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by Andy
Thu Nov 24, 2005 9:37 am
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: homebrew books
Replies: 16
Views: 2992

Blimey - I've got those Wheeler/Protz books, infact I was reading one last night :D

£41.95 for the Wheeler book s/h :huh: I'd better start taking more care over my copy then :lol:
by Andy
Thu Nov 24, 2005 9:28 am
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: First bit of kit purchased
Replies: 38
Views: 4723

Mr Brush, excellent info - especially the tap fitting details for the coolbox. That will save me a dodgy prototype, thanks! :pink I work within walking distance of a good homebrew shop ( http://www.the-home-brew-shop.co.uk/ ) so I'll have to pop in and get the extra kit. I was also thinking of using...
by Andy
Wed Nov 23, 2005 11:55 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: First bit of kit purchased
Replies: 38
Views: 4723

Yup, had my eye on the Argos coolbox. Drill a hole through, fit a thru-pipe with tap on outside and some copper on inside. Was thinking of a stainless braided hose in a loop as the internal manifold.

What do you use to sparge ?
by Andy
Wed Nov 23, 2005 9:52 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: First bit of kit purchased
Replies: 38
Views: 4723

First bit of kit purchased

Just acquired a burco boiler from ebay, need a mash tun now and we're sorted B)

Was thinking of adapting a coolbox for mash duties....
by Andy
Wed Nov 23, 2005 1:23 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Hot liquor from the hot tap?
Replies: 1
Views: 908

In a lot of UK homes the HW supply comes from an insulated storage tank which in turn is fed from a large CW tank. So the HW may have been standing around for some time and has been through a number of different storage containers and associated piping. Other houses have "on demand" HW which is heat...
by Andy
Tue Nov 22, 2005 9:33 am
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Newbie !
Replies: 6
Views: 1555

I'm still thinking about the domestic boiler heat exchanger idea :lol:

I reckon if I can get one on the cheap and filter the wort before passing
through the unit then it's worth a punt :)

I'll be the Jim's forum guinea pig if you'd like :bonk
by Andy
Sat Nov 19, 2005 9:03 am
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Newbie !
Replies: 6
Views: 1555

Cheers Mr Brush. That immersion cooler is excellent value at £17! May end up going down that route.... The thing which puts me off immersion coolers is the amount of time and therefore water which you need to put through them to achieve sufficient cooling. I'm on a water meter here and although w...
by Andy
Fri Nov 18, 2005 11:32 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Newbie !
Replies: 6
Views: 1555

Cheers Reg! Yes, I've read Jim's main site and have seen his counterflow cooler. I wanted something a little easier to put together and an off-the-shelf heat exchanger a la ebay seemed like a potential solution. The main issue I can think of would be clogging of the unit with residue from the boil a...
by Andy
Fri Nov 18, 2005 8:56 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Newbie !
Replies: 6
Views: 1555

Newbie !

Firstly, hello all - I'm a newbie round here and have just signed up - great site/forum! I've been brewing for a few years but only one brew per year and a 3kg malt extract kit at that! :ph34r: But....that's all about to change! I'm looking to start a grain brew and have been busy researching equipm...