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by vacant
Thu Apr 08, 2021 12:35 pm
Forum: Dispensing
Topic: Storing empty bottles
Replies: 19
Views: 798

Re: Storing empty bottles

PET bottles are great - I use whatever I can get from 2ltr down to 500ml. bit of hot water to shake yeast out repeat drain for a bit then leave to dry overnight bottling day - squirt and shake of starsan I keep the dry bottles with caps off in a large plastic storage box with lid. If I see yeast sti...
by vacant
Sat Mar 13, 2021 3:33 pm
Forum: Brew in a Bag
Topic: new move
Replies: 9
Views: 2232

Re: new move

orlando wrote:
Sat Mar 13, 2021 3:21 pm
Landlord?
At least one will be "TT-ish", I'll go my own way with some Fuggles I already have.
by vacant
Sat Mar 13, 2021 2:22 pm
Forum: Brew in a Bag
Topic: new move
Replies: 9
Views: 2232

Re: new move

My latest MM order is due to be delivered in the next few minutes. 25Kg Golden Promise in 5 bags and some extra grains all fine crushed for increased efficiency in my BIAB plus some hop pellets to add to the inventory. Better get a brew on.
by vacant
Fri Mar 05, 2021 11:33 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: What do you use if in USA to reduce Bicarbonates - cannot get CRS
Replies: 34
Views: 1074

Re: What do you use if in USA to reduce Bicarbonates - cannot get CRS

But as someone with alkalinity >250ppm (as CaCO3) whose supply of sulphuric acid seems to have dried up, I’ve just purchased a cheap RO system. 260 here. 10% of my hard tap water and 90% RO gets me to where I want to start for my pale beers. I've had my £35 RO system for years. Filtered the water y...
by vacant
Wed Feb 17, 2021 9:14 am
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: EQUIPMENT UPGRADE
Replies: 7
Views: 496

Re: EQUIPMENT UPGRADE

That's a lot of boiler for 2.4kw!! It will be interesting to see if it will boil 70litres. I agree. I have a 60 ltr plastic boiler I built over a decade ago with one 2.1 kW element.... But a second element was soon added even for 25 ltr brew lengths. Running two elements for at least the first 30 m...
by vacant
Tue Feb 09, 2021 3:07 pm
Forum: Articles for Sale
Topic: For Sale : 30 Litre Gravity Home Brewery Complete
Replies: 6
Views: 771

Re: For Sale : 30 Litre Gravity Home Brewery Complete

ukdaasfan wrote:
Tue Feb 09, 2021 1:47 pm
Listed Elsewhere for 170, but open to offer.
You have it listed it on Ebay for £150 open to offers (revised 08 Feb, 2021 11:10:30 GMT Buy it now price), then posted it here for £170.

Can I ask why?

https://ebay.us/XZRWru
by vacant
Sat Jan 16, 2021 5:06 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: What size fermentation bin?
Replies: 6
Views: 277

Re: What size fermentation bin?

Cheap plastic storage boxes with the food-safe symbol make great FVs. I've used an 80 ltr one which was about £6. a 10 litre food safe bucket with lid is £4.89 delivered from ebay.
by vacant
Tue Jan 12, 2021 12:45 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Supplies?
Replies: 15
Views: 960

Re: Supplies?

I'll add Ballihoo for a wide range of kit. Large mail order warehouse on the outskirts of Cheddar. Only 8 miles from me so I can pop in for bits I need urgently.
by vacant
Wed Dec 09, 2020 10:26 am
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Cornelius Keg Cons?
Replies: 23
Views: 1358

Re: Cornelius Keg Cons?

I used kegs for three(?) years but sold my shiny stuff to revert to plastic BIAB boiler and bottles earlier this year purely because I'm not drinking as much beer. Some very good points have been made already Cost - I got back what I had paid overall for cylinder (£5 deposit)/gauge/steel boiler & ma...
by vacant
Sat Dec 05, 2020 5:47 pm
Forum: Braumeister, Grainfather and other One-Pot Brewing Systems
Topic: The BrewTools Fanboy Thread
Replies: 63
Views: 2252

Re: The BrewTools Fanboy Thread

McMullan wrote:
Sat Dec 05, 2020 10:56 am
What about 2 bags for £250?
Members can use discount code JIMSBK for free delivery to under your pillow.
by vacant
Fri Dec 04, 2020 6:40 pm
Forum: Braumeister, Grainfather and other One-Pot Brewing Systems
Topic: The BrewTools Fanboy Thread
Replies: 63
Views: 2252

Re: The BrewTools Fanboy Thread

Yes, utter tosh. There is no way this can produce better beer without it being encircled by a ring of my magic beans to ward off evil spirits. Only £99, I accept PayPal.
by vacant
Tue Nov 17, 2020 9:29 am
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Compensating for excessive evaporation
Replies: 13
Views: 777

Re: Compensating for excessive evaporation

Remember kit brewers add huge amounts of tap water without boiling it.
by vacant
Mon Nov 16, 2020 3:56 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Compensating for excessive evaporation
Replies: 13
Views: 777

Re: Compensating for excessive evaporation

If your beer turns out fine why change? Your "excess spargings" have been held at 60C plus for some time which is probably good enough but not as near sterile as wort after an open boil. I don't know about tannins. Assuming boiler capacity is your problem, I would keep topping up during the boil exc...
by vacant
Thu Nov 05, 2020 9:44 am
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: RO water filter
Replies: 29
Views: 3399

Re: RO water filter

timbobist wrote:
Wed Nov 04, 2020 9:57 pm
Hi Im Interested in getting a ro filter, what one did you get? Cheers
This sort. Plenty of 3 stage systems on ebay for under £35.
by vacant
Wed Nov 04, 2020 3:09 pm
Forum: Fermentation
Topic: Stuck Ferment or Sticky Airlock?
Replies: 2
Views: 436

Re: Stuck Ferment or Sticky Airlock?

I can't see how surface tension could prevent brisk activity.

Perhaps activity is reducing overnight then increasing during the day when the temperature is higher.