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by Horden Hillbilly
Mon Apr 13, 2020 9:49 pm
Forum: Winemaking
Topic: First Time Winemaker - Oak Timings
Replies: 4
Views: 336

Re: First Time Winemaker - Oak Timings

From memory of brewing Beaverdale/Selection wine kits, add the oak chip sachets at the same time as the yeast.
by Horden Hillbilly
Sat Apr 11, 2020 7:24 pm
Forum: Kit Brewing
Topic: Brew kits in the 80s
Replies: 16
Views: 1497

Re: Brew kits in the 80s

brewpete wrote:
Fri Apr 10, 2020 8:10 pm
Was that the one in Newcastle next to the bus station Gemini I think it was called
It was Union surgical stores at Sunderland, which became Bob's home brew before it closed.
by Horden Hillbilly
Fri Apr 10, 2020 7:44 pm
Forum: Kit Brewing
Topic: Brew kits in the 80s
Replies: 16
Views: 1497

Re: Brew kits in the 80s

Anyone remember them breerkits that used to look like a sponge pudding tin mighty mo or something like that they were called they were rotten Yes, although I didn't brew one myself. The owner of the home brew shop I used to go to when I first started brewing in the 80's told me that those kits were...
by Horden Hillbilly
Thu Dec 19, 2019 5:00 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: King keg pressure vavle
Replies: 5
Views: 600

Re: King keg pressure vavle

Unfortunately its brand new I got caught out with this years ago, it's recommended to change them about every 6 months. Trouble is, you don't know how long the seals have been on the valve & they can "stretch" over time. I had similar issues before with a new barrel & valve & a new set of seals fix...
by Horden Hillbilly
Wed Dec 18, 2019 9:27 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: King keg pressure vavle
Replies: 5
Views: 600

Re: King keg pressure vavle

You may need a new set of valve seals, sounds like they could be split, or stretched if they've been on for a while.
by Horden Hillbilly
Tue Oct 08, 2019 7:59 pm
Forum: Dispensing
Topic: Bubbles rising from pressure keg tap
Replies: 12
Views: 962

Re: Bubbles rising from pressure keg tap

RichieD wrote:
Mon Oct 07, 2019 9:28 am
Is there a method for fitting? Very difficult but I managed it but unfortunately put a small rip in the bottom but it still seemed a good seal.
Soften them in warm water, much easier to slide them over the screw threads.
by Horden Hillbilly
Thu Sep 19, 2019 7:53 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: DIY boiler - safety?
Replies: 13
Views: 1080

Re: DIY boiler - safety?

I've got to be honest here, I wouldn't consider using a fermenting bin for a boiler, I don't consider them up to the job.
by Horden Hillbilly
Sun Jun 30, 2019 11:52 am
Forum: Dispensing
Topic: Gas line to S30?
Replies: 2
Views: 487

Re: Gas line to S30?

Beat me to it, I had those on my widget system for my kk's.
by Horden Hillbilly
Sun Jun 02, 2019 8:37 pm
Forum: Dispensing
Topic: Rotokeg/BeerSphere Spares
Replies: 2
Views: 499

Re: Rotokeg/BeerSphere Spares

Sorry to be the bearer of bad news, but I'd be very surprised if there's any of those oval shaped rubber seals on the market now. A friend of mine had those barrels himself about 10 years ago & couldn't find any replacements.
by Horden Hillbilly
Sun Apr 14, 2019 11:30 am
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Wilkinson’s 4inch pressure barrel
Replies: 7
Views: 772

Re: Wilkinson’s 4inch pressure barrel

If it's a new barrel, the valve seals may have been on for a while, and stretched. I got caught out with that with a new King Keg many years ago, a full new set of valve seals cured it.
by Horden Hillbilly
Tue Jan 08, 2019 9:15 pm
Forum: Dispensing
Topic: Hambledon Bard refill S30 discontinued
Replies: 25
Views: 3154

Re: Hambledon Bard refill S30 discontinued

Thanks for that IPA.
by Horden Hillbilly
Sun Jan 06, 2019 12:58 pm
Forum: Dispensing
Topic: Hambledon Bard refill S30 discontinued
Replies: 25
Views: 3154

Re: Hambledon Bard refill S30 discontinued

Don't panic I will post a picture of an adapter that uses a normal gas bottle in conjunction with an S30 injector. I made it years ago when we moved to France where S30 cylinders are not available and no retailers will post them to France. Don't throw away your empty cylinders because the are neede...
by Horden Hillbilly
Wed Jan 02, 2019 8:40 pm
Forum: Dispensing
Topic: Hambledon Bard refill S30 discontinued
Replies: 25
Views: 3154

Re: Hambledon Bard refill S30 discontinued

I was wondering the same myself Guy, what I copied from Hop & Grape's Facebook page above does seem to suggest that it's only the refills that are being discontinued.
by Horden Hillbilly
Wed Jan 02, 2019 8:11 pm
Forum: Dispensing
Topic: Hambledon Bard refill S30 discontinued
Replies: 25
Views: 3154

Hambledon Bard refill S30 discontinued

Just seen this on Hop & Grape Facebook page: Hambleton Bard have today informed all homebrew stores that due to cost of production they will no longer be able to supply gas refills. All homebrew stores are extremely angry and frustrated as we know how many of their own customers rely on this method ...