Jump to content
King Ruddager

Ok, this ones definitely infected

Recommended Posts

It tastes sour too, so I’m guessing I’ll need to replace a bunch of equipment that touched it

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

It looks like a dodgy laksa.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

oh my goodness, talk us through this. Very rare to have an experienced brewer get a bad outcome.  Maybe is a cause for a new YouTube channel.  

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

That’s literally the worst looking thing I’ve ever seen. Looks like you threw a plastic bag full of poo in there as a dry hop

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

There's a craft brewery somewhere that would can that and call it a Farmhouse Sour.

  • Like 1
  • Haha 5

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
2 hours ago, King Ruddager said:

I’m guessing I’ll need to replace a bunch of equipment that touched it

Sodium Percarbonate (Oxy from Aldi) to clean.  I would hit the fermenter with a bleach treatment.  If a Coopers capful of bleach is the right treatment rate for a 750ml bottle, you are looking at half a cup of bleach to 25L of water in the fermenter.  I leave it overnight, then rinse well the next day.  Leave to dry.  Sanitise.  Good to go.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Ok KR, we are a wake up to you.  Your'e not trying to brew a beer or stout, your're trying to create a cure for COVI19 and patent it.

 

4 hours ago, Worthog said:

Boil or replace your tap.

 

Yes agree.  If its a Coopers tap which is looks like it will be, also carefully remove the two 'O' rings on the tap when cleaning as they will get stained and gunk maybe underneath.  Particularly the inner facing one.  Once sanitised re-fit "O" rings and then should be ok.

Cheers - AL

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Posted (edited)
4 hours ago, Worthog said:

Boil or replace your tap.

 

Agree. I started boiling my taps every time I brew a few years back.  Prior to that I was having a run of dodgy brews.

Edited by BlackSands

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
13 minutes ago, James of Bayswater said:

The tap really is the weak link in the Cooper's DIY system.

I find it one of the better taps out of the fermenter taps.

It pulls completely apart so you can get in and sanitize properly and the o-rings are easily removable/replaceable.

  • Like 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
9 minutes ago, MitchellScott said:

I find it one of the better taps out of the fermenter taps.

I agree I think they are great fermenters.  Like the legs as well acting as a well for the trub to settle into.  

  • Like 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Jeez... I'm glad I've had breakfast. Those pics would make me 'not hungry' rapidly, particularly the 2nd one. 😄

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
9 hours ago, Worthog said:

Boil or replace your tap.

 

Good advise, I've just started to pull o-rings but a boil sounds better.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
2 hours ago, Geoff S said:

Good advise, I've just started to pull o-rings but a boil sounds better.

Still pull the rubbers. A boil may not get inside the seal and the rubber will insulate the possible infection inside from the heat.

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

My taps cant be dismantled but the go through the dishwasher twice. 1 valve open and 2 valve closed. Not had an issue. Biggest problem i the threads of the fv. They are a bastard to clean.

  • Like 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1 hour ago, Titan said:

My taps cant be dismantled but the go through the dishwasher twice. 1 valve open and 2 valve closed. Not had an issue. Biggest problem i the threads of the fv. They are a bastard to clean.

Gotta love a prick of a thread. I’m forever replacing my taps because the threads stretch and I end up having a tap facing side ways because the softness if the plastic 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
13 hours ago, King Ruddager said:

I’ve learnt to have more than one spare tap on hand with the Coopers ones

Agreed, I always have one spare with o-rings on it ready to go just incase.

 

15 hours ago, Titan said:

Biggest problem i the threads of the fv. They are a bastard to clean.

Another reason I love the Coopers fermenters - no threads so easy to clean out.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
13 hours ago, King Ruddager said:

I’ve learnt to have more than one spare tap on hand with the Coopers ones

My Coopers FV has a tap that turns - all I see on the Coopers site is 'snap taps' which look like you have to hold them open. That would be a right PITA when bottling.

1. Am I correct about the 'snap taps'?

2. Are they worth having over the turn taps?

3. Where can you get the turn taps?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Posted (edited)
9 minutes ago, Journeyman said:

My Coopers FV has a tap that turns - all I see on the Coopers site is 'snap taps' which look like you have to hold them open. That would be a right PITA when bottling.

1. Am I correct about the 'snap taps'?

2. Are they worth having over the turn taps?

3. Where can you get the turn taps?

1. Yes the "snap" tap is Coopers new tap that replaced the old one.

2. Yes.

3. No idea - I don't think they make them anymore.

The snap tap does not need to be held open. It clicks into an open position and stays there.

 

Edited by MitchellScott
  • Thanks 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

×
×
  • Create New...