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by lord groan
Sun Jul 07, 2013 6:06 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: graham wheeler books
Replies: 2
Views: 734

Re: graham wheeler books

My copy was bought last year and it's the 3rd edition, Waterstones are advertising theirs as "This new edition is re-written...." and was 1st published 2009 which is the 3rd edition so I'd guess there isn't a 4th edition yet. Sorry I can't be more definite than this. edit: £9.59 here - http://www.wh...
by lord groan
Sat Jul 06, 2013 11:57 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Holding Down Clip Help Please
Replies: 24
Views: 1756

Re: Holding Down Clip Help Please

Glad it worked OK. I like the way you've used those, with the handle keeping the lid on. I must admit I did think in the advert they didn't really look like SS ones more like some sort of alloy but in your pic they do look a lot better.

Is it me or have you been sealing/varnishing that oak?
by lord groan
Wed Jun 26, 2013 9:39 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Stainless Strap Bands
Replies: 11
Views: 436

Re: Stainless Strap Bands

just thinking 'aloud' but I guess you're looking for something like the metal strapping used on bigger crates for shipping, a quick google suggests marine and meat/fish industries may use stainless steel strapping, so have you got any big food market/wholesale industrial areas nearby? Or factories o...
by lord groan
Mon Jun 24, 2013 11:00 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Beer mixing paddle / spoon
Replies: 15
Views: 1130

Re: Beer mixing paddle / spoon

by lord groan
Mon Jun 24, 2013 9:35 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Stainless Strap Bands
Replies: 11
Views: 436

Re: Stainless Strap Bands

This is probably not quite what you're after, for width or thickness, but if actual SS strip is too pricey or impossible to find have you thought about using a stainless steel measuring tape? Cut to length and reverse it so the unmarked back shows? http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Stanley-0-33-301-Powerloc...
by lord groan
Mon Jun 24, 2013 9:17 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: First Boiler for a newbie.
Replies: 24
Views: 2398

Re: First Boiler for a newbie.

I used these http://www.screwfix.com/p/brass-c-x-c-couplings-15mm-x-8mm/45857 then added a brass bush adapter to get a 3/4" bsp thread http://www.toolstation.com/shop/Plumbing/Compression/Brass+Hexagon+Bush+34+x+12/d20/sd2697/p98490 and finally a brass hozelock connector http://www.toolstation.com/s...
by lord groan
Mon Jun 24, 2013 7:35 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: First Boiler for a newbie.
Replies: 24
Views: 2398

Re: First Boiler for a newbie.

I'd recommend trying your nearest scrap metal recycling dealer first, I asked my local one and between us we dug around in a big pallet sized crate of bent and twisted microbore until we found several coiled lengths of assorted size tube. I grabbed 2 clean undamaged part coils of 6mm and 8mm microbo...
by lord groan
Mon Jun 24, 2013 7:24 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Holding Down Clip Help Please
Replies: 24
Views: 1756

Re: Holding Down Clip Help Please

Or maybe a Fitch lock - without the back plate it could attach to the Oak edge and the curved part would hold the lid down ?

http://www.mightonproducts.com/products ... less-steel
by lord groan
Sat Jun 22, 2013 9:25 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Boil questions
Replies: 7
Views: 358

Re: Boil questions

As far as I can tell there are several reasons for boiling: DMS removal - "Dimethyl sulfide (DMS) is created whenever wort is heated, by the breakdown of precursors found in pale malts. DMS is present in most beers at some level. It is excessive DMS that gives some home brewed ales a "cooked corn" c...
by lord groan
Mon Jun 10, 2013 9:49 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Electrician Question
Replies: 12
Views: 564

Re: Electrician Question

Ouch!
If I read your comment right that's up to 12kw on heating elements plus any ancillary equipment, 12kw is about 50Amps or so, so you're looking at a supply approaching that of a small house! Lots of chunky copper cable required
I think your electrician is going to be quite cheerful.
by lord groan
Thu Jun 06, 2013 6:35 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Kegs arrived, 30l
Replies: 304
Views: 34461

Re: Kegs arrived, 30l

Check out Aldi, my local branch has welders reduced to £30, they've been in for ages now. They need a separate fused 40A spur I think so I guess thats why they're not selling.
BTW I'm not a welder so I cannot vouch for quality
by lord groan
Wed Jun 05, 2013 10:52 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Kegs arrived, 30l
Replies: 304
Views: 34461

Re: Kegs arrived, 30l

Agree with what gnutz2 said, wall thickness does vary - I've had a quick look at my sockets, largest I've got is 30mm, O/D on that is 40mm so I guess you'll be wanting something around 35-40mm.
by lord groan
Tue Jun 04, 2013 11:20 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: upgrade? to steptoes ghetto brewery -pics
Replies: 3
Views: 276

Re: upgrade? to steptoes ghetto brewery -pics

Don't tell me that now BigDave! :shock:
Charva wrote:The crates are a brilliant idea and are going to save me so much earache!!!

Thanks
Thanks charva but I can't take the credit, I was only putting my own twist on other peoples ideas.
by lord groan
Tue Jun 04, 2013 9:12 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: upgrade? to steptoes ghetto brewery -pics
Replies: 3
Views: 276

upgrade? to steptoes ghetto brewery -pics

I never thought I'd get bitten by the upgrade bug once I had a functioning AG setup, live and learn eh OK so after AG2 (my mates 1st brew) when the boiler cut out mid-boil I decided to remove the little plastic cut out pin and fit a backup element too http://imageshack.us/scaled/medium/195/2elements...
by lord groan
Sat Jun 01, 2013 10:40 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Newbie to all grain brewing
Replies: 22
Views: 1332

Re: Newbie to all grain brewing

I'm not much ahead of you, but I've done 1 ag brew all on my own and one with a mate. Advice I'd give is: get your gear set up then do a dummy run just using water, pick a recipe you're likely to use and use this to give you temperatures, water quantities and timings and then follow it through, heat...