison - though in theory the big cylinders should blow a vent rather than explode. But if in doubt some vents in the she...
by Kev888
Fri May 10, 2019 10:38 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Dry Hopping With Pellets - In PB
Replies: 4
Views: 248

Re: Dry Hopping With Pellets - In PB

Within reason they shouldn't be a big problem, most escaped particles will settle out reasonably well. Though unless you rack it they can be stirred up again, and also the hops can still add a little cloudiness irrespective of noticeable particles. So it kind of depends; possibly a special occasion ...
by Kev888
Fri May 10, 2019 9:53 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Now then
Replies: 4
Views: 163

Re: Now then

Glad to see you back, LB!