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by vacant
Mon Apr 06, 2020 11:48 am
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: any electrical wizzes? temperature controller query
Replies: 9
Views: 108

Re: any electrical wizzes? temperature controller query

so how come you need to unplug - doesn't the controller turn on the heater when it's needed and therefore turn off the cooling? and vice versa or if you leave both in are they in constant battle i.e heater on but low and fridge on max trying to cool it down to required temp Most of the time the roo...
by vacant
Mon Apr 06, 2020 10:52 am
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: any electrical wizzes? temperature controller query
Replies: 9
Views: 108

Re: any electrical wizzes? temperature controller query

I'm using what you're wanting to build: IMG_20200406_103520.jpg One power supply in Cool to the fridge from the socket on the top Heat to the tube heater from the trailing socket out of the rear - shown unplugged 'cos it's now warmed up Wired internally with 15 Amp terminal block , just snip off a s...
by vacant
Tue Mar 24, 2020 10:06 am
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Brewing plans while stuck at home
Replies: 18
Views: 655

Re: Brewing plans while stuck at home

I was in Wells yesterday as I thought it would be the last chance before lock down. Popped into Morrisons, filled the bike - petrol was 107.9p, the car park was half empty. They were very well stocked apart from no flour and yeast i.e. huge stacks of bread in plastic bags, huge stacks of basics toil...
by vacant
Sun Mar 15, 2020 10:29 am
Forum: Brewing Liquor
Topic: Water treatment at it simplest
Replies: 4
Views: 496

Re: Water treatment at it simplest

I'm in a very hard water area. I have a £35 reverse osmosis filter and prep RO water the day before. Typically I'll mix 10% tap 90% RO, no other additions apart from gypsum of calcium chloride in the mash. Works well for the paler beers I tend to brew. My water supply doesn't vary much and dilution ...
by vacant
Mon Mar 02, 2020 11:45 am
Forum: Fermentation
Topic: Off grid fermentation temperature control?
Replies: 21
Views: 921

Re: Off grid fermentation temperature control?

You don't have room in the house to ferment? A plastic 25L bucket takes up very little space. Surely you can fit one in for the time it takes to ferment? I was thinking that. I've fermented in a variety of storage containers from Wilko's as they have food-safe markings. They sell 28 & 32 ltr underb...
by vacant
Sat Feb 22, 2020 2:54 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Double stir plate project
Replies: 11
Views: 1108

Re: Double stir plate project

Looks great. It's images like this that sometimes make me wish I wasn't a bodger. For the moment, I'll stick to my built-from-scrap stir plate - phone charger connected by bent paper clips to a computer fan with a magnet from an old hard drive stuck on it. Tell a lie, I did spend £4.16 on a Zalman f...
by vacant
Thu Feb 20, 2020 10:03 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: What is the cheapest and best way of sanitising?
Replies: 22
Views: 1262

Re: What is the cheapest and best way of sanitising?

Jocky wrote:
Thu Feb 20, 2020 9:40 am
(e.g. Videne)
I've used that too. Buy the antiseptic solution not the surgical scrub.
by vacant
Wed Feb 19, 2020 12:21 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: What is the cheapest and best way of sanitising?
Replies: 22
Views: 1262

Re: What is the cheapest and best way of sanitising?

+1 for bleach. You do have to rinse it away with tap water but remember kit-brewers top up their kits with litres of tap water, so nothing to worry about. I store my no-chill cube filled with bleach solution. My go-to sanitizer is Starsan mixing just a few ml in a litre, but you need the right tap w...
by vacant
Wed Feb 19, 2020 12:03 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Fermenting bins, how long do they last and cleaning?
Replies: 8
Views: 451

Re: Fermenting bins, how long do they last and cleaning?

Old/lots of scratches? Time to get five for £24 delivered. Cleaning gets the dirt out so that sterilization can work. Sterilization will work eventually but the more/deeper the scratches the more time you'd need to soak them so not worth it really IMHO. Treated carefully, mine have lasted years. Thi...
by vacant
Thu Feb 06, 2020 9:22 am
Forum: Bargains Online and In Store
Topic: 70% off top end stainless
Replies: 11
Views: 978

Re: 70% off top end stainless

Not sure what if any consumer rights apply if buying from liquidators - e.g. if liquidator takes descriptions from company directors and you get an item not as described e.g. heavily scratched FV? That's the sort of thing I had in mind.
by vacant
Wed Feb 05, 2020 8:58 pm
Forum: Bargains Online and In Store
Topic: 70% off top end stainless
Replies: 11
Views: 978

70% off top end stainless

Saw this on Bristol Brewers, passing on to "the wider community"

Don't know anything about Ubrew but found a Ubrew on Trip Advisor, hmm, exercise caution if taking a punt.
by vacant
Tue Feb 04, 2020 10:21 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Epson Salts - black pepper?
Replies: 9
Views: 469

Re: Epson Salts - black pepper?

Funnily enough I noticed B&M's when I was in there yesterday. It says "nothing added" and is £2/Kg. It is pharmaceutical grade.
by vacant
Tue Feb 04, 2020 12:44 pm
Forum: Winemaking
Topic: a
Replies: 24
Views: 1172

Re: a

Jim wrote:
Tue Feb 04, 2020 12:38 pm
That boiler must be infected with flounce-itis.
Each time I brewed with it, I had a strong urge to edit all my posts to a poo smiley, but since there wasn't one, my content remained intact.
by vacant
Tue Feb 04, 2020 12:40 pm
Forum: Winemaking
Topic: a
Replies: 24
Views: 1172

Re: a

LeeH wrote:
Tue Feb 04, 2020 12:27 pm
I’m confused how trunky got involved in this scandal...
When people leave, most just leave. A few ask a moderator to delete their content.

AFAIK, he was the only other member to remove his content by replacing each post with a single character (a smiley). That was around 700 posts!
by vacant
Mon Feb 03, 2020 4:59 pm
Forum: Winemaking
Topic: a
Replies: 24
Views: 1172

Re: a

Are you saying hedgerow pete and trunky are the same person? Nope, Trunky's Bristol-based and Hedgerow Pete came and collected my boiler last week. Just a spooky coincidence. :-k EDIT: Are you all freaked out yet? Forgot to mention, the boiler hedgerow pete collected ... I bought from trunky. Are y...