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by vacant
Fri Jun 14, 2019 8:24 am
Forum: Cleaning, Sanitation and Sterilisation
Topic: used keg cleaning
Replies: 13
Views: 421

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: 258

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: 200

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: 178

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: 397

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: 1789

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: 2023

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: 2023

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: 2023

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: 1410

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.
by vacant
Mon Feb 04, 2019 9:37 am
Forum: Yeast
Topic: Wyeast
Replies: 5
Views: 630

Re: Wyeast

Good Question. Looks like the name has nothing to do with yeast. https://www.wyeastlab.com/about-wyeast "The name Wyeast means a lot to our region, because it’s the Native American name for Mt. Hood. According to legend, there was an epic battle between two brothers, Wyeast and Klickitat" So for all...
by vacant
Sat Jan 26, 2019 10:16 am
Forum: Fermentation
Topic: Ferment in a Kilner Drinks Dispenser
Replies: 3
Views: 266

Re: Ferment in a Kilner Drinks Dispenser

If the small volume suits your requirements, it will be fine. Remove the orange seal. I bought airlocks when I started brewing but if I use them these days, it's only because I like the sound. As soon as the yeast start working there is a positive pressure from the gas in a covered fermenter, diffic...
by vacant
Tue Jan 22, 2019 9:44 am
Forum: Dispensing
Topic: Cheapest way to dispense 2 kegs...
Replies: 14
Views: 650

Re: Cheapest way to dispense 2 kegs...

I couldn't envisage a fitting to make this work. The regulator goes straight onto the jg disconnect. Do you know of a fitting? Hi Brewedout, JG don't do disconnects AFAIK so any links to pictures of what you're trying to do? You don't mention any beer line/tubing in the plan - if the reg goes strai...
by vacant
Sat Jan 12, 2019 11:24 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: water level float arm
Replies: 8
Views: 403

Re: water level float arm

elegant Yes, exactly the right description. I found an image but then wondered if it was necessary to adjust the angle to change the height. Suppose the inverted "U" was permanently set for an inch above the grain bed for the maximum grain bill the mash tun could take, then once the flow rate has b...