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by stevetk189
Sun Feb 17, 2013 4:48 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Brewhouse Build - Outbuilding Conversion
Replies: 150
Views: 11770

Re: Brewhouse Build - Outbuilding Conversion

Not been around on here for long recently but here's a quick update. Brewery build virtually done bar finishing electrics and some cosmetic touch ups to the walls and floor. Interview with local paper on Tuesday, article went in on Thursday and I was inundated with phone calls, emails and facebook p...
by stevetk189
Fri Feb 15, 2013 5:17 pm
Forum: Brewdays
Topic: brewing abroad
Replies: 3
Views: 455

Re: brewing abroad

I have a craft brewery in the Limousin. On a recent jaunt through potential stockists i came across V and B vin et bieres in Limoges. They have a few outlets dotted about France. I spotted they sell home brew kits and some basic equipment. Bit pricey from what i looked at, 20 euros+ in a not particu...
by stevetk189
Fri Feb 15, 2013 5:10 pm
Forum: Brewdays
Topic: Saltaire comp Test Pale ale + PICS
Replies: 17
Views: 1369

Re: Saltaire comp Test Pale ale + PICS

Good luck with the competition matey! I've got some of Rob's English Ale Yeast to try a split brew comparison with, it'll be good to hear how the one you're using performs.
by stevetk189
Thu Feb 07, 2013 11:25 pm
Forum: Brewdays
Topic: My first AG brewday... at long last!
Replies: 22
Views: 1503

Re: My first AG brewday... at long last!

Well done on a smooth looking step over to AG.
by stevetk189
Mon Feb 04, 2013 11:23 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: 200 Litre / 45 Gallon Brew Kettle
Replies: 17
Views: 1696

Re: 200 Litre / 45 Gallon Brew Kettle

My brouwland 400L is well built. No probs at all. That's the best route IMO Is it the 400l from Brouwland the one that you did the thread on re fitting the elements etc? I've lost my way with threads but I'm looking for a bigger brew kettle. Just liked your page on FB in case you're wondering who a...
by stevetk189
Mon Feb 04, 2013 10:57 pm
Forum: Hops
Topic: Home grown hops are greener
Replies: 32
Views: 3330

Re: Home grown hops are greener

I'm just venturing into home grown hops and if the first crop or second look anything like yours, I'll be well chuffed. I've got Cascade and Bramling Cross, 2 hops I use a lot of and I'm really looking forward to seeing what the Limousin terroir and climate do with them. Ooohh. French Cascade that ...
by stevetk189
Mon Feb 04, 2013 10:53 pm
Forum: Malts and Grits
Topic: Maris Otter. Crisp versus Thomas Fawcett.
Replies: 14
Views: 4815

Re: Maris Otter. Crisp versus Thomas Fawcett.

I use The Malt Miller for pretty much everything now, his service is second to none and I've never had a single issue with quality. I can get 30kg here in less than 48 hours for under 15 euros. It takes at least five times that long and three to four times the price to get it locally... go figure. W...
by stevetk189
Mon Feb 04, 2013 10:33 pm
Forum: Hops
Topic: Home grown hops are greener
Replies: 32
Views: 3330

Re: Home grown hops are greener

I'm just venturing into home grown hops and if the first crop or second look anything like yours, I'll be well chuffed.

I've got Cascade and Bramling Cross, 2 hops I use a lot of and I'm really looking forward to seeing what the Limousin terroir and climate do with them.
by stevetk189
Sun Feb 03, 2013 10:41 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: 2013 cask system build
Replies: 6
Views: 848

Re: 2013 cask system build

Haven't updated in a long time, but this should get you going http://caskaleathome.blogspot.com/ . Just had a read of your blog, Jim. Nice! Until a couple or so years ago I had the distinct impression real ale was on the way out in the UK. I'm originally from Grimsby, on the east coast of the UK an...
by stevetk189
Sun Feb 03, 2013 10:17 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: 2013 cask system build
Replies: 6
Views: 848

Re: 2013 cask system build

Taps for casks have a built in hop filter, or at least they did when I was in the pub trade a few years ago. You'll need soft and hard wooden pegs for the shive (the vent hole in the top if memory serves, knocked through using a spile, again, if memory serves) to finish conditioning the beer in the ...
by stevetk189
Sun Feb 03, 2013 12:46 am
Forum: Brewdays
Topic: 4 Saisons brew day with pics
Replies: 11
Views: 907

Re: 4 Saisons brew day with pics

I skim the pre boil crud every time, every brew. Run off post boil is clearer, quicker since i began doing this. Less crud in the boiler. Clearer beer post fermentation. Coincidence? Dunno, the jury is still out.
by stevetk189
Tue Jan 29, 2013 10:46 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: how much insulation do I need for a FV cupboad kept in shed
Replies: 3
Views: 402

Re: how much insulation do I need for a FV cupboad kept in s

If you're on about building onto the fridge with insulated panels to increase space for Fvs then i did something similar for my own Fv cupboard . I'd say forget the heater tube though and go for a small fan heater (you may have to twiddle with it's own thermostat to prevent it coming on too hot too ...
by stevetk189
Tue Jan 29, 2013 10:28 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Moving Over To The Dark Side, Jays All Grain Build.
Replies: 7
Views: 521

Re: Moving Over To The Dark Side, Jays All Grain Build.

Welcome to the dark side Jay :) I look forward to hearing more about your brewing adventures.
by stevetk189
Mon Jan 28, 2013 9:42 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: underfloor heating/tower rail heated FV cupboard
Replies: 13
Views: 537

Re: underfloor heating/tower rail heated FV cupboard

Bear in mind with underfloor heating you'll have a large volume of "warm" floor to loose temperature when the cooling kicks in. It'll make the cooler work harder and then, once it's cold, it's (the floor) going to retain that cool and take longer to warm up.
by stevetk189
Sat Jan 26, 2013 7:33 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Expensive Mistake TriClover Fittings
Replies: 28
Views: 1465

Re: Expensive Mistake TriClover Fittings

Oh dear, I really need to stop reading your threads....