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by jaroporter
Thu May 17, 2018 6:11 am
Forum: Hops
Topic: Old english hop blend
Replies: 13
Views: 1393

Re: Old english hop blend

HTH1975 wrote:
Tue May 15, 2018 8:32 pm
You’ll get very little hop character coming through from the first bittering addition
in an american ipa sure, but elsewhere you might be suprised. challenger especially for me i use to bitter for the flavour carryover
by jaroporter
Tue May 01, 2018 4:29 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Brew Control Panel Build
Replies: 16
Views: 2386

Re: Brew Control Panel Build

in addition to einbrew's post the other benefit of two smaller elements is that if one faults for any reason you can still continue with the other. a well built system can boil 60 litres with half of 5kw no problem at all. the extra power is just useful for quicker heatup times
by jaroporter
Fri Apr 27, 2018 9:12 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Do you treat your starter liquor?
Replies: 8
Views: 916

Re: Do you treat your starter liquor?

well i do 'cause i just nick some wort out of the boil for immediate use or to freeze for later.

the key question is; what are you making the starters out of?
by jaroporter
Sun Apr 22, 2018 9:28 pm
Forum: Dispensing
Topic: Carbonisation Calculations - Temperature
Replies: 11
Views: 1491

Re: Carbonisation Calculations - Temperature

this question comes up all the time and always seems to divide opinions as realistically it's hard to calculate. i'd just pick one way of doing it and stick to that method each time, like fil says adjusting for next time depending on if you want more or less..
by jaroporter
Thu Apr 19, 2018 7:59 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Magnum hop error
Replies: 3
Views: 608

Re: Magnum hop error

does it taste bland?!

I like magnum myself.. but if you don't then yeah any of those methods will change it. you may have more luck blending with another beer though to dilute the flavour.
by jaroporter
Thu Apr 19, 2018 7:18 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: PID Controller for. Mash Tun
Replies: 15
Views: 2244

Re: PID Controller for. Mash Tun

yup that's the one I was thinking of!

just outta interest which variable(s) are you controlling and how?
by jaroporter
Thu Apr 19, 2018 6:16 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: PID Controller for. Mash Tun
Replies: 15
Views: 2244

Re: PID Controller for. Mash Tun

fil probs knows.. which pid allows charlie to keep the same ntc probe? I know the inkbird (sestos rebrand?) doesn't allow for them so a new pt100 probe would be needed. may or may not be a consideration depending on if it's a badass footlong SS NTC probe or not.. :p
by jaroporter
Thu Apr 19, 2018 4:44 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Cleaning inside copper pipe
Replies: 12
Views: 1724

Re: Cleaning inside copper pipe

The trouble with cleaning copper until it's shiny is it can then dissolve into your beer - until the copper builds up another passivation layer. I doubt a (tiny) bit of copper is harmful? It's toxic to bugs which isn't going to cause lost sleep. something I've considered too. thing is that wort is ...
by jaroporter
Mon Apr 02, 2018 1:43 pm
Forum: Beer Recipes
Topic: What to blend with this?
Replies: 1
Views: 706

Re: What to blend with this?

3 years in a keg with bret presumably means a FG of zero not neccessarily. sounds like a fun opportunity really. i'd definitely be tempted with further souring n all that jazz for some of it. then i'd probably just brew whatever milds/porters/pales i wanted to drink anyways and just blend a bit fro...
by jaroporter
Sat Mar 31, 2018 7:10 am
Forum: RIMS and HERMS
Topic: Choosing pid?
Replies: 8
Views: 2214

Re: Choosing pid?

also some require 12/24V and some 230V to power the unit. obviously it doesn't matter at all which you get but it will affect your design. one might be more convenient than the other.
by jaroporter
Fri Mar 30, 2018 10:49 am
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: 6mm copper tube
Replies: 2
Views: 517

Re: 6mm copper tube

yeah i've looked in all the usual places. couplers aren't any help. i'm currently bodging something together but i was curious about the stuff. i'm also not convinced it isn't 1/4", which wouldn't be a problem if soldering but maybe with compression i dunno.
by jaroporter
Fri Mar 30, 2018 9:06 am
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: 6mm copper tube
Replies: 2
Views: 517

6mm copper tube

one for the gas engineers perhaps.. what's the deal with 6mm copper tube.. seems i can buy the stuff in rolls, but none of the usual plumbing places seem to sell fittings for it. is it only used for very specific purposes, with premade equipment? just got a gas stove i haven't got an adapter for tha...
by jaroporter
Tue Mar 27, 2018 9:13 pm
Forum: RIMS and HERMS
Topic: RIMS and HERMS temperature sensor position
Replies: 22
Views: 3983

Re: RIMS and HERMS temperature sensor position

it's not a physical manual, it's all on the website. i read it when researching for mine (although rims was always going to be more suited for me)
by jaroporter
Tue Mar 27, 2018 5:39 pm
Forum: RIMS and HERMS
Topic: RIMS and HERMS temperature sensor position
Replies: 22
Views: 3983

Re: RIMS and HERMS temperature sensor position

4 thoughts as a simple rims user.. controlling A at a temperature calibrated for system inefficiencies seems to me the logical option for maintaining (note not arriving at) a mash temperature. this would also requite a thermometer at B though to monitor and calibrate. controlling B should be fine wi...
by jaroporter
Wed Mar 21, 2018 5:04 pm
Forum: Customise Your Beer Kits
Topic: I keep getting a weird urge to do a kit.
Replies: 12
Views: 2275

Re: I keep getting a weird urge to do a kit.

i get that it's tempting for a shorter brewday, but the quality is such a dropoff i'm a bit unconvinced. i believe they can be improved with minimashes and hop teas and decent yeast but by the time you've done that i honestly find it a lot easier and less fn around (not to mention cheaper) to fire u...