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by lord groan
Wed Sep 09, 2015 6:51 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Idea for a sight glass
Replies: 3
Views: 399

Re: Idea for a sight glass

Just No! I did this when I built my HLT from a Burco33l. The suction (venturi effect?) when the tap is open empties the sight glass completely, making it impossible to judge how much is being run off until you close the valve again. I struggled for a while to restrict the flow in and out of the sigh...
by lord groan
Tue Sep 08, 2015 8:52 pm
Forum: Winemaking
Topic: Wine bottle crates
Replies: 11
Views: 3078

Re: Wine bottle crates

Not sure about the website but these crates hold 12 wine bottles, they nest inside each other when empty.
http://mrsomg.com/2012/11/29/youre-fire ... ilk-crate/
just got to find a legit supply!
by lord groan
Fri Sep 04, 2015 4:36 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Heating Equipment for Temp Control
Replies: 4
Views: 589

Re: Heating Equipment for Temp Control

This stuff?
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Flexible-Heat ... 3f08cf1cab
I use 1.5m of it in my fermentation fridge, cable-tied in a loop around a wire shelf, the shelf helps spread the heat about. Very happy with it.
by lord groan
Fri Sep 04, 2015 4:30 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Loughran Family Malt from Geterbrewed
Replies: 17
Views: 2276

Re: Loughran Family Malt from Geterbrewed

Hi Serum,
I bought 1 sack pale malt and that has been crushed just right a far as i can see, I also bought a kilo of crystal malt and although I haven't started it yet it looks to be good too.
by lord groan
Thu Sep 03, 2015 8:18 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Mag pump issue
Replies: 4
Views: 598

Re: Mag pump issue

Going back to basics, if the volts/amps driving the pump are fine then either the pump impeller is worn in some way, there's been a build up of friction which slows the pump down or there is an obstruction somewhere in the circuit, I'd (carefully) whip the top off the pump if possible and make sure ...
by lord groan
Tue Sep 01, 2015 10:27 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Loughran Family Malt from Geterbrewed
Replies: 17
Views: 2276

Re: Loughran Family Malt from Geterbrewed

Just sampled my first bottle of stout using this malt, I varied the recipe slightly so cannot do a direct comparison with last M.O. brew but with only 2 weeks bottle conditioning it's come out very nice indeed. It loses it's head fast ( I left out the oats and torrified wheat I usually add to my sto...
by lord groan
Sun Aug 30, 2015 11:53 am
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Can I replace Challenger with Cascade
Replies: 7
Views: 850

Re: Can I replace Challenger with Cascade

Very different hops yes sladewadey but as they go in at the beginning of the boil i think they're likely only going to give bitterness and not so much flavour, that said I'm hoping to add some towards the end for the extra grapefruitiness. Time will tell I guess
Cheers
by lord groan
Sat Aug 29, 2015 6:09 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Can I replace Challenger with Cascade
Replies: 7
Views: 850

Re: Can I replace Challenger with Cascade

cheers Jocky
by lord groan
Sat Aug 29, 2015 3:28 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Can I replace Challenger with Cascade
Replies: 7
Views: 850

Can I replace Challenger with Cascade

I'd like to brew another batch of Gales HSB from BYOBRA, but I don't have any Challenger hops. As I'm hoping to get a bit more of a grapefruit flavour I thought about swapping the Cascade for the Challenger and keeping the Fuggles and Goldings unchanged. Can anyone say if Cascade/Fuggles/Goldings is...
by lord groan
Thu Aug 27, 2015 9:00 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Auto Fill HLT
Replies: 5
Views: 698

Re: Auto Fill HLT

I considered doing this for convenience reasons, but then thought about what happens when I start drawing water off into the MT, presumably it refills and the cold fill then cools down the hot water for the mash. That was where I gave up thinking about it! I'm sure it is completely solvable but I ju...
by lord groan
Thu Aug 06, 2015 5:22 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: mash tun insulation
Replies: 8
Views: 1416

Re: mash tun insulation

There are so many different possibilities! Camping mats for sleeping on are about 90cm wide and 1.90m long and much the same thickness as that armaflex, but only cost about£4-5 new or I've used ones from a car boot sale that cost 50p each. Not quite as thermally efficient but you could just use more...
by lord groan
Sun Aug 02, 2015 11:48 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Loughran Family Malt from Geterbrewed
Replies: 17
Views: 2276

Loughran Family Malt from Geterbrewed

I've seen a few posts about this low price malt so after much delay I decided to try some. Ordered from Geterbrewed at about midnight on a Monday via their Irish website so I paid in euros which worked out about £16.50 for 25kg crushed pale malt (plus £4.50ish p&p). They phoned Tuesday at about 8:00...
by lord groan
Sun Aug 02, 2015 12:37 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Crystal Malt Question
Replies: 14
Views: 1850

Re: Crystal Malt Question

My very first AG was Flowers Original using the Graham Wheeler recipe from Brew Your Own British Real Ale, often referred to as BYOBRA on this forum. If you don't already have a copy I highly recommend it, it has become my bible of brewing! This is a simple recipe with few ingredients and makes a gr...
by lord groan
Sun Jul 26, 2015 9:54 am
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Reverse chiller
Replies: 22
Views: 2104

Re: Reverse chiller

Any copper pipe will do, just make sure it's clean before use, there'll likely be traces of oil and other manufacturing grot left over when you buy it so if your plan is to run the wort through the tubing I'd run lots of hot soapy water through it for a good while, then sterilising solution of some ...