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by guypettigrew
Fri Jun 19, 2020 6:36 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Maxi110 cooler meets Grainfather Conical Fermenter
Replies: 22
Views: 650

Re: Maxi110 cooler meets Grainfather Conical Fermenter

This is written off top of me 'ead (damn, where did I leave the "top of me 'ead" …), not off Wikipedia as I usually do. So it is subject to being wrong (well Wikipedia can be too). I'm sure some of it is from childhood memories of BBC Blue Peter. A propeller pulls, an impeller pushes Thanks PeeBee....
by guypettigrew
Thu Jun 18, 2020 7:16 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Maxi110 cooler meets Grainfather Conical Fermenter
Replies: 22
Views: 650

Re: Maxi110 cooler meets Grainfather Conical Fermenter

I think (I hope!) that was erroneous. The shelf cooler switches off the compressor when it thinks it is cold enough. However, mine's a clone, what a Maxi gets up to might be different. I thought the agitator and pump was the same thing? Seems to be on mine (a Maxi 410 that is), using a very ineffic...
by guypettigrew
Thu Jun 18, 2020 12:20 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Maxi110 cooler meets Grainfather Conical Fermenter
Replies: 22
Views: 650

Re: Maxi110 cooler meets Grainfather Conical Fermenter

No worries about changing the schematic, Jef, play away! The concern I had about using the python pump in the way you have was because of my (perhaps erroneous) belief it needed to be on all the time to stop the ice bath completely freezing up into a solid block. Hence using the coil in the ice bath...
by guypettigrew
Wed Jun 17, 2020 12:57 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: First time Brewing
Replies: 11
Views: 388

Re: First time Brewing

And while you're dropping the hydrometer into the brew check to see if there's any yeast head on it. If not, then it's probably finished its primary fermentation.

Guy
by guypettigrew
Tue Jun 16, 2020 7:53 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Maxi110 cooler meets Grainfather Conical Fermenter
Replies: 22
Views: 650

Re: Maxi110 cooler meets Grainfather Conical Fermenter

In case it's of any help, here's a schematic (drawn up by a talented friend of mine) of how I use my Maxi 110 to control the fermentation temperature in the fermenter. The Maxi is on all the time, so there's always an ice bath with water at about 0°C available. The pump is controlled by an STC 1000,...
by guypettigrew
Mon Jun 15, 2020 8:58 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Removeable elements
Replies: 7
Views: 281

Re: Removeable elements

It's the first of the ones you've linked to. Is this the element shroud you use? What's the benefit from using it?

Guy
by guypettigrew
Mon Jun 15, 2020 5:58 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Removeable elements
Replies: 7
Views: 281

Re: Removeable elements

It's the thought of having to leak test the boiler with 30+ litres of boiling water every time the elements are replaced which has put me off.

A triclamp fitting seemed easier and more reliable..

Guy
by guypettigrew
Mon Jun 15, 2020 3:42 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Removeable elements
Replies: 7
Views: 281

Removeable elements

Following on from this thread I'm wondering if this would be a way of easily disconnecting the two 2.4 kW elements in my boiler? My boiler has one of these in it. But it would be good to try one of these . Only possible, though, if the elements could be easily removed and replaced. To be honest, Joc...
by guypettigrew
Mon Jun 15, 2020 3:34 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Broke my EWL beer engine
Replies: 12
Views: 363

Re: Broke my EWL beer engine

You need a couple more posts to be able to put pictures up, I think. Shouldn't be difficult to do!

Guy
by guypettigrew
Sun Jun 14, 2020 5:15 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: pH Meters?
Replies: 12
Views: 327

Re: pH Meters?

Good spot, Orlando. Ebay is often cheaper than Amazon.

Guy
by guypettigrew
Sun Jun 14, 2020 5:13 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Hop filter
Replies: 3
Views: 301

Re: Hop filter

One of these might have been a better buy.

Good flow rate, good filtration.

Guy
by guypettigrew
Sun Jun 14, 2020 3:45 pm
Forum: Dispensing
Topic: Hope long to plastic barrels stay fresh once opened?
Replies: 4
Views: 202

Re: Hope long to plastic barrels stay fresh once opened?

IHN wrote:
Sun Jun 14, 2020 2:24 pm
I suppose that depends how quickly it gets drunk :-)

Would it keep a month (with the addition of CO2)?
Easily. Once the beer's in the keg it'll produce CO2 as it continues to ferment. You'll only need to add gas when the beer stops flowing out of the tap.

Guy
by guypettigrew
Sun Jun 14, 2020 2:13 pm
Forum: Dispensing
Topic: Hope long to plastic barrels stay fresh once opened?
Replies: 4
Views: 202

Re: Hope long to plastic barrels stay fresh once opened?

Longer than it takes to drink it!

That's assuming you top up the barrel with CO2 when the beer stops coming out.

Guy