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by guypettigrew
Wed Apr 24, 2019 8:51 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Kettle style lead getting very hot on the plug terminals
Replies: 10
Views: 254

Re: Kettle style lead getting very hot on the plug terminals

I've been using this cable for the last few years without issue. Much beefier than the standard one: https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.co.uk%2Fulk%2Fitm%2F330942526638 Depends what you're plugging it into. The problem isn't the cable, it's the socket. In the OPs case, t...
by guypettigrew
Wed Apr 24, 2019 8:48 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Excess Barrel Pressure?
Replies: 4
Views: 77

Re: Excess Barrel Pressure?

And I don't prime at all! Just add a bit of gas if needed.

Guy
by guypettigrew
Wed Apr 24, 2019 8:47 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: High ABV
Replies: 6
Views: 133

Re: High ABV

However, in all cases I end up with a higher OG at the start and so it results in a higher ABV at the finish, say instead of 1046 OG I will get say 1056. Any ideas why anyone? Chris If you're getting 10 points of OG higher then expected, this is a 20% increase in efficiency. A huge amount! Can you ...
by guypettigrew
Wed Apr 24, 2019 9:03 am
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Kettle style lead getting very hot on the plug terminals
Replies: 10
Views: 254

Re: Kettle style lead getting very hot on the plug terminals

My HLT is controlled by one of these.

Expensive and out of stock at the moment. Apart that, perfect!

Guy
by guypettigrew
Tue Apr 23, 2019 4:33 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Kettle style lead getting very hot on the plug terminals
Replies: 10
Views: 254

Re: Kettle style lead getting very hot on the plug terminals

Oooh, that's nasty. At 2.4kW you're at the top of the range for the Inkbird, although that doesn't explain why the socket has melted! You've probably had a dodgy connection between the plug and the Inkbird socket, but it's surprising it's melted both the live and neutral. It must have got very, very...
by guypettigrew
Tue Apr 23, 2019 3:36 pm
Forum: Malts and Grits
Topic: Maltmiller fine crush, ok for use in a mash tun, with a false bottom?
Replies: 17
Views: 219

Re: Maltmiller fine crush, ok for use in a mash tun, with a false bottom?

Oh sorry I got you now, I was confused about the two figures for some reason. This has just given me an idea, since I have a pump on my HLT and Mash tun, I guess I could recirculate the water from HLT to Mash tun, prior to adding the grain, so that there is no drop in temperature while transferring...
by guypettigrew
Tue Apr 23, 2019 12:45 pm
Forum: Malts and Grits
Topic: Maltmiller fine crush, ok for use in a mash tun, with a false bottom?
Replies: 17
Views: 219

Re: Maltmiller fine crush, ok for use in a mash tun, with a false bottom?

Sorry I'm a bit confused, you mash at 74C? As Kev888 says, 74°C is the strike temperature, ie the temperature of the liquor before the grain is added. By the time I've added about 5.5Kg of grain at (say) 15°C the mash temperature is at 66°C. Andy's strike temperature calculator does all the sums fo...
by guypettigrew
Tue Apr 23, 2019 11:12 am
Forum: Malts and Grits
Topic: Maltmiller fine crush, ok for use in a mash tun, with a false bottom?
Replies: 17
Views: 219

Re: Maltmiller fine crush, ok for use in a mash tun, with a false bottom?

I set my HLT to 85°C, then pump to the mash tun. After a vigorous stir and running a litre or so of liquor into a jug and pouring it back into the MT the liquor in there is usually close to my desired strike temperature. Usually about 74°C.

Guy
by guypettigrew
Tue Apr 23, 2019 9:52 am
Forum: Malts and Grits
Topic: Maltmiller fine crush, ok for use in a mash tun, with a false bottom?
Replies: 17
Views: 219

Re: Maltmiller fine crush, ok for use in a mash tun, with a false bottom?

The best way I've found to calculate strike temperature is to use 'Andy's strike temperature calculator' on here. It gets me the right mash temperature every time, as long as I stir the mash really well. Not sparging could easily reduce your mash efficiency, but perhaps you're doing full volume mash...
by guypettigrew
Mon Apr 22, 2019 9:57 pm
Forum: Malts and Grits
Topic: Maltmiller fine crush, ok for use in a mash tun, with a false bottom?
Replies: 17
Views: 219

Re: Maltmiller fine crush, ok for use in a mash tun, with a false bottom?

Never tried the fine crush. I always buy the ordinary crush. Works fine in a false bottomed mash tun and gives over 90% mash efficiency.

What advantage do you think there would be to the fine crush over the ordinary crush?

Guy
by guypettigrew
Wed Apr 10, 2019 8:39 am
Forum: Brewing Liquor
Topic: Splitting the Treatments
Replies: 8
Views: 264

Re: Splitting the Treatments

If what you're doing is producing good beer, then you must be doing it right! My technique is a bit different. Like you, I've happily taken advice from people on here, primarily Eric. The alkalinity of my tap water is first lowered in the HLT using CRS to whatever is suitable, say about 20 for a pal...
by guypettigrew
Mon Apr 08, 2019 5:35 pm
Forum: Cleaning, Sanitation and Sterilisation
Topic: Clean-in-place Spray Ball - ANY Fermenter/Keg
Replies: 37
Views: 890

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

Apologies if I caused any offence. Definitely not intended.

Guy
by guypettigrew
Mon Apr 08, 2019 2:20 pm
Forum: Cleaning, Sanitation and Sterilisation
Topic: Clean-in-place Spray Ball - ANY Fermenter/Keg
Replies: 37
Views: 890

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

Without wishing to rain on your parade, why bother?

Hot water and a washing up brush cleans my FV out perfectly! Followed by a spray with Starsan.

Guy
by guypettigrew
Thu Apr 04, 2019 8:17 pm
Forum: Brew in a Bag
Topic: clearing beer
Replies: 9
Views: 321

Re: clearing beer

Finings adjunct and isinglass. Clears most beers in 24-48 hours if it's the yeast causing the lack of clarity.

Guy
by guypettigrew
Wed Apr 03, 2019 6:49 pm
Forum: Malts and Grits
Topic: EBC Calculator
Replies: 7
Views: 232

Re: EBC Calculator

I've never made any beer that wasn't inherently and acceptably beer coloured, even if not quite the shade wanted. Strangely, I've found the same. All my beers have been beer coloured!! Seriously, though, the fine detail of the colour is of no importance to me. I work on three shades. Light, medium ...