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by floydmeddler
Fri Feb 20, 2009 12:41 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Free barrels!!!!
Replies: 1
Views: 358

Re: Free barrels!!!!

Wish I lived nearby!!!
by floydmeddler
Fri Feb 20, 2009 12:40 pm
Forum: Kit Brewing
Topic: Re-using wherry yeast sludge
Replies: 3
Views: 268

Re: Re-using wherry yeast sludge

Yes, just tip it on top. I'm doing the exact same thing today.
by floydmeddler
Fri Feb 20, 2009 12:39 pm
Forum: Kit Brewing
Topic: Splitting a kit into 2 FVs
Replies: 2
Views: 171

Re: Splitting a kit into 2 FVs

Split one sachet of yeast in two?
by floydmeddler
Fri Feb 20, 2009 10:05 am
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: removing labels from bottles
Replies: 10
Views: 562

Re: removing labels from bottles

I've seen a guy on Youtube soak them in his bath for a few hrs (overnight would be better) then take a very cheap plastic razor and literally shave off the labels.
by floydmeddler
Thu Feb 19, 2009 11:56 pm
Forum: Yeast
Topic: Reusing yeast
Replies: 2
Views: 379

Reusing yeast

Howdy all,

If i were to divide my yeast cake into say, 5 bottles, how long can I keep it in the fridge for without it 'going bad?' I Like the idea of opening the fridge, taking out a bottle of yeast sludge and pouring it into the old fermenter. Fed up buying the stuff!

Cheers
by floydmeddler
Thu Feb 19, 2009 11:11 pm
Forum: Brewdays
Topic: First Gold Ale - 19.02.09
Replies: 6
Views: 415

Re: First Gold Ale - 19.02.09

Yum yum.
by floydmeddler
Thu Feb 19, 2009 10:32 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Homemade Plastic Boiler - The Thunderbird
Replies: 49
Views: 11072

Re: Homemade Plastic Boiler - Very cheap and effective

No worries, keep firing away. One element creates the perfect rolling boil. If it had another element running, the wort would leap out of there!

The only reason I would put another element in there would be to heat the water at a faster speed. I would turn it off when it hit the boil though.
by floydmeddler
Thu Feb 19, 2009 9:07 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Young's Ale Yeast
Replies: 5
Views: 844

Re: Young's Ale Yeast

Hey Tom,

Cheers for the reply. I'm clutching at straws now. Trying to reculture yeast from the bottom of 3 bottles of homebrew to make a starter. Problem is... only had around 200ml of wort in my freezer so prob not enough!

Brewing on Sat

Cheers
by floydmeddler
Thu Feb 19, 2009 8:30 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Homemade Plastic Boiler - The Thunderbird
Replies: 49
Views: 11072

Re: Homemade Plastic Boiler - Very cheap and effective

mickoh wrote:Sorry Floyd - just thought of another question

Are these sturdy enough to be able to hold in immersion heater element do you reckon?

Mick
Hi Mick,

I'm not sure. Don't know much about immersion heaters I'm afraid. Works great with a Tesco element though!
by floydmeddler
Thu Feb 19, 2009 8:26 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Homemade Plastic Boiler - The Thunderbird
Replies: 49
Views: 11072

Re: Homemade Plastic Boiler - Very cheap and effective

Hi Mick I measured out the hole and used a knife. I twisted it around and made the hole that way. It was a really risky way of doing it but it was all I could do as I don't own a drill. When I make another one of these with a friend, I'll use a 40mm hole cutter as I can imagine problems with the fla...
by floydmeddler
Thu Feb 19, 2009 6:31 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Control temp in electric boiler using a dimmer socket switch
Replies: 2
Views: 267

Re: Control temp in electric boiler using a dimmer socket switch

Thought as much... Too good to be true. Was a nice thought while it lasted!

Cheers
by floydmeddler
Thu Feb 19, 2009 6:02 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Control temp in electric boiler using a dimmer socket switch
Replies: 2
Views: 267

Control temp in electric boiler using a dimmer socket switch

Hi all,

Would this work?
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Be nice if it did but doubt it. Seems too easy!

Cheers
by floydmeddler
Thu Feb 19, 2009 3:33 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Young's Ale Yeast
Replies: 5
Views: 844

Young's Ale Yeast

Hi all, Popped down to my local homebrew shop to pick up some ingredients for a Honey Blonde Ale. Asked for Safale 04 yeast and she said she'd 'never erd of it'. Wasn't that surprised as in the past, she'd never heard of dextrose. Anyways... all she had was Young's Ale Yeast and charged me £1.40. I...
by floydmeddler
Thu Feb 19, 2009 12:07 am
Forum: Kit Brewing
Topic: Complete beginer advice please
Replies: 18
Views: 846

Re: Complete beginer advice please

Hi Pete, A little advice on equipment only: Get on to http://www.the-home-brew-shop.co.uk and order 2x 25 ltr 4 inch top fermenters: fermenter25ltr.jpg These are fantastic for primary fermentation and very good for secondary fermentation (although you will eventually want to get a glass carboy for s...
by floydmeddler
Wed Feb 18, 2009 11:36 pm
Forum: Brewdays
Topic: My first AG brew day - Foldings Guggle!
Replies: 23
Views: 1682

Re: My first AG brew day - Foldings Guggle!

Looks good although leaving the lid on is BAD practice... apparently. Not sure why but have read that it spoils the beer on numerous occasions. Look into it.

Nice set up

Cheers