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Forum: Automated Brewing Forum 04-03-2014, 08:11 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 215
Posted By Wheelspin
Recommend simple, robust pid controller

Please help. I need to replace my current PID controller (Gefran 500) because it seems to me that it messes around initially overshoots set temps by 2 03 șC despite all attempts to to fix it and...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 03-19-2014, 07:32 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 592
Posted By Wheelspin
I think you're right. I'm going to start...

I think you're right.

I'm going to start extending my primary fermentation to at least 4 weeks.
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 03-19-2014, 07:25 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 592
Posted By Wheelspin
Jbaysurfer, I take it that your name refers to...

Jbaysurfer, I take it that your name refers to Jeffreys Bay South Africa. I spent many, many a weekend at Jeffreys Bay and Seal Point in the 70's and 80's surfing my little brain off. Good times !
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Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 03-19-2014, 07:10 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 592
Posted By Wheelspin
Thanks guys. All suggestions make sense...

Thanks guys.

All suggestions make sense however a few things.

a) I don't think there's infection, everything still tastes great, no off smells.
b) Stirring my priming sugar in. I do stir, in...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 03-19-2014, 03:30 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 592
Posted By Wheelspin
Avoiding carbonation creep ???

I often find that after fermenting for 3 weeks then bottling and bottle conditioning for another 2 weeks my carbonation is intially pretty good.

However, after 8 weeks or so some brews in bottles...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 03-17-2014, 02:50 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 677
Posted By Wheelspin
Standard ratio is 10 grams DME for every 100 ml...

Standard ratio is 10 grams DME for every 100 ml of water.

IMO 2 L staters are the way to go for anything above about 1,060 OG

Step up depends on what yeast you're starting with. Rough guide for...
Forum: DIY Projects 03-16-2014, 06:27 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 359
Posted By Wheelspin
Will fan make chest freezer more efficient ?

Hi

I have 3 chest freezers with ST1000 controllers that work very well as fermentation and cold crash chambers.

Would putting a small fan computer fan inside make them more efficient ?

As I...
Forum: American Ale 03-05-2014, 12:59 AM
Replies: 580
Views: 146,392
Posted By Wheelspin
Bump !

Bump !
Forum: American Ale 03-03-2014, 02:01 PM
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Views: 146,392
Posted By Wheelspin
Hopefully someone can make some sense of this for...

Hopefully someone can make some sense of this for me 'cos I've searched and don't seem to get a definitive answer.

For a 10 gal batch of Yoopers Finest, my OG is coming in at 1,065 (efficiency...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 02-15-2014, 03:18 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 448
Posted By Wheelspin
Not if you get your conveyer belt going !!!!!

Not if you get your conveyer belt going !!!!!
Forum: General Beer Discussion 02-15-2014, 03:01 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 163
Posted By Wheelspin
What are you fermenting in? If it's a bucket...

What are you fermenting in? If it's a bucket there is a very, very good chance that the lid is not sealing. Happens to me all the time. In that case lift the lid and check for some krausen which...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 01-27-2014, 05:45 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 318
Posted By Wheelspin
They also use them here in SA. I see that they...

They also use them here in SA. I see that they are actually manufactured in Spain.
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 01-27-2014, 05:24 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 318
Posted By Wheelspin
Thanks Day Tripper. it does help although he...

Thanks Day Tripper.

it does help although he pretty much destroyed the inlet valve. I need to use these kegs for kegging.

Anyone have other ideas ?
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 01-26-2014, 03:45 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 318
Posted By Wheelspin
How to crack this keg ????

Does anyone recognize this keg and how to remove the spear/internals for cleaning. I can unscrew the valve but progress stops there.

i have searched the net with no results.

Can anyone shed...
Forum: DIY Projects 09-18-2013, 02:59 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,675
Posted By Wheelspin
I just detach the pipe from vessel A and blow the...

I just detach the pipe from vessel A and blow the liquid out of the line out with my compressor. Lose very little that way.

I do worry about infection but have not had an infection in ± 25 brews....
Forum: Amber Hybrid Beer 09-03-2013, 09:31 AM
Replies: 261
Views: 137,920
Posted By Wheelspin
Using the Brewers Friend Efficiency Calculator...

Using the Brewers Friend Efficiency Calculator and Ed Worts grain bill, the efficiency seems to come in at about 65 % calculated off an an OG of 1.062.

Seems a little low and when I first brewed...
Forum: Strong Ale 06-17-2013, 03:12 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 32,654
Posted By Wheelspin
Can anybody tell me what the effects of replacing...

Can anybody tell me what the effects of replacing the Maris Otter with ordinary 2 row will be. I can't get Maris Otter my neck of the woods.

Any advice appreciated.
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 05-23-2013, 06:47 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 347
Posted By Wheelspin
Thank you everyone for the invaluable advice. :D

Thank you everyone for the invaluable advice. :D
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 05-22-2013, 05:39 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 347
Posted By Wheelspin
Jeepers !!!! - even if drawn directly off the...

Jeepers !!!! - even if drawn directly off the mash tun at 70 C and bottled and capped in sanitized bottles ?
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 05-22-2013, 02:47 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 347
Posted By Wheelspin
Is wheat beer ok for yeast starter ?

Quick question to experts.

I've saved some runoff from my wheat beer I've just made with the intention of bottling it for use as wort for future yeast staters. No hops in it.

Is this OK or is...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 05-10-2013, 01:58 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 200
Posted By Wheelspin
Thanks guys I started off with a 1 liter...

Thanks guys

I started off with a 1 liter starter.

I didn't check gravity before I started but my stock starter mix is 100 gram light DME per liter of water,

Is the starter color turning...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 05-10-2013, 07:24 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 200
Posted By Wheelspin
Should i risk this yeast ?????

Would the expert's please advise quick, 'cos I plan on brewing tomorrow and if the response is negative, I must change my recipe.

Here's the story. I want to brew an Octoberfest Ale using vial of...
Forum: Label Display & Discussion 04-18-2013, 02:39 PM
Replies: 3,447
Views: 717,640
Posted By Wheelspin
Thanks Rev, always was bit confused about the...

Thanks Rev, always was bit confused about the Swmbo spelling - your way makes sense although I've probably seen it spelt SWAMBO more often.

Yup Blonde it is.

I just loved the pic - I mean,...
Forum: Label Display & Discussion 04-18-2013, 07:04 AM
Replies: 3,447
Views: 717,640
Posted By Wheelspin
In homage to THE 30 L's of BIERMUNCHERS "SWAMBO...

In homage to THE 30 L's of BIERMUNCHERS "SWAMBO SLAYER" that's still in the fermenters.

Still in rough form.
Forum: DIY Projects 04-09-2013, 10:25 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,288
Posted By Wheelspin
Diy loc line ???

I've seen guys using Loc Line for their sparge arms and think it's a great idea.

However, getting hold of Loc Line in my neck of the woods is a real pain and/or real expensive.

Does anyone have...
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