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by Jocky
Mon Jun 17, 2019 1:24 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Scorched Element - Have you ever gotten away with it?
Replies: 12
Views: 253

Re: Scorched Element - Have you ever gotten away with it?

Hey Jocky. I was thinking the 6 hr boil didn't help matters. That and switching on the element as soon as it was covered in super thick and sugary wort and then not stirring it at all. Could kick myself. Been brewing 11 yrs and made that schoolboy error. Next time, I'm going to keep stirring the wo...
by Jocky
Mon Jun 17, 2019 7:57 am
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Scorched Element - Have you ever gotten away with it?
Replies: 12
Views: 253

Re: Scorched Element - Have you ever gotten away with it?

Sometimes learning to brew great beer means learning a lesson in what your brew kit can and can't do. I've had the same thing and had to dump am ashtray beer. In my case I had too much flour getting through to the boil, and since that I've been more careful in lautering. I think in your case a 6 hou...
by Jocky
Wed Jun 05, 2019 10:42 am
Forum: Dispensing
Topic: CO2 pipe
Replies: 8
Views: 342

Re: CO2 pipe

I've seen pictures (on here) of people with ruptured silicone hose that has exploded due to gas pressure. I suspect once you get to a 'safe' thickness of silicone hose it will be as unwieldy as your stiff beer line. Beer line is stiff so that it can be thin and handle the pressure. If you need to go...
by Jocky
Thu May 30, 2019 2:11 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Where can I find corny poppet valves?
Replies: 2
Views: 204

Re: Where can I find corny poppet valves?

I've only seen them advertised here: https://www.hopandgrape.co.uk/poppet-va ... elius.html

No idea if they actually have them in stock - nobody else seems to.

At £4.50 a poppet it may be more economical in the long run to now buy replacement posts that take the universal poppets.
by Jocky
Mon May 20, 2019 8:40 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Where to get 250V/15A IEC-C15
Replies: 11
Views: 319

Re: Where to get 250V/15A IEC-C15

These ones are ideal. 13 amp and properly hot rated:

https://www.lindy.co.uk/cables-adapters ... lack-p9230

Having melted a couple of cheap ones in the past, these have worked faultlessly.
by Jocky
Tue May 14, 2019 4:14 pm
Forum: Dispensing
Topic: Serving Pressure/Beer Line diameter
Replies: 5
Views: 188

Re: Serving Pressure/Beer Line diameter

It sounds like you just need to shorten the run of 3/16" line that you have.
by Jocky
Mon May 13, 2019 4:53 pm
Forum: Hops
Topic: Choosing hops
Replies: 25
Views: 679

Re: Choosing hops

Stick to a few varieties and gradually try them and read other people's recipes and tasting notes. Find a beer you like then try and find out what hops are in it - someone will usually have tried to make a clone of most mainstream beers. Like all UK hops, Admiral is quite muted compared to nearly al...
by Jocky
Thu May 02, 2019 7:57 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Brewing heating element
Replies: 2
Views: 210

Re: Brewing heating element

Does anyone have any experience of these elements off of eBay https://www.ebay.co.uk/p/Universal-230V-Home-Brew-Brewing-Water-Boiler-Element-Heater-Plug-Socket-3-Pin/2295184573? Like the look of the larger plug connector with these. My current element has one of the kettle lead type connectors and ...
by Jocky
Tue Apr 23, 2019 8:05 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Kettle style lead getting very hot on the plug terminals
Replies: 14
Views: 504

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: 387

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: 344

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: 387

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: 387

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: 262

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.