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by Hogarth
Sun Apr 16, 2017 10:04 am
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Bit of help with pumping wort into an FV please
Replies: 14
Views: 1749

Re: Bit of help with pumping wort into an FV please

What you're proposing sounds fine, Jubby. You'll need a decent hop filter in the boiler, and maybe recirculate the boiling wort for longer.

If you're using an immersion chiller then keep the pump running -- it speeds up the cooling tremendously.
by Hogarth
Thu Mar 30, 2017 12:49 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: LCD Stick on thermometers?
Replies: 12
Views: 723

Re: LCD Stick on thermometers?

Thanks Kev. I'll build my saddle and see how it goes.
by Hogarth
Wed Mar 29, 2017 8:35 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: LCD Stick on thermometers?
Replies: 12
Views: 723

Re: LCD Stick on thermometers?

FWIW this was to bind a naked sensor (NTC but it could have been another type) to the copper output pipe of the CFC with PTFE tape - then insulation and a final layer of pvc tape. (I first soldered a copper slip coupler/joiner over the CFC's pipe for extra thickness, which allowed a small flat to b...
by Hogarth
Wed Mar 29, 2017 5:04 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: LCD Stick on thermometers?
Replies: 12
Views: 723

Re: LCD Stick on thermometers?

The LCD stick-on jobs are fine for a rough-and-ready reading, but the hot water will knacker them after a while.

I stick them permanently onto aluminium foil, then just press them against whichever vessel/pipe I want to measure.
by Hogarth
Mon Mar 13, 2017 4:11 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Hot water cylinder tipping mash tun build
Replies: 39
Views: 4805

Re: Hot water cylinder tipping mash tun build

That looks awesome, Poppazombie. Nice work. 8) 8)

Could make a handy butter churn too. :lol:
by Hogarth
Mon Mar 06, 2017 11:26 am
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: PID SSR vs mechanical relay
Replies: 5
Views: 699

Re: PID SSR vs mechanical relay

I once hooked up a mechanical relay to a PID and it wouldn't switch at all.
by Hogarth
Wed Mar 01, 2017 7:36 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Preparing a stock Buffalo Boiler for brewing
Replies: 24
Views: 2477

Re: Preparing a stock Buffalo Boiler for brewing

I recently bought a 10l Buffalo from Nisbets, Nesbits, whatever it's called, and the tap hole and tap thread had straight sides. To fit a standard 15mm tank connector I had to enlarge the hole with a dremel and an aluminium oxide bit. It's not a difficult job, though.
by Hogarth
Sun Feb 26, 2017 2:33 am
Forum: Brewdays
Topic: AG#16 - 60 minute IPA
Replies: 2
Views: 985

Re: AG#16 - 60 minute IPA

Nice! I like a few landscape shots.
by Hogarth
Wed Feb 22, 2017 10:25 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Thermopot with taps
Replies: 4
Views: 534

Re: Thermopot with taps

I just replaced the tap with a ball-valve. On the inside, I connected up the grain filter with some silicon tube. The height of the tap doesn't really matter if you get a syphon going.
by Hogarth
Wed Feb 22, 2017 2:36 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: motorised fly sparge
Replies: 4
Views: 586

Re: motorised fly sparge

Very nice!

How does it work with the 'o' rings? Are they in between the T and the straight pipe?
by Hogarth
Thu Feb 16, 2017 2:56 am
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Brewery/bar/seating area
Replies: 15
Views: 2254

Re: Brewery/bar/seating area

Looking good there. =D> Hops would love that pergola.
by Hogarth
Sun Feb 12, 2017 2:40 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Pimp my King Keg!
Replies: 13
Views: 2792

Re: Pimp my King Keg!

I added a pressure gauge to my bottom tap KK and I'm getting strange readings- suspect I've got a slow leak. Filled it with a kit ale, applied vaseline to the washers etc, gave it a blast from an 8g CO2 to check- the pressure shot up then vented down to 10psi, over the next few hours it slowly drop...
by Hogarth
Wed Feb 01, 2017 12:34 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Upgrade - advice needed please
Replies: 63
Views: 5516

Re: Upgrade - advice needed please

It's okay to run two elements from the same ring circuit, as long as you plug each element into a separate socket. (Not a double socket; two physically separate sockets.) Two 2.4kW elements (say) will draw a total of 20 Amps. A domestic ring circuit can handle up to 32 Amps. To be safe, don't use th...
by Hogarth
Sat Jan 28, 2017 4:52 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Connectors - Cam & Groove, Tri Clamp or other?
Replies: 50
Views: 4203

Re: Connectors - Cam & Groove, Tri Clamp or other?

barneey wrote: In order of the strongest seal

1) Tri-clover (clamp) = 10 points
2) C&G = 5 points
3) QD = 3 points
So are Cam & Groove and Quick Disconnects liable to leak? Doesn't that rather defeat the point of them? :?
by Hogarth
Sun Jan 22, 2017 7:05 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Ball Valves for Recirculation
Replies: 12
Views: 853

Re: Ball Valves for Recirculation

When you're reducing the flow of a magnetic pump it's better to do it on the output rather than the input. And don't call me Shirley. I understand that, but Shirley you have the ball valve attached to the pump, not the pot...? Just seems like you could save some £££ on ball valves... Cheers, Bob. A...