Brewing beer

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One of several hobbies is brewing ale, all grain extract not by homebrew kit. Brewing kit consists of HLT (hot liqueur tank) Mash tun copper/kettle and FV (fermenting vessel) all temperature controlled.WP_20140608_005.jpg20200318_092312.jpg20191116_140341.jpg20200318_122643.jpg20191201_122431.jpg20200802_150109.jpg
 

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I really like your set-up. Awesome.

I have the cheap Chinese copy of your temperature controller looking after my big audio amplifier. Works a treat, but needs to be blue lol

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The temp controllers i have used on my panel are the cheap STC1000 , i use Dixell R universal on the commercial breweries but they are also in red cant think of a manufacturer that does a blue display. Try a cyan film screen over the display but it would not match the intense blue you are looking for.
 
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GMJ

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What a coincidence...

One of my several hobbies is drinking ale


Very impressive set up I must say


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Scotia

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What a coincidence...

One of my several hobbies is drinking ale


Very impressive set up I must say


Yum yum
It never ceases to amaze me the amount of friends who have the same interest as well.😉20200905_195532.jpg
 

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Looks very impressive how many gallons do you brew ? I love trying different real ales. Have you brewed different styles?
 

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Cheers i do 20 gallon per brew, i prefer old school ale, not fussed on the over hopped style that is about now. I'm fortunate to have a friend who consults for me who has been a brewer for coming on 40 odd yrs but has a good head for engineering. He taught me how to brew and gave me recipes which i have altered to my taste. I do a Porter which has treacle and ginger in it which is very easy to drink i may add, i have the recipe for Fowlers Wee Heavy and Caledonian 80 shilling. The darker beers i prefer in the winter months. In summer i tend to stick to IPA bitter and blond beers.
 

jimny14

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Crikey, it knocks my old plastic buckets, kettle elements, cool box and immersion cooler 5 gallon brewery for 6. What a set up. I dont have time to brew now but it is good fun.
 

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That porter sounds good.the choice of stout and porters is getting amazing tried plenty of unusual ones especially the ice cream ones that Thornbridge brew
 

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That porter sounds good.the choice of stout and porters is getting amazing tried plenty of unusual ones especially the ice cream ones that Thornbridge brew
I installed a glycol line and chiller at a brewery in Edinburgh The campervan brewery and thats the type of beers he was making with ice cream🤑, im old school beer and a pie for me. 😆
 

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Some of the craft beers are too cold for my liking tried a few nice peanut butter stout I prefer real ales from a hand pump or direct from the barrel
 

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I was of the same train of thought, i then built a filtr system along with a low pressure carbonator and only using a small percentage of Co2 enough to keep the beer fresh for a longer period of time( if it ever gets the chance) it does highlight more flavour with the Co2 i usually keep my ale @ around 10/12 deg for serving.20191201_122454.jpg
 

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