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by vacant
Fri Jan 03, 2020 9:53 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: New to AG but not new to brewing, need friendly help and advice please!
Replies: 18
Views: 806

Re: New to AG but not new to brewing, need friendly help and advice please!

if your on a tight budget perhaps try brew in a bag Agreed. I still sometimes do BIAB using my old plastic boiler (e.g. this for £22.98 ) with a water butt tap, two elements removed from £5 supermarket "value" kettles, and a piece of net curtain (voile) that's not even sewn into a bag but just held...
by vacant
Sat Dec 14, 2019 10:12 am
Forum: Articles for Sale
Topic: Boiler & copper I/C for sale, free fridge
Replies: 2
Views: 512

Re: Keg, Boiler, MT, copper I/C & STC-1000 for sale, free fridge

Sorry, collection only. I haven't materials to pack that sort of size. I'm not in a hurry to sell - a couple of kegs, gas & reg had gone locally before this ad, and I expect to move a few more bits once Bristol Brewers have recovered from Christmas expenditure.
by vacant
Wed Dec 11, 2019 10:22 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Cheap (is possible) Pump
Replies: 29
Views: 1049

Re: Cheap (is possible) Pump

I've done quite a few no-chills, pitching the yeast into them when cooled. Not much head space so for an airlock I take a tube from the tap into a flask of water. All sits in my fermenting fridge set to about 18C.
by vacant
Mon Dec 02, 2019 5:31 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Cheap (is possible) Pump
Replies: 29
Views: 1049

Re: Cheap (is possible) Pump

I use RO water from a filter for brewing. The waste water drains into a couple of 80 ltr plastic storage containers. When I use that cool water through my I/C I have a 25 ltr fermenting bucket sitting higher than my boiler, which I keep topped up with a 5 ltr jug. Gravity isn't quite enough so I hav...
by vacant
Thu Nov 28, 2019 10:32 pm
Forum: Articles for Sale
Topic: Boiler & copper I/C for sale, free fridge
Replies: 2
Views: 512

Boiler & copper I/C for sale, free fridge

Hi all, I've got some under-used kit sitting around. I'm not quite sure why, but from brewing & consuming most months I've gone to drinking a couple of beers each week . I'm not giving up brewing, just retreating to my old BIAB plastic boiler with O:) "The Shroud" O:) and a cube for no-chill. Cash o...
by vacant
Tue Nov 26, 2019 2:11 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Making silicone washers
Replies: 8
Views: 315

Re: Making silicone washers

On ebay, I click on the item page "share by email" icon (top right) then select "other email" and it gives me a nice concise link to put in my post

https://ebay.us/hV5ioK
by vacant
Tue Nov 26, 2019 12:39 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Making silicone washers
Replies: 8
Views: 315

Re: Making silicone washers

You can make a neat link manually in preview mode as well if your remember the format:

Code: Select all

[url=http://something.com]here's the text[/url]
here's the text
by vacant
Sun Nov 17, 2019 9:56 am
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Help With Inkbird ITC-308 Controller
Replies: 7
Views: 263

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: 736

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: 614

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: 2287

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: 968

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: 968

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: 2066

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: 579

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.