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by Jim
Thu Feb 14, 2019 4:34 pm
Forum: Dispensing
Topic: Plastic Barrel Users? Vol's of Co2
Replies: 3
Views: 548

Re: Plastic Barrel Users? Vol's of Co2

Based on a max pressure of 10 psi and a random carbonation chart off google*, you should be able to get up to about 1.8 volumes at 12C.

* http://mikebirdgeneau.com/blog/force-carbonation/# (scroll down)
by Jim
Tue Feb 12, 2019 9:07 am
Forum: Brewdays
Topic: Milk chocolate orange stout
Replies: 4
Views: 1172

Re: Milk chocolate orange stout

Interesting recipe! Hope it turns out well. :)
by Jim
Sun Feb 10, 2019 4:01 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Jim's Northeast Brewer's Night.
Replies: 553
Views: 53120

Re: Jim's Northeast Brewer's Night.

Normski wrote:
Sat Feb 09, 2019 9:01 pm
I think its that time again.
Anyone fancy a N/E meet up.
That would be fine by me! :)
by Jim
Sun Feb 03, 2019 8:54 am
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: I didn’t prime my pressure barrel.
Replies: 5
Views: 631

Re: I didn’t prime my pressure barrel.

While it is possible to carbonate beer using just CO2 top pressure, it takes time and a low temperature for the gas to dissolve. Also, you can't get a very high pressure in a plastic barrel (which I guess is what you're talking about), and that slows down the process even more. Many people do artifi...
by Jim
Sat Feb 02, 2019 5:10 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Bit of a milestone
Replies: 9
Views: 1341

Re: Bit of a milestone

I would have a beer to celebrate. :)
by Jim
Sun Jan 27, 2019 3:21 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Fullers selling off brewery to Asahi
Replies: 10
Views: 1531

Re: Fullers selling off brewery to Asahi

Roger Protz has published his take on this here - https://protzonbeer.co.uk/comments/2019 ... -in-london .

Interesting read.
by Jim
Tue Jan 22, 2019 9:24 am
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Chinese equipment...
Replies: 12
Views: 1152

Re: Chinese equipment...

Also remember you will be charged VAT and/or import duty and the Royal Mail "collection charge" once it arrives (depending on the value).
by Jim
Tue Jan 15, 2019 3:52 pm
Forum: Dispensing
Topic: Hambledon Bard refill S30 discontinued
Replies: 25
Views: 2538

Re: Hambledon Bard refill S30 discontinued

Home Brew Life have found someone willing to refill these now.

https://www.facebook.com/HomeBrewLife/p ... ater&ifg=1

(FaceBook link)
by Jim
Mon Jan 14, 2019 5:15 pm
Forum: Dispensing
Topic: Beer engine + polypins
Replies: 33
Views: 3221

Re: Beer engine + polypins

I tried the polypin/beer engine combo, but found it didn't suit my slow drinking rate. It was OK for a week or so, but then the beer went ultra flat. The only satisfactory method I've found of using a beer engine is using a cask breather with a container that can be recharged with CO2 between sessi...
by Jim
Mon Jan 14, 2019 1:38 pm
Forum: Dispensing
Topic: Beer engine + polypins
Replies: 33
Views: 3221

Re: Beer engine + polypins

I tried the polypin/beer engine combo, but found it didn't suit my slow drinking rate. It was OK for a week or so, but then the beer went ultra flat. The only satisfactory method I've found of using a beer engine is using a cask breather with a container that can be recharged with CO2 between sessio...
by Jim
Mon Jan 14, 2019 9:00 am
Forum: Brewing Liquor
Topic: Grains gone off?
Replies: 7
Views: 661

Re: Grains gone off?

1. As long as they've been kept in reasonably cool, dry conditions they should be OK.

2. Never seen that before.
by Jim
Fri Jan 11, 2019 10:54 am
Forum: Brewing Liquor
Topic: Can alkalinity be too low?
Replies: 4
Views: 694

Re: Can alkalinity be too low?

The last analysis of my water (a few years ago now) showed total alkalinity of 14mg/l; I don't have any problems with it, so I would reckon you'll be fine.
by Jim
Thu Dec 20, 2018 9:10 am
Forum: Extract Brewing
Topic: No boil?
Replies: 69
Views: 6664

Re: No boil?

:D
by Jim
Mon Dec 17, 2018 12:50 pm
Forum: Dispensing
Topic: Beer always flat from a keg
Replies: 5
Views: 755

Re: Beer always flat from a keg

What you need to get the gas into the beer is time. ;) Top up the gas to 10 psi or so, then leave it for a few weeks (with Xmas coming that might not be practical, but see below). The cooler the beer is the better as well - if you can get it to 8 or 10C (or even less, but watch out for the barrel se...
by Jim
Tue Dec 11, 2018 10:22 am
Forum: Extract Brewing
Topic: No boil?
Replies: 69
Views: 6664

Re: No boil?

I know the surgery saved my wife's life, but if you've never seen anyone after open heart surgery (triple bypass and a valve replacement) it is quite shocking:a ton of bruises and LOTS of stitches. Luckily we got her to the hospital before a heart attack. Yes, surgery is a very invasive thing. My w...