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by IPA
Tue Oct 15, 2019 1:47 pm
Forum: Brewing Liquor
Topic: Trying the English water treatment approach
Replies: 6
Views: 198

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: 15
Views: 506

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: 15
Views: 506

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Topic: Panic - Star San withdrawn!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: 196

Re: Panic - Star San withdrawn!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
by IPA
Wed Sep 25, 2019 8:44 am
Forum: Cleaning, Sanitation and Sterilisation
Topic: Clean-in-place Spray Ball - ANY Fermenter/Keg
Replies: 54
Views: 2742

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

I have an rg550 pump that has these specs http://www.stuart-turner.co.uk/media/114746-Performance-RG550-2.pdf . And that doesn't run my cip ball , neither does my march may 815. I have a makita submersible pump doing the business atm , but this is far from hygenic, but it does get dried crud off co...
by IPA
Tue Sep 24, 2019 8:45 am
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Off Taste Problem
Replies: 17
Views: 549

Re: Off Taste Problem

An important point to remember is that Starsan is effective in killing bacteria it does not kill wild yeasts.
If you are using chlorine based sanitisers rinse thoroughly after use otherwise your beer will taste like Dettol disinfectant.
by IPA
Sun Sep 15, 2019 8:31 am
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Digital refractometer
Replies: 9
Views: 273

Re: Digital refractometer

You can brew a lot of beer for that money !!! For the record I have several optical refractometers and hydrometers Several?! That would drive me mad. I'd spend all the brewday comparing them against each other! Guy Ps How much beer could you brew for the cost of your hydrometers and refractometers?...
by IPA
Sat Sep 14, 2019 5:33 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Digital refractometer
Replies: 9
Views: 273

Re: Digital refractometer

You can brew a lot of beer for that money !!!
For the record I have several optical refractometers and hydrometers
by IPA
Wed Aug 14, 2019 6:35 pm
Forum: Dispensing
Topic: Corney Keg to Beer Tower Set-Up. FOAMING
Replies: 17
Views: 647

Re: Corney Keg to Beer Tower Set-Up. FOAMING

Your priming is a tad too much. I will give you a detailed response very soon.
by IPA
Thu Aug 08, 2019 8:05 am
Forum: Dispensing
Topic: 3/8# Beer Line Experience
Replies: 10
Views: 417

Re: 3/8# Beer Line Experience

Ignore all the line length/diameter calculators and get your carbonation right and you will not have a problem. Have you ever seen a bar with kegs under the counter use these ridiculous line lengths? You can serve beer from a cornie using a tap with flow control attached directly to the out post.
by IPA
Wed Aug 07, 2019 6:58 am
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Calling Beer Engine experts
Replies: 87
Views: 15250

Re: Calling Beer Engine experts

Goosey wrote:
Tue Aug 06, 2019 7:48 am
Okay will do. Thanks again.
Hi Goosey. You are still here then. I thought you had gone back to England.
by IPA
Sat Aug 03, 2019 5:47 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Belgian tripel germolene smell/taste
Replies: 12
Views: 691

Re: Belgian tripel germolene smell/taste

LeeH wrote:
Sat Aug 03, 2019 2:56 pm

A small investment into a carbon filter would be no bad thing to remover any chlorine.


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
Good advice
by IPA
Sat Aug 03, 2019 7:26 am
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Belgian tripel germolene smell/taste
Replies: 12
Views: 691

Re: Belgian tripel germolene smell/taste

Almost certainly caused by chlorine contamination after the wort has cooled.
by IPA
Fri Aug 02, 2019 7:43 am
Forum: Dispensing
Topic: Corney Keg to Beer Tower Set-Up. FOAMING
Replies: 17
Views: 647

Re: Corney Keg to Beer Tower Set-Up. FOAMING

Your temp and pressure is not the issue. The seal is likely. Do you have just 1 keg? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro I repeat the only cause of beer foaming is over carbonation. Try my experiment and see for yourself. Plus it should not be necessary to have the gas connected if beer is still...
by IPA
Fri Aug 02, 2019 7:29 am
Forum: Dispensing
Topic: Corney Keg to Beer Tower Set-Up. FOAMING
Replies: 17
Views: 647

Re: Corney Keg to Beer Tower Set-Up. FOAMING

The simple answer is that the beer is over carbonated. It is not foaming at the beginning because secondary fermentation has not finished. But as this fermentation continues the carbonation increases and causes foaming. The solution is to ferment out until the real fg is reached and then prime with ...