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by vacant
Thu Jul 18, 2019 10:31 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: RO water filter
Replies: 11
Views: 196

Re: RO water filter

gallons per day. I got the smallest and just leave it running unless we leave the house.
by vacant
Thu Jul 18, 2019 9:53 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: RO water filter
Replies: 11
Views: 196

Re: RO water filter

hopit wrote:
Thu Jul 18, 2019 9:45 pm
Vacant, is it the sort of thing you could connect to a garden tap?
Yes, e.g. this one, you select the connection type.

Forgot to mention, my system has a flush valve but I don't think that is absolutely required.
by vacant
Thu Jul 18, 2019 9:15 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: RO water filter
Replies: 11
Views: 196

Re: RO water filter

Can anyone recommend a RO water filter for me? I see there are different numbers of stages but not sure how necessary more stages are for normal homebrew use and also not sure where best (cheapest) to buy from. Is it worth looking at other suppliers or just get it from the usual homebrew outlets? A...
by vacant
Mon Jun 24, 2019 12:05 pm
Forum: Braumeister, Grainfather and other One-Pot Brewing Systems
Topic: Pros and Cons?
Replies: 13
Views: 641

Re: Pros and Cons?

4. Do you think some of the fun has gone out of your brew days? 5. What (if any) are the drawbacks of such a system? 6. In reality, does it make a brewday shorter? I don't have a gf or similar but have done loads of single vessel brews. (4) I started AG brewing using a net curtain for BIAB. Then go...
by vacant
Fri Jun 14, 2019 8:24 am
Forum: Cleaning, Sanitation and Sterilisation
Topic: used keg cleaning
Replies: 13
Views: 526

Re: used keg cleaning

i did think of knocking something up with a sprayball and pump but that still wouldnt clean out the dip tubed etc. I've cleaned silicone hose by passing string through, tying a some cloth to the emerging end and dragging that back through the tube. Same principle should work with a dip tube though ...
by vacant
Tue Jun 11, 2019 4:18 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Can anyone recommend a decent digital thermometer?
Replies: 5
Views: 356

Re: Can anyone recommend a decent digital thermometer?

I had a short-lived wire probe. Gave up. I've used one of these for years. It refuses to die. Why not buy a couple and keep one as a spare. If you want to leave it in the mash, maybe tape it in some plastic to make it moisture-proof and stick it through a cork? I don't leave mine in the tun but it's...
by vacant
Tue May 21, 2019 1:48 pm
Forum: Dispensing
Topic: Gas quick disconnects
Replies: 5
Views: 234

Re: Gas quick disconnects

I assume you can't use ordinary disconnects because your gas cylinder is in a tight space?
by vacant
Wed May 08, 2019 8:07 am
Forum: Brewing Liquor
Topic: Aquarium RO water
Replies: 3
Views: 240

Re: Aquarium RO water

I brewed with it a couple of times years ago and it had nothing floating in it. Bit of a faff driving to the garden centre so I then bought an RO filter system (around £35) and have been using that ever since - prep the water the day before, a long tube drains the waste water outside for storage unt...
by vacant
Fri Mar 29, 2019 11:11 am
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Full Volume BIAB
Replies: 11
Views: 445

Re: Full Volume BIAB

I started AG brewing with a few BIAB brews many years ago and did a theoretcial calculation to see how much extraction I was losing. Turns out I needed about an extra 50p's worth of grain which I was happy with, given the convenience: Initial assumptions: 1) 35 ltr total liquor 2) 5 Kg of grain in t...
by vacant
Mon Mar 18, 2019 10:44 am
Forum: Dispensing
Topic: Floating dip tube for corny
Replies: 25
Views: 1915

Re: Floating dip tube for corny

I got some gas-in dip tubes from China. They were very short and it was a problem attaching the tubing from inside the corny. The solution was to swap round the longer original gas-in dip tube. Blindlingly obvious, but I was struggling for a few minutes before that particular light bulb came on ](*,)
by vacant
Mon Feb 18, 2019 3:53 pm
Forum: Brew in a Bag
Topic: Total Failure!!! Where did I go wrong?........
Replies: 25
Views: 2138

Re: Total Failure!!! Where did I go wrong?........

john luc wrote:
Mon Feb 18, 2019 3:31 pm
When it comes to using wet yeast then the lack of oxygen is often the reason why the last few points don't get fermented.
True. I'm midway through stepping up a starter from a 6th generation slant of 1469, it's getting plenty of aeration.
by vacant
Sun Feb 17, 2019 11:33 pm
Forum: Brew in a Bag
Topic: Total Failure!!! Where did I go wrong?........
Replies: 25
Views: 2138

Re: Total Failure!!! Where did I go wrong?........

john luc wrote:
Sun Feb 17, 2019 10:51 pm
Lots of oxygen deffo
The manufacturer disagrees:

"Windsor yeast has been conditioned to survive rehydration. The
yeast contains an adequate reservoir of carbohydrates and
unsaturated fatty acids to achieve active growth. It is unnecessary
to aerate wort upon first use."

pdf datasheet
by vacant
Sun Feb 17, 2019 3:58 pm
Forum: Brew in a Bag
Topic: Total Failure!!! Where did I go wrong?........
Replies: 25
Views: 2138

Re: Total Failure!!! Where did I go wrong?........

Sorry to hear that.
WalesAles wrote:
Sun Feb 17, 2019 3:07 pm
watered down to 1042
Boiled/bottled water/sanitised end of cold tap? Was the yeast rehydrated & lively (I know - I usually empty a pack straight in :oops: ).
by vacant
Mon Feb 11, 2019 9:38 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Insulating brew pots
Replies: 11
Views: 1467

Re: Insulating brew pots

Some people use foam sleeping mats for camping.

Before I got a thermopot I used a cylinder jacket - easy to wipe clean and dry at the end of the day.