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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: 41
Views: 1222

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: 341

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: 239

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: 2004

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: 293

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: 472

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: 14
Views: 690

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: 560

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: 588

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!)
by vacant
Thu Aug 01, 2019 2:37 pm
Forum: Dispensing
Topic: Corney Keg to Beer Tower Set-Up. FOAMING
Replies: 17
Views: 588

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

Very easy to replace assuming you have the correct spanner to remove the post. I have two corny kegs in my fridge @ 13C. I only use around four feet of 3/16th beer line. I have no foaming with a conventional long dip tube. I have a bit of foaming with a short "out" dip tube and internal float connec...
by vacant
Thu Aug 01, 2019 1:57 pm
Forum: Dispensing
Topic: Corney Keg to Beer Tower Set-Up. FOAMING
Replies: 17
Views: 588

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

The dip tube sits on a small rubber seal. If that seal has split perhaps gas could be entering at the base of the out post.
by vacant
Sun Jul 28, 2019 10:18 am
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: RO water filter
Replies: 25
Views: 909

Re: RO water filter

Does this mean you'll need to increase the alkalinity for brewing? I only ever use my hard water which needs the alkalinity reducing, so I have no idea what's needed when you start with low alkalinity water. I aim for the correct alkalinity range by simply using a small amount of my very hard tap w...
by vacant
Sun Jul 28, 2019 9:14 am
Forum: Brew in a Bag
Topic: Grain efficiency
Replies: 7
Views: 730

Re: Grain efficiency

8% drop in it's purest form. I've just done AG brew #99 which was BIAB. I started AG using BIAB way back in 2008 and also regularly use a conventional 2-vessel AG thermopot mash tun. Long ago, I tried to work out some sort of theoretical basis and kept this calculation: Initial assumptions: 1) 35 lt...
by vacant
Fri Jul 26, 2019 7:50 am
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: RO water filter
Replies: 25
Views: 909

Re: RO water filter

I have a bunch of old plastic ones in shed that fit but I'm not sure if they are food safe. Brewing a few times with such a non-food safe component while you source a metal replacement isn't a problem. Think of toddlers in a paddling pool, happily drinking copious amount or water that has passed th...
by vacant
Thu Jul 18, 2019 10:31 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: RO water filter
Replies: 25
Views: 909

Re: RO water filter

gallons per day. I got the smallest and just leave it running unless we leave the house.