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Equipment & Chemicals / Re: Brewzilla 35ltr
Last post by pointage33 - Today at 07:56:19 am
Well I did a brew at the weekend and used the second screen. I took your advice and made sure both screens were flush with eachother and it worked a treat. Many thanks indeed!!

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Introductions / Re: Lockdown Intro
Last post by mick02 - October 26, 2020, 07:16:36 pm
Hey Jonathon,

Welcome to the club. There are a few clubs in Dublin, Capital brewers probably are the closest to you. You also have North County and Liffey Brewers.

Your set up looks similar to what I'm using and like you, I don't have anywhere permanent to brew. I'm currently using the utility room in my house.

Take a look through the pages of the forum. There is lots of information on the pages. If you need any help just shout, if I can't help you out directly I'll be able to point you in the right direction.

Stay safe,

Mick
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Introductions / Lockdown Intro
Last post by j - October 26, 2020, 06:45:26 pm
Hey All,

New to the group so thought I'd post a quick message.

My name's Jonathon and I've been living in Ireland & brewing for the past 2 years. Prior to that was  in Denver, Colorado, where I was pretty attune to the brewing scene.

I'm living in Rathmines at the moment and currently searching for a more permanent place to brew (shed, garage, etc.). If you know of anything or just want to introduce yourself, please don't hesitate to drop me a line!

I've attached a picture of my current set up so you can get a feel for what I'm working with.

Cheers.
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All Grain Brewing / Re: Conditioning in a 2.5 l sw...
Last post by LordEoin - October 26, 2020, 06:31:14 pm
The bigger surface area of the bigger bottle will crack at a lower pressure than a smaller bottle, unless the thickness is scaled up with the volume.
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Equipment & Chemicals / Re: Grain miller question
Last post by Phil.cork - October 26, 2020, 04:26:38 pm
I'll try and fix the link but the podcast is homebrew diy and the episode is called grain mills a deep dive
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Chit Chat / Re: Andrew Moore - brewing gea...
Last post by mick02 - October 26, 2020, 02:09:45 pm
Quote from: pob on October 26, 2020, 10:54:47 amThank you to everyone who got involved, we raised & have now donated €1,166, in Andrew's memory, to the charity Médecins Sans Frontières Ireland.
It's great to see the community pulling together to help a worthy cause and honour Andrews memory. Well done POB for organising.
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All Grain Brewing / Re: Conditioning in a 2.5 l sw...
Last post by phildo79 - October 26, 2020, 10:59:10 am
Quote from: Keokee on October 24, 2020, 11:42:19 amHi,
I have a 2.5 l swing top growler that I was going to use to condition a blond ale in. I read somewhere that this might not be a good idea but I can't seem to find the post. Anyone have thoughts on this? Potential to explode? Should I use less sugar to prime?
Thanks
If you use the correct amount of priming sugar, I doubt it will explode. However, bigger is not always better, for various reasons. Are you going to be able to remove all sediment before bottling? If not, then unless you plan on pouring the entire contents in one go, you will disturb the sediment. Are you also planning on drinking the 2.5L in one sitting? If not, your beer will go flat unless drank reasonably quickly.

Whilst the idea of only using one or very few bottles is appealing (been there, done that, threw away the bottles), the reality is that it just isn't as practical as you first think. My advice would be to stick with bottles around the 500ml mark and that can be stored upright in the fridge. And you will only need 5 of them for this brew.
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Chit Chat / Re: Andrew Moore - brewing gea...
Last post by pob - October 26, 2020, 10:54:47 am
Thank you to everyone who got involved, we raised & have now donated €1,166, in Andrew's memory, to the charity Médecins Sans Frontières Ireland.
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Equipment & Chemicals / Re: Fermenting with two corny ...
Last post by phildo79 - October 26, 2020, 10:48:07 am
Won't you need constant pressure on the FV during transfer to stop both vessels creating equilibrium? I ferment under pressure using a fermentasaurus and have encountered this problem when transferring to a keg. I need to have a constant set pressure on the FV and the spunding on the keg dropped a couple of psi lower for a smooth transfer.
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