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by TheSumOfAllBeers
Wed Jul 03, 2019 9:14 am
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Phenolic taste at the end of a keg.
Replies: 21
Views: 2358

Re: Phenolic taste at the end of a keg.

Star San doesn't kill wild yeast. Unless you are using something more aggressive, such as bleach, iodine based sanitiser or steam pasteurising your kegs and lines, any wild yeast can survive in the kit and make its way to your kegs. It may not be noticeable post ferment but it can progressively deve...
by TheSumOfAllBeers
Wed Jul 03, 2019 7:53 am
Forum: Beer Recipes
Topic: Brut ipa
Replies: 15
Views: 1767

Re: Brut ipa

It goes a very very long way too. At 0.5ml in a 55L batch, it took a lager stuck at 1.022 (OG 1.049) down to 1.009
by TheSumOfAllBeers
Mon Jul 01, 2019 10:27 pm
Forum: Yeast
Topic: Hothead yeast
Replies: 21
Views: 3925

Re: Hothead yeast

by TheSumOfAllBeers
Wed Jun 26, 2019 3:14 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Shiny FV
Replies: 2
Views: 515

Re: Shiny FV

I would look at Mr Lards pot conversions. https://www.brewbuilder.co.uk/flat-bottom-fv-p220.html - gasketed lid with 1x tri clamp ferrule - lets you get hop ports, corny posts etc on them, and pressure transfers - TC ferrule for racking arm, and get a racking arm that can be twisted from the outside...
by TheSumOfAllBeers
Thu Jun 13, 2019 9:11 pm
Forum: Fermentation
Topic: Conditioning before bottling
Replies: 12
Views: 2054

Re: Conditioning before bottling

Kingfisher: blow off tubes are better for controlling suck back as the beer chills and contracts.

I have a pressure transfer setup on my FV, so I can easily attach a low pressure co2 source to my fv to stop suck back, or otherwise top up the headspace
by TheSumOfAllBeers
Thu Jun 13, 2019 9:07 pm
Forum: Cleaning, Sanitation and Sterilisation
Topic: used keg cleaning
Replies: 13
Views: 1579

Re: used keg cleaning

Looking forward to all the pics of people’s keg cleaning setups. I recently built an unusual whirlpool arm to go through a 3/4” threaded hole on my kettle. Took 2 months for all the parts to arrive separate from the bay of evil. The water butt pump/ keg washer OTOH was just plugging together some co...
by TheSumOfAllBeers
Thu Jun 13, 2019 9:00 pm
Forum: Cleaning, Sanitation and Sterilisation
Topic: used keg cleaning
Replies: 13
Views: 1579

Re: used keg cleaning

Robwalkeragain wrote:I’d strip it down, ain’t many moving parts, soak in PBW or thin bleach solution then rinse the next morning. Inspect seals (keep a pack of spares on hand anyway). Good as new.
Where do you get spares?
by TheSumOfAllBeers
Thu Jun 13, 2019 8:55 pm
Forum: Cleaning, Sanitation and Sterilisation
Topic: used keg cleaning
Replies: 13
Views: 1579

Re: used keg cleaning

i did think of knocking something up with a sprayball and pump but that still wouldnt clean out the dip tubed etc. I plan to hook up the water butt pump to the coupler to get the dip tube properly clean on the inside. Actually quite happy with the pump and how versatile it is considering the price ...
by TheSumOfAllBeers
Thu Jun 13, 2019 12:28 am
Forum: Cleaning, Sanitation and Sterilisation
Topic: used keg cleaning
Replies: 13
Views: 1579

Re: used keg cleaning

Look into keg cleaner builds. water butt pumps, spray ball, old fermentation bucket.

you will probably be using multiple chemicals, but you will want to be able to clean the kegs again, not just after first use
by TheSumOfAllBeers
Fri Jun 07, 2019 11:14 am
Forum: Dispensing
Topic: CO2 pipe
Replies: 8
Views: 985

Re: CO2 pipe

Once the pipe (of any sort) kinks, then the kinked area becomes compromised from a strength point of view - so it becomes a site for blowouts. Not all silicone hose is the same, and I would say that once you get down to small bore tubing, it gets hard to find silicone tubing with appropriately thick...
by TheSumOfAllBeers
Sun May 26, 2019 3:11 pm
Forum: Dispensing
Topic: Sparkling/carbonated water
Replies: 6
Views: 867

Sparkling/carbonated water

I have inflated PET bottles to 45PSI without any issues.

I use them as portable co2 for mini kegs.

I believe that they will go a lot higher

Edit: and if I watch the end of the video, they will go to 150PSI+
by TheSumOfAllBeers
Sat May 25, 2019 1:46 pm
Forum: Beer Recipes
Topic: Guiness clone (aka Dirty Badger)
Replies: 3
Views: 764

Re: Guiness clone (aka Dirty Badger)

Recipe?
by TheSumOfAllBeers
Sat May 18, 2019 9:10 am
Forum: Hops
Topic: Choosing hops
Replies: 27
Views: 2954

Re: Choosing hops

I have had a cube get infected through a perfect storm of sloppy sanitation and ineffective hot wort pasteurisation. I got very very lucky - came home early on a day I was planning to stay out a while and found a swollen cube. Having that blow up in the living room would not make for a good year. St...
by TheSumOfAllBeers
Fri May 17, 2019 9:06 am
Forum: Dispensing
Topic: New Hand Pump setup
Replies: 30
Views: 2958

Re: New Hand Pump setup

Best thing would be to email the manufacturer. Gut feeling is that if its using the same housing/chassis, then its the same part, and the POL nut etc, is a threaded fitting that screws into the BSP fitting on the chassis. Manufacturer wont disclose this in the product description, as we are a very u...
by TheSumOfAllBeers
Thu May 16, 2019 11:13 pm
Forum: Hops
Topic: Choosing hops
Replies: 27
Views: 2954

Re: Choosing hops

Whilst I wouldn't argue with anything you've said, thanks to another forum member who suggested this some months ago (sorry whoever, can't find the relevant thread) I dropped the late addition hops altogether. Apart from lack of equipment I baulk a bit a using so much water to chill hence no chill....