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by jaquiss2005
Sat Sep 29, 2018 7:33 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Gas burner
Replies: 3
Views: 614

Gas burner

Have been using electric SS boilers so far but thinking of moving over to using a gas burner so I have more control over brews. Electric plugs also getting warm! Indications are this needs to be propane, or could I use the calor gas bottle I have with my barbecue? Not got the burner yet - mainly do ...
by jaquiss2005
Sat May 05, 2018 5:17 pm
Forum: Cider Making
Topic: Bottle bombs
Replies: 2
Views: 1832

Bottle bombs

Make some cider last autumn and one of the varieties appears not to have finished fermenting when I bottled it. Was like Vesuvius when I took the cap off and lost half the bottle before I got glass in place for the second half!

Any way of stopping this happening with remaining bottles?
by jaquiss2005
Thu Nov 09, 2017 8:10 pm
Forum: Cider Making
Topic: What's this in my cider
Replies: 6
Views: 2368

Re: What's this in my cider

Checked and smells fine - certainly no vinegary hint at all
by jaquiss2005
Mon Nov 06, 2017 10:55 pm
Forum: Cider Making
Topic: What's this in my cider
Replies: 6
Views: 2368

What's this in my cider

Got several demijohns of cider on the go using different apples I have collected and pressed. Using natural yeast of apples to ferment. Pressed some coxes apples a month ago and have this floating inside. Any idea what it is? Looks like honeycomb!
by jaquiss2005
Wed Sep 06, 2017 7:04 pm
Forum: Cider Making
Topic: Cheap scratter
Replies: 3
Views: 2058

Cheap scratter

I only make around 6/7 gallons of cider each year and still looking for cheap scratter option. Have tried using food processor (fine but time consuming), and breaking up with a lump of wood amongst other things Has anyone tried using one of these? If so any good or has anyone any alternative suggest...
by jaquiss2005
Wed Jun 21, 2017 10:29 pm
Forum: Cider Making
Topic: Additional bag in cider press
Replies: 1
Views: 1599

Additional bag in cider press

Have a 12 litre cider press which I used for the first time last year. Always seemed a struggle to get too much pulp into one straining bag, and was thinking of getting a second bag and effectively making two "cheeses" at a time, one on top of the other, as cider preducers do, but without anything i...
by jaquiss2005
Sun Mar 29, 2015 4:53 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: stc1000 wiring
Replies: 3
Views: 725

stc1000 wiring

Have recently acquired at stc1000, project box and greenhouse heater as recommended in the forum and got the wiring diagrams off here, to build my fermentation fridge. Seem to be a number of YouTube videos, but can't find a UK one as think this might help me put this together in next few days. Anyon...
by jaquiss2005
Sun Nov 02, 2014 6:40 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Swan boiler - plug overheating
Replies: 6
Views: 917

Re: Swan boiler - plug overheating

Thanks for all your responses. it is max 3000W on label. Plug looks a bit old, but connections seem to be ok and it is just the plug that is getting warm. When I take plug out, the bottom 2 pins (live & neutral) are both pretty warm after a few minutes. Is it worth putting a new plug on? its not a m...
by jaquiss2005
Fri Oct 31, 2014 10:12 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Swan boiler - plug overheating
Replies: 6
Views: 917

Swan boiler - plug overheating

I have recently been given a Swan 18 litre boiler for homebrewing. It was in need of a good descale which I have done. However, whilst it heats up nicely, the plug is getting very hot which I am sure isn't right, so have stopped using. I'm no technical expert and wonder if anyone can give me an idea...
by jaquiss2005
Mon Jul 22, 2013 10:55 am
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Ball valve on an old boiler
Replies: 7
Views: 814

Re: Ball valve on an old boiler

Yes its a typo error and should read 20mm and 30mm The electrics are under the boiler so the base is about 6 inches up inside. The reflection I suspect is the "boil" lever which has snapped off and need to come up with some way of being able to connect a 15mm ball valve with a hop filter inside. Dra...
by jaquiss2005
Sun Jul 21, 2013 6:17 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Ball valve on an old boiler
Replies: 7
Views: 814

Re: Ball valve on an old boiler

Hopefully have managed to add some photos Tap - measuring the inside of the tap it is 200mm diameter. The boiler hole is 300mm wide from one side to the other if this helps with advice http://i1349.photobucket.com/albums/p747/jaquiss2005/Boilerhole_zpsd6c65975.jpg?t=1374426680 http://i1349.photobuck...
by jaquiss2005
Sat Jul 20, 2013 3:47 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Ball valve on an old boiler
Replies: 7
Views: 814

Ball valve on an old boiler

Looking to put a new ball valve and hop strainer on an old 45 litre "Corsair" boiler I have. Have unscrewed the current tap which looks like a 1 inch diameter hole, but it also has an inner and outer wall which is about 1 inch apart as well. Has an old tap on it which isn't really suitable as I see ...
by jaquiss2005
Sun Feb 19, 2012 10:16 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Ball valve for coolbox / sparging
Replies: 3
Views: 511

Ball valve for coolbox / sparging

I have an old coolbox which I am looking to convert to a mash tun. I'm not very practical and have seen this on e-bay, but not sure what the difference is between 1/2" BSP Thread and 15mm Copper Spout. Can someone please explain. http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Viking-Ball-V ... 7b69231c2d Secondly, what ...
by jaquiss2005
Tue Nov 08, 2011 11:07 pm
Forum: Brewdays
Topic: First ever All Grain Brewday - BIAB Hoegaarden clone (pics)
Replies: 20
Views: 3669

Re: First ever All Grain Brewday - BIAB Hoegaarden clone (pi

I find the best way to remove wort into a fermenting vessel is to put another voile / hop bag over a large sieve like a sock and pour through there - really does leave a clear liquid in the fermenter
by jaquiss2005
Mon Jul 18, 2011 10:59 am
Forum: Beer Recipes
Topic: St Austell's Tribute
Replies: 398
Views: 63291

Re: St Austell's Tribute

Been reading all these threads but as someone with little experience, would welcome a definitive recipe for this one - have seen them quoting 80% Maris Otter etc, but not sure how much needs to be used. Looking to make 23 litres - can someone simplify what I need ingredient wise as it seems there ha...