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by Jocky
Wed Nov 25, 2020 9:52 am
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Brewing advice needed please
Replies: 4
Views: 141

Re: Brewing advice needed please

I don't think it will cause problems if you add it towards the end of active fermentation. Beware that there's both sugar and sweeteners in there, and it's really only about 20% mango puree, so 80% of what you're adding is just diluting the beer. Personally I'd go for adding a good quality puree of ...
by Jocky
Sun Nov 22, 2020 4:54 pm
Forum: Dispensing
Topic: Anyone use a FOB detector in their home set up?
Replies: 3
Views: 153

Re: Anyone use a FOB detector in their home set up?

As far as I know it doesn’t reduce foam, it just closes the flow off when the keg runs out so your tap doesn’t spurt foam everywhere.

I don’t think it’s particularly useful in a home context.
by Jocky
Sun Nov 22, 2020 10:49 am
Forum: Dispensing
Topic: Another keezer build
Replies: 9
Views: 1030

Re: Another keezer build

Looks great. Really neat, much better than mine.

Are you going to attach taps to the collar? Insulation on the inside might need to be removed to firmly attach the back nut.
by Jocky
Sat Nov 21, 2020 9:09 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Pushfit reducer/splitter
Replies: 3
Views: 112

Re: Pushfit reducer/splitter

Get a splitter and then insert a stem reducers?
by Jocky
Sat Nov 21, 2020 4:48 pm
Forum: Dispensing
Topic: Cornie keg seals and poppets.
Replies: 7
Views: 173

Re: Cornie keg seals and poppets.

Some things I would point out though: The kit presumes you have the now most common (exclusively so?) second-hand Corny designs (all AEB I think, stumpy with continuous rubber ring on top/bottom mouldings, posts not arranged directly opposite on circumference). If you have some of the other designs...
by Jocky
Sat Nov 21, 2020 10:18 am
Forum: Dispensing
Topic: Cornie keg seals and poppets.
Replies: 7
Views: 173

Re: Cornie keg seals and poppets.

Not easy to find kegs at that price any more. There’s a small premium on that spares kit, but it has everything (including spare posts) and for people that starting off and aren’t sure about all of the parts it’s a great thing to have. After all, you only tend to find out that a keg seal has failed ...
by Jocky
Fri Nov 20, 2020 6:54 pm
Forum: Dispensing
Topic: Cornie keg seals and poppets.
Replies: 7
Views: 173

Re: Cornie keg seals and poppets.

But universal poppets from eBay. Seals too.

This is a good kit that will give you all the spares you need in case of a problem: https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Cornelius-Ke ... 4150087615
by Jocky
Sat Nov 14, 2020 10:23 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Same pre boil gravity every time
Replies: 36
Views: 1230

Re: Same pre boil gravity every time

You really shouldn’t put a cheap hydrometer into hot wort. It causes the glass to expand and the paper scale inside moves out of place.

Not going to be your problem I think, but might contribute to it.
by Jocky
Tue Nov 10, 2020 12:36 pm
Forum: Dispensing
Topic: Mini keg / growler silicone dip tube question
Replies: 4
Views: 709

Re: Mini keg / growler silicone dip tube question

I've just checked - 5/16" beer line is a tight fit, but it does fit. You can soften it up by sticking it in some hot water.
by Jocky
Mon Nov 09, 2020 10:54 am
Forum: Dispensing
Topic: Mini keg / growler silicone dip tube question
Replies: 4
Views: 709

Re: Mini keg / growler silicone dip tube question

I've got a couple of these dispense lids. One with a smooth bit and what looks like a threaded section near the top as shown on your ebay link. That has a diameter of 6mm on the smooth bit, obviously it's wider on the threaded bit, and I currently have a length of 5mm internal diameter silicone tube...
by Jocky
Sun Nov 08, 2020 11:14 pm
Forum: Dispensing
Topic: Line Cleaning and connection sequence
Replies: 7
Views: 738

Re: Line Cleaning and connection sequence

And starsan is not a cleaner, it’s a sanitiser.

You can buy caustic beer line cleaner, but a bit of warm PBW/percarbonate seems to work just fine for me as long as you don’t leave it in the lines for more than a few minutes.
by Jocky
Sun Nov 08, 2020 11:12 pm
Forum: Dispensing
Topic: Line Cleaning and connection sequence
Replies: 7
Views: 738

Re: Line Cleaning and connection sequence

You don’t need a keg to clean lines. Buy a carbonation cap, put the line cleaner in a plastic bottle and then either squeeze the bottle to push the cleaner through, or just add a bit of gas to the bottle. As for when to do it, you can clean the line any time. I’d avoid connecting the gas until you w...
by Jocky
Fri Nov 06, 2020 8:21 am
Forum: Kit Brewing
Topic: Bottled water query
Replies: 3
Views: 272

Re: Bottled water query

It’s fine.
by Jocky
Thu Nov 05, 2020 9:38 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Broken Shelf Cooler?
Replies: 18
Views: 654

Re: Broken Shelf Cooler?

The display?

Or was the water bath empty?
by Jocky
Thu Nov 05, 2020 1:07 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: what's the next step from kits and plastic?
Replies: 14
Views: 422

Re: what's the next step from kits and plastic?

There's ways to split up the brew day. I set up the night before and put the water heating on a timer. Come the morning it means I just dough in and then walk away and get on with my day for an hour, but it can be longer if needed. Lautering and batch sparge takes about 20 minutes, then you put it a...