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by Fil
Mon Sep 24, 2018 7:20 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Single element
Replies: 11
Views: 436

Re: Single element

I echo the above. yes 1 x element will work but 2x provides a) a quicker initial boil, and b) a backup (elements can fail generally at the worst time..) power control isnt necessary, a boil is a boil, and you can exert indirect control over the boil with insulation around the pot wall and partial li...
by Fil
Mon Sep 17, 2018 9:26 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Refilling soda stream bottles.
Replies: 16
Views: 682

Re: Refilling soda stream bottles.

this old web page that was hosted by a bunch of paintballers 'team onslaught' is still accessible with waybackmachine and details every way of connecting co2 bottles together for refilling.inc valve and thread specs too. if you can think of it these paintballer chaps have done it and documented it.....
by Fil
Mon Sep 17, 2018 9:15 pm
Forum: Fermentation
Topic: FV Extraction
Replies: 18
Views: 436

Re: FV Extraction

if you ever want to serve above ambient temp ie beerfridge in garage mid winter.. then yes a heater would be necessary but its generally a less crucial aspect for a keg fridge than a fermentation fridge.. the low watt (40-60w) tube heaters generally used never get much more than warm to the touch.. ...
by Fil
Sat Sep 01, 2018 3:21 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Hello from Berkshire
Replies: 6
Views: 148

Re: Hello from Berkshire

Hi, welcome, and happy brewing..
by Fil
Sat Sep 01, 2018 3:19 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: New shiny!
Replies: 9
Views: 494

Re: New shiny!

Very nice, but i agree the valve is way ott. tho im a bit of a luddite preferring to rack off sediment with a dip tube and siphon. Not only does it contribute to a brighter pint, but the FV (without ant tap holes) is a quicker clean and sanitation.
by Fil
Sat Sep 01, 2018 3:15 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Beer kit in conical
Replies: 3
Views: 219

Re: Beer kit in conical

PET will warp/shrink with off the boil water temps, get an old pop bottle and give it a test over the sink..
by Fil
Sat Sep 01, 2018 3:01 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Burco wash boiler tap replacement
Replies: 6
Views: 215

Re: Burco wash boiler tap replacement

If at all similar (and the tap looks identical) to my ol single skin ally burco, you should find a round hole with a square notch to align the tap assembly when the tap is removed. I used a standard 15mm compression brass tank connector to seal up the hole ok, and i had drilled it through with a 15m...
by Fil
Sat Sep 01, 2018 2:44 pm
Forum: Other Brews
Topic: compounders licence
Replies: 4
Views: 389

Re: compounders licence

going by the ramshackle sheds used by the distilleries i visited in scotland a few years ago I dont think there are any considerations..
by Fil
Tue Aug 21, 2018 2:50 pm
Forum: Dispensing
Topic: Keezer Fan Holder
Replies: 3
Views: 366

Re: Keezer Fan Holder

sure beats my solution which for fan #1 which did last a good 3+years i simply epoxied it to the thin plastic shell of my fridge interior.. On its inevitable failure i took a pair of pliers to it and pulled out its motor, blades, and support leaving me with an empty shell onto which the replacement ...
by Fil
Thu Aug 09, 2018 6:27 pm
Forum: Dispensing
Topic: serving bright beer from a cornie
Replies: 29
Views: 1558

Re: serving bright beer from a cornie

I find it a bittersweet moment when i hold the last pint of a corny upto the light and witness the crystal clear nectar as i know its tha last i will quaff of that particular brew.. I had similar concerns and invested in a few of the caskwidge red floats which work a treat as long the the float isnt...
by Fil
Wed Aug 08, 2018 1:36 am
Forum: Yeast
Topic: Using DME for a starter
Replies: 6
Views: 250

Re: Using DME for a starter

click lock sandwich box this end,
as long as its used within 6 months its never been a problem, tho i have returned to a box of syrup when it got buried and forgotten,,
by Fil
Sun Aug 05, 2018 11:54 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Stc1000 problems
Replies: 7
Views: 180

Re: Stc1000 problems

ebay and a few of the quality home brew uk suppliers homebrewbuilder angel maltmiller etc should be able to supply you with a new probe, but be careful as not all NTC probes are equal so make sure the one you buy is suitable for the stc1000..
by Fil
Tue Jul 31, 2018 4:15 am
Forum: Dispensing
Topic: Carbonation Keg lid
Replies: 12
Views: 278

Re: Carbonation Keg lid

It may well condition a beer with co2 a little quicker but i would question if said beers would be fully mature and ready to quaff without at least the usual week or so of conditioning in the keg.
by Fil
Tue Jul 31, 2018 4:08 am
Forum: Cleaning, Sanitation and Sterilisation
Topic: Cleaning a cornelius keg without moving it
Replies: 3
Views: 257

Re: Cleaning a cornelius keg without moving it

fwiw my cleaning/sanitation routine involves liquids only in the keg no hands/implements involved. just warmwater + generic fragrance free laundry oxi for a good 15minute+ soak 2 x rinses and a sanitation treatment with starsan. i do however manipulate the keg standing it on its base, then top with ...
by Fil
Tue Jul 31, 2018 3:28 am
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Water to garage
Replies: 23
Views: 1543

Re: Water to garage

If plumbing in a temporary isolated copper pipe system, imho it would be wise to build in the facility to drain it at its lowest point to reduce the risk of standing water forming toxic verdigris inside the pipework, earthing the copper with a grounded link will aid in this too..