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by Jocky
Tue Apr 23, 2019 8:05 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Kettle style lead getting very hot on the plug terminals
Replies: 3
Views: 46

Re: Kettle style lead getting very hot on the plug terminals

The Inkbird really wasn’t designed to take 2.4kW. I do find the pins on the hot rated leads I have get hot when used for a more than an hour. Appropriate sockets should be able to take it, but the Inkbird isn’t built to that spec. If you want to use an Inkbird then really you need it to switch a box...
by Jocky
Mon Apr 22, 2019 11:22 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: biotransformation's effect on taste?
Replies: 8
Views: 204

Re: biotransformation's effect on taste?

I’m not saying that you can’t have a dry hopped beer without haze (I know you can), just that the polyphenols added by dry hopping do cause haze.
by Jocky
Mon Apr 22, 2019 8:36 pm
Forum: Malts and Grits
Topic: Maltmiller fine crush, ok for use in a mash tun, with a false bottom?
Replies: 17
Views: 178

Re: Maltmiller fine crush, ok for use in a mash tun, with a false bottom?

I expect it should be. I have a false bottom and crush my own grain pretty fine. Just make sure it drains freely.
by Jocky
Mon Apr 22, 2019 7:08 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: biotransformation's effect on taste?
Replies: 8
Views: 204

Re: biotransformation's effect on taste?

Yes, that is interesting!
by Jocky
Mon Apr 22, 2019 10:23 am
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: biotransformation's effect on taste?
Replies: 8
Views: 204

Re: biotransformation's effect on taste?

I think it just causes different fruity flavours. But it will vary yeast to yeast and hop to hop. The only way to know is to try it by taking an IPA recipe you know with a big dry hop and move it to the peak of fermentation. I should also say that I don't think biotransformation causes haze - just d...
by Jocky
Sun Apr 21, 2019 7:40 pm
Forum: Dispensing
Topic: Bottling without priming
Replies: 5
Views: 117

Re: Bottling without priming

If you can leave it air tight with an airlock on in somewhere that's not going to get too hot then it'll live for weeks before anything bad happens.
by Jocky
Sun Apr 21, 2019 5:48 pm
Forum: Dispensing
Topic: Bottling without priming
Replies: 2
Views: 59

Re: Bottling without priming

Is there no option to leave your fermenter somewhere coolish (e.g. 12-16c)? If you can, just make sure it's airtight with an airlock and leave it. It'll be fine for 4 weeks. Otherwise, check the gravity and as long as you're within a couple of points of usual FG you should be able to bottle. Just pu...
by Jocky
Sat Apr 20, 2019 11:22 pm
Forum: Fermentation
Topic: Using ferm. fridge for salami?
Replies: 6
Views: 134

Re: Using ferm. fridge for salami?

A weak bleach rinse down on the inside of the fridge after use should take care of most things in there.
by Jocky
Thu Apr 18, 2019 6:47 am
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Sharing homebrew with other brewers in this community?
Replies: 11
Views: 296

Re: Sharing homebrew with other brewers in this community?

Eric wrote:
Wed Apr 17, 2019 10:16 pm
timbobist wrote:
Wed Apr 17, 2019 9:53 pm
Ha ha free booze..... for scientific purposes of course 🤣
We could save on postage and send just the recipes.
Why not cut out the confusion and just send the tasting notes to read out?
by Jocky
Tue Apr 16, 2019 1:30 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: The dream of setting up microbrewery
Replies: 12
Views: 484

Re: The dream of setting up microbrewery

The first step in starting any brewery would be to figure out how you're going to SELL the beer. Who's going to buy it? How much/often? I know of more than one person that has started a micro and then realised nobody locally will buy direct. They're either tied, don't want any 'guest' beer, or are l...
by Jocky
Mon Apr 08, 2019 2:08 pm
Forum: Home Brew Clubs
Topic: Travelling brewers
Replies: 5
Views: 1621

Re: Travelling brewers

I'd PM keith1664 on here, or you can contact:

Norwich Brewing Club: http://groupspaces.com/NorwichBrewingClub/
Anglian Craft Brewers: http://groupspaces.com/AnglianCraftBrewers
by Jocky
Mon Apr 08, 2019 2:02 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: fermentation containers.
Replies: 2
Views: 168

Re: fermentation containers.

I can't see any link or image to the type of fermentation container you mean, but there are different kinds and some would be better than others. Most PP or thick HDPE types would be okay at mash temperatures though, as would stainless of course. PET wouldn't be, glass may be but I wouldn't risk it...
by Jocky
Fri Apr 05, 2019 9:53 am
Forum: Dispensing
Topic: Storing fermented beer in plastic containers
Replies: 10
Views: 504

Re: Storing fermented beer in plastic containers

Not knowing what the container is, or the size of the top it's a bit difficult to say.

Adding a tap to a plastic container is very easy though.
by Jocky
Tue Apr 02, 2019 9:42 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: PET plastic fermenter lifetime?
Replies: 6
Views: 295

Re: PET plastic fermenter lifetime?

I have a speidel fermenter made out of HDPE that has lasted 3.5 years so far with no issues.
by Jocky
Mon Mar 25, 2019 10:50 am
Forum: Malts and Grits
Topic: Base grains
Replies: 15
Views: 785

Re: Base grains

Weyermann seem to have a huge range of pils malts, especially if ordereding form the continent (I had originally thought it was just whether it was floor malted or not), any idea if there is a guide anywhere defining the difference between them all? Not that I know of. Barke is an older malt that d...