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by Donald
Wed Oct 24, 2018 9:12 pm
Forum: Dispensing
Topic: Stainless Corny Liquid out posts
Replies: 6
Views: 973

Re: Stainless Corny Liquid out posts

Wow. Aliexpress was a bit of rabbit hole.. I went for a pair of these : https://www.aliexpress.com/item/7-16-304-Stainless-Steel-Homebrew-Beer-Keg-Connectors-Dispenser-Ball-Lock-Keg-Disconnect-Liquid-Gas/32890060227.html Look pretty shiny and VERY solid! Lets wait a month and see what they are like ...
by Donald
Thu Oct 18, 2018 7:20 pm
Forum: Dispensing
Topic: Stainless Corny Liquid out posts
Replies: 6
Views: 973

Stainless Corny Liquid out posts

So i was browsing as you do on the Maltmiller site and saw they have really nice looking stainless disconnects for corny kegs! Has anyone here used them or similar? I do find the usual plastic ones a bit rubbish and seem get a bit stiff and wear out over time, so a shiny disconnect to go with the sh...
by Donald
Fri Jul 06, 2018 5:25 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Fermenter options
Replies: 13
Views: 1317

Re: Fermenter options

Thanks for the recommendations guys, a couple of good options there.
by Donald
Thu Jul 05, 2018 6:28 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Fermenter options
Replies: 13
Views: 1317

Fermenter options

While my pastic fermentor bins have got a bit scratched and old i'd like to replace them.

Does anyone have good recommendations for plastic / metal replacemnts?

I do 25L batches, and they live in an insulated cupboard so there is plenty of room!

Cheers,
by Donald
Sat Jun 09, 2018 1:09 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Advice needed on Buffalo boiler: thermal cutoff, etc...
Replies: 13
Views: 1281

Re: Advice needed on Buffalo boiler: thermal cutoff, etc...

I found that the probelm with these was the setting dial did not turn enough to allow 100deg+ boiling, but cut out at 98 ish. To solve it i opened up the insides and snipped off the part of the ceramic block that the dial screws ito and restricts its movement. ie my dial can spin 360degrees rather t...
by Donald
Mon Feb 05, 2018 10:35 am
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: What makes wort corrosive?
Replies: 4
Views: 520

Re: What makes wort corrosive?

To honest, most of us like stainless as it is shiny and easy to keep clean rather than being rust proof!
by Donald
Thu Oct 12, 2017 9:27 pm
Forum: Cider Making
Topic: Turbo Time!
Replies: 9
Views: 1640

Re: Turbo Time!

Sounds great!
by Donald
Tue Sep 12, 2017 9:56 pm
Forum: Kit Brewing
Topic: Yet another Wilkos IPA......
Replies: 2
Views: 1244

Re: Yet another Wilkos IPA......

I've had a few brews that had formed a faint pellicle yet tasted awesome - the funky, more complex flavours of a wild yeast/mild infection is something that tastes even better than a 'clean' ferment.

The wonders of yeast eh?!
by Donald
Sat Jun 24, 2017 12:00 am
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Regulator Hose Washer
Replies: 2
Views: 383

Re: Regulator Hose Washer

I found the best thing for the gas reg was 1/2 inch tap washers that i trimmed down a few mm to fit.

They are really thick and robust so once made into a snug fit worked perfectly for my set up.
by Donald
Sat Jun 17, 2017 8:22 am
Forum: Other Brews
Topic: Yet Another Best Ever........
Replies: 22
Views: 6095

Re: Yet Another Best Ever........

Here is the winning recipe from another thread for those that will try it out. (I've got a half batch fermenting furiously now!) "Jim wanted recipes posted. Cranberry and Raspberry TC to 20Lts. 10lts Cranberry and Raspberry Juice 10lts Tesco basic Apple Juice 3 mugs tea, 4 bags each 3tsp Yeast and 3...
by Donald
Mon May 15, 2017 2:37 pm
Forum: Brew in a Bag
Topic: I like the look of this
Replies: 5
Views: 1810

Re: I like the look of this

This looks just like one that Marts Brewing supplies were doing, although theirs was a bit smaller and less than £50 !

viewtopic.php?f=43&t=76364
by Donald
Mon Apr 03, 2017 5:13 pm
Forum: Brew in a Bag
Topic: Insulation for the outside
Replies: 12
Views: 3227

Re: Insulation for the outside

I use the foil backed stuff that the DIY stores have for putting behind radiators.

The foam is pretty thin but you get 3 or 4 layers around.
by Donald
Thu Feb 09, 2017 9:50 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: All Grain Starter Kit
Replies: 25
Views: 2267

Re: All Grain Starter Kit

The same 'Ace microbrewery' etc are 250USD on alibaba - direct from China.

Obviously, risk vs reward over a UK seller but the discount is whopping..
by Donald
Tue Feb 07, 2017 9:05 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Upgrade - advice needed please
Replies: 63
Views: 3761

Re: Upgrade - advice needed please

Those UShaped Chinese element also come in a right angled version - so you connect through the base of the pot (so strong, flat surface) and it turns after 20mm or so toie along the bottom. A freind of mine has a Biab with a 2kw and a 1 kw pair of these that been running brillianly for the past 6mon...
by Donald
Tue Jan 17, 2017 7:59 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: which one
Replies: 12
Views: 787

Re: which one

For $250 delivered on Alibaba i'd get one of the Ace all in ones. In fact im still considering getting rid of my current Burco-based BIAB and switching over to this... http://www.jimsbeerkit.co.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?f=45&t=77648 https://www.alibaba.com/product-detail/BEER-MASH-50L-BEER-MASH-TUN_605...