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by wezzel01
Wed Jul 18, 2018 11:48 am
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Beer Fridge
Replies: 14
Views: 1573

Re: Beer Fridge

If you're nervous about drilling holes try running the temp probe under the rubber door seal. Closing the door with the very thin lead trapped between the jamb and the seal leaves little, if any, "leak". Done this for years, not noticeable. Thanks, that is what I have done. The power cable for the ...
by wezzel01
Sat Jul 14, 2018 10:30 am
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Beer Fridge
Replies: 14
Views: 1573

Re: Beer Fridge

Well in the end I took everything out to the fridge, and it still refused to get cold. The compressor was running so it was probably loss of coolant. Yesterday I picked up a new larder fridge and this time bought a larger one with much more room. All now installed and working fine so well happy [emo...
by wezzel01
Tue Jul 10, 2018 2:12 pm
Forum: Customise Your Beer Kits
Topic: " Ditch's Stout " Master Class .....
Replies: 1810
Views: 194639

Re: " Ditch's Stout " Master Class .....

I’m really tempted to brew Ditch’s Stout. Is it really that good? Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk wezzel, Yes, it really is that good! =D> Read through the post. Great Fun. WA So is the thinking that I may have too much sugar in there and "The reason being that tea has a lot of tannins that would ...
by wezzel01
Sun Jul 08, 2018 10:41 am
Forum: Customise Your Beer Kits
Topic: " Ditch's Stout " Master Class .....
Replies: 1810
Views: 194639

Re: " Ditch's Stout " Master Class .....

Since I bought my Braumeister and dived into AG I’ve never contemplated going back to kit brews but I’m really tempted to brew Ditch’s Stout.

Is it really that good?


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by wezzel01
Mon Jun 18, 2018 6:56 pm
Forum: Brewdays
Topic: AG#31 - Honey Ale
Replies: 8
Views: 1614

Re: AG#31 - Honey Ale

I made a at batch of Barney’s Honey Mild once. Turned out very nice. 450g of honey was dissolved in a little boiling water and added on day 5 of fermentation. It wasn’t boiled or simmered or sterilised in any way and turned out fine.


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by wezzel01
Tue Jun 12, 2018 8:48 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Beer Fridge
Replies: 14
Views: 1573

Re: Beer Fridge

Thanks Fil, I’ll get hold of a computer fan and see what happens.



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by wezzel01
Mon Jun 11, 2018 8:34 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Beer Fridge
Replies: 14
Views: 1573

Re: Beer Fridge

Thanks for the response. The fridge is cooling as there is ice accumulating at the top rear wall. It just isn’t getting very cold. I think I will take everything thing out and run it empty as a check. I’ll also check the door seal, that the drain isn’t blocked and maybe lag the inside where the taps...
by wezzel01
Mon Jun 11, 2018 5:38 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Beer Fridge
Replies: 14
Views: 1573

Beer Fridge

The co2 bottle is just a small one and sits on the raised bit at the back (above the compressor). The bottle is kept turned on and the reg set to 10 psi for both kegs. I’ve 2 taps mounted on the door so I rarely need to open the door. I suspect that my fridge is too small for 2 cornies because, alth...
by wezzel01
Sun Jun 10, 2018 8:56 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Beer Fridge
Replies: 14
Views: 1573

Re: Beer Fridge

Thanks I might be brave and have a go at drilling the side. I’ll poke a hole carefully first from inside to check for pipes.

I’m already using the drain hole as a route for the tube heater.


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by wezzel01
Sat Jun 09, 2018 8:23 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Beer Fridge
Replies: 14
Views: 1573

Re: Beer Fridge

Thanks, that’s definitely an option. I’ve resisted moving the gas bottle so far as I’m not keen on drilling the fridge for the co2 line in case I go through a coolant pipe.


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by wezzel01
Sat Jun 09, 2018 6:09 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Beer Fridge
Replies: 14
Views: 1573

Beer Fridge

I’ve recently added a second cornie to my beer fridge. It’s a single height (under counter size) larder fridge which now contains 2 standard cornies and one small 1.5Kg co2 bottle. Since adding the second keg, however, the fridge struggles to get below 11 degrees and the compressor seems to be runni...
by wezzel01
Sun Jun 03, 2018 1:34 pm
Forum: Beer Recipes
Topic: Vermont pale ale
Replies: 2
Views: 691

Re: Vermont pale ale

Hi guys - thought I'd share this recipe from my commercial nanobrewery. It's a modern "juicy" (haha) pale ale, and it took first prize at Grimsby CAMRA festival last year. I'm packing in the commercial brewing because it's too much like hard work... OG: 1.042 FG: 1.011 Grist: 95% low colour pale al...
by wezzel01
Mon May 28, 2018 8:55 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: marks 2 keg washer
Replies: 26
Views: 3986

Re: marks 2 keg washer

That’s a good idea. Beer line isn’t particularly dear.


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by wezzel01
Mon May 28, 2018 6:59 am
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: marks 2 keg washer
Replies: 26
Views: 3986

Re: marks 2 keg washer

I’ve used mine and I do like it. It certainly makes cleaning cornies easier although my fermentation buckets are too big to fit. When I use it to clean my 3/16 tubing I’m a bit worried it might be straining the pump so I only do that briefly. Works well on 3/8 tubing though. Sent from my iPad using ...
by wezzel01
Thu Apr 26, 2018 4:29 pm
Forum: Cleaning, Sanitation and Sterilisation
Topic: VWP instead of oxyclean
Replies: 28
Views: 5035

Re: VWP instead of oxyclean

I wash my fermenters with washing up liquid, rinse well and then Starsan. Never had a problem with head retention.

I only use PBW for cleaning cornies, pipes and taps.


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