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by IPA
Thu Jan 16, 2020 1:02 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Taking the plunge
Replies: 7
Views: 381

Re: Taking the plunge

5 gr a litre is twice as much as is needed. Beware when pouring.
When the beer coming out of the tap slows down to a dribble and before air is sucked back in that is the time to add gas.
But with 5 gr priming you will have gas leaking out of the cap and or beer leaking out of the tap.
by IPA
Wed Jan 08, 2020 7:34 am
Forum: Articles for Sale
Topic: Mass clear out
Replies: 27
Views: 1434

Re: Mass clear out

joe1002 wrote:
Wed Jan 08, 2020 12:15 am
Wow, that’s a hell of a lot for the price. It may help if you state your location.
It clearly states location in the OP
by IPA
Tue Dec 24, 2019 9:59 am
Forum: Beer Recipes
Topic: Malty beer help
Replies: 3
Views: 335

Re: Malty beer help

Getting your Chloride/Sulphate ratio correct would be a step in the right direction. Have a look at Graham's water calculator on this forum.
by IPA
Tue Dec 24, 2019 9:54 am
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Labelling silicone tubing
Replies: 6
Views: 352

Re: Labelling silicone tubing

Wonderful stuff, silicone tubing. Easy to work with, being so flexible. I have loads of it in my 3 vessel set up. So much, in fact, that every time I set up for a brewday (now!) it takes a while to work out which bit goes where. I've tried using a 'permanent' marker, tying labels on, wrapping insul...
by IPA
Thu Dec 19, 2019 9:17 am
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: SS Brewtech Thread Size
Replies: 16
Views: 552

Re: SS Brewtech Thread Size

You might find the adapters on Aliexpress but you biggest problem will be with the sprayball itself. If it is a rotating one try it first attached to a mains pressure feed and if it works I will be amazed. The fixed head type work much better.
by IPA
Mon Dec 09, 2019 8:38 am
Forum: Dispensing
Topic: Kegerator - More foam than beer
Replies: 16
Views: 556

Re: Kegerator - More foam than beer

The reason that your beer is foaming is that it is over carbonated. It really is that simple. Correctly carbonated beer can be served from a tap fixed directly to the outpost. Forget all of that line length/diameter calculation nonsense that is just an attempt to cure over carbonation.
by IPA
Sat Nov 23, 2019 9:58 am
Forum: Dispensing
Topic: Batch priming - how much sugar?
Replies: 12
Views: 524

Re: Batch priming - how much sugar?

An important point to remember is priming only speeds up the carbonation process. So if you intend to store the beer for any length of time you need to reduce the amount of priming to prevent over carbonation. I use,for example,2.5 gr a litre for bitters and up to 3.5 gr for Wit beers. Over carbonat...
by IPA
Tue Nov 19, 2019 8:18 am
Forum: Fermentation
Topic: Double kraeusen
Replies: 12
Views: 744

Re: Double kraeusen

Thanks for these comments and suggestions. It might be worthwhile fitting a thermometer to sit in the wort and use those readings as a basis for setting the air chamber/thermostat temperature. I've always assumed that the air and wort temps may deviate due to the yeast activity but fermentation has...
by IPA
Fri Nov 15, 2019 9:07 am
Forum: Fermentation
Topic: Double kraeusen
Replies: 12
Views: 744

Re: Double kraeusen

It’s more common than you think! I’ve had exactly the same problem inconsistently for the last 18 months using dried yeast (us 05) and yeast scrounged from St Austell Proper Job. In some instances the krausen went through the air lock on it’s increase. To counter the problem I unclip the lid on the...
by IPA
Sat Nov 02, 2019 9:10 am
Forum: Commercial Brews
Topic: OGs of old-school beers
Replies: 2
Views: 554

Re: OGs of old-school beers

Wasn't quite sure where to put this, but Ed Wray has dug up a beer festival programme from 1990 , which lists the OG of the beers but not their ABV. So if you ever wondered what the OG of Old Growler (1.055), Brakspear Mild (1.030) or Gales HSD (1.051) were then wonder no more.... Gales HSD ? Must ...
by IPA
Wed Oct 30, 2019 8:31 am
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Thread sealing
Replies: 4
Views: 362

Re: Thread sealing

Folks, I’m planning on fitting a pressure gauge to a 2 way gas distribution manifold. I know I need some sealant on the thread to keep it gas tight but I’m not familiar with any products that I could use. Would liquid puff be enough or do I need to go with something more specialist? Thanks in advan...
by IPA
Tue Oct 15, 2019 1:47 pm
Forum: Brewing Liquor
Topic: Trying the English water treatment approach
Replies: 17
Views: 1008

Re: Trying the English water treatment approach

Download for free Graham Wheeler's water treatment programme on this forum.

https://www.jimsbeerkit.co.uk/extras.htm

It will do most of what you want. In an English way
by IPA
Wed Oct 02, 2019 4:50 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Digital refractometer problems
Replies: 16
Views: 970

Re: Digital refractometer problems

As to not using a refractometer during fermentation, my understanding is it's fine as long as one of the online calculators is used to get current SG by relating current Brix to original Brix. Guy I find refractometers very handy on brewdays,in fact I use nothing else, but I have never succeeded wi...
by IPA
Wed Oct 02, 2019 8:11 am
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Digital refractometer problems
Replies: 16
Views: 970

Re: Digital refractometer problems

Don't know about digital refractometers but optical ones are not really intended for use once fermentation has started.
by IPA
Fri Sep 27, 2019 9:16 am
Forum: Cleaning, Sanitation and Sterilisation
Topic: Panic - Star San withdrawn!
Replies: 1
Views: 354

Re: Panic - Star San withdrawn!

wmfd wrote:
Fri Sep 27, 2019 7:34 am
Oh but there’s a replacement, Chemsan, same instructions and seems the same ingredients. (Amazingly made in the UK)

Panic over, as you were!
Plus it's half price this weekend only at the MaltMiller