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  1. 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.

  2. 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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  3. 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)

    Specifications:
    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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  4. 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.

  5. 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? 😄 

  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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. 

  9. 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.

  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. 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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  13. 44 minutes ago, disgruntled said:

    Oh mate, you would love the one I received from the Commissioner where I work.
    If I had it here I'd send it to you, it is amazing how these, umm, people, can write so much and still not even come close to answering anything

    I did computer work for the Victorian Public Service - a couple of different guys kept the 'Yes Minister' book on their shelf so they could use it to answer queries. 😄 If you've ever heard Sir Humphrey, you will recognise the epitome of verbiosity with zero content.

  14. 2 hours ago, Shamus O'Sean said:

    @Frosty Chop & @DavidM, a wives that drink your beer.  Now you are just showing off.  It must make those, "I think I need another fermenting fridge" conversations easy.😁

    I tried for years to get SWMBO to drink beer at pubs etc - because it would ahve been cheaper that what she did drink.

    Then I start home brew and suddenly she likes beer! 😄 (but she has contributed to the costs 😄 )

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  15. Hopefully this is OK to post.

    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)

    Specifications:
    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.

  16. I have a couple of questions on these kegmenters...

    Is Kegland the only place to sell them commercially? I can get one from there but there seems nowhere else.

    Even KL don't seem to have spare seals for them - where did you guys get yours? @iBooz2 @kmar92 Wait: I think this is them, right? https://www.kegland.com.au/4inch-tri-clover-silicone-beaded-seal.html

    If anyone has the 29L version can you tell me width and height please?

    I like the fermentasaurus but it's a PITA having to make sure the FV fridge is empty & removing the shelves so I can get it in for CC - those muthas are tight enough I'm thinking there's not a lot of difference in the risk between lifting 30kg around to trying to wrestle them out of the fridge! (for strength I have 1 wire shelf jammed in the same slot as another shelf - works brilliantly but it's major effort to get them out.

    So I'm thinking (which I didn't do properly before getting the Ferm Gen 3 or I'd ahve realised CC would be an issue) I'll put it on BSS or gumtree and get a SS kegmenter which can simply replace an FV. Looking at the ads it looks not too much different to a plastic FV and I have plenty of room around those.

  17. 3 hours ago, Aussiekraut said:

    So, can I do what I would like to do with it? If so, and here comes the philosophical question, which fermenter is recommended. Ideally something I can use to harvest yeast easily would be a bonus.

    The SS ones are very expensive from what I have seen - the transparent PET ones seem a much better bet if you're just dipping a toe and they do it all, including having a bottle underneath for the yeast collection.

    I got the Fermentasaurus Gen 3 and although I haven't used it enough, it works great. 

    Pressure brewing is also much faster with FG in 3 or 4 days. You do need to work out how to dry hops, do SG testing and yeast collection - that sucker is under pressure so FIRST release the pressure THEN take the bottle off. 😄 I use a magnet in cloth hops sock (to avoid scratches) inside and outside again wrapped in cloth) for the hops.

    I understand the KL one you can add a post to the collecting bottle, so you can seal it off then maybe use a disconnect to extract the trub? The Ferm G3 is a bit different.

    I like the central plunger because I can attach the floating dip tube to it and keep it away from the walls.

    Having said that I've yet to try a room temp lager in it. 

    The main hold up has been clearing cupboard space for it - like all brewing what matters is STABLE temps - yes you can brew a lager (from all reports) at normal ale temps but yous till don't want it jumping around with night/day or warm/cold weather coming through.

    There is another issue to consider - cleaning. KL have a pressure washer thing (bucket blaster?) with pump - turn the FV upside down on the bucket, sit the pump in the bucket with sod perc and turn it on. Much simpler than trying to get your hand in there. 

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  18. 18 hours ago, Franham said:

    Anyone tried cascade and East Kent Goldings as a dry hop combination? Any good? I brew a basic kit and kilo Cooper's draught with 250 g of LDM.

    I'd go easy on the cascade. My thought is it could easily overwhelm the EKG. To me, EKG delivers a rather delicate effect while cascade is a bit in-your-face in the citrus/flower range. I'd probably do double the EKG to the cascade.

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  19. Ignore airlocks - I duct-taped mine, piece on outside and another inside to seal it. waterproof so I can wash the lid. gravity is king and yours seems fine.

    PET bottles can have seal issues. Remove the 'collar' they come with - if already on the bottles, sidecutter pliers work a treat, or break them off before using the first time. The issue seems to be that the little 'lugs' left behind can prevent a good seal and/or some lids are not perfectly circular.

    Fill, squeeze the air out and seal. When done with the lot, do a 2nd tighten to make sure of them.

    Also make sure the carbing is being done at good yeast ferment temps - something above 18° for most yeasts and as constant a temp as you can achieve.

     

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