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  • 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: Heat source for fermentor on 04-20-2015 at 07:49 PM
    Another option are the seed heating mats. About 20W, and waterproof. Mine will hold a 7g bucket
    at 10-15 degs above ambient when held to the bucket with bungee cords and left in the open in
    the baseme...

  • Posted in thread: Speidel Plastic Fermenter on 04-20-2015 at 07:34 PM
    When you transfer with the spigot do you have to take the air lock off or unscrew the lid a
    bit?Yes, or you'll get a vacuum inside, which will eventually pull air in through the spigot
    and through the...

  • Posted in thread: Tilted Kegs on 04-15-2015 at 05:47 PM
    Splendidus that's a pretty sweet system, but for $35 I think a DIY is in order. Would a float
    ball from a toilet work for this? Or is that not sanitary?That one does seem a little over

  • Posted in thread: Tilted Kegs on 04-14-2015 at 07:06 PM
    The caskwidge parts you can get from (yes, it is a states side company). You just
    want the float part, which you'd connect to a short dip tube with appropriate sized beer line.

  • Posted in thread: Tilted Kegs on 04-14-2015 at 01:58 PM
    I know they make a floating pickup tube device that is supposed to pull from the top of the
    beer, in order to get the clearest beer as soon as possible. I don't see why a similar device
    couldn't allow...

  • Posted in thread: Tilted Kegs on 04-14-2015 at 12:32 PM
    Kegs can be operated on their side, but you need to modify the liquid out dip tube so that it
    reaches the lowest part of the keg. Obviously you'd need to be very careful of any overpressure
    valve that...

  • Posted in thread: Ball Lock/Pin Lock dual disconnect? on 04-14-2015 at 12:25 PM
    Or just use the flare nut hose barbs on the lines and swap out the pin lock and ball lock
    connectors as needed. Only takes a few seconds to do, although you will need to shut the gas
    off from the othe...

  • Posted in thread: English Mild, Sorta on 04-10-2015 at 03:18 PM
    ... Kegged and force carbonated to 2.3 vol. There is just something lacking about this beer. I
    am going to brew it again tomorrow but I can't put my finger on what to change.To me it sounds
    like this ...

  • Posted in thread: Kegging - Show me the light on 04-07-2015 at 10:06 PM
    You can save a good amount of CO2 (about 1/3-1/4 as much CO2 used) by naturally carbing your
    kegs, just like a big bottle. Just use about half as much priming sugar as you would for
    bottling because o...

  • Posted in thread: Should I do a starter? on 04-05-2015 at 06:04 PM
    Are you dechlorinating your water if using tap water? That's the other common source of a
    persistent off flavor. Add quarter of a Camden tablet to 5 gallons of tap water before you
    start to remove chl...


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