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by TheSumOfAllBeers
Sat Jan 26, 2019 9:01 am
Forum: Fermentation
Topic: Ferment in a Kilner Drinks Dispenser
Replies: 3
Views: 414

Re: Ferment in a Kilner Drinks Dispenser

I think you will have a problem with the seal.

It will either seal very effectively or leave too much of a gap.

It’s common enough to leave a fermenter slightly open during main fermentation and seal it with an airlock once you are close to fully attenuated, and you have no such option here
by TheSumOfAllBeers
Tue Dec 18, 2018 5:32 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Use a maxi coolers beer lines for cooling
Replies: 2
Views: 786

Use a maxi coolers beer lines for cooling

I am having problems with my maxi cooper setup. I used to have no issue with using the python circuit to pump coolant around an exterior coil on my FV. But it’s started playing up, and rather than fiddle with it, I would like to try rigging up a spare pump to the beer lines instead. But I can’t see ...
by TheSumOfAllBeers
Sat Dec 15, 2018 3:50 pm
Forum: Dispensing
Topic: 9l corny or 10l growler keg
Replies: 7
Views: 924

Re: 9l corny or 10l growler keg

The 9 L cornies are a lot cheaper than 10L growler kegs (consider spear head cost too). You can also prime a 10L growler keg as it will seal without pressure. I am looking at setting mine up for real ale dispense (with a propane reg). And a 9 L corny will fit inside a husky fridge with disconnnects ...
by TheSumOfAllBeers
Sat Dec 08, 2018 2:56 pm
Forum: Dispensing
Topic: Midget Widget - out of business?
Replies: 10
Views: 1920

Re: Midget Widget - out of business?

If you have a co2 bottle, have you considered using PET bottles with carbonation caps as a co2 reservoir?

In practice they can easily take 40 PSI or higher. With a secondary reg, that’s probably good enough to push out 3-4 L of beer.
by TheSumOfAllBeers
Thu Dec 06, 2018 5:08 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Cooler to house kegs
Replies: 10
Views: 897

Re: Cooler to house kegs

Well a husky fridge is not mobile.

But don’t overthink mobile cooling, keep your travel keg in a fridge and then transport in an insulated cool bag with ice packs. Immerse in ice at your destination.

You can get insulated keg jackets too.
by TheSumOfAllBeers
Wed Dec 05, 2018 5:33 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Cooler to house kegs
Replies: 10
Views: 897

Re: Cooler to house kegs

I don’t know what the exact specs are, but it’s Carlsberg branded, and I think it is the largest of the husky fridges. The compressor shelf is quite recessed also giving a respectable amount of floor space for a 9L AEB corny. It’s quiet and it won over the SO. While it’s not a perfect replacement fo...
by TheSumOfAllBeers
Wed Dec 05, 2018 1:14 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Cooler to house kegs
Replies: 10
Views: 897

Re: Cooler to house kegs

Yeah I went to present on this at our club but couldn’t show the slides like this one. A 9L corny keg and a husky fridge is a game changer for someone who wants a small footprint kegerator, and lacks the diy skills.

It makes me want to use it more as regular beer supply.
by TheSumOfAllBeers
Mon Dec 03, 2018 5:21 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Cooler to house kegs
Replies: 10
Views: 897

Re: Cooler to house kegs

https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20181203/39917b2f485463821764062a02781013.jpg 2nd hand husky fridge. Won’t fit 2x cornies. But would fit a 5L growler keg, with spear head and disconnects. Squeezing in a reg and gas would be a challenge, but is doable with these small regs. You could pipe in the ga...
by TheSumOfAllBeers
Tue Nov 27, 2018 11:01 am
Forum: Dispensing
Topic: Bottle conditioned yeast in suspension
Replies: 8
Views: 1012

Re: Bottle conditioned yeast in suspension

Certain yeasts are very “dusty” and will not compact well. This is quite typical of yeasts that ferment at high gravity or low temperatures (strong Belgians and lagers for instance). The trick to getting them to bottle condition well without disturbing the sediment is to make sure that very little s...
by TheSumOfAllBeers
Wed Nov 21, 2018 6:24 pm
Forum: Brewdays
Topic: Yellow Submarine Pale Ale
Replies: 9
Views: 994

Re: Yellow Submarine Pale Ale

The few reports I can see on those guardians seem to suggest problems after just a few uses... shame if so. They look great in theory, and hope yours lasts. Yes, I was hoping Malt Miller or someone will stock in the UK. Condom over a bung in the meantime, perhaps, if you'll forgive the odd suggesti...
by TheSumOfAllBeers
Thu Nov 01, 2018 12:00 pm
Forum: Fermentation
Topic: Stockpots as fermenters?
Replies: 40
Views: 2928

Re: Stockpots as fermenters?

Having said that, despite my pots and fermenters being kitted out top to bottom with taps and ports... I keep going back to my siphon. The bottom side taps on fermenters invariably end up dumping a load of yeast/trub into my bottling bucket when racking, which I can avoid by siphoning from the top ...
by TheSumOfAllBeers
Mon Oct 29, 2018 5:02 pm
Forum: Fermentation
Topic: Stockpots as fermenters?
Replies: 40
Views: 2928

Re: Stockpots as fermenters?

If you are going the diy route, look at the brew builder pot conversions. More money than 70 quids, but you also get 2x triclamp ferrules and a clamped gasketed lid. This lets you use standard tri clamp parts, like racking arm ball valves with dip tubes, do pressure transfers etc. Seriously thinking...
by TheSumOfAllBeers
Mon Oct 29, 2018 11:35 am
Forum: Kit Brewing
Topic: New Wilko Artisan Brewing Kits
Replies: 9
Views: 1853

Re: New Wilko Artisan Brewing Kits

Dark star hop head on cask, or Oakham jhb. Great examples of light ale done well.

If you take the gravity down again, down to redemption trinity, kernel table beer.

Also many regional breweries have a great cask ale in the 3.7 - 4% abv range.
by TheSumOfAllBeers
Fri Oct 05, 2018 12:57 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: First stuck ferment.
Replies: 8
Views: 623

Re: First stuck ferment.

Windsor is a low attenuator
by TheSumOfAllBeers
Wed Oct 03, 2018 3:55 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: No Boil, Fresh Hops - 50% Hops!!!
Replies: 12
Views: 1440

Re: No Boil, Fresh Hops - 50% Hops!!!

Or use isomerised hop extract. Very effective with unboiled wort