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by IPA
Sat Apr 04, 2020 8:11 am
Forum: Cleaning, Sanitation and Sterilisation
Topic: DIY bottle washer
Replies: 6
Views: 139

Re: DIY bottle washer

It's a large version of a Ken Shales Rinsemaster. It's in his book Brewing Better Beers. He wrote the book over 40 years ago.
by IPA
Tue Mar 31, 2020 8:12 am
Forum: Kit Brewing
Topic: Alcohol Content / ABV
Replies: 8
Views: 203

Re: Alcohol Content / ABV

Your figures are not correct.

Try this formula
1061 minus 1008 =53 ÷ 7.36 = 7.2% (Wilf Newsom)

Or this one
1.061 minus 1.008 = 0.053 ÷ 0.0074 = 7.16% (Ken Shales)
by IPA
Thu Mar 26, 2020 8:43 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Brewsit Negotiations.
Replies: 3
Views: 171

Re: Brewsit Negotiations.

Seems like a fair enough offer to me =D> Take her up on it before she changes her mind :D
by IPA
Thu Mar 19, 2020 8:37 am
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Shortage of malt?
Replies: 25
Views: 1324

Re: Shortage of malt?

Try this at £21.77 for 25 kilos https://www.braumarkt.com/en/swaen-dutch-pale-ale-25-kg Shipping to England is £8 Where else can you buy 25 kg of malt for less than £30 including transport ? Ideal for you because you crush your own malt Not any more. Since today's confirmation that Britain will lea...
by IPA
Tue Mar 17, 2020 1:46 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Shortage of malt?
Replies: 25
Views: 1324

Re: Shortage of malt?

I usually buy my pale malt in uncrushed 25kg sacks. I have tried all my usual suppliers and they are all out of stock though I can get 5kg bags. Anyone else come across this or am I just unfortunate? Surely not panic buying! Try this at £21.77 for 25 kilos https://www.braumarkt.com/en/swaen-dutch-p...
by IPA
Sat Mar 07, 2020 5:50 pm
Forum: Home Brew Suppliers
Topic: £30 corny kegs
Replies: 5
Views: 721

Re: £30 corny kegs

floydmeddler wrote:
Sat Mar 07, 2020 3:32 pm
Hi, Can we see some pics please?
You can see them here

https://www.kegkingdom.co.uk/collection ... g-1-handle
by IPA
Sat Mar 07, 2020 5:46 pm
Forum: Home Brew Suppliers
Topic: £30 corny kegs
Replies: 5
Views: 721

Re: £30 corny kegs

floydmeddler wrote:
Sat Mar 07, 2020 3:32 pm
Hi, Can we see some pics please?
I think they are on his website.
by IPA
Tue Mar 03, 2020 8:40 am
Forum: Dispensing
Topic: First time corny user
Replies: 7
Views: 517

Re: First time corny user

Why not use it as you would any other keg ? There is absolutely no need to spend money on gas to force carbonate. Prime it with a maximum of 2.5 g per litre of household white sugar seal the lid with a burst of gas and leave two weeks to carbonate. Invest a couple of quid in a short gas tube and a f...
by IPA
Fri Feb 28, 2020 1:45 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: What is the cheapest and best way of sanitising?
Replies: 22
Views: 1263

Re: What is the cheapest and best way of sanitising?

Jocky wrote:
Thu Feb 27, 2020 10:57 pm
Isn’t Dettol mould remover just bleach in a spray bottle?
It states on the label that it contains bleach but it works in minutes. Much faster than ordinary bleach. Buy some on the household budget (for cleaning the shower/bath) and give it a try.
by IPA
Fri Feb 28, 2020 1:40 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: What is the cheapest and best way of sanitising?
Replies: 22
Views: 1263

Re: What is the cheapest and best way of sanitising?

LeeH wrote:
Fri Feb 28, 2020 6:24 am
Maybe but it will be heavily scented I would have thought.


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It's not scented and it is quite an amazing product. It is very effective in removing small mould growth on the outgoing part of plastic taps.
by IPA
Wed Feb 26, 2020 7:08 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: What is the cheapest and best way of sanitising?
Replies: 22
Views: 1263

Re: What is the cheapest and best way of sanitising?

Calcium hypochlorite. Available from swimming pool supliers. One teaspoon in twenty five litres. One kilo will last you more than a year. I use it to clean/sanitise Cornies. Leave to soak overnight and then rinse thoroughly. Seems like an interesting additional option. Are there any materials or st...
by IPA
Wed Feb 26, 2020 8:42 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Brewing is like cooking right?
Replies: 9
Views: 390

Re: Brewing is like cooking right?

The origin of the word Claret. A long time ago when there was a huge trade in wine from Bordeaux to England a popular type was a light red wine called Clairette. The English called it Claret and it became the generic term for all red Bordeaux wine drunk in England.
by IPA
Wed Feb 26, 2020 8:34 am
Forum: Cleaning, Sanitation and Sterilisation
Topic: Mark 2 keg washer, are they worth it and will it clean fermenting bins?
Replies: 4
Views: 196

Re: Mark 2 keg washer, are they worth it and will it clean fermenting bins?

These are designed to wash not to clean. The best way to clean is with a sponge and elbow grease :lol:
by IPA
Wed Feb 26, 2020 8:30 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: What is the cheapest and best way of sanitising?
Replies: 22
Views: 1263

Re: What is the cheapest and best way of sanitising?

Yes, though (just as with bleach and many other cleaning or disinfecting chemicals) the strength varies quite a lot, so the necessary dose size and the relative economics will change accordingly. IMO some brands/sellers trade on people's ignorance of this, so it is worth considering the strength wh...