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by vacant
Tue Jan 08, 2019 6:30 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Elements for 50l kettle - before I buy!
Replies: 15
Views: 1997

Re: Elements for 50l kettle - before I buy!

patwestlake wrote:
Tue Jan 08, 2019 4:23 pm
Are the Asda/Tesco elements all stainless
Looks like I'm a bit out of date - can't see any corded kettles any more :( Used to be able to get "basics" kettles for a little over a fiver and rip the 2.1 or 2.4kW elements out.
by vacant
Tue Jan 08, 2019 9:34 am
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Elements for 50l kettle - before I buy!
Replies: 15
Views: 1997

Re: Elements for 50l kettle - before I buy!

Search forum for "peco rust". Results from 2014 to 2016. I wouldn't buy them unless they had changed spec. Search forum for "peco". Results from 2017 include scorched and failed examples. I've never used Peco. Better off with 2.4 Tesco/Asda etc kettle elements which I have in my plastic 70 ltr boile...
by vacant
Wed Dec 12, 2018 10:26 am
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: How much Special B?
Replies: 17
Views: 2396

Re: How much Special B?

I am dipping my toe in the realms of recipe construction .... [snipped] ... I have never used Special B and suspect it can be overpowering I went "off-piste" making up my own recipes very soon after starting AG. However, when it came to experimenting with one ingredient I made a mistake of just upp...
by vacant
Tue Dec 11, 2018 3:50 pm
Forum: Malts and Grits
Topic: Old malt - only fit for bird food?
Replies: 6
Views: 664

Re: Old malt - only fit for bird food?

Thinking about this. Why not steep a small quantity and see what the liquor tastes like?
by vacant
Tue Dec 11, 2018 2:37 pm
Forum: Malts and Grits
Topic: Old malt - only fit for bird food?
Replies: 6
Views: 664

Re: Old malt - only fit for bird food?

Sealed and stored coolish? No limit*

*Well, Muntons say 12 months I believe, but whenever I've searched I found no evidence going over this makes a detectable difference. I've used black malt 2 years old.
by vacant
Sun Nov 25, 2018 3:28 pm
Forum: Home Brew Clubs
Topic: Craftbrewing Forum
Replies: 21
Views: 2656

Re: Craftbrewing Forum

Aleman wrote:
Wed Oct 10, 2018 10:13 am
Better make sure the domain get's paid for as well :oops:
Oh dear

https://www.nominet.uk/whois/?query=cra ... is-results

Expiry date: 24-Nov-2018
by vacant
Fri Nov 16, 2018 10:09 pm
Forum: Commercial Brews
Topic: Fullers 1845
Replies: 26
Views: 2507

Re: Fullers 1845

Brexit?
by vacant
Fri Nov 16, 2018 9:45 am
Forum: Kit Brewing
Topic: PET bottles
Replies: 7
Views: 1036

Re: PET bottles

I'd not bother sanitising if filling soon after. Before corny kegs, I used 2 ltr clear cola bottles, but these were moved into dark storage after three days and drunk within a couple of months (I assume you're doing this).
by vacant
Fri Nov 16, 2018 9:38 am
Forum: Brewdays
Topic: Xmas brew
Replies: 10
Views: 873

Re: Xmas brew

"Xmas" brew? Letting the side down I think [-X

There should be a minimum of 500g cloves, half a Christmas pudding and six stuffing balls steeped in one of Santa's old socks.

But Merry Christmas anyway.
by vacant
Sat Oct 20, 2018 8:26 pm
Forum: Fermentation
Topic: Pitching straight onto trub
Replies: 11
Views: 842

Re: Pitching straight onto true

My concerns about pitching straight into the used FV is that I've heard it is a massive over pitch and sanitation, but I have heard it can be done. Do you need to sanitise any of the used FV? The empty FV looked OK, no black or white stuff around the rim so in it went. A recent "yoghurt pot of krau...
by vacant
Sat Oct 20, 2018 4:53 pm
Forum: Fermentation
Topic: Pitching straight onto trub
Replies: 11
Views: 842

Re: Pitching straight onto true

Not advice, just observations: I step up my slants in approx 1030 wort for all my brews which are in the region of 1045 OG. Now if the yeast does that jump and has acclimatized to ESB, would it have problems jumping to 1067? I've had fine results from: putting wort directly into a recently emptied F...
by vacant
Fri Oct 19, 2018 8:25 am
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: FV Temp Controller
Replies: 16
Views: 963

Re: FV Temp Controller

It won’t control anywhere near accurately enough. Because the temperature probe isn't waterproof so has to get taped to the outside? As a note - I built my own for less than half the price as I had sockets/extension lead spare and bought a cheap project box, but since it takes around a hour to mod ...
by vacant
Thu Oct 18, 2018 9:34 pm
Forum: Dispensing
Topic: Stainless Corny Liquid out posts
Replies: 6
Views: 1013

Re: Stainless Corny Liquid out posts

I do find the usual plastic ones a bit rubbish and seem get a bit stiff and wear out over time, so a shiny disconnect to go with the shiny key would be right up my street.. :lol: Yeah, right. If they "wore out" they'd get looser. Stiff means they're probably gummed up with a bit of rubber or beer d...
by vacant
Fri Oct 12, 2018 11:37 am
Forum: Dispensing
Topic: Keg Pressure loss - Schoolboy error
Replies: 4
Views: 657

Re: Keg Pressure loss - Schoolboy error

The keg was purged leaving CO2 above the beer. I think there is very little chance of a significant amount of air getting in. Sometimes when I've filled a keg I have some beer left in the FV which gets syphoned into a 2 ltr coke bottle perhaps with a considerable amount of air remaining above it. A ...