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by Pinto
Wed Feb 07, 2018 12:06 am
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Immersion chiller, think ill go back to no chill
Replies: 29
Views: 2786

Re: Immersion chiller, think ill go back to no chill

Id like to figure out whats wrong with this one rather than simply moving around the issue You may have already considered this - but did you try to connect the inlet/outlet in the other direction ? My cooling coil is more effective if I run it the same was as my CFC (cold into the coil base) - I c...
by Pinto
Sun Feb 26, 2017 9:03 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Silicone Bottle caps
Replies: 2
Views: 503

Re: Silicone Bottle caps

They're a good idea - can be sanitised and used to keep bottles clean and ready to go, or for capping off dregs for yeast harvesting etc.

I use the plain silicone ones MM Rob sells - cheaper than tha above but less fancy :)
by Pinto
Mon Feb 20, 2017 10:15 pm
Forum: Fermentation
Topic: belgian dubbel yeast recomendations
Replies: 11
Views: 1433

Re: belgian dubbel yeast recomendations

Here's a couple - cant locate the one I read for for the belgian Tripel yet. http://www.indianbrewer.com/2016/02/mangrove-jack-belgian-ale-yeast-review.html http://www.homebrewtalk.com/showthread.php?t=593172 (Abbey) I have a sachet of each to use but havent got round to brewing with them yet. Also,...
by Pinto
Mon Feb 20, 2017 1:14 am
Forum: Fermentation
Topic: belgian dubbel yeast recomendations
Replies: 11
Views: 1433

Re: belgian dubbel yeast recomendations

If you use dried yeasts, good results are reported with the Mangrove Jack Belgian Ale,Belgian Abbey and Belgian Tripel.
by Pinto
Wed Feb 08, 2017 12:00 am
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: tri clamp parts
Replies: 18
Views: 995

Re: tri clamp parts

The tech in use with the R-tech units also allows you to bring welding current right down - I could get the same penetration at 40A as a much older parweld set we had to use would require 60-70A, with much better control, much less thermal input and the arc stability was also much better with the mo...
by Pinto
Tue Feb 07, 2017 7:19 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: tri clamp parts
Replies: 18
Views: 995

Re: tri clamp parts

Hey Pinto, The R tech tig, what model is it you use, are you using it in a work environment or hobby capacity, how long you had it any problems? I've Bought loads of the Chinese Triclamp stuff, Can be a bit fiddly lots of the micro breweries and big boys use RJT threaded fittings, not as flash look...
by Pinto
Tue Feb 07, 2017 9:59 am
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: tri clamp parts
Replies: 18
Views: 995

Re: tri clamp parts

Working silver solders with propane is possible, but requires prolonged heating to the work piece and increases the degree of oxidisation - (I'm sure you've used a soldering iron where it's just not quite hot enough and the solder blobs and refuses to flow, making a bad joint and looking ugly) - Map...
by Pinto
Tue Feb 07, 2017 1:26 am
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: tri clamp parts
Replies: 18
Views: 995

Re: tri clamp parts

A good soldered joint is almost as good as a weld: http://www.crodog.org/energy/boiler1.jpg ..but never as neat as a proper TIG joint(which can be works of art !) https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/736x/42/21/52/4221526eeec8a4edb62456995bd51715.jpg Silver solder rods are also rather expensive, and...
by Pinto
Fri Feb 03, 2017 9:56 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: 3 vessel system or Grainfather?
Replies: 37
Views: 3544

Re: 3 vessel system or Grainfather?

I don't understand your maths logic. After 1000 pints the BM would almost have paid for itself at £1.20 a pint and from then on for a 4.5 ABV beer it will cost less than 18 pence a pint. In fact lot less. Just seen this one m8, and you've kind of answered your own question. Brew UK currently list t...
by Pinto
Tue Nov 01, 2016 8:03 am
Forum: Brewdays
Topic: First all grain. Summer ale
Replies: 28
Views: 1731

Re: First all grain. Summer ale

First brewdays are always a pain :) so many variables and things to learn. This weekend passed, I made my first AG for a while on a new BIAB kit I made due to moving into a flat (no room for my old 3V kit) and it was just like the first brew again :lol: - if it could go wrong, it did ! I battled on ...
by Pinto
Thu Oct 06, 2016 11:27 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Keeping the brew at the correct temperature
Replies: 43
Views: 2964

Re: Keeping the brew at the correct temperature

Trug/aquarium heater will suit your needs then.
by Pinto
Wed Oct 05, 2016 10:20 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Keeping the brew at the correct temperature
Replies: 43
Views: 2964

Re: Keeping the brew at the correct temperature

Depends on your budget and space. At the limited room/budget end, people have a lot of success with the 40/50L flexi trugs and an aqaurium heater, standing the fermenter in a temperature controlled water bath. This is more if you have a problem keeping brews warm than cool. The next step up (and pro...
by Pinto
Tue Sep 06, 2016 10:51 pm
Forum: Yeast
Topic: New yeast!!
Replies: 12
Views: 1494

Re: New yeast!!

Just needs one person to buy some and get some slants plated...... ;)
by Pinto
Sun Aug 28, 2016 12:19 am
Forum: Beer Recipes
Topic: could this be Doombar
Replies: 22
Views: 3619

Re: could this be Doombar

Surely I'm not the only one that finds doombar bland tasteless p@ss and in the same league as john smiths, I have tried this bottled from a shop and from the cask in 3 different bars and all have been like drinking water, the worst being from wetherspoons which was served from the cask bloody nigh ...
by Pinto
Tue Aug 23, 2016 1:55 pm
Forum: Yeast
Topic: Glycerol freeze experience?
Replies: 6
Views: 956

Re: Glycerol freeze experience?

Was reading an interesting article on long term, room temperature storage of yeast in distilled water - surely much easier..

http://hbd.org/brewery/library/SterileDW1096.html