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by vacant
Fri Jul 10, 2020 9:08 am
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Stc 1000 bracket
Replies: 4
Views: 178

Re: Stc 1000 bracket

Stc 1000 are under £8 delivered on eBay from UK sellers. Is it worth the time sourcing an Elitech tab as they look the same as those on clones? You'd also have a spare if the Elitech broke.
by vacant
Tue Jul 07, 2020 12:25 pm
Forum: Beer Recipes
Topic: Good Bitter Recipe Wanted (c4.5%)
Replies: 14
Views: 439

Re: Good Bitter Recipe Wanted (c4.5%)

I tend to use the same yeasts as you, Gervin from Wilko's, brewing next week from Proper Job, but also 1469 . I used to keep four or five yeasts in my yeast bank but now only 1469. There are many shortcuts to getting a reasonable starter if that's the route you'd liked to follow but are put off by t...
by vacant
Sun Jul 05, 2020 4:27 pm
Forum: Yeast
Topic: Bragdy Conwy?
Replies: 0
Views: 81

Bragdy Conwy?

I'm planning my next brew which includes popping into Morrison's some time for a couple of bottle-conditioned beers. Proper Job is the one I normally step up but I see they're currently stocking "Riptide" and "California" from Bragdy Conwy Brewery . Both bottle-conditioned but has anyone stepped up ...
by vacant
Sun Jun 28, 2020 2:29 pm
Forum: Fermentation
Topic: Calculating abv
Replies: 6
Views: 423

Re: Calculating abv

Plus any priming sugar.

100g in 23 ltr converts to CO2 plus alcohol adding about 0.5%.
by vacant
Wed Jun 24, 2020 9:12 am
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Heaters for sheds
Replies: 15
Views: 345

Re: Heaters for sheds

No thermostatic adjustment externally on mine. There may be a thermal cut out internally for if you did something dumb like bind it in insulation. STC-1000 controls my fridge and the tube heater on the few occasions it has been needed.
by vacant
Mon Jun 22, 2020 7:54 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Heaters for sheds
Replies: 15
Views: 345

Re: Heaters for sheds

Six FVs? Two rows of three with a tube heater on the floor in the middle then drape old blankets and duvets over the lot. Sorry, bodger here ... someone will probably recommend Brewbuilder's custom-made stainless steel fermenting vessel cabinets with triple-glazed inspection windows and app for blue...
by vacant
Sun Jun 21, 2020 6:07 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Heaters for sheds
Replies: 15
Views: 345

Re: Heaters for sheds

I've seen tube heaters advertised for helping heat greenhouses and dog kennels. I bought one for my fermenting fridge in an unheated room and it did the job fine. 60W - If it was continuously heating that would be around 20p/day but it would end up a fraction of that assuming you're not heating the ...
by vacant
Fri Jun 19, 2020 8:36 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: New to Home brewing
Replies: 5
Views: 218

Re: New to Home brewing

Cheap? I got some clear storage boxes for fermenting some years ago. Places like B&M and Wilko's sell them. Just check they're stamped food safe on the base. 30 or 45 ltr.
by vacant
Tue Jun 16, 2020 12:46 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Brew in a Bag v All Grain. Difference?
Replies: 9
Views: 448

Re: Brew in a Bag v All Grain. Difference?

Water -> HLT
Wort -> bucket
HLT -> boiler
bucket -> boiler

That's four extra transfers plus another insulated HLT. Process ends up pretty much a conventional batch sparge.

When I first saw the Australian BIAB method, the quicker/simple/easy brew day and minimal equipment appealed to me.
by vacant
Mon Jun 15, 2020 9:43 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Brew in a Bag v All Grain. Difference?
Replies: 9
Views: 448

Re: Brew in a Bag v All Grain. Difference?

Don't adjust your existing recipes without seeing what BIAB can do (compared to your batch sparge?) just pull the bag - lowest efficiency but if you want a short, easy brew day just add 10% more base malt to the recipe do a mash out hold back some liquor and rinse the bag to extract more, lastly squ...
by vacant
Sun Jun 14, 2020 5:47 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Hop filter
Replies: 3
Views: 289

Re: Hop filter

Someone on here suggested a 30p Sainsbury's reusable vegetable bag (nylon mesh) so I used that to keep my hops in place for my last brew, worked a treat.
by vacant
Fri Jun 12, 2020 4:03 pm
Forum: Dispensing
Topic: Keezer build project, equipment query I.e.
Replies: 7
Views: 261

Re: Keezer build project, equipment query I.e.

Cobnut wrote:
Fri Jun 12, 2020 2:21 pm
You need to remember that the STC-1000 is not supplying the current to drive the Freezer and heater.
Mine does.
by vacant
Fri Jun 12, 2020 10:24 am
Forum: Dispensing
Topic: Keezer queries! Fans, temperatures etc.?
Replies: 6
Views: 174

Re: Keezer queries! Fans, temperatures etc.?

Keezer? Is this storing corny kegs rather than shelves of bottles? Dip tube is taking beer from the bottom, doesn't matter if the top of the keg is a degree warmer even if conduction doesn't fully even things out when there is no convection caused by the cooling phase. Probe near the base, no fan ne...
by vacant
Wed Jun 10, 2020 2:12 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Please Help - New Corny Set-up
Replies: 12
Views: 439

Re: Please Help - New Corny Set-up

Has your fridge not got a drain hole? Thats thaty I used when I had a kegerator. I now use a keezer as it's easier swaping out multiple kegs. I was thinking that but then where does the beer come out? When I had cornies in a fridge the gas and beer lines were routed through a gap I cut in the door ...
by vacant
Thu Jun 04, 2020 1:33 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Short mash times
Replies: 21
Views: 810

Re: Short mash times

For no accountable reason, I always mash for 90 minutes - irrespective of what I'm brewing although I'm mainly an IPA brewer. Is the consensus re' modern malts that this isn't necessary? 60 minutes for me, sometimes up to 90 if I'm otherwise busy. There are people out there experimenting with 20 mi...