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by PeeBee
Wed Oct 13, 2021 4:50 pm
Forum: Dispensing
Topic: Maxi cooler python pump
Replies: 14
Views: 2336

Re: Maxi cooler python pump

Hi, Not really. The python pump isn't good at all. I have bought a couple of SS Brewtech pumps to install when I can empty the chiller. I intend to just run the python pump as a agitator and pump out with the pumps. 2 pumps will allow me to chill 2 FVs. Cheers Sorry. Missed these posts as I wasn't ...
by PeeBee
Tue Oct 12, 2021 7:18 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Ales and Beers (17th, 18th and a bit of 19th Century)
Replies: 45
Views: 2877

Re: Ales and Beers (17th, 18th and a bit of 19th Century)

It's about time that I explained why the title is " a bit of the 19th Century". Early in the 19th Century rotating kilns were brought in to produce the black malt for colouring Porters: The (occasionally dangerous) substances previously used had been made illegal. As the 19th Century proceeded those...
by PeeBee
Tue Oct 12, 2021 6:26 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Ales and Beers (17th, 18th and a bit of 19th Century)
Replies: 45
Views: 2877

Re: Ales and Beers (17th, 18th and a bit of 19th Century)

Digression to explain a slight change of tact. Ignore this post if you don't want to know! In my quest to make the "emulations" simple, seems I was doing the opposite instead! The idea was to create a "curve" to represent the changing shades of colour in the kilned malt then squeeze the "curve" toge...
by PeeBee
Sun Oct 10, 2021 5:46 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Backup Pump?
Replies: 11
Views: 344

NOT a Backup Pump!

My (less than) obvious upgrade. First sort out a replacement for the hop filter. A few folk are installing a false bottom like here: False bottom for Grainfather . I'd recently upgraded my big brewery with stainless steel braided tube which I'd got as offcuts off eBay for cheap (the stuff ain't chea...
by PeeBee
Sat Oct 09, 2021 1:32 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Backup Pump?
Replies: 11
Views: 344

Re: Backup Pump?

You are not the first person to mention that. Is there an obvious upgrade? An upgrade might have been "obvious" if I'd read a few more posts on the subject (one being take the spring and ball-bearing out of the coupler - though this does leave the risk of pumping jets of near boiling wort out of th...
by PeeBee
Thu Sep 30, 2021 9:35 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Backup Pump?
Replies: 11
Views: 344

Re: Backup Pump?

I did find a pump that may have been suitable, but it was a hell of a price. It was a souped-up diaphragm pump, but food-safe (apparently) and could withstand boiling water which was unusual. Us Brits seem to ignore diaphragm pumps, perhaps because they are very noisy and have unspectacular flow rat...
by PeeBee
Mon Sep 27, 2021 8:32 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Backup Pump?
Replies: 11
Views: 344

Re: Backup Pump?

You've not missed the point! The magnitude of these pumps' effectiveness was certainly something I was missing. So, a "beast". That should sort out this Grainfather. Now I need a clue as to how I'm going to moderate it ... or find something else.
by PeeBee
Mon Sep 27, 2021 1:21 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Backup Pump?
Replies: 11
Views: 344

Re: Backup Pump?

Does it really have to be self priming? I might be showing ignorance here but wouldn't raising the GF slightly remove the need for that? On the Braumeister the pump is not self priming, the automatic programs cycle it on and off a few times to evacuate the air (or you do it manually - it is very qu...
by PeeBee
Mon Sep 27, 2021 11:22 am
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Ales and Beers (17th, 18th and a bit of 19th Century)
Replies: 45
Views: 2877

Re: Ales and Beers (17th, 18th and a bit of 19th Century)

My current attempt is a porter from the last 1/4 of the Georgian period, a 1804 "TT" from Barclay Perkins; a period when there was no "black malt" (grubbed out by who else but Ron Pattinson). Barclay Perkins TT ii.JPG Appears to have finished fermenting. None of the "stuck ferments" of the earlier p...
by PeeBee
Sun Sep 26, 2021 6:58 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Backup Pump?
Replies: 11
Views: 344

Re: Backup Pump?

I tried a voltage controller on a pump and it slowed it down, but not as much as I wanted. Any reason why you’re not looking at a March pump? Got one! It's doing the transfers in the big (70L) kit. But it doesn't help me out with the Grainfather woes, and it certainly wont help me out if the main p...
by PeeBee
Sun Sep 26, 2021 3:43 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Backup Pump?
Replies: 11
Views: 344

Backup Pump?

Not another pump! But I need something to backup the woefully pathetic pump in the Grainfather, and also if I get a "problem" with my 70L kit: Neither have a backup (like a tap even) should the pump fail to do its job (which happens to the Grainfather with boring regularity). It will need to be self...
by PeeBee
Fri Sep 24, 2021 1:44 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: A better spunding valve?
Replies: 53
Views: 1703

Re: A better spunding valve?

... More "poop" perhaps? There appears to be (or has been) some sort of "goings on" between Australian goods (kegland.com.au) and China sourced objects? Though China appears to be manufacturing Kegland stuff? Maybe the source of dramatic differences about "Blowtie" spunding valves expressed in this ...
by PeeBee
Mon Sep 20, 2021 11:09 am
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: ITC-308 troubles!
Replies: 48
Views: 1554

Re: ITC-308 troubles!

Agree. We ought to have a pact not to quote him. At least that way we have some control. Apologies. I was breaking my own rules back then (I have this hardwired delusion that no-one is always bad). Anyway he'll be back shortly after his temporary "ban" (for bad behaviour?) and I'm sure he'll come b...
by PeeBee
Thu Sep 16, 2021 1:55 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: ITC-308 troubles!
Replies: 48
Views: 1554

Re: ITC-308 troubles!

If that's a just blip in the display, does it matter to the beer? Well I don’t know whether it was just the display reading incorrectly or whether if I’d had a narrower band set whether it would have triggered the outputs. Practically speaking it doesn’t matter for me, but I can see situations wher...
by PeeBee
Tue Sep 14, 2021 9:59 am
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: ITC-308 troubles!
Replies: 48
Views: 1554

Re: ITC-308 troubles!

Sorry ... the link I spoke of is not easy to find in this thread. It's here: viewtopic.php?f=6&t=83419&start=15#p859532