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  1. Not sure what you guys pay up there on the reef....

    Not sure what you guys pay up there on the reef. But here a 2kg refill can be had for around R35 and a 5kg for near R65. That makes soda stream just crazy expensive.

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  2. Thread: brewing cost

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    Check your spreadsheet, your yeast cost is not...

    Check your spreadsheet, your yeast cost is not coming through.

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    Fine for largers maybe but I brew mainly ales and...

    Fine for largers maybe but I brew mainly ales and I don't fancy keeping my soft drinks and beers at 18 degrees. I am not British. Even larger ferment temps are too high.

    My fermentation chamber is...
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    Yes but it's not that hard to lift the lid of the...

    Yes but it's not that hard to lift the lid of the fermenter with one hand (don't put it down) and scoop some yeast out of the fermenter with a sanitised spoon with the other hand them close the lid....
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    Buy once cry once I guess Sent from my...

    Buy once cry once I guess

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    Or rather top harvest on the second or so day of...

    Or rather top harvest on the second or so day of fermentation.
    You will get a nice collection of healthy live yeast with almost nothing else (no trub or any other crap).

    Since I started to do...
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    This is what I did (get family in Oz to get for...

    This is what I did (get family in Oz to get for me) after buying a Chinese one that worked fine for only a couple of batches.
    Eventually the non driven roller was not getting driven properly,...
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    Try heating up your gas line to make it soft and...

    Try heating up your gas line to make it soft and then quickly add the hose clamp. This will allow the gas line to mold into the barbs and create a tighter seal.

    You can dip them in boiling water...
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    Do you not mean Toohey's? Commercial beer from...

    Do you not mean Toohey's? Commercial beer from New South Wales?

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    I have a golden ale on the fermentation chamber...

    I have a golden ale on the fermentation chamber at the moment which used 05. It had been 2 weeks today and there is still activity.

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  11. Thread: Ssr

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    No it will work fine. Was just kidding with you. ...

    No it will work fine. Was just kidding with you.

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    100A.... Jees what are you doing? Welding ship...

    100A.... Jees what are you doing? Welding ship hulls? [emoji846]

    Better let the neighbours know before you die that thing up as it may cause brownouts [emoji846][emoji846]

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    The cheap 25A relays are often regarded as...

    The cheap 25A relays are often regarded as inferior because they do not switch on at the 0v crossing of the AC range form. This is a problem for inductive loads (anything with a motor like a fridge...
  14. Thread: Mythbusters

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    I think the stir plate is more to get the yeast...

    I think the stir plate is more to get the yeast going. Especially when you are pitching a sample that has been in the fridge for months and is not yery viable

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    Chemicals can leak right through plastics. I...

    Chemicals can leak right through plastics.
    I have a bottle of pool acid on the shelf in my garden shed (galvanised metal). Where the acid bottle is the shed is rusting and only there.



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    Even better harvest your yeast by top cropping...

    Even better harvest your yeast by top cropping just before high krausen.

    You get a much cleaner harvest of yeast (no trub) and you also collect your yeast when it is at its healthiest.
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    I buy them from ebay sellers in China but most...

    I buy them from ebay sellers in China but most hobby electronic stores should sell them. They are the esp8266 devices
    The DSCserver software listens on your alarm systems bus so it can respond to...
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    Between Point 4 and 5: Force gas into keg...

    Between Point 4 and 5:

    Force gas into keg through the the beer in line and open the gas in line for a short while. This forces CO2 in from the bottom and drives air out of the keg to be replaced...
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    Check out the Android app "automation manage for...

    Check out the Android app "automation manage for IOT". You use cheap WEMOS devices to build your own.
    It also integrate with the app DSC server to use your existing home alarm system to trigger...
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    Yeah I made the mistake of using a keg for soda...

    Yeah I made the mistake of using a keg for soda water once while I was between brews. My wife enjoyed it so much that it became permanent. A 9l keg just fits between the 4 19l kegs

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    Thats for soda water Sent from my SM-N975F...

    Thats for soda water

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    Here you go. The 4 taps coming out the top are...

    Here you go. The 4 taps coming out the top are connected to 4x19l kegs for beer. The one in the front is connected to a 9l keg serving soda water....
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    My keezer that I...

    My keezer that I builthttps://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20200619/7f1d22c183344acf9eb0dd9c64f3455a.jpg

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    Tanks are not fresh produce, they don't expire....

    Tanks are not fresh produce, they don't expire.
    Take them to a place that tests cylinders and get a hydro test done and you are good to go. CO2 is relatively low pressure at 50bar so the cylinder...
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    After pouring any beer I rinse the bottles...

    After pouring any beer I rinse the bottles thoroughly and put them in the crates upside down and store them like this till I need them. Saves needing a through clean as dirty cannot fall up into...
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