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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: 60A control panel hooking up to 3 prong dryer on 07-14-2016 at 01:22 PM
    Given the cost of GFCI breakers, which probably won't work in your new breaker panel once you
    move, I suspect your best bet is a plug-in spa panel on the existing outlet to provide a
    neutral and GFCI ...

  • Posted in thread: Element Cable Question. on 07-13-2016 at 02:23 PM
    The L6-30P plug is $11 and cable $1.75 a foot at Brewhardware, so $28.50 for a 10 ft cable,
    which is almost certainly longer than you need.

  • Posted in thread: Getting Shocked on 07-13-2016 at 02:13 PM
    Is it possible that ground and neutral are reversed going into the GFCI outlet? That would
    explain a couple of volts from outlet ground to the water pipes, and why the GFCI doesn't trip
    (current is re...

  • Posted in thread: Accuracy of broken hydrometer (top cracked off) on 06-16-2016 at 12:01 AM
    I've got a hydrometer that fell in the thief open side down, so the top 1/4" or so cracked
    off.. I thought I might be able to still use it, give or take a couple points off.. ESPECIALLY
    since I get 1....

  • Posted in thread: Using a handpull beer tap/pump with a corny keg on 06-07-2016 at 12:51 PM
    Apply less than 0.5psi to the corny (e.g. using an LP propane regulator or low range CO2
    regulator) as a "cask breather". Attach beer engine to the outlet.Keep the corny at 55F or so
    or the beer will ...

  • Posted in thread: Dryhopping an ultra light beer on 06-04-2016 at 03:05 PM
    I think any rebrew of that needs a yeast change to add a bit of flavor and possibly impression
    of body from ester and phenols. Maybe 3711 French saison, or a wit yeast.

  • Posted in thread: Looking for ready-made heating element + temperature controller kit on 06-02-2016 at 01:08 AM
    It's the hot rod that comes with instructions you need for wiring. Wiring the element really
    isn't possible to get wrong if you can wire a plug (which you'll need to do on the other end of
    the cable u...

  • Posted in thread: Looking for ready-made heating element + temperature controller kit on 06-01-2016 at 08:18 PM
    The 10 gallon Blichman coil draws more current (18.75A) than that Highgravity controller can
    supply (13A), so you can't use them together.The Highgravity $80 option plus a "some assembly
    required"* Br...

  • Posted in thread: Adjustment with Distilled Water on 06-01-2016 at 06:11 PM
    Noye, open fermentations typically occur in rooms designed for it where said fermentation has
    occurred for decades or more. That micro-biodome of organisms has been thoroughbred to make
    great beer and...

  • Posted in thread: Do different yeasts need different volumes of priming sugar? on 05-28-2016 at 12:52 AM
    My guess is that the 530 batch was not completely done when you bottled it.530 is famous for
    that. It will start of like crazy and get to the point that you think it is done. Fools you.
    You botttle an...