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by JonoT
Tue Oct 27, 2015 9:42 am
Forum: Brewdays
Topic: Jims ESB
Replies: 148
Views: 10855

Re: Jims ESB

My boiler is an old Burco Wash boiler, picked up on ebay, its great as its 10 Gallons so has plenty of headspace
by JonoT
Mon Oct 26, 2015 10:50 pm
Forum: Brewdays
Topic: Jims ESB
Replies: 148
Views: 10855

Re: Jims ESB

Better late than never, was not able to brew over the weekend so here goes for an evening brew. 30L @ 1049 which i am very happy with. Fermenting with S04 http://www.jonothompson.com/photos/IMG_20151026_140333721.jpg http://www.jonothompson.com/photos/IMG_20151026_181218558.jpg http://www.jonothomps...
by JonoT
Sat Oct 17, 2015 8:06 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: converting a 50L pot into a electric boiler
Replies: 17
Views: 1180

Re: converting a 50L pot into a electric boiler

It's never leaked. I don't have the same boiler though it is curved. Here is the thread of me tighting up the KM8 locknut. viewtopic.php?t=73256 the photo doesn't realy show the round section at the bottom.
by JonoT
Sat Oct 17, 2015 7:03 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: converting a 50L pot into a electric boiler
Replies: 17
Views: 1180

Re: converting a 50L pot into a electric boiler

I tried budget kettles and couldn't get them to seal in my metal boiler. However with the Haden type elements I used a KM8 locknut which I was able to get much tighter than the plastic one.
by JonoT
Fri Oct 16, 2015 9:02 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: converting a 50L pot into a electric boiler
Replies: 17
Views: 1180

Re: converting a 50L pot into a electric boiler

Hmm it's an option. Going for propane would mean being weather dependent outside so with electrics I have some flexibility of being inside and having the element in the boiler would be neater. The hole shouldn't be a problem. It's the sparky bit's I'm not so sure on. If you go for one or two of the...
by JonoT
Wed Oct 14, 2015 5:39 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Easier bottling
Replies: 10
Views: 622

Re: Easier bottling

Those who are using several bottling wands at the same time, do you fill all the bottles at the same time (eg with the wands held in a block of wood or something) and hope they all have the same flow rate, or are they separate? If the latter and you're bottling by yourself, do you just use each one...
by JonoT
Wed Oct 14, 2015 10:26 am
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Easier bottling
Replies: 10
Views: 622

Re: Easier bottling

I find it a lot easier with 2 or 3 people. I've also considered 2 taps on an fv 2 wands away we go That's exactally what I've done. I've got 2 wands so fill 2 bottles at a time. I also invite a couple of friends, apply them with beer and they help bottle, makes a fun evening, well as fun as it can ...
by JonoT
Tue Oct 06, 2015 8:08 am
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Grain Storage
Replies: 21
Views: 1301

Re: Grain Storage

I've just ordered my self a mango barrel so I'll report also on how it goes.
by JonoT
Tue Sep 29, 2015 2:26 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Grain Storage
Replies: 21
Views: 1301

Grain Storage

I was thinking of getting a blue barrel to store 25kg of grain in. Does anyone know what size barrel I need. Will it all fit into a 40l barrel? There a lot of used ones on eBay that were mango chutney barrels. If I get one if there will all my beer taste of mango or can the taste of mango be cleaned...
by JonoT
Sat Sep 26, 2015 9:41 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Element Change
Replies: 1
Views: 361

Element Change

Hi, I'm sure i'm not the 1st do to this... The elements have burnt out in my boiler, after struggling to try to remove the KM4 nuts from them, it was time to make a custom tool! Rehter please with it so i've put in in a safe place in case for next time! http://www.jonothompson.com/photos/IMG_2015092...
by JonoT
Tue Sep 22, 2015 9:15 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: broken urn
Replies: 9
Views: 437

Re: broken urn

If its a burco type urn, I replaced my plastic burco tape with a brass tap connector and a short length of copper tube and a ball valve, made it much easer to use. the 15mm copper is easy for me to put hoses onto for transfuring liquids around
by JonoT
Tue Sep 22, 2015 9:11 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Tubular heater
Replies: 14
Views: 950

Re: Tubular heater

I also bought my off ebay for about £12, never had a problem with after about 50 brews.
by JonoT
Tue Sep 22, 2015 8:28 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Your best investments?
Replies: 26
Views: 2442

Re: Your best investments?

1. brew fridge
2. floor drain!

Until i got the brew fridge I struggled to get a full ferment. since then i get a full ferment every time
by JonoT
Mon Sep 21, 2015 10:00 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: New mash tun advice
Replies: 8
Views: 564

Re: New mash tun advice

I have the 48L igloo coolbox converted into my mashtun there is plenty of great guides on how to convert. Its lasted well for me and holds temp fine on a 30L brew.
by JonoT
Sun Sep 20, 2015 8:08 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: New Brewery
Replies: 8
Views: 1161

Re: New Brewery

The floor drain is amazing :) before the last photo was taken I had overfilled a bucket of hot water from the chiller! Very easy to clean up :) unlike the shed was when I overfilled the HLT! #-o