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by joe1002
Tue Dec 06, 2016 2:39 pm
Forum: Dispensing
Topic: Best Keg?
Replies: 6
Views: 820

Re: Best Keg?

Casks :lol:

Depends what type of keg you want really. Sankey kegs get my vote but they all have their advantages and disadvantages.

I've never used plastic kegs, from what I have read they seem more trouble than they are worth but others opinions / experiences may differ.
by joe1002
Tue Dec 06, 2016 2:35 pm
Forum: Dispensing
Topic: corny disconnects
Replies: 7
Views: 551

Re: corny disconnects

The disconnects are a slightly different size. I can't remember which way around it is as I sold my cornies a few years ago but if you get one on the wrong post they arent easy to get off, I have first hand experience :lol:
by joe1002
Mon Oct 24, 2016 1:39 pm
Forum: Braumeister, Grainfather and other One-Pot Brewing Systems
Topic: New Grainfather
Replies: 26
Views: 3417

Re: New Grainfather

I used a GF today in their comp, I must say I was rather impressed with it. IMO, the new controller is a lot better, mainly because it uses a pid for the element and you don't have to keep lifting a flap to use the switches / buttons. It doesn't have have hop addition reminders like the bm nor does...
by joe1002
Mon Oct 24, 2016 1:32 pm
Forum: Dispensing
Topic: Clear as mud - serving cask within hours?
Replies: 5
Views: 712

Re: Clear as mud - serving cask within hours?

Kyle_T wrote:Just rack into a new cask before leaving and carry it bright.
Yep, that's what I would do too.

If you are careful you shouldn't loose too much carbonation, particularly as you will be serving fairly soon after.
by joe1002
Sat Oct 22, 2016 11:29 pm
Forum: Braumeister, Grainfather and other One-Pot Brewing Systems
Topic: New Grainfather
Replies: 26
Views: 3417

Re: New Grainfather

I used a GF today in their comp, I must say I was rather impressed with it. IMO, the new controller is a lot better, mainly because it uses a pid for the element and you don't have to keep lifting a flap to use the switches / buttons. It doesn't have have hop addition reminders like the bm nor does ...
by joe1002
Fri Oct 21, 2016 10:19 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Can I put a join in an NTC probe cable?
Replies: 7
Views: 602

Re: Can I put a join in an NTC probe cable?

guypettigrew wrote:Love the Neutriks! What's the source for these, please?

Guy
http://www.neutrik.com/en/world-wide-agents
by joe1002
Sun Oct 16, 2016 1:07 pm
Forum: Beer Recipes
Topic: Citra or Northern Brewer for bittering?
Replies: 16
Views: 1938

Re: Citra or Northern Brewer for bittering?

I use a hop spider, all my hops both bittering and later additions go into it. http://i1303.photobucket.com/albums/ag143/LeithR/DSC00118_zpsrf7r6nxr.jpg I find this works well to limit the amount of debris that goes into the wart. The HS is homemade. You seem to have had a slight boil over issue :l...
by joe1002
Mon Sep 12, 2016 8:59 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Rousing needed with Wibbler brewery yeast?
Replies: 6
Views: 442

Re: Rousing needed with Wibbler brewery yeast?

Can't say I have ever experienced it stalling either but I too pitch it fresh from the brewery and ferment at 20-21c. What are your OG's and fermentation temps?
by joe1002
Sun Sep 04, 2016 5:23 pm
Forum: Dispensing
Topic: cask widge
Replies: 38
Views: 2570

Re: cask widge

Bunglebrewsbeer wrote:Does the CO2 connect to the cask widge thing? And a breather thing needed to allow a bit in as its drawn out.


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Spot on.
by joe1002
Sat Sep 03, 2016 9:47 pm
Forum: Dispensing
Topic: cask widge
Replies: 38
Views: 2570

Re: cask widge

I am only just starting to use casks but I know others who use them with no problems. You will need to buy keystones and shives but if you will be using a caskwidge you won't need any spiles. you will need some co2 though, and a large mallet. You will need to know your FG's and not rack until you ge...
by joe1002
Fri Sep 02, 2016 10:06 pm
Forum: Dispensing
Topic: cask widge
Replies: 38
Views: 2570

Re: cask widge

I think the shipping was the same for one or two pins (perhaps more), so it made sense to order two :)
by joe1002
Fri Sep 02, 2016 9:47 pm
Forum: Dispensing
Topic: cask widge
Replies: 38
Views: 2570

Re: cask widge

No, no minimum order. The casks were £29 each and shipping was £11. Add vat to all that made it £82.80 delivered for 2 pins (4.5 gallons each).

They are very helpful on the phone, I don't imagine the firkins (9 gallons) will be a huge amount more is that is what you are after but give them a call.
by joe1002
Fri Sep 02, 2016 8:52 pm
Forum: Dispensing
Topic: cask widge
Replies: 38
Views: 2570

Re: cask widge

Bunglebrewsbeer wrote:Just out of interest. Where you get your cask from?
I ordered a couple from Brewery Plastics, dead happy with them. They are cheaper and lighter than stainless but don't look as good imo however mine sit under a chilling jacked so it doesn't really matter.
by joe1002
Wed Aug 10, 2016 10:17 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Cask Conditioning - Can I just treat it like a big bottle?
Replies: 28
Views: 1789

Re: Cask Conditioning - Can I just treat it like a big bottl

Yes you can just prime it in the cask like a bottle but it can't take as much pressure, breweries need to get it out the fermenter as fast as possible so they rack it 1-2 points above final gravity. That is simply not true, they can take a surprising amount of pressure before they pop a shive or ke...
by joe1002
Wed Aug 10, 2016 8:00 am
Forum: Kit Brewing
Topic: Need a keg full for the 27th!
Replies: 6
Views: 920

Need a keg full for the 27th!

Festival razorback IPA would be my suggestion. I blind tasted this some time back and it was an excellent pint.

Whether a kit beer will be ready in just over 2 weeks is another matter. I would think it is pushing it even with AG.