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    Old gas reg question

    Thanks for the quick reply Pnutapper, I figured someone on here would know the history of this. Its definitely well made reg and came with 2 x commercial taps, 4 x micromatic keg couplers and a heap of commercial sized beer line with twist fit connectors. If I can get it running I can...
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    Old gas reg question

    Gday, I'm trying to get a second keg fridge set up before the chrissy / NY period and I picked up this reg a while ago with a whole heap of bits and pieces. It needs a new diaphragm kit and the old diaphragm appeared to have orange wax instead of rubber There are no markings on the actually...
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    Nuking cubes

    After every use I just rinse them out and put some water and sodium perc in, shake it all around and leave them. Occasionally when I walk past I will give them a quick shake again. Then for next brew I just empty them and hose them out and they're good to go. They can sit for months like that...
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    Salami 101

    We just finished a whole pig last weekend. Shot, gutted and salami'd. We ended up with 240 salami's. The pig was free range organic and the meat looked beautiful
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    Adjustable Gas regulator

    Are you talking an LPG regulator? I should have put "LPG" in my topic heading. I looked on keg king and online brewing supplies and couldn't find one on either Yeah Ratchie, that's the type of thing. There used to be a number of Aussie suppliers that sold these, but I can't seem to find any
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    Adjustable Gas regulator

    Hi All, I've been out of the game for a little while and just firing things up again (so to speak) I have been searching for an adjustable lpg regulator through my usual suppliers and can't seem to find anyone that sells them anymore. Can someone please point me in the right direction...
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    Salami 101

    yeah I cut a hole in the fridge this time, but previously I haven't bothered. If you run the fan in there 24/7 you will get case hardening in spots.. Its very hard to defuse the airflow enough so that it doesn't hit the same ones all the time. Also you just need a bit of airflow, you don't...
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    Salami 101

    On my fermenting fridge I have an stc 1000 and a computer fan that turns on for 10 minutes 5 times a day. I have a humidity controller (similar to an stc 1000 and bought off ebay) which controls a dehumidifier. I initially also bought a humidifier, but I have found through experience that I...
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    Salami 101

    They do this because they initially ferment the meat using a meat starter culture. The starter culture creates acid at 25 degrees that drops the PH of the meat quickly stopping bacteria growth. Then they drop the temp down to 15 for curing. Bactoferm sell this and I actually bought some, but...
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    Salami 101

    I ferment at about 12 degrees and have a computer fan turn on for 10 minutes four times a day. Works well for me. If you're just hanging in a shed, have a fan running to keep the air moving.
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    Salami 101

    Yeah Stu, i thought if i inoculated the salami fridge this one time i shouldn't need to do it again
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    Salami 101

    I bought some bactoferm Mould 600 for the first time this year. Its the Penicillium Nalgiovense strain. I just put it in a spray bottle and sprayed them every day and I reckon it really helps the salami dry more evenly. I had no case hardening this time and I reckon a more even drying...
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    Salami 101

    Looking good Merc, Shaunous, things got a bit more serous this year, this is Weezy, he lived a good free range life and was well looked after. Its definitely a bigger commitment raising and killing your own, but it does give you a sense of fulfillment knowing where your food comes from. We...
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    Rainwater? Good or bad

    Your tap water goes through old crappy pipes for hundreds of kms. How could you think that was cleaner than tank water. Tank water is great to brew with, tastes so clean compared to fluoridated tap water
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    Salami 101

    Last weekends batch. I think im pushing the fridge to full capacity. I'll have to get in earlier next year so it can be hung in the shed while its still cold enough There has been talk of raising some pigs for next year and doing everything, salami, coppa, prosciutto etc. Its gonna make...
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    Newcastle Sodium Perc/Met Group Buy

    1: SBOB 12.5kg Gezzanet 12.5kg (0 remaining on first bag ) 2: themonkeysback 10kg Lemon 10kg (5kg remaining on 2nd bag ) 3 Aces high 25kg - full bag Sodium Metascilicate 1: SBOB 5kg 2: gezzanet 5 kg (15kg remaining 3: Aces High 5kg (10kg remaining)
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    EOI - Newcastle Sodium Perc/Met Bulk Buy?

    I'll take a 25kg bag of Perc, my last one is finally running out. My wife has taken to using it in the dishwasher because it cleans way better than dishwashing powder. seems my supply is disappearing much quick now EDIT: Just went back and had a read about PBW, sounds like id be crazy not...
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    Expected lifespan of a Stc 1000

    About 5 years each, I have 4 and they've never missed a beat. In another thread somewhere on here I tested them for accuracy with some very expensive test equipment from my old work. They all came out within a degree of perfectly accurate from fermenting temperatures right through to mash...
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    Salami 101

    I've used the Casing boutique, the quality and service was good and they came in a nice plastic container, but I would rather just buy a standard hank from a wholesaler at the right price. These guys are selling to the smaller guys and charging accordingly. Alright if you're doing 10kg or...
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