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    From my old scuba diving days, I recall the...

    From my old scuba diving days, I recall the numbers on the side of the tank said something about the life/longevity of the tank, but I don't remember the exact details. Chances are, the tank has...
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    I noticed this on Gumtree earlier.......

    I noticed this on Gumtree earlier.... https://www.gumtree.co.za/a-pet-accessories/bellville/digital-thermostatic-temperature-controller-+-brand-new/1007300262350910025879609

    And another, being...
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    If it's a Red Ale you are leaning towards, you...

    If it's a Red Ale you are leaning towards, you might consider Brewdog's recipe called "Hops Kill Nazis" (# 64 in their recipe book). I made it at the start of lockdown and it is really good. The only...
  4. Hi all...on the carbonation drops, I was talking...

    Hi all...on the carbonation drops, I was talking to one of the guys at Beerlab the other day when I collected my yeast.

    Even though their website had it that the carbonation drops are out of...
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    I set a timer to go and check the pot temp now...

    I set a timer to go and check the pot temp now and then with a handheld digital thermometer. Once it gets close, I watch it like a hawk. Works for me.
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    I see Makro still has the 3-pot combo going at a...

    I see Makro still has the 3-pot combo going at a reasonable price. I use mine mostly for heating water these days, but used to brew small batches in the larger units.
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    I believe pubs are only going to be re-opened in...

    I believe pubs are only going to be re-opened in Level 1... :thumbsdown:
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    Could be a good idea. I was just looking at this...

    Could be a good idea. I was just looking at this one...

    https://www.banggood.com/310x300mm-Brewing-Grain-Drain-Basket-Hop-Spider-Kettle-300-Mesh-p-1123460.html?rmmds=category&cur_warehouse=CN
  9. Yeah, I have had both types of requests, "show me...

    Yeah, I have had both types of requests, "show me how" and "have you got any to sell?", to which I have developed standard answers, "how long have you got" and "no."... :cheers:
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    Sticky: Two weeks ago I put the Brewdog Tokyo...

    Two weeks ago I put the Brewdog Tokyo Intergalactic Stout into the fermenter. It is still bubbling now and then, despite having checked the gravity which has been stable for two days. They do say on...
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    At first I thought "wife and girlfriend (GF)?...

    At first I thought "wife and girlfriend (GF)? Impressive!"

    Then I realised you were talking about the Grainfather.... :lol:
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    Sticky: So long as the thermometer is at a slight angle...

    So long as the thermometer is at a slight angle it should be okay. This works with mine that is only about 10mm above horizontal at the top end.
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    Sticky: This worked like a charm. A bonus was that I...

    This worked like a charm. A bonus was that I didn't have to transport my heavy kettle too far and regulating the water flow from the tank was easy, with the outflow going into buckets that I used for...
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    Sticky: I'm brewing that Brewdog Elvis Juice clone that I...

    I'm brewing that Brewdog Elvis Juice clone that I mentioned last week, purely because I wanted to do some more research into how much peel I should use, and when to add it.

    Unlike Atron though, I...
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    Sounds good. Must try that some time I have...

    Sounds good. Must try that some time

    I have juiced my own apples and pears before, but those brews always turned out cloudy. One of my upcoming wood projects is to build my own fruit press.
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    Sticky: Today I am trying my water tank. Many of us...

    Today I am trying my water tank. Many of us Capetonians have a water tank out the back these days. Mine is 2500L in volume and I am going to experiment gravity-feeding it into my chiller. I coupled...
  17. Thanks for the advice, guys. What I've gone...

    Thanks for the advice, guys.

    What I've gone for is a combination, additive to the boil and ferment. The rind of 1x orange and 1x grapefruit to the boil (stopping before the white part of the zest)...
  18. How much citrus rind to add to a brew?

    Tomorrow morning I will be brewing the Elvis Juice 2.0 recipe from Brewdog's DIY recipe book.

    The only trouble is that they don't give away the ultimate secret...how much orange and lemon rind...
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    As a matter of interest, how much yeast would one...

    As a matter of interest, how much yeast would one add to this volume of water/honey?

    Always wanted to try a mead, but never got round to it.
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    Sticky: I learned to not trust CoCT for water supply. ...

    I learned to not trust CoCT for water supply.

    All was going good on my brew today, until I needed to cool the brew. Turn on the tap to get the chiller going....nothing, not a drop.

    Now I'm...
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    Sticky: That you do not have to bring your beer back to...

    That you do not have to bring your beer back to room temp before bottling.

    Just shows, not all you read is true... :cheers:
  22. Then I stand corrected. I read somewhere, though...

    Then I stand corrected. I read somewhere, though cannot find where, that beer ha to be brought back to room temp before bottling...

    Thanks for the correction. I will try it myself next time.
  23. Nothing wrong with the colour...a nice deep...

    Nothing wrong with the colour...a nice deep amber, IMO.

    On the bottling, make sure to bring the cold-crashed beer back to room temperature before you bottle, or my understanding is that once you...
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    Sticky: I had exactly the same experience with my Brewdog...

    I had exactly the same experience with my Brewdog Lichtenstein Pale Ale (#105). The recipte calls for 25g each of Cascade, Centennial and Amarillo.

    Man, what a schlep, having to almost baby-sit my...
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    I got my copper tubing at a gas supplier. A bit...

    I got my copper tubing at a gas supplier. A bit expensive, I thoughrt, but it is a cool project to make your own chiller.
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