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by PeeBee
Tue Mar 06, 2018 5:41 pm
Forum: Dispensing
Topic: Beer Engine to Corny Keg pipework
Replies: 9
Views: 1735

Re: Beer Engine to Corny Keg pipework

... At the moment I manage by just squirting in a bit of mixed gas in if I feel it needs it .. the check valves ensure nothing pours through if I put a bit too much in ... At the risk of being boring and blowing my own trumpet ... https://drive.google.com/open?id=0BwzEv5tRM-5EQUhZbDNPdmV1bWc It eve...
by PeeBee
Fri Mar 02, 2018 5:05 pm
Forum: Dispensing
Topic: Beer Engine - Preparation For First Use...
Replies: 6
Views: 1264

Re: Beer Engine - Preparation For First Use...

You do have to be a little careful what you use, as I found: I used sodium metabisulphite once and despite several flushes with clean water the sulphurous taint was perceptible after several pints. The other "challenge" I've had cleaning them is mine have the commonly used demand-valve on the input ...
by PeeBee
Tue Feb 13, 2018 6:03 pm
Forum: Dispensing
Topic: Check valve, beer engine and corny keg problems
Replies: 13
Views: 1976

Re: Check valve, beer engine and corny keg problems

I've got a check/demand valve, this one to be exact: http://rlbs.ltd.uk/check-valve-high-performance-cask-ale-demand-valve.html ... That should do the trick (it's what I have!). Don't believe the "no-judder" remark, mine judder with just 5-10PSI (0.5BAR), but then you needn't connect such high pres...
by PeeBee
Tue Feb 13, 2018 12:51 pm
Forum: Dispensing
Topic: Check valve, beer engine and corny keg problems
Replies: 13
Views: 1976

Re: Check valve, beer engine and corny keg problems

I've hooked the keg up to a standard CO2 regulator and set the pressure from everything between 0.5 and 2.5 bar. You're suggesting that the pressure is actually too high? It really is too high. However with a "check valve" (actually a demand valve, but if you really are using a "check-valve" - a on...
by PeeBee
Thu Feb 08, 2018 8:07 pm
Forum: Brewing Liquor
Topic: Water Treatment Specialists - Warning Notice
Replies: 12
Views: 2418

Re: Water Treatment Specialists - Warning Notice

Thanks for all the comments, they make a very interesting read. But now I am unsure whether to add the acid or not :) Does the estimated mash pH in Bru'n'water take into account the alkalinity, pH, grain, mineral and acid additions? Would it change if I were to boil the night before and not add any...
by PeeBee
Thu Feb 08, 2018 2:16 pm
Forum: Beer Recipes
Topic: Stout Brewing.
Replies: 10
Views: 2485

Re: Stout Brewing.

I'm trying my first stout brew this weekend, and serving it using co2 only. Interesting stuff in your posts, cheers I have to admit the head wasn't so good a few days later (pancaking in five minutes, just a ring round the glass by time half way through); Stout seems to be more reluctant giving up ...
by PeeBee
Thu Feb 08, 2018 1:45 pm
Forum: Brewing Liquor
Topic: Water Treatment Specialists - Warning Notice
Replies: 12
Views: 2418

Re: Water Treatment Specialists - Warning Notice

(EDIT: I was tapping this out before Aleman posted his reply. I should say I'm also learning a lot about water treatment listening to him as well!) ... I was doing some research last night and came across a lot - and I mean a LOT, of negativity re' Bru'n'water. Seems there are a fair number of (I as...
by PeeBee
Thu Feb 08, 2018 1:16 pm
Forum: Brewing Liquor
Topic: Water Treatment Specialists - Warning Notice
Replies: 12
Views: 2418

Re: Water Treatment Specialists - Warning Notice

I've been playing about with Bru'n'water this evening ... Would this be a good start for my first AG brew? ... I think you are just illustrating the earlier comment about making water treatment appear complex when it's not. But I use Bru'n Water and am just as guilty at making water treatment appea...
by PeeBee
Thu Feb 08, 2018 9:38 am
Forum: Dispensing
Topic: Beer Gas.
Replies: 6
Views: 1089

Re: Beer Gas.

You will need a mixed gas regulator. Not just because they are designed to handle higher pressure, but the couplings are different too. Mixed gas is under very high pressure; it is a compressed gas. Carbon dioxide is at a lower pressure because at about 8-900PSI it will be liquid. Mixed gas isn't ju...
by PeeBee
Fri Jan 26, 2018 8:10 pm
Forum: Dispensing
Topic: How much cooling 'power' does a cornelius beer cooler have?
Replies: 24
Views: 4110

Re: How much cooling 'power' does a cornelius beer cooler have?

The PVC cooling coils are 9mm id x 12mm od (I think?). Terminated with 3/8" stem to 3/8" push-fit elbows or 3/8" stem to 3/8" barb straight fittings. A 3/8" barbed elbow joins two tube lengths together and fits into the "modified" spacer so one coil doubles back to form a twin coil. The fittings nee...
by PeeBee
Fri Jan 26, 2018 2:24 pm
Forum: Dispensing
Topic: How much cooling 'power' does a cornelius beer cooler have?
Replies: 24
Views: 4110

Re: How much cooling 'power' does a cornelius beer cooler have?

... Looks like it has potential. Where did you get the neoprene? EBay from this one: https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Black-PLAIN-NEOPRENE-SPONGE-FOAM-Rubber-Sheet-1M-WIDE-X-1-5mm-12mm-Thickness-/282327879665?var=&hash=item41bc0d8ff1 I'm thinking I might need some sort of protect sleeve as the neoprene c...
by PeeBee
Thu Jan 25, 2018 7:49 pm
Forum: Dispensing
Topic: How much cooling 'power' does a cornelius beer cooler have?
Replies: 24
Views: 4110

Re: How much cooling 'power' does a cornelius beer cooler have?

Don't know if you've seen my post dealing with a similar situation? http://www.jimsbeerkit.co.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?f=38&t=80114 Hasn't run in anger yet (fully loaded) but I'm not expecting difficulties. I'm only planning on running the cooler for 15 minutes, 6 times a day, depending on ambient tem...
by PeeBee
Fri Jan 19, 2018 6:04 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: No Sparge Brewing
Replies: 7
Views: 1163

Re: No Sparge Brewing

Sparging is a relatively new thing. Just running off was the norm. But more liquor would have been added to the "spent" grain and mashed a second time. The second running might be added to the first, more likely it went to make a weaker beer. And the spent grain might be mashed a third, even forth t...
by PeeBee
Thu Jan 18, 2018 4:12 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Which Yeast?
Replies: 8
Views: 1030

Re: Which Yeast?

The GW book was printed at a time (not so long ago) when UK home-brewers will still getting used to a decent selection of dried packet yeasts. WYeast were about but it was generally perceived that spending that amount of money on yeast was a waste of time. So it was quite reasonable for GW to have p...
by PeeBee
Mon Jan 15, 2018 11:48 am
Forum: Dispensing
Topic: Low Pressure Regulator advice
Replies: 37
Views: 5063

Re: Low Pressure Regulator advice

... But after several days the head became pretty ordinary as equilibrium was attained (I was serving at 2PSI). I guess I'd have retained the striking head (look, no Nitrogen!) if I'd had wound the pressure back up to 4-5PSI when not serving. ... Let me put that statement into context, this is what...