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  • Posted in thread: Wierd worm infection on 01-18-2015 at 03:34 PM
    We think they're actually flatworms. My brother will pop them under a microsocope during the
    week.

  • Posted in thread: Wierd worm infection on 01-18-2015 at 09:53 AM
    Was that one batch of beer or was it one bottle that you have worms in?Only the one bottle -
    the rest of the batch were fine

  • Posted in thread: Wierd worm infection on 01-18-2015 at 06:16 AM
    Sorry about the image - I have reattached the image to the original post.The "worms" are about
    3-4mm long. We're beginning to think they might be fruit fly larvae. They are mobile, but
    attached to the...

  • Posted in thread: Wierd worm infection on 01-17-2015 at 08:51 AM
    I think my brother has found a new niche beer... One with worms. These appeared in only one of
    a batch of my brothers Amber Ale, which otherwise was perfect. I think it goes to show,
    sanitation is imp...

  • Posted in thread: Maximum viable brew volume for immersion chiller on 04-25-2014 at 08:02 PM
    Also, you are using 140' long IC for 15 gallon batches?! I use 50' for 10 gallon batches and am
    chilled in 7-10 minutes.Is this 3/8". I find that hard to believe that you do 7-10 minutes with
    50' for ...

  • Posted in thread: Band heaters for mash tun & brew kettle on 04-25-2014 at 10:09 AM
    Having a couple heating elements shipped from Amazon.com to you has to be cheaper than custom
    making one or spending the many hundreds or even thousands on a band heater.Worst case, use a
    package forw...

  • Posted in thread: Maximum viable brew volume for immersion chiller on 04-25-2014 at 10:07 AM
    Hi allI'm trying to determine the maximum size of a brew where an immersion chiller is viable.
    I build double coil immersion chillers on the side, and the largest I have built has been for a
    15 gallon...

  • Posted in thread: Band heaters for mash tun & brew kettle on 04-15-2014 at 06:12 PM
    KalThanks for the response.I was originally planning a 4kw hot water heater element similar to
    yours at the electric brewery. The problem is I'm really struggling to source one locally that
    will fit i...

  • Posted in thread: Band heaters for mash tun & brew kettle on 04-15-2014 at 04:09 PM
    I'm currently starting upgrading my current 28 liter electric BIAB system to a 46 liter BIAB
    setup.I've been wondering about the suitability of band heaters for this, bearing in mind the
    mash tun and ...

  • Posted in thread: Priming with Treacle on 02-28-2014 at 06:44 AM
    I'm looking at priming a Brown Ale with treacle.Does anyone know the effectiveness of this
    compare to corn sugar? i.e the value i need to plug into Beersmith so I can work out how much I
    need)Many tha...

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