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by Hogarth
Sun Jan 22, 2017 5:58 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.
by Hogarth
Sat Jan 21, 2017 3:21 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Connectors - Cam & Groove, Tri Clamp or other?
Replies: 50
Views: 4202

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

When it comes to the clean-up, do you have to remove the hoses from the camlock barbs and clean underneath? ie, does wort seep in between them? Or is that the sort of thing you do occasionally/never?
by Hogarth
Thu Jan 19, 2017 9:50 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Cornie conversion with cask widge float
Replies: 46
Views: 4497

Re: Cornie conversion with cask widge float

Just a quick note, converted 3 cornies and 5 king kegs to the cask widge float system and all work very well, i just use the tube i listed off ebay (thin wall so it bends easy) and have had no issues with the floats not floating at all. Bright beer dispense right from the start to the bottom of the...
by Hogarth
Thu Jan 19, 2017 9:43 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Cornie conversion with cask widge float
Replies: 46
Views: 4497

Re: Cornie conversion with cask widge float

fwiw this aussie offering a fermentor/keg employs what looks like the ss float from a dc voltage float switch as a simple keg float, with silicone tube shoved through its centre cavity. http://www.oxebar.com.au/fermentasaurus/ Quite by chance I have one of those in my spares box (an idle, late-nigh...
by Hogarth
Thu Jan 19, 2017 9:35 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Any one-gallon brewers here?
Replies: 11
Views: 1525

Re: Any one-gallon brewers here?

Passing Nisbets today I thought I'd pop in and have a look at their pots. There was a 10 litre, 2.6kw Buffalo boiler on sale for £60, perfect for a one-gallon set-up.

It seemed silly not to, really. :D

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by Hogarth
Wed Jan 18, 2017 4:49 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Cornie conversion with cask widge float
Replies: 46
Views: 4497

Re: Cornie conversion with cask widge float

If you get the process right you should end up with clear beer. That's very easy to write. But since I have no means to cold crash, and since I use a whole variety of yeast each with its different charactersistics, getting the exact amount of yeast in the racked beer -- not too much and not too lit...
by Hogarth
Wed Jan 18, 2017 2:24 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Cornie conversion with cask widge float
Replies: 46
Views: 4497

Re: Cornie conversion with cask widge float

orlando wrote:Why don't you just put clear beer into the corny in the first place? :D
Ha. Actually, it was reading that thread last week about pressurized, oxygen-free transfers that made me to decide to stick with natural carbonation. :lol:
by Hogarth
Wed Jan 18, 2017 12:51 am
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: which one
Replies: 12
Views: 1112

Re: which one

Have a look in the 'braumeister...' forum, there's loads of discussion there.
by Hogarth
Wed Jan 18, 2017 12:50 am
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Cornie conversion with cask widge float
Replies: 46
Views: 4497

Re: Cornie conversion with cask widge float

Thanks, Fil. The silicon tube is smooth, no ribs. But I did refit it in accordance with its natural curve, and this time the float more or less went down with the water level. But now and then it looked like I'd be getting a glassful of CO2 rather than beer, and it stopped with a good few pints to go.
by Hogarth
Wed Jan 18, 2017 12:42 am
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Any one-gallon brewers here?
Replies: 11
Views: 1525

Re: Any one-gallon brewers here?

Thanks for the replies. All very useful. I have sunce moved up to 10l batches now but I am still using the BIAB with no chill combination. Yeah, I'm wondering if 2-gallon batches would be the way to go. Then I could get some of those dinky little 9l cornies. Decisions, decisions. :? i have also drun...
by Hogarth
Tue Jan 17, 2017 7:33 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Any one-gallon brewers here?
Replies: 11
Views: 1525

Any one-gallon brewers here?

My main brewery is a five-gallon job but I'd also like to be able to do smaller batches, just enough to fill a mini-keg or a few bottles. Does anyone here brew in these quantities, and if so what are the ins and outs of it? I tried it once and found it a real faff, but that's probably because I was ...
by Hogarth
Tue Jan 17, 2017 6:33 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Cornie conversion with cask widge float
Replies: 46
Views: 4497

Re: Cornie conversion with cask widge float

Okay, am I missing something? I just bought a red cask widge and fitted it in my cornie, but according to my experiments with water there's no way this is going to work. The rigidity of the silicon tube keeps the float wedged firmly against the far side of the keg, and it doesn't move at all with th...
by Hogarth
Sun Jan 15, 2017 7:11 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: infrared thermometer lidl 19/1/17
Replies: 6
Views: 720

Re: infrared thermometer lidl 19/1/17

I bought one to test my central heating system and must admit I agree with Ciderhead. Over a short stretch of pipework it would give readings that varied by over 10C, depending on the exact texture/colour of the surface of the pipe. Not much use.
by Hogarth
Fri Jan 13, 2017 1:08 am
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Sodastream CO2 setup for pressurised crash chilling
Replies: 92
Views: 6687

Re: Sodastream CO2 setup for pressurised crash chilling

Thanks for the regulator write-up, Matt. Mine's in the post.
by Hogarth
Tue Jan 10, 2017 11:39 am
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Sodastream CO2 setup for pressurised crash chilling
Replies: 92
Views: 6687

Re: Sodastream CO2 setup for pressurised crash chilling

Where did you get that regulator if you don't mind me asking? Here. I contacted the seller and got some money off because I didn't need the disconnect (am getting hoses and clips with it). Thinking about it, the cost works out roughly the same as reg + SS adapter + fittings & low pressure gauge, an...