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  1. chrisb8

    Klarstein Electrical Meltdown

    Thank you all for your advice and I feel reassured that it was perhaps not as bad as it first seemed. I will have a look at repairing but I might get a replacement to be on the safe side if I'm not sure.
  2. chrisb8

    Klarstein Electrical Meltdown

    Like you I do an overnight mash but I use a separate insulated mash tun so the kettle isn't on all night but is on a timer to heat the sparge water about an hour before I get up. Either way things like this start to make you distrust electrical items. I hope somebody can help put my mind at rest.
  3. chrisb8

    Klarstein Electrical Meltdown

    Hi all, When using my klarstein kettle last night it started smoking and giving off an acrid smell. Brew day over so I emptied the water out, unscrewed the base and had a look inside. It appears that the wiring to/from the timer has melted, I assume this means it has overheated by overloading? I...
  4. chrisb8

    What are you drinking tonight 2022?

    Looks like a good selection there athumb..
  5. chrisb8

    What are you drinking tonight 2022?

    Where did you go?
  6. chrisb8

    What are you drinking tonight 2022?

    Absolutely, a little less bitter and this would have been perfect.
  7. chrisb8

    What are you drinking tonight 2022?

    Kiwi Pils by @pilgrimhudd Lovely light golden colour, great head that remained throughout and perfect clarity. Nicely balanced malt bill and understated aroma hops as per the style. Very easy drinking and satisfying, nothing to fault apart from it being a bit too bitter for my taste but that...
  8. chrisb8

    What are you drinking tonight 2022?

    Thanks for the great feedback, glad you liked it, cheers athumb..
  9. chrisb8

    Overnight Mashing ?

    Yes, I use a 3 vessel system so roughly half the total water goes in the mash overnight and the rest in the sparge in the morning.
  10. chrisb8

    Overnight Mashing ?

    I always do overnight mashes using my insulated mash tun. Mash in at the intended temperature, insulate the mash tun with extra towels and an old sleeping bag and then leave overnight. I find the temperature has dropped by 10 degrees every time I uncover it in the morning, so it's a repeatable...
  11. chrisb8

    Air pressure gauge - stupidity 101!

    Sounds like what happened to mine https://www.thehomebrewforum.co.uk/threads/faulty-regulator.91948/
  12. chrisb8

    Air pressure gauge - stupidity 101!

    Do you mean the guage on your gas regulator? The first one I had stuck on its first use and I had it replaced.
  13. chrisb8

    A Long Time Ago . . .

    So did I... 😄
  14. chrisb8

    Growing fresh yeast packs and splitting them

    I would second having a look at crossmyloof. They have a range of liquid yeasts suitable for a neipa and much cheaper than what you quoted including postage.
  15. chrisb8

    Closed vs "semi closed" transfer to keg

    What I do is after sanitising the keg, seal it and purge with co2 from my gas bottle. Then I siphon from the fermenter directly to the beer out post on the keg using a barbed connector. Then another connection to the gas in post allows for a length of hose to run to a tub of sanitiser for the...
  16. chrisb8

    The art of parking.

    Where I work is on a hill and the customer car park is sloping. It is worrying how many people don't park with the handbrake on properly and/or don't park in gear. We have witnessed on many occasions cars rolling away and it's lucky no one has been hurt or that one hasn't gone out the entrance...
  17. chrisb8

    How many litres of home brew have you made 2022.

    19L lager Total: 238L
  18. chrisb8

    Secret Santa Review Thread 2021!

    Thanks again @Alastair70 for stepping up and organising the swap, cheers and a happy new year to you and all who took part athumb..
  19. chrisb8

    Secret Santa Recipes 2021

    Here is the recipe for my Festive Fireside Ale Type: All Grain IBU : 27 (Tinseth) BU/GU : 0.51 Colour : 38 EBC Original Gravity : 1.053 Final Gravity : 1.012 ABV: 5.4% Batch Size : 15 L Boil Time : 40 min Brewhouse Efficiency: 75% Overnight mash started at 65C Fermentables (3.45 kg) 2.7 kg -...
  20. chrisb8

    Secret Santa Review Thread 2021!

    Yes of course, I will find it and post to the secret santa recipe thread when I get a chance
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