Ken Shales book first brought the use of crushed crystal malt to my notice, and I also made a version of his ‘Shales Rinsemaster’ which speeded up the chore of rinsing bottles by doing four at a time.I still have the Ken Shales book plus a number of other recipe books from around this time.
I made my own version if the bottle washer using small bore copper pipes as the up jets rather like Ken’s. I’m not sure what happened to it as now I cask up my brews.Ken Shales book first brought the use of crushed crystal malt to my notice, and I also made a version of his ‘Shales Rinsemaster’ which speeded up the chore of rinsing bottles by doing four at a time.
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I made a larger version to rinse a single pressure barrel much later, which is invaluable in rinsing not only PBs, but anything from buckets to beer glasses. It is plumbed into the mains via a detachable hose and 90 degree on/off ball valve, and mounted over the sink.
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Yes and can quote him " I've set the town of Boozledon awash with beer and wineI started brewing in the days before it was legal to brew at home. My first beer was a recipe from a homemade wine book. The ingredients bought from Boots were sold as health products. I still have a pile of books from the early days of legal brewing. Anyone remember, Ken Shales?
I brewed my first beer in about 1961. Things have certainly improved on the brewing front since then.Yes and can quote him " I've set the town of Boozledon awash with beer and wine
For years I've been brewing it was always tax free
Though it wasn't really legal 'till the year of '63"
For those who don't know Boozledon was Basildon.
I was given his book and even at that time it was a relic of bygone times so my guiding light was Dave Line.