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by vacant
Fri Mar 29, 2019 11:11 am
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Full Volume BIAB
Replies: 11
Views: 335

Re: Full Volume BIAB

I started AG brewing with a few BIAB brews many years ago and did a theoretcial calculation to see how much extraction I was losing. Turns out I needed about an extra 50p's worth of grain which I was happy with, given the convenience: Initial assumptions: 1) 35 ltr total liquor 2) 5 Kg of grain in t...
by vacant
Mon Mar 18, 2019 10:44 am
Forum: Dispensing
Topic: Floating dip tube for corny
Replies: 25
Views: 1582

Re: Floating dip tube for corny

I got some gas-in dip tubes from China. They were very short and it was a problem attaching the tubing from inside the corny. The solution was to swap round the longer original gas-in dip tube. Blindlingly obvious, but I was struggling for a few minutes before that particular light bulb came on ](*,)
by vacant
Mon Feb 18, 2019 3:53 pm
Forum: Brew in a Bag
Topic: Total Failure!!! Where did I go wrong?........
Replies: 25
Views: 1843

Re: Total Failure!!! Where did I go wrong?........

john luc wrote:
Mon Feb 18, 2019 3:31 pm
When it comes to using wet yeast then the lack of oxygen is often the reason why the last few points don't get fermented.
True. I'm midway through stepping up a starter from a 6th generation slant of 1469, it's getting plenty of aeration.
by vacant
Sun Feb 17, 2019 11:33 pm
Forum: Brew in a Bag
Topic: Total Failure!!! Where did I go wrong?........
Replies: 25
Views: 1843

Re: Total Failure!!! Where did I go wrong?........

john luc wrote:
Sun Feb 17, 2019 10:51 pm
Lots of oxygen deffo
The manufacturer disagrees:

"Windsor yeast has been conditioned to survive rehydration. The
yeast contains an adequate reservoir of carbohydrates and
unsaturated fatty acids to achieve active growth. It is unnecessary
to aerate wort upon first use."

pdf datasheet
by vacant
Sun Feb 17, 2019 3:58 pm
Forum: Brew in a Bag
Topic: Total Failure!!! Where did I go wrong?........
Replies: 25
Views: 1843

Re: Total Failure!!! Where did I go wrong?........

Sorry to hear that.
WalesAles wrote:
Sun Feb 17, 2019 3:07 pm
watered down to 1042
Boiled/bottled water/sanitised end of cold tap? Was the yeast rehydrated & lively (I know - I usually empty a pack straight in :oops: ).
by vacant
Mon Feb 11, 2019 9:38 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Insulating brew pots
Replies: 11
Views: 1274

Re: Insulating brew pots

Some people use foam sleeping mats for camping.

Before I got a thermopot I used a cylinder jacket - easy to wipe clean and dry at the end of the day.
by vacant
Mon Feb 04, 2019 9:37 am
Forum: Yeast
Topic: Wyeast
Replies: 5
Views: 573

Re: Wyeast

Good Question. Looks like the name has nothing to do with yeast. https://www.wyeastlab.com/about-wyeast "The name Wyeast means a lot to our region, because it’s the Native American name for Mt. Hood. According to legend, there was an epic battle between two brothers, Wyeast and Klickitat" So for all...
by vacant
Sat Jan 26, 2019 10:16 am
Forum: Fermentation
Topic: Ferment in a Kilner Drinks Dispenser
Replies: 3
Views: 245

Re: Ferment in a Kilner Drinks Dispenser

If the small volume suits your requirements, it will be fine. Remove the orange seal. I bought airlocks when I started brewing but if I use them these days, it's only because I like the sound. As soon as the yeast start working there is a positive pressure from the gas in a covered fermenter, diffic...
by vacant
Tue Jan 22, 2019 9:44 am
Forum: Dispensing
Topic: Cheapest way to dispense 2 kegs...
Replies: 14
Views: 627

Re: Cheapest way to dispense 2 kegs...

I couldn't envisage a fitting to make this work. The regulator goes straight onto the jg disconnect. Do you know of a fitting? Hi Brewedout, JG don't do disconnects AFAIK so any links to pictures of what you're trying to do? You don't mention any beer line/tubing in the plan - if the reg goes strai...
by vacant
Sat Jan 12, 2019 11:24 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: water level float arm
Replies: 8
Views: 378

Re: water level float arm

elegant Yes, exactly the right description. I found an image but then wondered if it was necessary to adjust the angle to change the height. Suppose the inverted "U" was permanently set for an inch above the grain bed for the maximum grain bill the mash tun could take, then once the flow rate has b...
by vacant
Tue Jan 08, 2019 6:30 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Elements for 50l kettle - before I buy!
Replies: 15
Views: 1510

Re: Elements for 50l kettle - before I buy!

patwestlake wrote:
Tue Jan 08, 2019 4:23 pm
Are the Asda/Tesco elements all stainless
Looks like I'm a bit out of date - can't see any corded kettles any more :( Used to be able to get "basics" kettles for a little over a fiver and rip the 2.1 or 2.4kW elements out.
by vacant
Tue Jan 08, 2019 9:34 am
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Elements for 50l kettle - before I buy!
Replies: 15
Views: 1510

Re: Elements for 50l kettle - before I buy!

Search forum for "peco rust". Results from 2014 to 2016. I wouldn't buy them unless they had changed spec. Search forum for "peco". Results from 2017 include scorched and failed examples. I've never used Peco. Better off with 2.4 Tesco/Asda etc kettle elements which I have in my plastic 70 ltr boile...
by vacant
Wed Dec 12, 2018 10:26 am
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: How much Special B?
Replies: 17
Views: 2002

Re: How much Special B?

I am dipping my toe in the realms of recipe construction .... [snipped] ... I have never used Special B and suspect it can be overpowering I went "off-piste" making up my own recipes very soon after starting AG. However, when it came to experimenting with one ingredient I made a mistake of just upp...
by vacant
Tue Dec 11, 2018 3:50 pm
Forum: Malts and Grits
Topic: Old malt - only fit for bird food?
Replies: 6
Views: 446

Re: Old malt - only fit for bird food?

Thinking about this. Why not steep a small quantity and see what the liquor tastes like?