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by Hogarth
Sun Dec 25, 2016 11:15 am
Forum: Brewdays
Topic: MC
Replies: 1
Views: 610

Re: MC

And a Happy New Beer!
by Hogarth
Wed Dec 21, 2016 9:40 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Dedicated brewery circuit?
Replies: 21
Views: 1492

Re: Dedicated brewery circuit?

he said that he'd need to install THREE double-pole isolating switches, one for each of the elements Are the elements on a plug n socket? if so they count as an isolater Hi, Hippy. No, each element is switched by: A single-pole relay in the control panel A single-pole MCB in the brewery Consumer Un...
by Hogarth
Wed Dec 21, 2016 8:51 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Dedicated brewery circuit?
Replies: 21
Views: 1492

Re: Dedicated brewery circuit?

Update: I found an electrician on mybuilder, and he came round yesterday. After explaining what I wanted doing on the brewery, he said that he'd need to install THREE double-pole isolating switches, one for each of the elements. :shock: When I said I didn't want that, he told me it was the regulatio...
by Hogarth
Wed Dec 21, 2016 8:32 pm
Forum: Yeast
Topic: Pressure Cooker for Sterilising
Replies: 42
Views: 4934

Re: Pressure Cooker for Sterilising

Even if the water is super-minerally, won't the steam be pure? :-k After several years my pressure cooker has developed a good chalky deposit under the waterline, this being London, but the lid and valves are perfectly clear. I know it's 'safety first' with pressure cookers but I just can't see the ...
by Hogarth
Tue Dec 20, 2016 12:37 am
Forum: Yeast
Topic: Windsor Yeast.... Brilliant
Replies: 16
Views: 3309

Re: Windsor Yeast.... Brilliant

I'm a fan, especially for milds.
by Hogarth
Tue Dec 20, 2016 12:32 am
Forum: Yeast
Topic: Pressure Cooker for Sterilising
Replies: 42
Views: 4934

Re: Pressure Cooker for Sterilising

McMullan wrote: Jars no more than half full.
Are we talking about canning wort? Because I just leave a few centrimetres at the top and usually get a good seal.
by Hogarth
Mon Dec 19, 2016 7:52 pm
Forum: Yeast
Topic: Pressure Cooker for Sterilising
Replies: 42
Views: 4934

Re: Pressure Cooker for Sterilising

I have a Prestige hi-dome and love it. I can just squeeze two one-litre kilner jars into it, or a single one-litre conical. I fitted a pressure gauge on the lid and can confirm that the heaviest weight gives 15psi if it's hissing loudly but intermittently. If it's just whispering along then the pres...
by Hogarth
Fri Dec 16, 2016 1:24 am
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Dedicated brewery circuit?
Replies: 21
Views: 1492

Re: Dedicated brewery circuit?

Thanks for the replies chaps. Yeah, I guess I'll ask the spark -- if I can get hold of one. None of them seem to want my custom. :( But future expansion of my brewery isn't a factor. I've been brewing for ten years now, and although I've sometimes wished for a smaller set-up I've never once wanted a...
by Hogarth
Tue Dec 13, 2016 1:19 am
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Dedicated brewery circuit?
Replies: 21
Views: 1492

Dedicated brewery circuit?

At the moment my brewery -- which runs two 2.4kw elements simultaneously -- is hard-wired into the kitchen ring main. This seems to work fine, a touch of warmth in the cables after an hour but nothing more. Obviously I'm careful not to use the kitchen kettle at the same time. Now I'm getting an elec...
by Hogarth
Wed Dec 07, 2016 12:54 am
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Microscope, which one
Replies: 14
Views: 1686

Re: Microscope, which one

There was a long thread about microscopes a few years back -- might be worth a look.

I bought one and played with it a few times and then put it away in the cupboard. It was fun, but I can't really say it was useful.
by Hogarth
Mon Nov 28, 2016 11:40 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Would this be any good for a RIMS project?
Replies: 3
Views: 601

Re: Would this be any good for a RIMS project?

Do you mean a HERMS? RIMS is when the wort is heated directly by an element. HERMS is when the wort flows through a coil immersed in hot water. If HERMS, the 400W element is rather weedy and might be too slow to counteract temperature changes in the MT. My HERMS pot contains 4 litres and has a 2.4 k...
by Hogarth
Mon Nov 28, 2016 10:31 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: EMERGENCY STOP!
Replies: 6
Views: 914

Re: EMERGENCY STOP!

Thanks for replies, chaps. I think I won't bother, then. The on/off switch on the fuse box will do instead.

I'll guard against Punk IPA clones with ceaseless vigilance, especially at flameout.
by Hogarth
Sat Nov 26, 2016 12:06 am
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: EMERGENCY STOP!
Replies: 6
Views: 914

EMERGENCY STOP!

Just wondering if it's worth adding an emergency stop button to my brewery. I see a few people here have them. Do they ever actually get used? Or are they mostly 'panel bling'? :lol:

Since they're carrying the current for two kettle elements I imagine they'd have to be pretty hefty...
by Hogarth
Mon Sep 26, 2016 9:44 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Brew builder 3Kw LWD is 13amp plug ok
Replies: 18
Views: 1749

Re: Brew builder 3Kw LWD is 13amp plug ok

Even if the element's drawing less than 13A, running it from a 13A socket for an hour is far from ideal.
by Hogarth
Mon Sep 26, 2016 9:37 pm
Forum: Hops
Topic: Hop Growing 2016
Replies: 161
Views: 28941

Re: Hop Growing 2016

By the way, did anyone else get much browner hops than normal? My Fuggles, my EKGs, and the EKGs I planted in my sister's garden in North London had lots of brown/dead cones which had to be discarded. I see Barneey's were rather browned too. Anyone else get this ... and is it the weather or somethi...