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by guypettigrew
Mon May 11, 2020 6:37 pm
Forum: Brewing Liquor
Topic: Water treatment at it simplest
Replies: 16
Views: 1375

Re: Water treatment at it simplest

Hard water? As Jim said above, it's the alkalinity which is important. And that's easily sorted using CRS/AMS.

RO water will have nothing in it (except water!) so will need stuff adding to get it right for brewing.

Do you have an analysis of your water, sonicated?

Guy
by guypettigrew
Mon May 11, 2020 6:02 pm
Forum: Articles for Sale
Topic: BRAUMEISTER 20 Litre Cooling Coil
Replies: 9
Views: 769

Re: BRAUMEISTER 20 Litre Cooling Coil

Well, his posts at 940 give a 'drunk as a skunk' label. Perhaps that explains his less than supportive comments!!

Good luck with the sale.

Guy
by guypettigrew
Sun May 10, 2020 9:06 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Lock Down HERMS Build
Replies: 47
Views: 2082

Re: Lock Down HERMS Build

You could set up a side-line business supplying high end brewing gear to homebrewers with the quality of stuff you're showing on here!

Guy
by guypettigrew
Sun May 10, 2020 6:35 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Lock Down HERMS Build
Replies: 47
Views: 2082

Re: Lock Down brew build

Nice looking build. And you've already leak tested it, if the water droplets are anything to go by!

Guy
by guypettigrew
Sun May 10, 2020 2:05 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Spent grain disposal - what do you do with it?
Replies: 38
Views: 2072

Re: Spent grain disposal - what do you do with it?

I never managed to get the spent grain to compost down properly. Perhaps because I was brewing every fortnight and it was too much for the compost heap to handle.

Guy
by guypettigrew
Sun May 10, 2020 11:52 am
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Spent grain disposal - what do you do with it?
Replies: 38
Views: 2072

Re: Spent grain disposal - what do you do with it?

My kerbside food bin is a 23 litre one. I use a compostable bag to line it. It easily takes up to 6kg of spent grain and the hops from a normal brew day. Because of the bag the grain seems to drop out of the bin with no trouble. There's always a bit of leakage, so I just wipe it out and leave it to ...
by guypettigrew
Sat May 09, 2020 4:29 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Just ordered from MM--stressful!
Replies: 20
Views: 1083

Re: Just ordered from MM--stressful!

There's no doubt they are doing a superb job in very difficult circumstances. Without MM, home brewing during lockdown would become almost impossible.

Not their fault that ordering is stressful. Just shows how many of us rely on them for our supplies.

Guy
by guypettigrew
Sat May 09, 2020 1:48 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Hydrometer? Refractometer? Or something better?
Replies: 29
Views: 1112

Re: Hydrometer? Refractometer? Or something better?

Oh good grief. Have you seen the video? Embarrassing, and tells you nothing about the unit.

And what is that hanging out of the bloke's nose at 37 seconds?

I'll stay with the Miwaukee digital refractometer.

Guy
by guypettigrew
Sat May 09, 2020 1:42 pm
Forum: Extract Brewing
Topic: new brew
Replies: 24
Views: 1079

Re: new brew

Yup, going well. My latest brew is burping every two seconds, so some way to go yet. Do you have a hydrometer, mark14? Would be worth checking the current gravity. Sometimes beers continue to burp after the initial fermentation is finished just because they are losing the carbon dioxide dissolved in...
by guypettigrew
Sat May 09, 2020 12:33 pm
Forum: Hops
Topic: Ideal Hop bags
Replies: 7
Views: 528

Re: Ideal Hop bags

Pellets will be fine in the FV. But no need to use a hop bag. The pellets will just break up and leach out of the bag. You might get a bit of hop haze in the finished beer from the pellets, but that's no problem. It's yeast haze you want to avoid. Which is easily done by leaving the beer somewhere c...
by guypettigrew
Sat May 09, 2020 12:29 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Hydrometer? Refractometer? Or something better?
Replies: 29
Views: 1112

Re: Hydrometer? Refractometer? Or something better?

Yup, knew you were kidding! That Silver_is_money thing is amazing. Just as well it can't be shipped over here to the UK or we'd all be ordering one--not!

Guy
by guypettigrew
Sat May 09, 2020 12:26 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Crushing malt without a mill
Replies: 12
Views: 535

Re: Crushing malt without a mill

Have you linked to the right ebay ad? It's showing as £89.99. Plus it's from China and won't be with you until late May or June.

Guy
by guypettigrew
Fri May 08, 2020 4:16 pm
Forum: Kit Brewing
Topic: 5 year old Cooper's kit
Replies: 9
Views: 555

Re: 5 year old Cooper's kit

Only one way to find out!!

Guy
by guypettigrew
Fri May 08, 2020 4:15 pm
Forum: Fermentation
Topic: Calculating abv
Replies: 6
Views: 417

Re: Calculating abv

It's about 10% of the OG. In other words, a wort of 1.050 will give you a beer of about 5%, probably a bit less.

Graham Wheeler's beer engine will give you a more exact figure, but is all depends on the finishing gravity. You can find it on this page.

Guy
by guypettigrew
Fri May 08, 2020 2:56 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Beer without Protafloc
Replies: 4
Views: 427

Re: Beer without Protafloc

The Crossmyloof tablets arrived in time. A couple of brews on and I've decided just 0.5g of the tablets does the trick. The number of tablets I've bought should last me a lifetime!

Guy