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Discussion in 'AHB Resources (Wiki Topics)' started by Keg King, 13/8/19.

 

  1. HardKnockBrewing

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    Posted 22/8/19
    I am really close to taking the punt on the 35L BrewZilla to take me into all Grain territory... have you got anything exciting in the works for this or are you having any fathers day sales I should hold out for?
     
  2. CEO Keg King

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    Posted 22/8/19
    Well why don‘t you pop over for a look at our Guten units and I am sure you will like things like the power control and high quality finish. Brew day on Saturday the 31st and there will be a lot of Brewers with experience whom you could hit up for their take on what works well. I will by trying the first 70 litre unit that day with a little help from one of our 10 brewers on staff.
     
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    Posted 23/8/19
    That would be fantastic!
     
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    Posted 23/8/19
    Could you help out with a few Qs about gas bottles:
    - do you fill bottles or just swap them?
    - do you still not fill/swap kegland bottles?
    - if you can fill as opposed to swap, what about soda stream bottles - can you fill them?
     
  5. CEO Keg King

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    Posted 23/8/19
    We both fill and swap. Yes we can fill a Kegland bottle as long as its within time. Actually we have seen quite a few Kegland bottles that have Keg King embossed into the metal and with our worksafe registration number.

    Currently we do not have any refillable sodastream bottles. One thing that we do have in the pipeline though is a 1.25Kg refillable going through the design registration process. It will be ideal to take camping etc.
     
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    Posted 24/8/19
    Well I did the lift test and yes you can lift 25 litres with the handles! And no in its current condition it won’t hold pressure.
    Next test - will it fit in my fermentation chamber wit a PLAATO on?
     
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    Posted 24/8/19
    Anything on the horizon for a Guten false bottom, or better filter?
     
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    Posted 24/8/19
    I reckon that would look pretty schmick.
     
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    Posted 26/8/19
    Well after a disastrous brew day with the Frankenfather- I’m pleased to say the Guten Conical works perfectly so far!
    I was able to lift it to waste height full of wort and it must be sealing ok because the PLAATO is working like it’s supposed to! Now I know how easy it is to handle I might have to get me another!
    Cheers KegKing!
     
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    Posted 27/8/19
    Hey Kenf,
    How'd you go drilling for the thermowell? I want to do the same but keep chickening out - any tips?
    Cheers
     
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    Posted 27/8/19
    Really gently, but I was surprised by the thickness of the stainless.
    Luckily I had a drill that was almost the same size then I used a grinding stone to enlarge the hole. Pity I didn’t use a 20mm one because I had a plug cutter for that!
    But maybe a stepped drill?
     
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    Posted 28/8/19
    We'll be running the 70 Litre system this weekend at our brewday/warehouse warming. Anyone present can have a look and ask questions. We'll post some photos after the day.
     
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    Posted 28/8/19
    Are you able to do a write-up on it after you have used it for people that can't be there? Good/bad points, things you might change, new features etc.
     
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    Posted 28/8/19
    Yep. We can provide a report on our experience with it after the brewday.
     
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    Posted 28/8/19
    I think that is a very good idea and lets maybe have a bit of video too. Two of our engineers will be doing this brew and it will be fermented in a gen 3 prototype FS and a snub nose FS so we can have a comparison.
     
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    Posted 29/8/19
    Looking forward to seeing the Fermentasaurus 3, (the bottom half)
     
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    Posted 29/8/19
    Just taken delivery of a snubnose - all good - but opening quite small.

    How do you guys clean your snubnose after kegging ?
     
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    Posted 29/8/19
    Just fill up with some luke warm water and sodium perc and the Krausen ring just falls away, any stubborn stains, a piece of wood with a rag tied around the end. Or ask the wife to clean it.:)
     
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    Posted 29/8/19
    Thanks Cian - Got a brew on at the moment so I'll give it a go after transfer. - Like the wife suggestion :D
     
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    Haven't used mine yet. Got it with the fathers day deal, but I will hit the wife up once I've dirtied it.
     
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