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by IPA
Mon Dec 09, 2019 8:38 am
Forum: Dispensing
Topic: Kegerator - More foam than beer
Replies: 16
Views: 360

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: 383

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: 653

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: 653

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: 390

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: 306

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: 876

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: 737

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: 737

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: 309

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: 3381

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: 838

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: 396

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: 396

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: 821

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.