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by guypettigrew
Tue Sep 25, 2018 6:07 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: thermostat control?
Replies: 7
Views: 288

Re: thermostat control?

If you can afford it, this from Brewbuilder would do the job perfectly.


Plug and use.

Guy
by guypettigrew
Sun Sep 23, 2018 4:56 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: extension cable
Replies: 7
Views: 395

Re: extension cable

The current drawn in Amps is equal to the Wattage divided by Volts. (1KW draws 4A assuming a 250V supply). If using extension leads ensure they are suitably rated and unwind them fully. If they are used partly unwound they can get very hot and melt. The best way to use 2 high wattage elements is to...
by guypettigrew
Sat Sep 22, 2018 6:27 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Single element
Replies: 11
Views: 469

Re: Single element

You could just about run 2 x 2.4kw elements off a 20 amp supply. This would get the wort boiling really quickly. Then you could drop down to one element to keep it going. Or you could check with an electrician to find out if you could change the 20 amp MCB to a 40 amp MCB. Can't think of any reason ...
by guypettigrew
Thu Sep 20, 2018 8:11 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: I've caved in....AG for me. My build thread.
Replies: 132
Views: 13261

Re: I've caved in....AG for me. My build thread.

thepatchworkdoll wrote:
Thu Sep 20, 2018 8:09 pm
Hi Guy
I think it says Cheers
Regards
Patch
Oh yes--even better. Very lovely and very clever!

Guy
by guypettigrew
Thu Sep 20, 2018 6:51 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: I've caved in....AG for me. My build thread.
Replies: 132
Views: 13261

Re: I've caved in....AG for me. My build thread.

Love how the false bottom of your mash tun reads 'hello' !!! (Sort of!).

Guy
by guypettigrew
Wed Sep 19, 2018 8:10 pm
Forum: Yeast
Topic: Danstar Nottingham
Replies: 13
Views: 579

Re: Danstar Nottingham

Switched all of our beers over to us-05 about a year ago and haven't looked back. How do you use US-05? Rehydration? New yeast every brew? And how much? A microbrewery I once visited chucked loads of small (homebrew sized) packets in dry. Seemed to work well! What stops you using liquid or slant ye...
by guypettigrew
Sun Sep 16, 2018 12:01 pm
Forum: Yeast
Topic: US05
Replies: 24
Views: 1060

Re: US05

Completely agree.

Before I started using finings every beer I made cleared perfectly. Sometimes, though, it took getting on for three weeks. No problem if you've got lots of stock and/or don't drink it fast. Not my situation!

Guy
by guypettigrew
Sun Sep 16, 2018 10:31 am
Forum: Yeast
Topic: US05
Replies: 24
Views: 1060

Re: US05

TBH I'm not a huge fan of post-fermentation finings myself, but I'm not really against them if used for the right reasons. They can be very effective with stubborn yeast in particular, so are quite relevant to this thread. But just to make the point: most beer styles and yeasts should 'also' clear ...
by guypettigrew
Sat Sep 15, 2018 3:37 pm
Forum: Yeast
Topic: US05
Replies: 24
Views: 1060

Re: US05

Finings are an essential part of my beer making. I find beer with yeast visibly in suspension tastes sharp and lacing in subtly. Brupaks fining adjunct at 50ml in a 25 litre batch is added after the beer has been dropped from the FV to the keg. A few minutes later 70ml of the Malt Miller's excellent...
by guypettigrew
Wed Sep 12, 2018 11:19 am
Forum: Yeast
Topic: Right temperature for White Labs yeast?
Replies: 9
Views: 267

Re: Right temperature for White Labs yeast?

Thanks all. So, HTH, commercial breweries ferment quite warm. Interesting. The point about maintaining a steady temperature is good to know. Thanks RWA. The advice in home brewing is often to change the temperature as fermentation progresses. The controller is now set at 21°C for a White Labs 001. I...
by guypettigrew
Wed Sep 12, 2018 8:40 am
Forum: Yeast
Topic: Right temperature for White Labs yeast?
Replies: 9
Views: 267

Right temperature for White Labs yeast?

In all the time I've been using White Labs yeast I've followed the guidance on the packet regarding the optimum fermentation temperature. For ales this is given as 18°C to 21°C. So my temperature controller has been set to 19.5°C and the fermenting beer has stayed within +/- 0.5°C of this. Looking o...
by guypettigrew
Sat Sep 08, 2018 12:43 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Brewday mistake--oops!
Replies: 9
Views: 558

Re: Brewday mistake--oops!

Quite well, really! But definitely a mistake I won't make again. I thought it was a bit too bitter, but perhaps it was just confirmation bias.

Guy
by guypettigrew
Wed Sep 05, 2018 5:36 pm
Forum: Fermentation
Topic: No trub from Chronical
Replies: 8
Views: 250

Re: No trub from Chronical

There ya go, then!

My wort is also filtered through the whole hops in the kettle. After recirculating about a litre or so the wort is run off slowly and it's almost always very clear.

Guy
by guypettigrew
Wed Sep 05, 2018 11:14 am
Forum: Fermentation
Topic: No trub from Chronical
Replies: 8
Views: 250

Re: No trub from Chronical

Robwalkeragain wrote:
Wed Sep 05, 2018 10:17 am
Poor break maybe? Wouldn't worry about it, just do it at the end if you want!
Or perhaps you had a 'perfect' break in the kettle. The hops then filtered all the trub out and none got through to the fermenter!

Guy
by guypettigrew
Sun Sep 02, 2018 8:39 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Invert sugar
Replies: 20
Views: 747

Re: Invert sugar

Hi Eric Such a wonderful and easy to follow explanation of how to make invert sugar. But it's a bit of a tease! So, some questions. Which acid do you use, and how much do you have to add to get a pH of 2.0? How do you check the pH? What calculation do you use to work out how much sodium bicarbonate ...