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by vacant
Sun Nov 17, 2019 9:56 am
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Help With Inkbird ITC-308 Controller
Replies: 7
Views: 133

Re: Help With Inkbird ITC-308 Controller

Binkie Huckaback wrote:
Sat Nov 16, 2019 2:29 pm
I plugged it into my boiler to test it
Over the max output load of 2kW?

https://www.ink-bird.com/products-tempe ... tc308.html
by vacant
Fri Oct 04, 2019 8:52 am
Forum: Yeast
Topic: Dried vs. Liquid yeast
Replies: 10
Views: 606

Re: Dried vs. Liquid yeast

And don't forget a dried yeast always benefits from being rehydrated before pitching. Fermentis disagrees. True, rehydration makes a difference in a few circumstances, not all. e.g. Fermentis data sheet for SO4: Yeasts are designed for no rehydration so method = sprinkle (then rehydration as an alt...
by vacant
Tue Oct 01, 2019 12:04 pm
Forum: Kit Brewing
Topic: Experimenting With Cheap Kits
Replies: 9
Views: 463

Re: Experimenting With Cheap Kits

I'd do more experiment but with smaller batches. Fermenting in 5 litre plastic water containers for around £1 each or a couple of demijohns.

https://www.wilko.com/en-uk/wilko-demij ... /p/0022556

You can do proper side-by-side comparisons as the beers will be the same age.
by vacant
Mon Sep 30, 2019 8:54 am
Forum: Cleaning, Sanitation and Sterilisation
Topic: Starsan Discontinued ?
Replies: 32
Views: 1679

Re: Starsan Discontinued ?

I'd just go back to Videne Antiseptic Solution. I only switched to Starsan last time for a change. Price for either isn't an issue as a tiny amount is used in a brew or bottling session.

Videne is also no-rinse, see this post.
by vacant
Mon Sep 23, 2019 10:03 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Off Taste Problem
Replies: 17
Views: 701

Re: Off Taste Problem

never used bleach before though, how much do i use? Start here Thin bleach comes in varying strengths, unfortunately not always accurately listed on the container. So just make it up a bit stronger as you're going to rinse it anyway. I use Starsan mostly, but I store my no-chill container/fermenter...
by vacant
Mon Sep 23, 2019 7:21 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Off Taste Problem
Replies: 17
Views: 701

Re: Off Taste Problem

I'd suggest adding another sanitiser to the deep clean. Bleach or Videne (antiseptic solution, NOT the surgical scrub or alcoholic tincture) make up a solution and soak for an hour.
by vacant
Thu Sep 12, 2019 9:24 am
Forum: Dispensing
Topic: Options for conditioning/serving bigger than a bottle, but smaller than keg?
Replies: 42
Views: 1737

Re: Options for conditioning/serving bigger than a bottle, but smaller than keg?

I never used them but there are lots of success stories with polypins on the forum. This link crops up and is still live:

http://www.baginboxonline.co.uk/buyit1.html
by vacant
Wed Sep 04, 2019 2:42 pm
Forum: Brewing Liquor
Topic: Charcoal filtered water, what benefits?
Replies: 12
Views: 467

Re: Charcoal filtered water, what benefits?

Knowledge is better than speculation. Ask your water company. I asked the Drinking Water Inspectorate in 2015 and got this answer:

chloramines

I have a £35 RO filter system for brewing. I live in a very hard water area.
by vacant
Sat Aug 31, 2019 8:55 am
Forum: Cider Making
Topic: Advice Please
Replies: 7
Views: 567

Re: Advice Please

Mashman wrote:
Sat Aug 31, 2019 7:45 am
I now have a source of apples, mixed dessert and cookers.
Noooooooooooooooooooooo! [-X

I'm surprised Jim hasn't immediately banned you for trying to re-ignite the "dessert vs cookers" cider war of 2011 :wink:

viewtopic.php?f=16&t=45754&p=480783
by vacant
Mon Aug 26, 2019 12:02 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Pressure leaking from my King Keg valves.
Replies: 41
Views: 2354

Re: Pressure leaking from my King Keg valves.

If soapy water is proving difficult, I tested my corny kegs by filling a plastic storage container and rolling them about checking for bubbles. If you haven't got a suitable container, maybe roll it around in a rubbish bag filled with water (in the bath or outside!).
by vacant
Mon Aug 19, 2019 10:49 am
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Braumeister Killer?
Replies: 3
Views: 375

Re: Braumeister Killer?

I think it would kill my electrics - 3.2kW pushing it?
by vacant
Fri Aug 16, 2019 9:37 am
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Cooling system
Replies: 7
Views: 593

Re: Cooling system

What about passive cooling like an old fashioned ice house? ISTR a few ice packs in a cool box (maybe 5% of the volume of the box?) kept dairy stuff cool for two days on camping trips in hot summers. You're only needing to go to 12C and your storage is in the shade so ice should last longer. It's up...
by vacant
Mon Aug 12, 2019 3:09 pm
Forum: Kit Brewing
Topic: The Range IPA kit
Replies: 16
Views: 1011

Re: The Range IPA kit

The American IPA is Centennial and Chinook
by vacant
Tue Aug 06, 2019 9:25 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: whirlpooling
Replies: 7
Views: 694

Re: whirlpooling

On the Malt Miller site it says 'Having a system that allows a whirlpool action after the boil has big benefits for flame out hop utilisation' . I'd be surprised. Whatever hops are present during whirlpooling, they'll get utilised. But whirlpooling movement cools the wort a bit quicker vs letting i...
by vacant
Thu Aug 01, 2019 4:56 pm
Forum: Dispensing
Topic: Corney Keg to Beer Tower Set-Up. FOAMING
Replies: 17
Views: 741

Re: Corney Keg to Beer Tower Set-Up. FOAMING

It varies, usually around 12 but sometimes less (or a lot less, especially if I forget I have left the gas on one keg and the tap on the other - has been known!)