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    Bulk Oxidizing Agent PBW or Similar

    Sorry I didn’t read through the whole tread, does it go on to describe how to clean a keg with the spear removed? I wasn’t suggesting rolling 50L around, just 3-4L in a keg.
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    Bulk Oxidizing Agent PBW or Similar

    Sorry to confuse matters I was trying to simplify them. Mark has given a very detailed account of how to clean kegs in a commercial environment and went on to describe how he does it at home which is similar to what I do but I thought that may have been lost in his long detailed post so was just...
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    Bulk Oxidizing Agent PBW or Similar

    That’s not really what mark is discussing, he is talking about cleaning kegs with the spear in place. As the OP only has 1 keg with the spear removed he needs to clean this can be done easily without any CIP gear. Simply fill the kegmenter with a few litres of hot cleaner of your choice and...
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    what gadgets do you guys need when you do home brewing?

    I recently bought an ITC-308 Wifi temp controller. I really like it and being able to adjust the temp and other settings via the Inkbird plus app I find it far easier to use and adjust settings than my ITC-310T-B temp controller. As an added bonus I found the app records a temp trend diagram so...
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    Helix

    That really surprises me, your experience is the opposite to mine. I haven’t had any clogging or even noticed any reduction in flow. I do run the pump fairly slowly though. Do you run your pump full bore? Perhaps compacting trub around the coil?
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    Helix

    I’ve only been using one for a few months but I think they would be near impossible to clog up. Brewed a few weeks ago and added late hops after whirlpool no problem. What I did was whirlpool and let it settle for about 5 mins then recirculated with a pump for about 10 mins then connected a...
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    James May's new old pub (video tour)

    He may not be short of a quid or two but he doesn’t strike me as a fool. It was probably a bargain investment. They will give it a lick of paint and open for business. But if it continues to make a loss it will shut down again then apply for planning permission to convert to residential.
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    Sickly sweet taste after kegging

    That was also my first thought. Easy enough to test with a hydro sample and see if FG has returned to OG.
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    Sickly sweet taste after kegging

    I would do that first but do it in the old gear not new, fermenter, keg etc first before replacing everything. If all good then look at chiller/cube and hoses used prior to fermenter. If it turns out bad then look at fermenter etc.
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    Pressure rated stainless fermenter.

    I was thinking 50L keg or possibly 20L depending on brew length. $10-$50 second hand.
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    Pressure rated stainless fermenter.

    Not sure I fully understand what you are after but it sounds to me like you need a fermenter that you can fill in place and clean in place so don’t need to move it around when full? If so the good news is you can do that with just about anything although pumps make it far easier. The other...
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    KegLand Questions and Answers

    It made perfect sense to me. Hadn’t noticed the error in your post. Only see it now you have pointed it out. Hadn’t even had a drink when I replied.
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    KegLand Questions and Answers

    That’s more or less how I clean real ale cubes with caustic or sodium percarbonate. With polypins I just part fill them and leave them overnight with a few litres of caustic as sod perc inflates them so the surface is not fully in contact.
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    KegLand Questions and Answers

    You can’t no chill and ferment in a HDPE cube because they need to be filled completely for the no chill bit. With the bags you don’t need to completely fill them with wort so can leave a headspace for fermenting. I have pointed this out a few times to @KegLand-com-au now but they seem to be...
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    KegLand Questions and Answers

    @KegLand-com-au Have you tried no chill and fermenting in these things? Say about 19-20L wort leave the bladder in the milk crate, add dry yeast and a blow off when it cools. Then siphon to a keg when finished. Even more environmentally friendly and timesaving if you don’t need to clean and...
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    KegLand Questions and Answers

    So are any of you guys going to try no chill and fermenting in these things? Maybe 19-20L wort leave it in the milk crate, add dry yeast and a blow off when it cools. Then siphon to a keg when finished.
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    Keg King Conversation- Back On AHB

    Are these bag in keg as in can be dispensed with compressed air?
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    BIAB and No chill - Beers coming out overly hoppy

    If they are not too bitter and it’s just hop taste/aroma that will fade given time. It sounds like you have the opposite problem to most folk who have trouble getting enough hop flavour or it fading to early in their hop forward beers.
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    Ferment in a Kettle (FIAK)

    Yep BIAB has been around for as long as homebrewing. I’m led to believe that it wasn’t as common here in AU and virtually unheard of by most AHB members in the early days of the forum so when they figured it out they thought they had invented a whole new brewing method and coined the phrase BIAB.
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    Ferment in a Kettle (FIAK)

    Did you buy yours in Australia? I understood they were not available here. I used mine as a make shift shower for a while when living in a caravan and renovating a derelict farm. We set it up in an old stable with no roof and took showers with rain and snow coming down on us through the rafters.
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