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by gobuchul
Sun Sep 02, 2018 11:31 am
Forum: Dispensing
Topic: Anywhere I can get a beer tower without taps?
Replies: 2
Views: 542

Anywhere I can get a beer tower without taps?

I have 2 taps that were mounted on the front of my fridge.

I want to build a new kegerator with a vertical beer tower.

Is there anywhere that sells just the tower without the taps? Or will it be a case of buying the lot and then selling the taps on?
by gobuchul
Fri Aug 31, 2018 9:56 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: DIY 2-way gas CO2 manifold
Replies: 5
Views: 538

Re: DIY 2-way gas CO2 manifold

I don't see why not if you are putting this after the main regulator on your CO2 cylinder. They all seem to be components designed for use with compressed air tool systems, which will tend to have a higher working pressure than a CO2 system for beer, most tools work at about 6 or 7 bar, more than yo...
by gobuchul
Thu Aug 30, 2018 3:55 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Invert sugar
Replies: 20
Views: 1582

Re: Invert sugar

You can make your own aprrently, using a bit of citric acid.

https://www.wikihow.com/Invert-Sugar

I've never tried it myself, has anyone had any success with this method?
by gobuchul
Mon Aug 27, 2018 5:42 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: New shiny!
Replies: 9
Views: 914

Re: New shiny!

That looks very nice, however, you're right, that valve is ridiculous.

Completely over the top and unnecessary.
by gobuchul
Sun Aug 26, 2018 3:02 pm
Forum: Braumeister, Grainfather and other One-Pot Brewing Systems
Topic: Ordered a Grainfather!
Replies: 11
Views: 1160

Re: Ordered a Grainfather!

Funny, I’m just looking at the Robobrew. It seems very comparable but 1/2 the price? I had a look at a lot of the cheaper options, the Bulldog, the Brew Devil etc. All looked pretty similar but TBH I preferred the location of the controller on the Grainfather. I know I'm paying a bit of premium but...
by gobuchul
Sun Aug 26, 2018 1:17 pm
Forum: Braumeister, Grainfather and other One-Pot Brewing Systems
Topic: Ordered a Grainfather!
Replies: 11
Views: 1160

Re: Ordered a Grainfather!

Thanks Kingfisher - very kind - PM sent.
by gobuchul
Sat Aug 25, 2018 3:05 pm
Forum: Braumeister, Grainfather and other One-Pot Brewing Systems
Topic: Ordered a Grainfather!
Replies: 11
Views: 1160

Ordered a Grainfather!

Well, I have decided to go over to a Grainfather. Any hints and tips gratefully received. I moved house last year and lost my workshop where I stored my kit and did a lot of my brewing. So I have decided to go for a Grainfather, to reduce the footprint and hopefully get me brewing again. I looked at...
by gobuchul
Mon Aug 20, 2018 8:40 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Great....just f***ing great.
Replies: 18
Views: 1744

Re: Great....just f***ing great.

"What's a 'galvanic' reaction, why doesn't it need an external power source and how could it have happened in this case?" Not sure if this is a galvanic reaction? Just a wild guess prompted by what Vacant suggested. By rights, stainless steel in contact with stainless steel should not have this prob...
by gobuchul
Mon Aug 20, 2018 8:23 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Great....just f***ing great.
Replies: 18
Views: 1744

Re: Great....just f***ing great.

"don't steel boats rust without anodic protection? " Anodic protection is to prevent a galvanic reaction between 2 different metals. Basically you create a battery and this eats away one of the metals. If you have 2 metals in contact and one is more reactive than another, the more reactive will corr...
by gobuchul
Mon Aug 20, 2018 5:49 pm
Forum: Cleaning, Sanitation and Sterilisation
Topic: Bulk sodium percarbonate v's cheap oxi cleaner
Replies: 2
Views: 731

Bulk sodium percarbonate v's cheap oxi cleaner

Looking on Ebay, I can get "100%" sodium percarbonate for about £10 for 2kg. Cheap Oxi cleaner is about £2 per kg, which according to the MSDS is 30-60% sodium percarbonate. So working on the low end, it works out at about £6 per kg for the actual active ingredient. The rest of it is just filler. So...