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by guypettigrew
Wed Sep 23, 2020 7:37 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Maxi110 cooler meets Grainfather Conical Fermenter
Replies: 29
Views: 1402

Re: Maxi110 cooler meets Grainfather Conical Fermenter

Yup, Mr PeeBee, priming the closed system. The Maxi is constantly on so, when the thermostat registers the temperature in the FV has gone more than 0.5°C above the set temperature, the pump in the bucket comes on and ice cold water is immediately pumped round the system. Cools the brew down really f...
by guypettigrew
Wed Sep 23, 2020 4:58 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Maxi110 cooler meets Grainfather Conical Fermenter
Replies: 29
Views: 1402

Re: Maxi110 cooler meets Grainfather Conical Fermenter

You'll notice I posted this schematic back in June. Jef played with it, which was fine, but changed the way it works, a bit. He left out the bucket of water, which is important to enable you to get a closed system. When setting it up I turn the pump on first with it under the water in the bucket. Th...
by guypettigrew
Wed Sep 23, 2020 3:10 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Maxi110 cooler meets Grainfather Conical Fermenter
Replies: 29
Views: 1402

Re: Maxi110 cooler meets Grainfather Conical Fermenter

Wow this is so impressive, Hi everyone I’m kinda new here been lurking and looking for a while, I’m desperately trying to come up with away of connecting a maxi(or clone) to my ssbrewtech conical fermenter, I have the heating and cooling kit but my only way of cooling at the moment is by dropping t...
by guypettigrew
Sun Sep 20, 2020 9:59 pm
Forum: Fermentation
Topic: High FG
Replies: 9
Views: 236

Re: High FG

Why leave it for another 7 days at fermentation temperature if it's already finished? Cool it now to drop the yeast out.

Guy
by guypettigrew
Tue Aug 18, 2020 3:53 pm
Forum: Dispensing
Topic: Reusing a 20l bag in a box
Replies: 3
Views: 290

Re: Reusing a 20l bag in a box

Used these years ago. No priming is good, then start drinking it if the bag blows up too much. If it's in a box then the box will take a lot of the pressure.

If you put the bag on its back then you'll have to wait a few days after you turn it over for it to settle before you can drink it

Guy
by guypettigrew
Fri Aug 07, 2020 8:42 am
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Chinese 8mm threads (temperature probe)
Replies: 15
Views: 709

Re: Chinese 8mm threads (temperature probe)

themadhippy wrote:
Thu Aug 06, 2020 10:01 pm
could be imperial millimeters
Not a chance. Almost certainly metric inches.

Guy
by guypettigrew
Wed Aug 05, 2020 6:59 pm
Forum: Yeast
Topic: (Accidentally) frozen dried yeast still viable?
Replies: 6
Views: 352

Re: (Accidentally) frozen dried yeast still viable?

Interesting thought about using a non-frost free freezer. The hot and cold cycling would possibly harm the yeast if it's on the freezer bars.

In a home freezer the best way would probably be to sit it on top of something else already in the freezer to avoid this.

Guy
by guypettigrew
Sat Aug 01, 2020 8:11 pm
Forum: Yeast
Topic: (Accidentally) frozen dried yeast still viable?
Replies: 6
Views: 352

Re: (Accidentally) frozen dried yeast still viable?

Worth trying a starter. Dried yeast might just make it through a -18°C storage for three weeks.

Guy
by guypettigrew
Sun Jul 19, 2020 4:20 pm
Forum: Kit Brewing
Topic: Is this clear enough?
Replies: 3
Views: 367

Re: Is this clear enough?

Beautiful looking pint, Incy.

Seems you're a natural at this brewing lark!

Guy
by guypettigrew
Thu Jul 16, 2020 7:08 pm
Forum: Kit Brewing
Topic: Dry Hop in Pressure Barrel
Replies: 3
Views: 787

Re: Dry Hop in Pressure Barrel

I made a Mangrove Jack's Pale Ale and it's a bit plain. So here's my plan: 1 Chill barrel down to 5c to dissolve the CO2. 2 Drop in 20g of Chinook pellets. 3 Re-gas. 4 Allow to warm up to 12c. 5 Drink beer. What could possibly go wrong? (That is actually the question! Comments please.) I only ever ...
by guypettigrew
Tue Jul 07, 2020 6:54 pm
Forum: Brewing Liquor
Topic: Unsure about CRS amounts
Replies: 6
Views: 481

Re: Unsure about CRS amounts

Could be wrong here, but I thought the acids reacted with the 'alkalinity' to give off CO2 and produce a residual increase in the sulphate and chloride ions in the liquor.

In other words; the acids are all 'used up' and don't make it through to the beer in their original form.

Guy
by guypettigrew
Fri Jul 03, 2020 7:47 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Hydrometer? Refractometer? Or something better?
Replies: 31
Views: 2407

Re: Hydrometer? Refractometer? Or something better?

PeeBee wrote:
Fri Jul 03, 2020 6:53 pm
As for drinking more beer: These tablets say I should avoid alcohol. What the hell, ay …
That probably means 'avoid' as in 'don't trip over it'.

Guy
by guypettigrew
Fri Jul 03, 2020 6:06 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Hydrometer? Refractometer? Or something better?
Replies: 31
Views: 2407

Re: Hydrometer? Refractometer? Or something better?

Goodness-have you ever thought about getting counselling, PeeBee? Or just drinking more beer to fill your time!

Guy
by guypettigrew
Fri Jul 03, 2020 2:51 pm
Forum: Kit Brewing
Topic: Starting to get addictive?
Replies: 21
Views: 1544

Re: Starting to get addictive?

On the dry side? Not surprising as it finished at 1.000! Good to know it's enjoyable, though.

Bring on the sunshine.

Guy
by guypettigrew
Mon Jun 29, 2020 4:41 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: HELP---Wort daker than I thought
Replies: 19
Views: 1569

Re: HELP---Wort daker than I thought

Let's be absolutely clear here, MoonshinerRick. Did you mix the grains with water at about 66°C for an hour or so (it's called mashing), then run off the liquid, rinsing it through with hot water, then boil the liquid which came off the grains? Or did you boil the grains and do nothing else to them?...