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by PeeBee
Sat Jun 20, 2020 6:04 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Maxi110 cooler meets Grainfather Conical Fermenter
Replies: 22
Views: 810

Re: Maxi110 cooler meets Grainfather Conical Fermenter

... Anyway, you forgot the most important part of my post. Where are the nuts!!!! Guy Ah ... okay. Is that better? 20200620_160816_WEB.jpg 'Tis worrying though, I'm down to my last 1/2 cwt. And I don't get another subscription delivery for 3 or 4 weeks. Anyway. Keeping the thread on track, the beer...
by PeeBee
Fri Jun 19, 2020 8:23 am
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Maxi110 cooler meets Grainfather Conical Fermenter
Replies: 22
Views: 810

Re: Maxi110 cooler meets Grainfather Conical Fermenter

... Yeah, I think the agitator and pump are the same thing. It's a propeller, not an impeller? Actually I've no idea what I'm talking about there! Enlighten me, please. … This is written off top of me 'ead (damn, where did I leave the "top of me 'ead" …), not off Wikipedia as I usually do. So it is...
by PeeBee
Thu Jun 18, 2020 6:03 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Maxi110 cooler meets Grainfather Conical Fermenter
Replies: 22
Views: 810

Re: Maxi110 cooler meets Grainfather Conical Fermenter

No worries about changing the schematic, Jef, play away! The concern I had about using the python pump in the way you have was because of my (perhaps erroneous) belief it needed to be on all the time to stop the ice bath completely freezing up into a solid block. Hence using the coil in the ice bat...
by PeeBee
Thu Jun 18, 2020 5:33 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Maxi110 cooler meets Grainfather Conical Fermenter
Replies: 22
Views: 810

Re: Maxi110 cooler meets Grainfather Conical Fermenter

On a similar (near identical) vein I did a similar hack. But cheated a little by investing in the lead from GF for interfacing with their hyper-expensive glycol cooler. It then uses the GF's own controller to do the temperature control. It needs a 12V relay to switch the shelf cooler on and off (min...
by PeeBee
Thu Jun 18, 2020 7:33 am
Forum: Dispensing
Topic: "Real Ale" style dispense - new regulator?
Replies: 3
Views: 398

Re:

Interesting! How much pressure would beer engines handle without leaking? What primary CO2 pressure would you recommend? I don't know! My pumps (Angram CO and CQ) complain audibly when subjected to 4-5PSI (judder, creak, etc.). The demand valves I use are rated for 45PsI! But high pressured beer fr...
by PeeBee
Tue Jun 16, 2020 4:04 pm
Forum: Dispensing
Topic: "Real Ale" style dispense - new regulator?
Replies: 3
Views: 398

"Real Ale" style dispense - new regulator?

Established forum users probably already know of my preference of using variable LPG regulators over "breathers" for dispensing "Real Ale" style home brew (emulating "Real Ale", which is otherwise impossible to re-create at home; unless you've plenty of mates to help see off a cask in rapid order). ...
by PeeBee
Sun Jun 14, 2020 5:43 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Hop filter
Replies: 3
Views: 368

Re: Hop filter

Seen them! There's a little matter of an inconveniently place heating element (all 6KW of it).

I should have said though: This braided SS sleeving is (apparently) no good with hop pellets.
by PeeBee
Sun Jun 14, 2020 4:11 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Hop filter
Replies: 3
Views: 368

Hop filter

I've an enormous hop filter (once described on this forum as "the mother of all hop filters"). Here it is: 20200614_153138_WEB.jpg It's for a boiler churning out 45-65L batches. But I ran into a problem. I will brew a few 19th century recipes which have big hop quantities of fairly average IBU level...
by PeeBee
Sun Jun 14, 2020 12:58 pm
Forum: Brewing Liquor
Topic: Buxton Water for brewing?
Replies: 24
Views: 973

Re: Buxton Water for brewing?

Every forum has at least one troll Hey, I've dug you out a recent example (ID hidden ... ish). This is "Mark14" getting it in the neck. Remarkably I'm not being referred to anywhere in this one: Kveik lore will do that to you :lol: Seriously, I recognise 3 main groups who promote it online. Those m...
by PeeBee
Sun Jun 14, 2020 10:28 am
Forum: Brewing Liquor
Topic: Buxton Water for brewing?
Replies: 24
Views: 973

Re: Buxton Water for brewing?

Brilliant, thanks for the link and I shall heed your words :) Good! But be careful of his last sentence: … Except for yeast, you can never know enough about yeast. :) I've spent a good bit of time messing with the complexities of yeast. And sharing this knowledge quickly attracts the attention the ...
by PeeBee
Thu Jun 11, 2020 11:54 am
Forum: Brewing Liquor
Topic: Buxton Water for brewing?
Replies: 24
Views: 973

Re: Buxton Water for brewing?

… PS Peebee - there's no chalk (white crumbly stuff like the White Cliffs of Dover) in the Peak District, it's all limestone (hard, usually grey qv Buckingham Palace). Chemically very similar but there's a big geological difference! Oops. I should have been giving it the usual "quote" treatment. Ye...
by PeeBee
Wed Jun 10, 2020 4:39 pm
Forum: Brewing Liquor
Topic: Buxton Water for brewing?
Replies: 24
Views: 973

Re: Buxton Water for brewing?

You wont see any "calcium carbonate" reported, because there isn't any! What Northern Brewer was quoting from the water company website was " as CaCO3" but the "as" is often left off. It's a convenient way of describing such things. All "carbonate" will actually be "bicarbonate" at the reported pH7....
by PeeBee
Sun May 24, 2020 2:22 pm
Forum: Beer Recipes
Topic: The marmalade in Fullers
Replies: 29
Views: 2568

Re: The marmalade in Fullers

… But I don't think Fuller's actually practice true parti-gyling? I think true "parti-gyle" should be restricted to the old practice of successive mashing and running off from the same grain. No sparging. Whereas Fuller's turn out a single high-gravity runoff and dilute to get different beers Nope,...
by PeeBee
Sun May 24, 2020 12:45 pm
Forum: Beer Recipes
Topic: The marmalade in Fullers
Replies: 29
Views: 2568

Re: The marmalade in Fullers

Would adding a couple ounces of actual marmalade to the fermenter work? I think the description of "marmalade" is more abstract than that? I struggled with it for ages until I dispensed with my idea of marmalade (high fruit content, loads of bitter Seville oranges, probably thick-cut) and thought "...
by PeeBee
Thu May 21, 2020 12:19 pm
Forum: Beer Recipes
Topic: BierMunchers Centennial Blonde
Replies: 10
Views: 734

Re: BierMunchers Centennial Blonde

A somewhat better picture taken in the sun yesterday (it is very refreshing):
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Not gin clear, but yeap, it's "blonde"! Also a bowl of pistachio nuts just to wind Guy up.
guypettigrew wrote:
Mon May 18, 2020 8:50 pm
More almonds!!!!!