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by Matt in Birdham
Sat Oct 10, 2015 10:50 am
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Transitioning from Aus -> UK
Replies: 14
Views: 754

Re: Transitioning from Aus -> UK

Thanks Eric - I think you are right, a bucket will be a better option then I can add a bit of bleach to the heating water if required (probably won't be I guess, but better safe than sorry). I'm researching the CRS since your suggestion - I would end with more sulphates and chlorides as a result, bu...
by Matt in Birdham
Sat Oct 10, 2015 10:13 am
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Transitioning from Aus -> UK
Replies: 14
Views: 754

Re: Transitioning from Aus -> UK

Thanks chaps. With the aquarium heater, what sort of wattage would you recommend? These heaters seem incredibly cheap, so sound like a good option. Do you sanitize the water in the trug? My fermentors do have taps at the bottom, but I can't think of any reason why it shouldn't be OK to have them sub...
by Matt in Birdham
Fri Oct 09, 2015 10:09 am
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Transitioning from Aus -> UK
Replies: 14
Views: 754

Re: Transitioning from Aus -> UK

Also to add that we are renting at the moment, so a RO system is probably not on the cards yet. I'll get on in a heartbeat when we finally buy a place and I can set my brewery up properly.
by Matt in Birdham
Fri Oct 09, 2015 10:07 am
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Transitioning from Aus -> UK
Replies: 14
Views: 754

Re: Transitioning from Aus -> UK

Thanks Aleman, have sent him a PM. I like the idea of the slaked lime treatment because it is only removing stuff, not adding anything - and it looks as if it should get the water well in range to be tweaked further with a bit of CaCl and Gypsum. I have always used acidulated malt for the mash ph an...
by Matt in Birdham
Fri Oct 09, 2015 9:38 am
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Transitioning from Aus -> UK
Replies: 14
Views: 754

Transitioning from Aus -> UK

Hi All, First up, great forum - I've been lurking around over the last few weeks trying to get up to speed on UK brewing. I am originally from the UK and have (fairly) recently returned from a 10 year stint in Aus (Queensland), during which time I got into home brewing, latterly all-grain. I have fi...