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by Pinto
Sat Jul 09, 2016 8:09 am
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: 3 vessel system or Grainfather?
Replies: 37
Views: 3900

Re: 3 vessel system or Grainfather?

All stainless 3V or a Ghetto build out of what you can salvage/buy cheapest ? All brew good beer, but as mentioned, a 3V is a lot more "hands on" than the click and forget system. However, in it's favour its by FAR the cheapest "pence-per-pint" bit of kit (other than BIAB) - the Grainfather being st...
by Pinto
Tue Jul 05, 2016 11:10 pm
Forum: Dispensing
Topic: Would a salty gose in a corny cause corrosion problems?
Replies: 6
Views: 448

Re: Would a salty gose in a corny cause corrosion problems?

Stainless is well regarded for it's resistance to chloride corrosion - especially the 316 grade most corny's seem to be made of. I'd say fine, myself.
by Pinto
Mon Jul 04, 2016 9:23 am
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: A Warning to anybody thinking of purchasing these !
Replies: 71
Views: 8380

Re: A Warning to anybody thinking of purchasing these !

If it's leakin then its faulty...if it not then I guess it's good. But APITA really as a dent like that will smore than likely Start leaking at some time cos of the slight cracking. I have noticed on a few (2/3) of my kegs they have been tig welded on the seams. Although the tig welding is good, it...
by Pinto
Sun Jul 03, 2016 6:35 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Brew fridge / STC 1000 problem
Replies: 6
Views: 535

Re: Brew fridge / STC 1000 problem

Relay fault. TBH, for the price, discard and replace.
by Pinto
Sun Jul 03, 2016 11:49 am
Forum: Dispensing
Topic: Upgrading to cornies - confused to say the least!
Replies: 14
Views: 1153

Re: Upgrading to cornies - confused to say the least!

Thanks for the tip pinto, if a cylinder last for a good few months or even a couple of years then the odd trip down could probably be arranged. Mine has lasted 2 years but it's not been too heavily used. Mind you, to counter that - I use an identical cylinder on my MIG welder and the last one laste...
by Pinto
Sat Jul 02, 2016 7:24 pm
Forum: Dispensing
Topic: Upgrading to cornies - confused to say the least!
Replies: 14
Views: 1153

Re: Upgrading to cornies - confused to say the least!

If you're travels bring you down this way, SellerGas in Hastings, East Sussex will supply you a gas cylinder for a lot less than most suppliers, and are happy to deal with home brewers.
by Pinto
Thu Jun 23, 2016 9:55 pm
Forum: Dispensing
Topic: Bottling is ruining my brewing mojo!
Replies: 22
Views: 1969

Re: Bottling is ruining my brewing mojo!

Tapped secondary fermenter with the lil bottler lance on a length of 10mm silicone tubing - easy as pie :)
by Pinto
Tue Jun 21, 2016 11:46 pm
Forum: Winemaking
Topic: Wine from superstore "juice from concentrate"?
Replies: 25
Views: 5385

Re: Wine from superstore "juice from concentrate"?

You mean a turbocider or WOW ? :lol:

Yeah, there are hundreds of recipies on here Dave -Just search Turbo cider to get you started.
by Pinto
Sat Jun 18, 2016 8:40 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: New boiler advice
Replies: 12
Views: 865

Re: New boiler advice

Iantheyounger wrote:Thanks all.

@Pinto - that's the long term plan ;) My good lady is just not fully aware of it yet. We have a driveway so a shame if it doesn't get used :D
If you're on facebook - here's some inspiration :)

https://www.facebook.com/groups/524863404349906/
by Pinto
Sat Jun 18, 2016 5:30 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Counter flow chilling time
Replies: 10
Views: 951

Re: Counter flow chilling time

TBH, simon, the "optimal" cooling time is irrelevant - the beauty with the GOAT design is that you can just keep adding chill tubes until you can cool beer at whatever flow rate you require. That would just be a matter of trial and error :) Only thing with a CFC is to make sure you are circulating t...
by Pinto
Sat Jun 18, 2016 5:23 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: New boiler advice
Replies: 12
Views: 865

Re: New boiler advice

MIght I aslo suggest that given you have a nice garage space, that the car lives outside and you expand your homebrewing experience by turning it into a pub :D - nothing quite like serving a pint you made from your own handpull/tap,standing at your own bar.... :lol:
by Pinto
Sat Jun 11, 2016 3:10 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Kettle insulation
Replies: 4
Views: 746

Re: Kettle insulation

There arent many insulation options with direct flame heating - most things you could use burn when exposed to a 700 + degree flame. The only suggestion i could make is to make your pot double skinned and fill the void with heatproof material such as exhaust wadding - neither cheap nor easy. As alre...
by Pinto
Sat May 28, 2016 9:04 pm
Forum: Cider Making
Topic: water treatment for cider?
Replies: 7
Views: 2265

Re: water treatment for cider?

Given the lack of Malt or hops, I think the water for cider is much less relevant that beer. Given that I only make pure juice ciders tho, it's never even entered my mind :lol:
by Pinto
Sat May 28, 2016 3:00 pm
Forum: Cider Making
Topic: Dark fruits
Replies: 2
Views: 1278

Re: Dark fruits

Hey BQ :) nice to see you back. Basic Turbo cider, then add blackcurrant or dark fruits cordial at bottling time along with your priming sugar - about 25ml per 500ml (5%) is the sweet spot Ive found myself, so a good starting point. Also gives you free reign to try many different cordials - I reccom...
by Pinto
Fri May 27, 2016 10:37 pm
Forum: Yeast
Topic: Saflager W-34/70
Replies: 10
Views: 1671

Re: Saflager W-34/70

A UK supplier...finally :D

Cheers Clibit - looks like this year will be a Sammiclaus one..... \:D/