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by Oggy' Bar
Tue Jan 13, 2009 11:52 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Another HERMS question
Replies: 14
Views: 431

Re: Another HERMS question

Another alternative would be to auto tune with a spent mash, that way you can be sure that it is as close to your actual mash environment as possible. I discovered significant differences between tuning it with water, and using it for real . . . . . possibly something I was doing, but auto tuning w...
by Oggy' Bar
Sat Jan 10, 2009 3:33 pm
Forum: Yeast
Topic: 5hit...to the power10
Replies: 10
Views: 965

Re: 5hit...to the power10

I think the secret is to pump near boiling wort through it to sterilise it before sending it to the fermenter. :D :D That's a good point Rab....I probably do just that without realising... as I usually send the first pumped bitter wort through the CFC to the drain as a means of final flush of any r...
by Oggy' Bar
Sun Jan 04, 2009 7:42 pm
Forum: Other Brews
Topic: tc in a corney
Replies: 4
Views: 500

Re: tc in a corney

I use l cornies for my TC. I force carbonate mine...No problems. For sweetening I use wine sweetener (from WilKos) £1 per bottle & will do about 200 brews..Take care with it though else you might oversweeten it [-X ....How do I know :x If you oversweeten it brew another 9L TC add no sweetener...tha...
by Oggy' Bar
Wed Dec 31, 2008 9:31 pm
Forum: Yeast
Topic: 5hit...to the power10
Replies: 10
Views: 965

Re: 5hit...to the power10

Its 4 weeks since I posted my tale of woe and I have the following to report: The summer lightning wasn't on the turn....It was just a bit :wink: overhopped. It has now turned into a very nice brew and is almost gone :cry: The Boddingtons...This was a real surprise,,,from what definitely tasted like...
by Oggy' Bar
Tue Dec 30, 2008 10:34 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Hop and Grain supplies
Replies: 349
Views: 74728

Re: Hop and Grain supplies

Berry should've stuck to wine that's for sure. Don't add ANY grain to the boil. I can't think why anyone would want to add it to the copper...but just to put the record straight. To quote Wheeler:- "Crystal malt has had its starch converted to sugars during manufacture and does not need to be mashe...
by Oggy' Bar
Sat Dec 13, 2008 9:55 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Hammering in beer lines with Cornie-Check Valve-Beer Engine
Replies: 40
Views: 2865

Re: Hammering in beer lines with Cornie-Check Valve-Beer Engine

Great Pic's Oggy, how big is the bar area, is it a room in the house or a cellar?? You should be well proud of it, it looks fantastic... Anymore pics?? John I am quite proud of it... I actually moved into this house 11 years ago and bought it primarily BECAUSE of the basement...though at the time I...
by Oggy' Bar
Sat Dec 13, 2008 8:57 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Hammering in beer lines with Cornie-Check Valve-Beer Engine
Replies: 40
Views: 2865

Re: Hammering in beer lines with Cornie-Check Valve-Beer Engine

Are you sure you don't live in a pub there OB ? :mrgreen: I used to live in the village pub... :lol: Then after building the bar in the basement (long story)..I started to brew more beers and spend more time at home...Thing is the village pub is a goodun..never changed since about 1948..and the Lan...
by Oggy' Bar
Sat Dec 13, 2008 4:51 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Hammering in beer lines with Cornie-Check Valve-Beer Engine
Replies: 40
Views: 2865

Re: Hammering in beer lines with Cornie-Check Valve-Beer Engine

However, due to the wastage every time you use a BE (have to discard the first half pint or so, which is a lot when you only want 1 or 2 pints) I've now got it coupled to the SS tap, which is working brilliantly. Well...Have to be honest here Jim (and usually when I make this statement I get shot d...
by Oggy' Bar
Fri Dec 12, 2008 10:23 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Hammering in beer lines with Cornie-Check Valve-Beer Engine
Replies: 40
Views: 2865

Re: Hammering in beer lines with Cornie-Check Valve-Beer Engine

F'get all ya chek valves and servin at presha,get ya sen a cask breeva,no hammerin or nockin, perfek pint evry time.This is pullin thru 30 inch of 3/8'' line from a keg in unda the bar frige.Serv it like a cask beer not fizzy keg stuff unda presha! Just to put the record straight (and apologies for...
by Oggy' Bar
Fri Dec 12, 2008 8:54 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Quick Tesco Element question
Replies: 16
Views: 949

Re: Quick Tesco Element question

MartialAnt wrote:Bloody hell!!! Ive been pulling my hair out getting frustrated coz i cant find a shop selling kettles when all the time cordless will do. AAAARGHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!
MA.....You haven't got any hair :) .....y'sure that's what you've been pulling :lol:
by Oggy' Bar
Fri Dec 12, 2008 5:30 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Quick Tesco Element question
Replies: 16
Views: 949

Re: Quick Tesco Element question

I cant get a cheap kettle from ANYWHERE for its elements. Everyone is only selling cordless kettles. Im getting annoyed with it. MA..Tosco (Carnforth) have about 10 cordless value kettles in stock £4.85. These are the ones I have used.....Just open a box to make sure they are not the ones with the...
by Oggy' Bar
Wed Dec 10, 2008 10:49 pm
Forum: Beer Recipes
Topic: AG#044 - Hophead?
Replies: 36
Views: 2238

Re: AG#044 - Hophead?

Also said cascade only to low bitterness and mass of cascade 5 mins from end, no steep or dry hop That is interesting because it is also a conclusion I had come to re Cascade. I have brewed an all Light grain all cascade brew on 3 occasions now, with the result that Brew 1...Low bittering hops, lot...
by Oggy' Bar
Tue Dec 09, 2008 10:46 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Quick Tesco Element question
Replies: 16
Views: 949

Re: Quick Tesco Element question

Before you Bollox it up..look at other threads on here re.. hole cutting. Aleman always recommends Q max cutters, I have used these in the past (not for beer kit) and they ARE the Dogs. Failing that get a DECENT Hole-saw. A cobalt one if poss....(screwfix sell them) .If you don't you'll make a bollo...
by Oggy' Bar
Tue Dec 09, 2008 8:08 pm
Forum: Brewing Liquor
Topic: Methylorange Indicator
Replies: 7
Views: 700

Re: Methylorange Indicator

Chris-x1 wrote:I never received all the money I was owed for the last lot so i'm reluctant to do them again.

...............................NAME & SHAME.. :twisted: ....

.I'm not one of the tight arsed dishonest Buggers am I :?
by Oggy' Bar
Tue Dec 09, 2008 7:58 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Quick Tesco Element question
Replies: 16
Views: 949

Re: Quick Tesco Element question

Quick question please: I am about to go and buy a cheapo Tesco kettle for the element to put into my stainless HLT. I believe that (from my research on here) a washer will be needed to make up the thickness as the stainless will be thinner than the plastic kettle. Does anyone have a measurement for...