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by spook100
Tue May 11, 2010 2:51 pm
Forum: Extract Brewing
Topic: Off flavour - what went wrong.
Replies: 13
Views: 554

Off flavour - what went wrong.

Hi I recently brewed an american amber ale from extract. It spent 7 days in the primary, 9 days in secondary and then I bottled it. Both primary and secondary fermentation took place in a room with a fairly constant temperature of around 19C, however, during primary fermentation I stuck a thermomete...
by spook100
Fri Mar 26, 2010 4:48 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Hot wort aeration and sparging
Replies: 3
Views: 200

Re: Hot wort aeration and sparging

Thanks for the advice, it sounds like its nothing to worry about. Purely as a moot point though, he says that hot wort aeration can cause problems at almost every point where oxygen could be introduced to the mash except when he writes about fly sparging. It seems a bit inconsisent unless it is not ...
by spook100
Fri Mar 26, 2010 1:06 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Hot wort aeration and sparging
Replies: 3
Views: 200

Hot wort aeration and sparging

I have been reading John Palmer's "How to Brew" and he goes on quite a bit about avoiding aeration of the hot wort. My question is, when fly sparging, does the spraying/dripping of the sparge water through the air not cause aeration of the sparge water which will in turn cause aeration of the hot wo...
by spook100
Wed Mar 17, 2010 9:40 am
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Drilling Stainless Steel
Replies: 4
Views: 404

Re: Drilling Stainless Steel

Thanks for the replies. I think the steel on my urn is a bit thicker than 16 gauge so I'll have to try and find a welder to do it.
by spook100
Mon Mar 15, 2010 4:11 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Drilling Stainless Steel
Replies: 4
Views: 404

Drilling Stainless Steel

I bought a 10 gallon stainless steel milk urn at my local car boot sale that I want to convert into a kettle/HLT. I have found some HSS step drill bits on the internet that I am should be able to cope with the holes up to 26mm diameter, but I need to make a much bigger hole (around 64mm I think) for...