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2 x 50 L Stainless Kegs for Sale

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Powering a grain mill

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Favorite Beers?
Pretty much anything made by Wigram, Emerson or the Hop in CChurch

Renaissance. Tried 4 different bottles from Halswell New World and am mightily impressed
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Favorite Bars/Pubs?
Twisted Hop
Flying Burrito Brothers - Too close to the office!!!
Belgian Beer Bar
About Me:
Ex Scotsman ( Don't know if you ever lose it !!!) Living in CChurch for last 5 years..Wannabe brewer...New to brewing and have made the jump into all grain with very mixed but pleasing results. Very much into gadgets, technology and taking things apart and putting back together for fun....Great wife who supports me in all my whims, 3 fab kids and not a lot of time for much else..

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At 9:47pm on October 14, 2008, HerrSchnapps said…
Hey, it seems to be working. It was pretty scratched up when I got it, but otherwise has worked fine, seems pretty solid, and not bad for $80.
At 10:53pm on October 14, 2008, James P said…
Hi Ged! The keg came from my father in law's mate which was left over from his brewing days. I had no luck with any of the breweries, or scrap yards so if you get a call about them I would be interested in another!! I was lucky that the brewing topic came up at a BBQ and the heavens opened and I was showered with gifts, mainly the keg, a bottler, barrels etc.
I put a tap in the keggle, which my brother welded for me, put it's not flash! I think I will get a weldless kit from BeerBelly on AHB next time!
At 5:44pm on October 17, 2008, Kempicus said…
Hi Ged i was very impressed with your picture change....yes i've been trying to get Kelly into an outfit like that for a while....i think you know my wife!? The wee PA from Wellington!
At 7:49am on October 18, 2008, Kempicus said…
Looking forward to it!
At 7:44pm on October 18, 2008, Stu McKinlay said…
Sorry, I can't remember - I purchased a lot of thngs at once... two coolers, 4 kegs, kettle, immersion chiller etc. I remember the postage was a significant percentage of the entire bill but it was still well worth the investment.
At 7:06am on October 20, 2008, Mike Neilson said…
The cooler is great. I have the 5 Gal version and regular do 20l with a 4.8kg Grain bill. and have done one 6.2kg grain bill. In hine sight I wish I did buy the 10 gal cooler but I do think grain bed depth might be marginal. The Cooler cost me I think about 200nzd at my door. But that was when the dollar was at 78cents. Which everone you purchase you will be happy. The best thing about these coolers is that you can just buy anotherone and use the fly sparge set up more beer offer.
At 9:17pm on October 20, 2008, Dylan John Turner said…
Hi Ged, it worked brilliant. We tried it out a few weeks ago: it cooled a 23L wort from boiling to 20 degrees in 17minutes.

I designed it so that the 17 coils (20cm diameter) would be totally immersed in my big pot filled to 50L.

The beer was so clear, no finings needed at all. Amazing

Only $112 from Edward Gibbons...
At 5:48pm on October 21, 2008, Dylan John Turner said…
Hi again Ged,
The copper pipe came pre-coiled so all i had to do was tighten the coils a little by bending it incrementally around my leg. Got a bit of sweat up but it really only took 15 mins.

I then purchased three of those screw-to-tighten hose fittings, 1 metre of 18mm diametre clear plastic tubing (cut to two 50cm lengths; one for inflow and one for outflow) and one little plastic hose fitting so i could just plug it in to the garden hose. All that stuff cost $15 from mitre 10 on columbo street.

The flow came out at near boiling so we collected it and used it for cleaning at the end of the brew. Efficient
At 7:20am on October 29, 2008, Stu McKinlay said…
Scottish Ged. My son is a Padruic, rather than a Padraig ;-) Although many Scots wold still call him Paddy ;-).
At 1:44pm on November 3, 2008, Kempicus said…
Hey Ged
Just had another thought about your no fizz issue....SO-5 is a notorious late starter in the bottle (you did use SO-5 didn't you?)....i had heaps of problems with and american IPA i brewed a while ago, thought i'd buggered it, probably took 2-3 times longer to carbonate than SO-4



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