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  1. 12 hours ago, Chan said:

    I have fermented coopers ale. when it was fermented for a week added finings. Carbonated beer for 48 hours at 36pci for 48 hours.

    Its 3 weeks now the beer is still not clear looks whitish color dusty

    1. Was the beer at FG? (Final gravity - the measure of Specific Gravity reached when all fermentable sugars have been converted to alcohol) 

    2. What finings did you use? And how did you use them?

    3. pci = psi? If so, chances are you have overcarbed the beer. 

    4. As above, a pic would help so we can see what you have.

    5. Also as above, what did you put in there?

    6. How did you carb the beer? Was it at serving temp for the 48 hours? Or room temp?

  2. 1 hour ago, ozdevil said:

    I will say Daniel Craig  played James Bond well in this  Latest  bond movie

    I would agree   Sean Connery was a favourite actor of mine not only in bond but several others

    Have you seen Shalako? Not just Connery but written by Louis Lamour - IMO the best Western writer ever! 

  3. 19 hours ago, ozdevil said:

    however  though i was a bit meh with james bond   no time to die  but i have to say glad i did as i have seen every james bond movie now
    3hour movie wasnt really fun to sit throu..   but was doing it in comfort

    it had some good parts but felt it was drag out  a bit

    make up your own minds bt  i would only give it a 6.5 out of 10

    I enjoyed it. Given the negative comments over the many months it WASN'T released about gender-swapping, I wasn't expecting to enjoy it. But I thought they did it well and even that, anyone wanting to do another Bond movie after this one will have to do some rather creative writing. 😄

    They certainly did a better job than some of the other franchises have done and the 'woke' stuff seemed to fit well without being in-your-face about it. And given what some of the other franchises have done, 6.5 is high praise indeed these days. 😄 I'd probably score it a bit higher than that - above the campy Roger Moore Bonds and below Connery or even earlier Craig movies.

  4. 39 minutes ago, MUZZY said:

    If that price is legitimate that is an excellent buy. I paid around $50 for my Inkbird on it's own. This one is half that and includes a heat pad as well. 

    Nah - you need to select the deal you want - still good price but now half.

    On 11/18/2021 at 9:40 AM, oldbloke said:

    You blokes have made me realise I have a  fridge (no freezer) in the man cave I can use to keep my fermenter cool in summer. Warming in winter is ok. (Light globe system)

    I use a globe system - 45W halogen bulb in a soup can hanging low in the fridge. Works great. I also have a heat pad but that's my backup or for keeping bottles warm in the cupboard so they can carbonate properly.

    The heating isn't just for winter. You get better beer if you keep the temp as constant as possible - the eyast stays happier and makes a better beer.

    One issue is, we tape the probe under foam (e.g. piece of stubby holder) to the side of the fermenter so it measures mostly the temp of the beer but that means there's a delay in the liquid mass getting to the right temp. So when the BEER gets down to (say) 18° & the controller turns the fridge off, the fridge AIR could be at 14° and that will take the temp down further unless we heat the air pretty quickly.

    So it's a good idea to have a heater in there even for summer.

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  5. 1 hour ago, Classic Brewing Co said:

    as there wouldn't be any way of knowing what device was used to log on with

    Actually it would. The browser passes along some info, so the websites can deliver a mobile version if that's what you are on. I'd be more puzzled as to how the move could have altered things.

  6. 1 hour ago, disgruntled said:

    What's the other one?

    How about this then... DARPA (Defence Advanced Research Projects Agency, a US military org) was developing a computer program to literally spy on everyone using computers, to steal their personal info and record it in massive server banks. Look it up if you want, it was codenamed LifeLog.

    They scrapped the program on the day FB started up and the Zuck has direct connections into the alphabet agencies via his father. 

    There's a LOT of weird stuff in the background of the social media platforms that is covered over by fanciful stories to show how heroic the 'founders' are - nobody who knew anything about computers ever believed Gates just 'found' the CPM/DOS software in a bin and somehow, without access to the registers of the brand new and secret IBM chip, somehow worked out how to make it work.

    Not conspiracy theories, real world!

    Nothing wrong with using the platforms, but just be aware you are talking directly to the alphabets.

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  7. Good idea for a thread so I will copy my thread from below.

    After many false starts that got misdirected or IRL got in the way, I can't find a way to use my Ferm G3 effectively. I was thinking of getting another fridge for it (for CC and perhaps even serving) but that's not possible.

    So... The Gen 3 plus pressure kit, all brand new, are up for sale.  Literally everything you need to start brewing under pressure except a fridge. 

    It has the full pressure kit, floating dip tube, filter and even an inline reg, T-piece and pressure gauge for it. Included also a gas disconnect and liquid disconnect. ONLY thing to buy will be a bronco tap or similar for drawing FG sample. Oh, and a couple of SS nuts to go in the dip tube filter.  

    $150+ worth of brand new kit for $120! Plus postage from PC = 5253 if you want to check. It's a big box but it is light.  
    Could be cheap to Adelaide via APD or I might be persuaded to go to Adelaide and use OfficeWorks (cheaper postage but petrol costs)

    Dimensions: 935H x 378W (height to top of plunge valve handle)
    Fermenter Body: High Molecular Length PET
    Fermenter Volume:35L
    Plunge Valve: 304 Stainless
    Frame:304 Stainless Frame
    Pressure Rated Lid:304 Stainless Steel Ball Lock Posts, Glass Reinforced Nylon neck ring, Polypropylene lid 2.4 bar (35psi) pressure relief valve
    Lid Seal: Nitrile Butadiene Rubber (NBR)
    Working Pressure: 2.4Bar (35psi)
    Burst Pressure: above 8Bar
    Test Pressure: 5Bar 

    Just to add to this, the 'neck' seals via a plunger which is hollow, so your temp controller probe slips straight down the tube to give accurate readings from inside the wort.

    Also the floating dip tube can clip onto the plunger tube so it doesn't drift out to the sides. A couple of SS nuts in the filter can keep the intake below any krausen or surface 'artefacts' so you only get clear wort out the post.


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  8. From what I understand from reading around, dark beers like stouts and porters can get thick krausen but also stronger beers. I think it's the more sugars there are in there the more yeast we tend to use and so the more vigorous the ferment.

    I don't think anything fermented cool like a lager will get active enough, fast enough to need the collar.

  9. 10 hours ago, Smashed Crabs said:

    Marketed to a younger generation i suppose without injuries. You dont need to wear it if you dont want and turn it into a portable cold keg you can drag out at BBQs etc .. or wheel it out.

    Hmm... I wonder if there's a clamp for a mobility scooter? 😄 

  10. On 11/20/2021 at 12:49 PM, MUZZY said:

    I'd like it noted I'm an extract only brewer too. Lazy. 🙂 
    I have no doubt going by comments on the forum that all grain makes great beer but I just can't be bothered with it all. Same with kegs.
    I guess that's a good thing about this hobby, the diversity of it. It doesn't matter which way each individual goes about it, we'll all find our level and still enjoy the finished product.

    I'm mostly extract, using partial mash to add to the characteristics of my beers. I really can't see me going AG at all - the investment followed up with at least double the time brewing isn't at all appealing and I'm making beers easily good enough for my uncultured palate. 😄

    But I couldn't be bothered with the rigmarole of bottling, so kegs are it for me. Mostly it was due to my back, hips and knee issues - by the time I've been standing doing cleaning, sanitising, filling, sugaring I'm in a condition where I have trouble doing anything for the next couple of days.

    In 15 mins I can clean and sanitise 2 kegs. In 30 mins when FV's are ready, I can fill 2 kegs and put them on gas in the fridge. That's the equivalent of 50 long necks.


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  11. 1 hour ago, Aussiekraut said:

    Go on YouTube and search for a topic. The first 100 hits are conspiracy sites, pseudo science and generally just rubbish sites. No wonder the dickheads are winning

    I'd agree except for the fact so many 'conspiracies' are proving to be correct. 😄

    And the internet also provide remediation - we can find the data to show which are conspiracies and which are just the MSM trying to hide facts from us. 

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  12. 16 minutes ago, Smashed Crabs said:

    As one of the younger members of this forum who is currently in the active defence force who was self taught how to do a lot of things from BBQ / Beer /Spirits/ Construction/ ICT etc .

    Oh, and you know WE didn't have any courses on these things... right? 😄 Which is what sparked the conversation here. Courses. 

  13. 9 minutes ago, Smashed Crabs said:

    I have but this to say.

    "ok boomers"

    Note I didn't libel ALL young as Swooners.  I also admit us older folk were slack by allowing tolerance of others to encourage the destruction of the things we believe in. 

    But remember, we had just come out of a horrible war and had several more in progress over the next couple of decades. 

    Maybe we SHOULD have been far more oppressive of foreigners and careful in who we let near our kids in schools and unis.

    But we also didn't have the internet to allow everyone to find out just what is going on around the world and what govts are doing behind the scenes.

  14. 30 minutes ago, MUZZY said:

    And for a limited time you can also get a dose of food poisoning included but hurry this offer won't last long.

    That's why God gave us a nose and taste buds. 😄

    2 minutes ago, Popo said:

    And who were their teachers?

    Not us Boomers - bunch of lefty trained teachers who use indoctrination instead of education. Although I will admit it was probably our fault for being too tolerant of ideologies that hate everything we stood for.. 😄

    Aaaaaand... now back to beer! 😄

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  15. 57 minutes ago, Classic Brewing Co said:

    Mate you are right about that when I & maybe some of us other young blokes 😀  were growing up we learnt by watching, asking questions & doing stuff, including driving a motor vehicle, operating machinery, handling firearms & lot's of other stuff 🐦 🐝 🤣 

    We even watched the old man make beer too !!

    As you say if it's not on the internet, it's too hard. When I was called up for the Army we hadn't heard of computers & it was years later before technology evolved & then there were mobile phones/tablets etc. Anyway that's life. 

    They call us Boomers, but when I see that, I call them Swooners! 😄 They eat Tide pods and scream at the sky and lick toilets when they can't get their way, so... Swooners! 😄

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  16. 7 hours ago, Pale Man said:

    Beer evaluation. F me dead. 

    Do people get sucked into this?

    I think we have to remember there are many under the age of maybe 30 who have been taught that 'being taught' is how you learn stuff. Most of us learned basic stuff as we grew up, but in modern times anything not on a computer screen is foreign country.

    Having said that, I might be persuaded into some kind tasting course, just to learn how to identify some of the tastes and effects that even some of you on here mention. I sometimes read what people say about a beer that I have tried and it's a "Say WHAT?" event. 😄 Ditto on some of the hops descriptions.

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