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  • Maynard, MA
  • English physicist now working in Cambridge, MA.
  • Physicist
  • Started brewing at University in the UK, then continued in Cambridge, UK, with a friend (who now runs the Cambridge Beer Festival) and a bit of help from Milton Brewery. Started up again by myself when I moved to the US.
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  • Posted in thread: Sparge Arm options? on 08-28-2015 at 08:06 PM
    I'd suggest option D, siphon sprayer you ever decided to do a RIMS/HERMS setup, both A and B
    will clog with bits of grain and husks. You'll never be running option C at a high enough flow
    rate that ...

  • Posted in thread: Snap Tap on 08-27-2015 at 05:54 PM
    I would think that the epoxy mixer rods that a few people use in the keg dip tube to reduce the
    length of line required to get a good pour could be useful for this.e.g.

  • Posted in thread: Adding an s30 valve to a firkin on 08-23-2015 at 01:20 PM
    You won't get much that fits to an S30 valve, although some are available in the UK, albeit
    expensively - S30 is a proprietary fitting. Practically none are available in the US or
    elsewhere. If you ar...

  • Posted in thread: Problem Boiling 4 gallons with a 2000 watt element on 08-20-2015 at 02:53 PM
    Well just tried it plugged in direct and got the same results getting to 150, but it's still
    not boiling and its been 35 mins and its only at 204. This sucks.Those numbers make sense to
    me. Warning - ...

  • Posted in thread: Problem Boiling 4 gallons with a 2000 watt element on 08-19-2015 at 06:19 PM
    You should be able to get a testing unit that you plug in to your powerpoint, that you then
    plug the heating element in to, that tests the 'actual' power being used (I have one, and they
    are readily a...

  • Posted in thread: Which false bottom do you use? on 08-18-2015 at 11:35 PM
    I like the domed kind (bought from AIH I think). 12" for a 10 gal cooler, 9" for a 5 gal
    cooler. Whichever tun I use, I use the other false bottom in the kettle when I use whole hops
    as a hop blocker.

  • Posted in thread: Brew kettle size on 08-18-2015 at 07:39 PM
    I've just upgraded my 8 gal to 10 gal for full volume boils with 5.5 gal into fermentor (all
    grain). The 8 gal will become my HLT for 5 gal batches, as I can refill it/top it off and heat
    sparge water...

  • Posted in thread: My bucket list on 08-17-2015 at 04:19 PM
    Wait until you see the stack of bottles he's got to fill and cap...

  • Posted in thread: Homark Beer Engine leak on 08-15-2015 at 08:49 PM
    Most likely some of the rubber seals have gone.It looks like you might be able to get a seal
    kit from if it's a 1/2 pint model. No instructions unfortunately.A google also finds this
    thread on refur...

  • Posted in thread: BeerSmith and 0min vs Steep/Whirlpool on 08-15-2015 at 06:07 PM
    Beersmith calculates IBU contributions to the recipe on a per-ingredient basis. It has to
    assume that you don't whirlpool the boil additions (after all, you might not whirlpool), and
    when calculating ...


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