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by flytact
Thu Nov 30, 2006 6:28 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Using a corny keg with a beer engine
Replies: 13
Views: 1862

Waiting on a return email to see if they'll ship a cask breather to the US.
by flytact
Thu Nov 30, 2006 3:38 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Using a corny keg with a beer engine
Replies: 13
Views: 1862

This is exactly what I was looking for in a previous post. Thanks.
by flytact
Tue Nov 28, 2006 1:24 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Full mash instructions for a novice.
Replies: 6
Views: 1175

Here's a good page with pictures that helped me get started.

http://hbd.org/cascade/dennybrew/

This guy is a home brewer that won several awards and has one of his beers brewed by a national craft brewer (Rogue) over here.

cheers,
Dave
by flytact
Mon Nov 20, 2006 2:38 pm
Forum: Beer Recipes
Topic: Bitter & Twisted
Replies: 41
Views: 7958

I brewed this one last spring and dry hopped for 10 days in the secondary. With many of my British style beers I'll go right to the corny, but the dry hop made it very nice. This was a great recipe by the way. People that knew the beer thought it was great.
by flytact
Mon Nov 13, 2006 1:50 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Beer Engines
Replies: 12
Views: 3080

Re: Beer Engines

1) What are the pros and cons of Swan Neck pumps vs Standard Spout pumps? From what I hear "across the pond" is that you would be a fool to use a Swan Neck and that no real beer drinker would use a standard spout. It's a northern vs. southern issue from what I gather. 2) Some pumps seem to specify a...
by flytact
Wed Nov 08, 2006 2:26 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Syphoning
Replies: 14
Views: 1574

I've got a tap in my boiler, but for transferring to a secondary I use this: http://www.northernbrewer.com/pics/full ... siphon.jpg

It's fantastic!
by flytact
Tue Nov 07, 2006 4:28 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Batch Sparging? Have you tried it yet?
Replies: 70
Views: 8336

I've been doing it that way for a couple years. Sometimes I'll do a third sparge. Stop and taste the runoff on the last one to make sure it's not to astringent. Very easy and I'm in the mid to upper 70's in efficiency. I've never even seen a fly-sparge in progress so I can't compare.

Cheers
by flytact
Fri Nov 03, 2006 1:28 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Looking for a cask breather
Replies: 17
Views: 1886

Yes, thanks Rab. Eskimobob, I'd be interested to see if you come up with anything. Andy, I believe the manufacturer is Norgren. But I can't find anything on their website. US or UK. I find it silly to pay such a "import charge fee" on something like a simple demand valve. Thanks for all the help so ...
by flytact
Thu Nov 02, 2006 4:16 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Looking for a cask breather
Replies: 17
Views: 1886

Frothy wrote:Isn't it possible to use really low pressure on the regulator i.e. 2-5psi? and just use a regular gas system.
I've found any amount of CO2 I put on the keg will force beer through the engine. I can't dial my regulator in well enough to keep a steady 1psi.
by flytact
Thu Nov 02, 2006 1:17 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: wow for free
Replies: 5
Views: 794

Here's a link for a carboy retrofit: http://www.fermentap.com/valvekit.html
All reviews say rubbish!
by flytact
Thu Nov 02, 2006 1:12 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Looking for a cask breather
Replies: 17
Views: 1886

Eskimobob, I just take into consideration that when all is said and done, there will be another 3/4 pint to drink. This is from the cylinder and line after disconnecting. Big hassle.
by flytact
Wed Nov 01, 2006 8:48 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Looking for a cask breather
Replies: 17
Views: 1886

Here's what i put over on the kegerator topic: "When I hook mine up I use the same diameter beer line from my standard tap and step it up to fit the engine right at the inlet. there is a homebrew club here called Brewers United for Real Potables (BURP) that has a real ale competition with 40+ kegs o...
by flytact
Wed Nov 01, 2006 6:53 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Kegerator
Replies: 27
Views: 2730

How would I go about using one of these with my cornies then? When I hook mine up I use the same diameter beer line from my standard tap and step it up to fit the engine right at the inlet. there is a homebrew club here called Brewers United for Real Potables (BURP) that has a real ale competition ...
by flytact
Wed Nov 01, 2006 4:26 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Looking for a cask breather
Replies: 17
Views: 1886

http://www.ukbrewing.com/ then click sundries
by flytact
Wed Nov 01, 2006 2:44 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Looking for a cask breather
Replies: 17
Views: 1886

Looking for a cask breather

Good morning, I've got a engine/hand pump that I've used for 4 batches and it's about time I got a breather. Currently I am bleeding off the keg and taking the hose off the "gas in" connector for "breathing". After a days session I refill the corny with CO2. By doing this I've been able to keep a 5 ...