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by Jocky
Thu Nov 14, 2019 10:24 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Have I bought a duff pH probe?
Replies: 16
Views: 503

Re: Have I bought a duff pH probe?

That probe has a little hole in a blue collar around the top, and comes with a syringe. Why? My original voltcraft probe didn't have either. I can only guess it's to fill the probe with some kind of solution. No, my original didn't either, possible the reason for its early demise. The hole has 2 fu...
by Jocky
Thu Nov 14, 2019 7:27 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Have I bought a duff pH probe?
Replies: 16
Views: 503

Re: Have I bought a duff pH probe?

That probe has a little hole in a blue collar around the top, and comes with a syringe.

Why?

My original voltcraft probe didn't have either. I can only guess it's to fill the probe with some kind of solution.
by Jocky
Sat Nov 02, 2019 10:06 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Brewhouse/Shed Wishlist
Replies: 20
Views: 521

Re: Brewhouse/Shed Wishlist

Some form of drainage (ideally a screed floor with multiple floor drains) would be my first choice for something that's hard to do later. On the subject of steam - extractor fans aren't very effective unless you cover the kettle and have a duct going outside. Or I would consider the idea of a steam...
by Jocky
Sat Nov 02, 2019 12:25 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Brewhouse/Shed Wishlist
Replies: 20
Views: 521

Re: Brewhouse/Shed Wishlist

Some form of drainage (ideally a screed floor with multiple floor drains) would be my first choice for something that's hard to do later. On the subject of steam - extractor fans aren't very effective unless you cover the kettle and have a duct going outside. Or I would consider the idea of a steam ...
by Jocky
Wed Oct 23, 2019 10:55 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: DIY Grain Mill knurled steel?
Replies: 5
Views: 308

Re: DIY Grain Mill knurled steel?

I’ve seen someone grind the rollers on a pasta rolling machine to create a grain mill, but again it seemed like a lot of work given the availability of grain mills.
by Jocky
Wed Oct 23, 2019 1:30 pm
Forum: RIMS and HERMS
Topic: Upgrade questions- herms and panel builds
Replies: 3
Views: 270

Re: Upgrade questions- herms and panel builds

I'm looking at ditching the current htl and upgrading to a shiny 70l herms set up (and adding 2nd pump). The majority of time at present I do 25l batches (1 cornie and bottle some). I want a set up that is flexible enough to allow to do batches for either 1 or 2 cornies depending on my needs at the...
by Jocky
Wed Oct 23, 2019 9:53 am
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Trub dam on the SS Brewtech 10gal kettle
Replies: 4
Views: 271

Re: Trub dam on the SS Brewtech 10gal kettle

Presumably you could position a stainless pan scrubber around it to make it work with leaf?

I actually have a stainless dip tube on my kit that is similar to the one on the SS Brewtech kettle, and it works well with leaf as long as I leave them to settle for a bit and don't run off too fast.
by Jocky
Mon Oct 21, 2019 1:18 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Flat beer
Replies: 12
Views: 696

Re: Flat beer

Unless something has poisoned the yeast (which is quite unlikely) it's the only logical answer.

Might you have boiled some water in the pan but forgot the sugar?
by Jocky
Mon Oct 21, 2019 7:13 am
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Flat beer
Replies: 12
Views: 696

Re: Flat beer

I would expect carbonation after a week. I think you've done the right thing with adding some dextrose to a few of them. How does your priming sugar get into the bottle? Ideal is to add it to the bottling bucket as a syrup and then put the beer on top as it ensures it's evenly mixed in. Most likely ...
by Jocky
Wed Oct 02, 2019 10:13 am
Forum: Cleaning, Sanitation and Sterilisation
Topic: Clean-in-place Spray Ball - ANY Fermenter/Keg
Replies: 54
Views: 3125

Re: Clean-in-place Spray Ball - ANY Fermenter/Keg

The blue one (80 pounds) seems a centrifugal one to me, the outlet is axial. For cipping kegs I use a Einhell GC-DW 900 N inside a 50l keg. A stainless one Einhell GC-DP 1020 N. Ingo Do you use hot water? I'm curious because I thought that they needed to be cooled by the fluid they are pumping.
by Jocky
Tue Oct 01, 2019 3:30 pm
Forum: Cleaning, Sanitation and Sterilisation
Topic: Starsan Discontinued ?
Replies: 32
Views: 1660

Re: Starsan Discontinued ?

I would say that where people are using stainless steel and glass for their brewing needs (i.e. not plastics) and are cleaning properly in all the nooks and crannies, Starsan is very effective as a brewery sanitiser as those surfaces are smooth enough to avoid harboring yeasts or mold and the main t...
by Jocky
Tue Oct 01, 2019 3:21 pm
Forum: Cleaning, Sanitation and Sterilisation
Topic: Starsan Discontinued ?
Replies: 32
Views: 1660

Re: Starsan Discontinued ?

wmfd wrote:
Mon Sep 30, 2019 9:45 pm
Paperwork rather than ingredients . Good job, as I still have a large bottle to get through (it doesn’t go out of date does It?)
It has a date on it, but I've not had any issues using it considerably beyond the date.
by Jocky
Mon Sep 30, 2019 11:03 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: PH tester
Replies: 23
Views: 1891

Re: PH tester

As long as you can calibrate to 4.01 and 6.86 rather than having to be 4 and 7 then these are very accurate when mixed up using deionised water: https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/PH-BUFFER-SOLUTION-POWDER-Multiple-Quantities-pH-4-01-6-86/273871536760 Storage solution is just a 3 mol potassium chloride solu...
by Jocky
Mon Sep 30, 2019 1:17 pm
Forum: Cleaning, Sanitation and Sterilisation
Topic: Starsan Discontinued ?
Replies: 32
Views: 1660

Re: Starsan Discontinued ?

Hello Jim. "Panic over." Not fully over. We may have a good substitute available to us, but what was the unacceptable ingredient ? How does it affect us physically ? More importantly, will it see us off before our poor battered livers give out ? I have been going around the internet looking for any...
by Jocky
Tue Sep 24, 2019 9:40 am
Forum: Beer Recipes
Topic: Ideas please
Replies: 9
Views: 527

Re: Ideas please

Glad to hear it!

Oh boy that looks good.