Search found 505 matches

by PeeBee
Mon Sep 02, 2019 7:09 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Using a cask as a keg (sorry!)
Replies: 15
Views: 1518

Re: Using a cask as a keg (sorry!)

The "trap" was part of a "first aid" venting device for those occasional wayward kegs (/casks?). My main brewery (which has been off-line for 9 months) turned out a minimum 40L batch size, so by the time I got around to the second corny it could have got "excited". I only connect that contraption fo...
by PeeBee
Mon Sep 02, 2019 4:47 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Fast response HLT
Replies: 14
Views: 1443

Re: Fast response HLT

The speed will be governed by how good your heat exchanger is and how fast you dare recirculate without everything bunging up. The speed and power of the heating element is no longer a factor. If I was advising how to build a "dedicated HERMS pot" I'd apply the usual care and research into the descr...
by PeeBee
Mon Sep 02, 2019 4:15 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Using a cask as a keg (sorry!)
Replies: 15
Views: 1518

Re: Using a cask as a keg (sorry!)

Old thread, I know, I have a question on the above mentioned document. PeeBee what vessel/container do you use for the trap with the bubblecounter? Blimey, it is an old thread you've dug up. But far from the oldest I've seen resurrected! The "trap" for that rare moment when you connect a very full ...
by PeeBee
Sun Sep 01, 2019 1:33 pm
Forum: Dispensing
Topic: Advice on regulator issues.
Replies: 8
Views: 198

Re: Advice on regulator issues.

Norgren and Micromatic are my personal favourites, but as Jocky indicates really any that are popularly used in licenced/professional beer cellars should be pretty decent - ODL, IMI Cornelius etc. … I'm not too sure about that! Some popularly used systems in licenced/professional beer cellars can b...
by PeeBee
Fri Aug 30, 2019 9:09 am
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Fast response HLT
Replies: 14
Views: 1443

Re: Fast response HLT

As this thread was started so long ago, I'll post a summary of what I'm trying to do (I could do with the reminder myself!). A problem with HERMS driven mashing systems is the slow convergence of actual mash temperature with selected ("set") temperature. Another problem I found was if using HERMS to...
by PeeBee
Wed Aug 28, 2019 12:44 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Fast response HLT
Replies: 14
Views: 1443

Re: Fast response HLT

About time I got this brewery fixed! It's close on nine months since progress halted due to rampant induced voltages crawling all over my control boxes. So, the brewery is back together and waiting for its first brew. Induced voltages excised and the extra bits of hardware introduced. Extra bits of ...
by PeeBee
Sat Aug 24, 2019 11:50 am
Forum: Dispensing
Topic: Stainless vs brass for CO2 system?
Replies: 9
Views: 605

Re: Stainless vs brass for CO2 system?

LeeH wrote:
Fri Aug 23, 2019 4:31 pm
In a nutshell, by the time you notice the primary gauge dropping, your bottle is near dead.
That's the one!

Okay, so I'm a wanna-be squirrel and my dream "nutshell" is rather big. So I'm not too good at "in a nutshell". Or, "in a nutshell", I waffle a lot.
by PeeBee
Wed Aug 21, 2019 3:30 pm
Forum: Dispensing
Topic: Stainless vs brass for CO2 system?
Replies: 9
Views: 605

Re: Stainless vs brass for CO2 system?

… Is there not a stage in between 'not empty' and 'empty' where the liquid is exhausted, but you still have several litres of CO2 in a compressed state? … There surely is! But it does depend on what is being served. I'm mainly hand pumped beer and can get a few days warning - although I was fetchin...
by PeeBee
Tue Aug 20, 2019 2:51 pm
Forum: Yeast
Topic: Lallemand London ESB dry yeast.
Replies: 9
Views: 593

Re: Lallemand London ESB dry yeast.

Lallemand used to do "Manchester" yeast too. The "ESB" yeast is their old, resurrected, "London" yeast (or so I've gleaned). "Windsor" and "Nottingham" make up the original four.

Unless anyone has a different interpretation from "the horse's mouth".
by PeeBee
Fri Aug 16, 2019 5:04 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Cooling system
Replies: 7
Views: 469

Re: Cooling system

Here's a link to the series of posts I did about creating the cooler cupboard and indoor brewery. The condenser plate and compressor were supplied and fitted by a cooling engineer. It cost about £1,100. Pricey, but well worth it. It's lovely to be able to draw a pint at about 12°C on these warm aft...
by PeeBee
Fri Aug 16, 2019 3:57 pm
Forum: Dispensing
Topic: Stainless vs brass for CO2 system?
Replies: 9
Views: 605

Re: Stainless vs brass for CO2 system?

… 2 gauges a must, obviously! Pardon? Put that out of your head for starters! Just one gauge is needed to tell you how many PSI you set the regulator's low-pressure side. Many regulators have two gauges, but for CO2 the second gauge (high pressure side) tells you only if the cylinder is empty, or n...
by PeeBee
Tue Aug 13, 2019 4:46 pm
Forum: Braumeister, Grainfather and other One-Pot Brewing Systems
Topic: Pros and Cons?
Replies: 23
Views: 1134

Re: Pros and Cons?

… With equipment like this now appearing on the market in quick time, are us 3V system builders the last of our breed? … You probably right. I very nearly gave up on my 3V system which is only just coming back on-line after a 9-month outage - a gap filled rather too well by a Grainfather! I'm even ...
by PeeBee
Tue Aug 13, 2019 2:26 pm
Forum: Braumeister, Grainfather and other One-Pot Brewing Systems
Topic: Pros and Cons?
Replies: 23
Views: 1134

Re: Pros and Cons?

… PeeBee: do Grainfather make a 50 litre version? I've not been able to find one. … Oops. I said 50 litre didn't I. Not available yet, but it's coming (probably New Year now 'cos they must have all been tied up with the software "upgrade" fiasco recently): https://grainfather.com/grainfather-g70/ A...
by PeeBee
Mon Aug 12, 2019 11:53 am
Forum: Braumeister, Grainfather and other One-Pot Brewing Systems
Topic: Pros and Cons?
Replies: 23
Views: 1134

Re: Pros and Cons?

Thanks to everyone who replied. I think I'll go for the Grainfather. I think there is only one regret I have about getting a Grainfather (ignoring their recent foul-up "upgrading" the software. Fixed now; I think? … I hope!) and that is: I couldn't wait for them to bring out the new bigger 50L vers...
by PeeBee
Sun Aug 11, 2019 4:38 pm
Forum: Dispensing
Topic: Too much froth
Replies: 3
Views: 166

Re: Too much froth

Hi "Globaldave". We were discussing this on another thread I know, but you are introducing some conflicting info here? So the "flow regulator" is part of the beer-line, and also steps the pipe diameter down - that makes sense, so the tap takes the thinner line which has a stripe but that doesn't ind...