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by flytact
Mon Jan 22, 2007 6:15 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Calling Beer Engine experts
Replies: 87
Views: 18974

When I first tried to pull water through mine I had the same pushed air experience. Get out your tools and replace those o-rings! I simply went to the sink repair section of the local hardware store and matched up as best I could. Some plumbers silicon on everything as well did the trick. Just saw y...
by flytact
Thu Jan 11, 2007 3:25 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Hop strainer
Replies: 8
Views: 1108

I'm using a 12 cm piece of flexible stainless hose. The remaining length is my strainer for my mash. Cheap and easy.
by flytact
Fri Jan 05, 2007 3:58 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Fermentation disaster leads to brewing rampage
Replies: 4
Views: 774

The break was just one of those "perfect" situations. No rough handling, I had leaned the carboy over to give it a quick swirl and while letting it down it hit the right spot and ... As for centennial its a less citrusy and more floral version of cascade. There is a beer here from Bells Brewery call...
by flytact
Fri Jan 05, 2007 2:51 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Fermentation disaster leads to brewing rampage
Replies: 4
Views: 774

Fermentation disaster leads to brewing rampage

Well it finally happened. I had a 5 gallon carboy break in the basement. Good news was that it was near the sump pump and cleanup only took about 1/2 hour. Bad news is that my wife came down and said "Wow, it smells great down here." As retribution I am brewing a 10 gallon batch of 6.5% all Centenni...
by flytact
Fri Dec 15, 2006 2:43 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Wherry Clone
Replies: 14
Views: 2535

I've never had the stuff but have seen the kit at my local HB shop.
Grapefruit comes from either Cascade or Chinook.
As for Centennial, a fantastic hop. An all Cent. brew is an excellent ale!
by flytact
Thu Dec 14, 2006 1:34 pm
Forum: Beer Recipes
Topic: BYO Fuller's London Porter Clone
Replies: 24
Views: 13637

ebook? link?
by flytact
Wed Dec 13, 2006 1:37 pm
Forum: Beer Recipes
Topic: BYO Fuller's London Porter Clone
Replies: 24
Views: 13637

I've got to stop looking at pictures of your beers this early in the morning. Good thing I'm not at home!

By the way, which recipe did you use, BYO or Almanac?
by flytact
Fri Dec 08, 2006 1:50 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: corny spares "new"
Replies: 14
Views: 2436

I know who to blame for that, but 'tis for the Tap Room

At least now you know the dimensions of what you need. Certainly you can find a European distributor of o-rings.
Good luck!
by flytact
Thu Dec 07, 2006 2:39 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: corny spares "new"
Replies: 14
Views: 2436

I have dealt with Sabco here in the US. The kegs are magnificent! They will even give them a good polish for you. As for o-rings here are some links to a US supplier, the prices are small and the quantities are huge - 100 count. You may want to get a group together and split up the lot. www.mcmaster...
by flytact
Thu Dec 07, 2006 2:29 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Mild ale and maturation times.
Replies: 6
Views: 1319

I've not done the BYO version, but I have made milds before that I did 1 week primary, 1wk secondary and then force carbonated. The beer tasted fine and had no noticeable change over the next few weeks.
As for the wheat go for it!
by flytact
Tue Dec 05, 2006 2:36 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Dubbel / Trippel
Replies: 19
Views: 2934

Two quick and easy ones from a homebrew shop here in the US. Sorry about the units. Dubbel * 10 lbs. Dingemans Pale Ale * 0.5 lbs. Dingemans Caramunich * 0.25 lbs. Dingemans Special B * 1 lbs. Dark Belgian Candi Sugar * 1 oz. Hersbrucker (60 min) * 1 oz. Saaz (1 min) * Wyeast #1214 Belgian Ale Yeast...
by flytact
Fri Dec 01, 2006 4:14 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Using a corny keg with a beer engine
Replies: 13
Views: 1862

Now that I've been armed with the term "cask aspirator", I did a quick search and found this: http://www.scot-bev.com/products/cellarcask.html
Anyone heard of them or know if they sell direct?
by flytact
Fri Dec 01, 2006 1:49 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Brew Day 19/11 - TTL
Replies: 32
Views: 3727

I'd love to participate, but while you are sipping your brews, I'll still be here at work. I'll pay close attention to your profiles though.
by flytact
Fri Dec 01, 2006 1:08 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Using a corny keg with a beer engine
Replies: 13
Views: 1862

OK, just got a return email from BeersUnlimited; half the price of getting one here! Has anyone seen it? Does it compare to the one at UKbrewing.com over here? I think I have found a Christmas present for myself. Well, another one.... Well, just finished emailing with Cliff and he said the the cask ...
by flytact
Thu Nov 30, 2006 7:51 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Brew Day 19/11 - TTL
Replies: 32
Views: 3727

I just kegged mine last weekend and it is fantastic. 6 days primary 12 secondary.
I honestly can't remember what TTL tastes like (been nearly 2 years) but this is a great ale.