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by vacant
Wed Feb 17, 2021 9:14 am
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: EQUIPMENT UPGRADE
Replies: 5
Views: 261

Re: EQUIPMENT UPGRADE

That's a lot of boiler for 2.4kw!! It will be interesting to see if it will boil 70litres. I agree. I have a 60 ltr plastic boiler I built over a decade ago with one 2.1 kW element.... But a second element was soon added even for 25 ltr brew lengths. Running two elements for at least the first 30 m...
by vacant
Tue Feb 09, 2021 3:07 pm
Forum: Articles for Sale
Topic: For Sale : 30 Litre Gravity Home Brewery Complete
Replies: 3
Views: 263

Re: For Sale : 30 Litre Gravity Home Brewery Complete

ukdaasfan wrote:
Tue Feb 09, 2021 1:47 pm
Listed Elsewhere for 170, but open to offer.
You have it listed it on Ebay for £150 open to offers (revised 08 Feb, 2021 11:10:30 GMT Buy it now price), then posted it here for £170.

Can I ask why?

https://ebay.us/XZRWru
by vacant
Sat Jan 16, 2021 5:06 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: What size fermentation bin?
Replies: 6
Views: 191

Re: What size fermentation bin?

Cheap plastic storage boxes with the food-safe symbol make great FVs. I've used an 80 ltr one which was about £6. a 10 litre food safe bucket with lid is £4.89 delivered from ebay.
by vacant
Tue Jan 12, 2021 12:45 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Supplies?
Replies: 15
Views: 825

Re: Supplies?

I'll add Ballihoo for a wide range of kit. Large mail order warehouse on the outskirts of Cheddar. Only 8 miles from me so I can pop in for bits I need urgently.
by vacant
Wed Dec 09, 2020 10:26 am
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Cornelius Keg Cons?
Replies: 23
Views: 1163

Re: Cornelius Keg Cons?

I used kegs for three(?) years but sold my shiny stuff to revert to plastic BIAB boiler and bottles earlier this year purely because I'm not drinking as much beer. Some very good points have been made already Cost - I got back what I had paid overall for cylinder (£5 deposit)/gauge/steel boiler & ma...
by vacant
Sat Dec 05, 2020 5:47 pm
Forum: Braumeister, Grainfather and other One-Pot Brewing Systems
Topic: The BrewTools Fanboy Thread
Replies: 15
Views: 979

Re: The BrewTools Fanboy Thread

McMullan wrote:
Sat Dec 05, 2020 10:56 am
What about 2 bags for £250?
Members can use discount code JIMSBK for free delivery to under your pillow.
by vacant
Fri Dec 04, 2020 6:40 pm
Forum: Braumeister, Grainfather and other One-Pot Brewing Systems
Topic: The BrewTools Fanboy Thread
Replies: 15
Views: 979

Re: The BrewTools Fanboy Thread

Yes, utter tosh. There is no way this can produce better beer without it being encircled by a ring of my magic beans to ward off evil spirits. Only £99, I accept PayPal.
by vacant
Tue Nov 17, 2020 9:29 am
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Compensating for excessive evaporation
Replies: 13
Views: 664

Re: Compensating for excessive evaporation

Remember kit brewers add huge amounts of tap water without boiling it.
by vacant
Mon Nov 16, 2020 3:56 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Compensating for excessive evaporation
Replies: 13
Views: 664

Re: Compensating for excessive evaporation

If your beer turns out fine why change? Your "excess spargings" have been held at 60C plus for some time which is probably good enough but not as near sterile as wort after an open boil. I don't know about tannins. Assuming boiler capacity is your problem, I would keep topping up during the boil exc...
by vacant
Thu Nov 05, 2020 9:44 am
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: RO water filter
Replies: 29
Views: 3166

Re: RO water filter

timbobist wrote:
Wed Nov 04, 2020 9:57 pm
Hi Im Interested in getting a ro filter, what one did you get? Cheers
This sort. Plenty of 3 stage systems on ebay for under £35.
by vacant
Wed Nov 04, 2020 3:09 pm
Forum: Fermentation
Topic: Stuck Ferment or Sticky Airlock?
Replies: 2
Views: 395

Re: Stuck Ferment or Sticky Airlock?

I can't see how surface tension could prevent brisk activity.

Perhaps activity is reducing overnight then increasing during the day when the temperature is higher.
by vacant
Mon Nov 02, 2020 2:07 pm
Forum: Dispensing
Topic: Bottling, Bottle Conditioning and Oxidation?
Replies: 12
Views: 547

Re: Bottling, Bottle Conditioning and Oxidation?

WIth my last brew I skipped the bottling bucket. I cold crashed then attached the bottling wand to the FV tap. The bottles had previously been loaded with sugar solution via syringe. I work out the carbonation I want then make up a solution such that 5ml is correct for a 500ml bottle. I saw a bit of...
by vacant
Thu Oct 29, 2020 4:15 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Same pre boil gravity every time
Replies: 39
Views: 1919

Re: Same pre boil gravity every time

Jocky wrote:
Thu Oct 29, 2020 4:05 pm
Make sure it's a Stevenson Reeve one.
Interesting, I have an SR one like the photo but mine was bought well over a decade ago.

Forgot to say that a spare hydrometer is nice to have in case of accidents as well as comparison.
by vacant
Thu Oct 29, 2020 12:44 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Same pre boil gravity every time
Replies: 39
Views: 1919

Re: Same pre boil gravity every time

Life is too short for this

:idea: £3.50
by vacant
Mon Oct 26, 2020 3:47 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: RO water filter
Replies: 29
Views: 3166

Re: RO water filter

Just an update on RO filter systems. I've used mine for 30 brews in five years and have not changed any filters. Salifert tests before most brews confirm the method of mixing (e.g.) 10% very hard 270 tap water with 90% RO aiming for 27 alkalinity is getting predictable results. Today I remembered I ...