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by joe1002
Sun Sep 13, 2020 3:59 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Hello from Burnham On Crouch
Replies: 8
Views: 586

Re: Hello from Burnham On Crouch

Welcome. My girlfriend lives in Southminster where we seem to be spending most of our time at the moment. Mainly because we are down the road from Wibblers brewery. [emoji23]
by joe1002
Sat Jul 25, 2020 10:52 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Kegerator build - dreaded hole drilling
Replies: 10
Views: 906

Re: Kegerator build - dreaded hole drilling

I've not tried it myself but I have seen this method of knowing where the cooling lines are. Turn the fridge to the coolest setting, then its coo, spray the sides (inside) with water, it should frost up where the cooling lines are.
by joe1002
Sun Jul 05, 2020 9:00 am
Forum: Other Alcoholic Brews
Topic: Hooch
Replies: 5
Views: 538

Re: Hooch

Yes, I think the op does mean the alcoholpop you could (and still can) buy in the shop.

I have no idea on a recipe though.
by joe1002
Fri Jun 26, 2020 9:18 am
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Carbonation Drop Question
Replies: 5
Views: 469

Re: Carbonation Drop Question

I haven't used carbonation drops so I am no authority on them. What was your process post bottling? You generally need to leave them somewhere warm(ish) for a week or two to carbonate. Were the lids on tight enough? Even if you couldn't see any yeast, there would almost certainly have been enough to...
by joe1002
Wed Jun 24, 2020 1:05 pm
Forum: Kit Brewing
Topic: Help
Replies: 8
Views: 724

Re: Help

My second brew I have tried is the muntons ipa but it’s been in a plastic keg for about 2 months but the abv hasn’t gone up on the hydrometer I did a hydrometer reading before putting the ipa in a pressure barrel. It was at the same as it is now 😂 I added the 85g sugar as suggested on the box norma...
by joe1002
Wed Jun 24, 2020 11:04 am
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: What fridges are we using?
Replies: 30
Views: 4133

Re: What fridges are we using?

Not over-indulgent at all! I have 3 under-counter fridges and a smaller one in the bar as well as the SS Brewtech fermenters with heat mats and cooled by a maxi 210 in the garage. This is still a work in progress and lots of people make my setup look distinctly modest! [emoji106] Matt Sent from my ...
by joe1002
Fri Jun 19, 2020 1:50 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: What fridges are we using?
Replies: 30
Views: 4133

Re: What fridges are we using?

Maybe I'm being over-indulgent, but I have 3 fridges in my brew/beer shed: 2 larder fridges, one configured as a fermentation chamber for my fermentasaurus (great fit) and one as a beer fridge/hop store 1 under-counter fridge which house 2 x 19L cornies and 1 x 10.5L corny (gas bottle is outside th...
by joe1002
Fri Jun 12, 2020 1:54 pm
Forum: Dispensing
Topic: Keezer build project, equipment query I.e.
Replies: 7
Views: 526

Re: Keezer build project, equipment query I.e.

Schoolboy error, 220v model on its way, I sincerely hope this works! It will do. I tend to wire up an STC in a box with either trailing sockets or sockets mounted to the box, one for heating and one for cooling. I plugged the freezer in to the cooling socket, obviously. No different to wiring it di...
by joe1002
Tue May 26, 2020 12:06 pm
Forum: Dispensing
Topic: Keezer build project, equipment query I.e.
Replies: 7
Views: 526

Re: Keezer build project, equipment query I.e.

I’ve always used STC1000’s got all my keezers (I’ve build three & about to make another, I keep changing my mind) and never had a problem with them. If you don’t want to build the enclosure and wire it up then inkbird do controllers which work out of the box.
by joe1002
Sun May 17, 2020 7:13 am
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Lock Down HERMS Build
Replies: 47
Views: 3138

Re: Lock Down HERMS Build

Very neat, I’ve enjoyed reading this.
by joe1002
Wed Jan 22, 2020 3:50 am
Forum: Brew in a Bag
Topic: Did my first BIAB yesterday, looking for comments on improving my next batch
Replies: 7
Views: 822

Re: Did my first BIAB yesterday, looking for comments on improving my next batch

Leard wrote: So I used roughly 5.5kg of Maris Piper.
That’s your issue [emoji23]

In all seriousness, don’t touch it or heat it during the mash, just keep it well wrapped up and it will be ok.
by joe1002
Fri Sep 13, 2019 10:35 pm
Forum: Brewdays
Topic: Brewing anxiety
Replies: 3
Views: 883

Re: Brewing anxiety

LeeH wrote:
Fri Sep 13, 2019 10:49 am
stay sober
Where's the fun in that? The best bit is trying to remember what you done and whether you pitched the yeast :lol: :lol: :lol:
by joe1002
Wed Jul 31, 2019 5:00 pm
Forum: Cleaning, Sanitation and Sterilisation
Topic: Sankey cleaning socket
Replies: 7
Views: 1090

Re: Sankey cleaning socket

I use a pond pump with a spray head attached to it. I take the spear out completely.

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by joe1002
Tue Jul 30, 2019 9:18 pm
Forum: Cleaning, Sanitation and Sterilisation
Topic: Sankey cleaning socket
Replies: 7
Views: 1090

Re: Sankey cleaning socket

Those cleaning sockets are for cleaning beer line for instance in pubs. Very basically you take the couplet off the keg and put in on the cleaning socket. You then pump beer line cleaner through the socket which then goes through the coupler, then beer line and ultimately coming out of the serving t...
by joe1002
Thu Jul 25, 2019 1:41 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: [Newbie] Beer dispenser
Replies: 10
Views: 970

Re: [Newbie] Beer dispenser

Depends on what you are serving, the temp of your beer and the length of the line. Unfortunately, with commercial beer you don't know what pressure it has been carbonated at. It's going to be a suck it and see i'm afraid.

If you can keep the keg cold that will help a lot with foaming issues.