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by TheSumOfAllBeers
Sun May 12, 2019 3:27 pm
Forum: Dispensing
Topic: New Hand Pump setup
Replies: 30
Views: 1779

Re: New Hand Pump setup

Yup. That’s the unit I have. And as peebee says, there is the added confidence that comes with a unit that needs the extra safety checks .

by TheSumOfAllBeers
Sat May 11, 2019 2:37 pm
Forum: Dispensing
Topic: New Hand Pump setup
Replies: 30
Views: 1779

Re: New Hand Pump setup

But those variable LPG regs are awesome ... I bought mine as a cheap cask breather and ended up using it for all sorts of stuff (portable growler gas in, purging kegs, topping up headspace in the FV, all sorts of stuff)
by TheSumOfAllBeers
Sun Apr 21, 2019 8:06 pm
Forum: Dispensing
Topic: Bottling without priming
Replies: 5
Views: 455

Re: Bottling without priming

Thanks. How long will the yeats live? Considerably longer than you need to worry about. You need to be doing some very stressful things to your beer before you drive the yeast count below the level needed to bottle condition. By stressful I mean: - high gravity brewing - very extended lagering - ex...
by TheSumOfAllBeers
Sun Apr 21, 2019 1:39 pm
Forum: Dispensing
Topic: Bottling without priming
Replies: 5
Views: 455

Re: Bottling without priming

Don’t. Leave it in the fv and bottle when you are home again.
by TheSumOfAllBeers
Mon Apr 15, 2019 9:01 pm
Forum: Winemaking
Topic: Barrelled wine
Replies: 16
Views: 1055

Re: Barrelled wine

greenwood wrote:Looks a handy gadget . How do you connect it to gas line ?


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It has BSP threaded fittings that will take 3/8 PF adapters.
by TheSumOfAllBeers
Mon Apr 08, 2019 5:43 pm
Forum: Cleaning, Sanitation and Sterilisation
Topic: Clean-in-place Spray Ball - ANY Fermenter/Keg
Replies: 54
Views: 3404

Re: Clean-in-place Spray Ball - ANY Fermenter/Keg

I have a spray ball, where the ball itself is larger than the 1.5" TC that I want to put it through. I have to take the lid of the conical, and thread the silicone tube through instead to the pump. A small nuisance, but it works with my mains powered pump. It is nice to let the pump and cleaner do t...
by TheSumOfAllBeers
Mon Apr 01, 2019 9:34 pm
Forum: Beer Recipes
Topic: Dennis’s Galaxy
Replies: 15
Views: 2423

Re: Dennis’s Galaxy

robbarwell wrote:any idea what aromatic malt can be substituted for?
I think high colour Munich would be close
by TheSumOfAllBeers
Tue Mar 26, 2019 10:16 pm
Forum: Malts and Grits
Topic: Base grains
Replies: 15
Views: 1200

Re: Base grains

To the OP if you are still refining technique, save money and go for cheaper pale malts, especially in beer styles that are less sensitive to the base malt quality. For hoppy styles you can add complexity with a small amount of another malt like Munich, biscuit etc if you recipe calls for it. Once y...
by TheSumOfAllBeers
Mon Mar 25, 2019 10:25 pm
Forum: Winemaking
Topic: Barrelled wine
Replies: 16
Views: 1055

Barrelled wine

You might want to consider using a low pressure propane reg to top up the headspace with co2 as you draw off from the keg. I use these when I am bottling from the Fv over multiple days, and when I am purging kegs. Should work the same for wine. I do it with real ale too, but I prefer to put a bit of...
by TheSumOfAllBeers
Sat Feb 23, 2019 11:36 am
Forum: Dispensing
Topic: Wellbom 5l kegs
Replies: 11
Views: 1239

Re: Wellbom 5l kegs

Carbonation cap attached to a (purged) 500ml PET bottle. Topped up with 45 PSI. If it drops too much, just top it up from the main bottle. Don’t know how long it lasts yet, but if I needed it to last, I would just use larger PET bottles or more of them, assuming I needed it to work far away from the...
by TheSumOfAllBeers
Thu Feb 21, 2019 8:32 pm
Forum: Dispensing
Topic: Wellbom 5l kegs
Replies: 11
Views: 1239

Re: Wellbom 5l kegs

[emoji106] Ealing Drop. The mini kegs are good and do things different to half corny kegs, so a straight comparison if volume vs price isn’t truly fair. But I have found that there are some builds that are overthought. In a 5L keg a small group of people will empty it in a night, so portable cooling...
by TheSumOfAllBeers
Tue Feb 19, 2019 1:25 am
Forum: Dispensing
Topic: Wellbom 5l kegs
Replies: 11
Views: 1239

Re: Wellbom 5l kegs

Sign up to Aussie HomeBrewer. They have a mods thread for the 5L growlers which are very popular over there. Small apartments and good weather seem to favour small footprint home keg systems that can be made portable with little fuss. The 5L units are the sweet spot here, as they will fit a husky fr...
by TheSumOfAllBeers
Thu Feb 14, 2019 1:05 am
Forum: Dispensing
Topic: Wellbom 5l kegs
Replies: 11
Views: 1239

Re: Wellbom 5l kegs

I have got both the mini growler kegs and a half size corny (aeb). There are pros and cons to both of them, but be wary of all the directly connected tappage. Get a picnic tap with 3/16 line reducers and it will work better for fobbingz Also those mini regs are a bit shit too. Look into propane regs...
by TheSumOfAllBeers
Wed Feb 13, 2019 9:55 pm
Forum: Dispensing
Topic: Wellbom 5l kegs
Replies: 11
Views: 1239

Re: Wellbom 5l kegs

Link? Sounds like a lot of money for not much
by TheSumOfAllBeers
Mon Feb 11, 2019 10:44 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Stainless cooling coil
Replies: 2
Views: 308

Re: Stainless cooling coil

Have to ask: your FV is less than 4” in diameter, or the coil has to be inserted through a 4” aperture in the FV? If the former, good luck on your ferment-in-a-Kilmer-jar project, you will need it. If the latter, look into cask cooling devices (for pubs/real ale). They come in a lot of sizes and are...