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by vacant
Tue Feb 04, 2020 12:40 pm
Forum: Winemaking
Topic: a
Replies: 24
Views: 1636

Re: a

LeeH wrote:
Tue Feb 04, 2020 12:27 pm
I’m confused how trunky got involved in this scandal...
When people leave, most just leave. A few ask a moderator to delete their content.

AFAIK, he was the only other member to remove his content by replacing each post with a single character (a smiley). That was around 700 posts!
by vacant
Mon Feb 03, 2020 4:59 pm
Forum: Winemaking
Topic: a
Replies: 24
Views: 1636

Re: a

Are you saying hedgerow pete and trunky are the same person? Nope, Trunky's Bristol-based and Hedgerow Pete came and collected my boiler last week. Just a spooky coincidence. :-k EDIT: Are you all freaked out yet? Forgot to mention, the boiler hedgerow pete collected ... I bought from trunky. Are y...
by vacant
Mon Feb 03, 2020 3:32 pm
Forum: Winemaking
Topic: a
Replies: 24
Views: 1636

Re: a

What went down? Did somebody upset him? Sorry folks, it must be me. I think I'm the only person to have met hedgerow pete and trunky in person, so I must have jinxed something. Or ... a few weeks ago I was having trouble with Nationwide so looked at Twitter and someone was complaining that the app ...
by vacant
Mon Feb 03, 2020 3:21 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Home-Built Kegerators
Replies: 7
Views: 831

Re: Home-Built Kegerators

Binkie Huckaback wrote:
Mon Feb 03, 2020 1:23 pm
I don't want to leave it running 24/7
Is that for safety or economy? Fridges expect to maintain about 4C 24/7 and use far less energy to maintain 12C.
by vacant
Mon Jan 27, 2020 10:59 pm
Forum: Dispensing
Topic: Corny keg
Replies: 23
Views: 1232

Re: Corny keg

Just "wiggled on" about 5mm or more should do it, doesn't need any sort of clamp.
by vacant
Mon Jan 27, 2020 9:30 am
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: a
Replies: 8
Views: 542

Re: cool box mash tuns

A tenner gets you a hot water cylinder jacket with pieces you can wrap around/over/under any suitable plastic storage container you have spare. I use one with my plastic boiler when mashing during BIAB.
by vacant
Mon Jan 27, 2020 9:24 am
Forum: Dispensing
Topic: Corny keg
Replies: 23
Views: 1232

Re: Corny keg

Thats the float that I prefer. You will also need to replace the beer out dip tube with a gas in tube (ebay or Amazon) and connect it with 60 cm of 6.5mm id silicon hose. Best not to shorten the long dip tube because they are almost impossible to replace. That's exactly what I did, all worked perfe...
by vacant
Sun Jan 26, 2020 12:59 pm
Forum: RIMS and HERMS
Topic: HELP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Replies: 21
Views: 1330

Re: HELP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I run a fully unwound 13 amp extension reel from our kitchen cooker circuit to supplement the power from a socket in the car port where I brew.

For example Wilko's do a 13 amp cable (but their reels are only 10 amp, may be enough).
by vacant
Sat Jan 25, 2020 1:30 pm
Forum: Dispensing
Topic: Corny keg
Replies: 23
Views: 1232

Re: Corny keg

Re order some new seals. All the kegs I bought cheap in 2015 were "refurbished" but didn't look like they had new seals. They would all seal by emptying a kettle of boiling water in and closing (I could then press down on the outlet covered by a cloth to get hot water spurting through the dip tube)...
by vacant
Thu Jan 23, 2020 11:59 am
Forum: Braumeister, Grainfather and other One-Pot Brewing Systems
Topic: has the single pot killed the three pot systems
Replies: 19
Views: 1485

Re: has the single pot killed the three pot systems

If on a budget but your kit needs replacing I suggest BIAB with a plastic bucket or a secondhand mango chutney barrel as a boiler. I still have my single pot BIAB system from 2008. 60 ltr plastic bucket like this one , couple of elements from supermarket 2kW budget kettles and a net curtain to hold ...
by vacant
Tue Jan 21, 2020 3:47 pm
Forum: Brew in a Bag
Topic: Did my first BIAB yesterday, looking for comments on improving my next batch
Replies: 7
Views: 545

Re: Did my first BIAB yesterday, looking for comments on improving my next batch

What is the maximum output load of your Inkbird. What is the power of the Peco heating element you are controlling?
by vacant
Wed Dec 11, 2019 10:22 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Cheap (is possible) Pump
Replies: 29
Views: 1625

Re: Cheap (is possible) Pump

I've done quite a few no-chills, pitching the yeast into them when cooled. Not much head space so for an airlock I take a tube from the tap into a flask of water. All sits in my fermenting fridge set to about 18C.
by vacant
Mon Dec 02, 2019 5:31 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Cheap (is possible) Pump
Replies: 29
Views: 1625

Re: Cheap (is possible) Pump

I use RO water from a filter for brewing. The waste water drains into a couple of 80 ltr plastic storage containers. When I use that cool water through my I/C I have a 25 ltr fermenting bucket sitting higher than my boiler, which I keep topped up with a 5 ltr jug. Gravity isn't quite enough so I hav...
by vacant
Tue Nov 26, 2019 2:11 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Making silicone washers
Replies: 8
Views: 516

Re: Making silicone washers

On ebay, I click on the item page "share by email" icon (top right) then select "other email" and it gives me a nice concise link to put in my post

https://ebay.us/hV5ioK
by vacant
Tue Nov 26, 2019 12:39 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Making silicone washers
Replies: 8
Views: 516

Re: Making silicone washers

You can make a neat link manually in preview mode as well if your remember the format:

Code: Select all

[url=http://something.com]here's the text[/url]
here's the text