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by guypettigrew
Thu Nov 14, 2019 12:44 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Have I bought a duff pH probe?
Replies: 16
Views: 600

Have I bought a duff pH probe?

About a year ago I bought one of these as a spare in case the probe which came with the Voltcraft PH-100ATC meter needed replacing. The probe has just stayed in its packaging in a drawer since then. Today I thought it was time to unpack it and try calibrating it. The readings are totally unstable. C...
by guypettigrew
Thu Nov 07, 2019 12:57 pm
Forum: Winemaking
Topic: make a wine kit stronger
Replies: 1
Views: 258

Re: make a wine kit stronger

Make up less than the suggested volume! If you make it to 4 litres instead of 4.5 litres you should end up with about 14%.

Guy
by guypettigrew
Mon Nov 04, 2019 3:32 pm
Forum: Dispensing
Topic: Help for a newbie with a maxi
Replies: 2
Views: 244

Re: Help for a newbie with a maxi

Hi. You may find these instructions useful.

Guy
by guypettigrew
Sun Nov 03, 2019 9:21 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Brewhouse/Shed Wishlist
Replies: 20
Views: 696

Re: Brewhouse/Shed Wishlist

The double doors will probably blow the steam back into the room! My guess is a 16" pedestal fan behind the kettle (if you can fit one there) will blow the steam out of the room. There's a few on here who use that technique. My room and arrangement of kit wouldn't allow for the steam to be blown out...
by guypettigrew
Sun Nov 03, 2019 4:10 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Brewhouse/Shed Wishlist
Replies: 20
Views: 696

Re: Brewhouse/Shed Wishlist

Pleased to have been of help. Are you thinking of getting an extractor? Seems much easier to me than covering the kettle and fitting ducting!

Guy
by guypettigrew
Sat Nov 02, 2019 10:27 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Brewhouse/Shed Wishlist
Replies: 20
Views: 696

Re: Brewhouse/Shed Wishlist

Hi Jonty It's just the power of the extractor. The people at Just Fans were really helpful. I gave them the size of the garage (about 28 cubic meters) and this fan was recommended as it's powerful enough to do a complete air change for that volume every 30 seconds if run at maximum speed. Just Fans ...
by guypettigrew
Sat Nov 02, 2019 9:22 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Brewhouse/Shed Wishlist
Replies: 20
Views: 696

Re: Brewhouse/Shed Wishlist

My wife quite likes it! Professional looking from the inside of the garage, and covered with an aluminium shutter on the outside.

Very neat.

Guy
by guypettigrew
Sat Nov 02, 2019 8:42 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Brewhouse/Shed Wishlist
Replies: 20
Views: 696

Re: Brewhouse/Shed Wishlist

Once again, try one of these.

A major part of my lifelong collection of about 6,000 vinyl albums is in my brewery/garage. No way would I risk condensation getting to any of them.

Guy
by guypettigrew
Sat Nov 02, 2019 6:40 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Brewhouse/Shed Wishlist
Replies: 20
Views: 696

Re: Brewhouse/Shed Wishlist

On the subject of steam - extractor fans aren't very effective unless you cover the kettle and have a duct going outside. Or I would consider the idea of a steam condenser: http://www.theelectricbrewery.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=31626 The fan in my garage brewery is amazingly effective. It's situat...
by guypettigrew
Fri Nov 01, 2019 4:09 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Brewhouse/Shed Wishlist
Replies: 20
Views: 696

Re: Brewhouse/Shed Wishlist

Hi Binkie

Good luck with the build. The most important bit for me was the extractor fan. Means I can boil in the 'garage' with no problems.

You might want to look at this thread which details the build a couple of years ago.

Guy
by guypettigrew
Mon Oct 28, 2019 2:13 pm
Forum: Brewing Liquor
Topic: kh ind finished in Salifert kit
Replies: 4
Views: 395

Re: kh ind finished in Salifert kit

Dave S wrote:
Mon Oct 28, 2019 1:03 pm
Well they're not very expensive. I'd just pop along to your local aquarium supplier and get another kit.
And check the bottles in the box are full before leaving the shop!

Guy
by guypettigrew
Fri Oct 25, 2019 3:28 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Tilt hydrometer review
Replies: 77
Views: 4627

Re: Tilt hydrometer review

It does not tilt that much though, surely a cone surface would help reduce the build up. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro Except that yeast is a bit sticky and would probably cling on no matter what shape the top is. Ideally it would be weighted so it sits half way down the fermenting wort. A...
by guypettigrew
Sat Oct 19, 2019 7:59 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Flat beer
Replies: 12
Views: 900

Re: Flat beer

Perhaps it's just the bottle you've opened? Poor cap etc. I think you should try lots more bottles and see if they are all the same.

Guy
by guypettigrew
Thu Oct 17, 2019 3:36 pm
Forum: Hops
Topic: 3 year old pack of Cascade
Replies: 10
Views: 562

Re: 3 year old pack of Cascade

You could just buy a new pack of Cascade. At just over a fiver it doesn't seem worth the risk of ruining a whole batch!

Guy