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by Wozboy
Wed Sep 08, 2021 8:48 am
Forum: Beer Recipes
Topic: Saisson Recipe
Replies: 12
Views: 1368

Re: Saisson Recipe

I have a saisson and have two keezers running one at 10.5 degrees for beet/ale and the lager fridge at 4.5 degrees,which fridge should I keep it in for serving? I note that it should be carbonated to 3 above so I'm thinking lager fridge so that it can be served without just being froth! Any comments...
by Wozboy
Wed Sep 08, 2021 8:42 am
Forum: Kit Brewing
Topic: Conditioning Lager? I want fizzy lager!
Replies: 4
Views: 452

Re: Conditioning Lager? I want fizzy lager!

I'm not in any hurry really just wanted a taste more than anything just to make sure it was OK, how long does it usually take? I'm presuming around a week? What's your experience? I'm not fond of the idea of shaking the kegs and had read I could do that elsewhere but as you say I don't want to over ...
by Wozboy
Tue Sep 07, 2021 10:30 pm
Forum: Kit Brewing
Topic: Conditioning Lager? I want fizzy lager!
Replies: 4
Views: 452

Conditioning Lager? I want fizzy lager!

OK, I have made up two lager kits, a helles lager and a wilkos lager, wilkos just to see what it's like and if it's palateable!! I've also built a smaller keezer for lager purely as I want it to keep cooler and also I was of the opinion that if I condition it cooler then it will absorb the co2 and t...
by Wozboy
Sun Jun 20, 2021 9:38 pm
Forum: Dispensing
Topic: Floating dip tube for corny
Replies: 47
Views: 10765

Re: Floating dip tube for corny

Ok, I get that tying a weight to the dip tube will help but what do you secure it with? How big a weight? Where is best to secure from, actually ilI have some cable ties which I think will probably do the trick but any other comments would be gratefully received. I have a keg that I thought was empt...
by Wozboy
Mon May 10, 2021 8:32 pm
Forum: Fermentation
Topic: Are Campden tablets necessary?
Replies: 11
Views: 848

Are Campden tablets necessary?

I've been brewing beer from kits and a fair bit of wine also and I have Campden tablets but I don't tend to use them. What is the point of them? I know for wine it can stop it going off but for beer, which is what I'm concentrating on at the moment, is there any need to add Campden tablets and when ...
by Wozboy
Sat May 01, 2021 10:25 am
Forum: Dispensing
Topic: Gas lines
Replies: 7
Views: 755

Re: Gas lines

I see you're using an Inkbird, I've set up with stc1000s as I'd Read on these threads that they were pretty reliable but the wiring and the probes are a little flimsy and I just wondered if you think the Inkbird is more reliable/better? I've had one of my stc1000s just stop working and all my beer f...
by Wozboy
Fri Apr 30, 2021 9:57 pm
Forum: Dispensing
Topic: Gas lines
Replies: 7
Views: 755

Re: Gas lines

Hi there. To answer your question briefly, no this isn't a problem running gas through 5/16" line, and you can certainly run two kegs off of that as long as you're not intending to pour both kegs at the same time. As you're splitting after the regulator, both kegs have to be at the same serving pre...
by Wozboy
Mon Apr 26, 2021 6:13 pm
Forum: Dispensing
Topic: Carbonation Pressure/Temperature Chart
Replies: 39
Views: 28501

Re: Carbonation Pressure/Temperature Chart

Carbonating pressure v serving pressure. What pressure are people serving at? I have a six cornie set up through a gas managment board, mainly lager and cider (i bottle everything else) with two in the kegerator. I carb up at about 25 psi currently and leave it as long as waiting to go in the keger...
by Wozboy
Sat Apr 17, 2021 8:41 pm
Forum: Fermentation
Topic: Thermowells and stc1000 temperatures probe for inside fermenting bucket
Replies: 4
Views: 689

Re: Thermowells and stc1000 temperatures probe for inside fermenting bucket

Many thanks for the responses, I've ordered the thermowells and as a stop gap I've taped the probe to the side of the FVs with electrical insulation tape which is working reasonably well. Five thermowells on there way over from China!!
by Wozboy
Wed Apr 14, 2021 8:53 am
Forum: Fermentation
Topic: Thermowells and stc1000 temperatures probe for inside fermenting bucket
Replies: 4
Views: 689

Thermowells and stc1000 temperatures probe for inside fermenting bucket

Right, I'm starting brewing lagers and need to drop a temperature probe into the fermenting vessel and figure I need a thermowell, never used one so this is another learning experience. I've got stc1000s with the simple metal probe which I'm presuming that I insert into the thermowell? Do these just...
by Wozboy
Mon Apr 05, 2021 10:29 am
Forum: Dispensing
Topic: Frozen beer! STC1000 trouble!!
Replies: 5
Views: 488

Re: Frozen beer! STC1000 trouble!!

I had the same issue once , it turned out that the temperature sensor probe had jumped ship and and was outside the door of the fridge , it had fallen off the keg it was attached to, and when I closed the door of the fridge , it was accidently trapped outside of the fridge . It was sensing the ambi...
by Wozboy
Mon Apr 05, 2021 10:29 am
Forum: Dispensing
Topic: Frozen beer! STC1000 trouble!!
Replies: 5
Views: 488

Re: Frozen beer! STC1000 trouble!!

I had the same issue once , it turned out that the temperature sensor probe had jumped ship and and was outside the door of the fridge , it had fallen off the keg it was attached to, and when I closed the door of the fridge , it was accidently trapped outside of the fridge . It was sensing the ambi...
by Wozboy
Mon Apr 05, 2021 10:27 am
Forum: Dispensing
Topic: Frozen beer! STC1000 trouble!!
Replies: 5
Views: 488

Re: Frozen beer! STC1000 trouble!!

I do like inkbird instead of the stc. Have both. They have alarms which help, and can even communicate with your phone... The beer will separate slighty, but should be OK. Maybe stir gently. You have "jacked" the beer. You could invert it and just drink the alcohol! I've managed to freeze it twice ...
by Wozboy
Sat Apr 03, 2021 10:59 am
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: How to remove rust from the inside of a cornelius keg
Replies: 9
Views: 3035

Re: How to remove rust from the inside of a cornelius keg

how did you get to reach the bottom? i cant my arm in past my elbow! any advice on how i could do this Did you ever get an answer? I'm trying to remotely remove rusty from the bottom of my kegs and I'm facing exactly the same problem couple with a general lethargy to get in and do the job mainly du...
by Wozboy
Wed Mar 31, 2021 8:46 am
Forum: Dispensing
Topic: Frozen beer! STC1000 trouble!!
Replies: 5
Views: 488

Frozen beer! STC1000 trouble!!

I have been using my new build keezer which has been working fine until the other night when I went to get a beer and nothing? I primed with gas and still nothing them noted that everything had frozen! I have an STC1000 controller and I've had one just blow before but never this. I'm relatively new ...