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PostPosted: Wed Jun 17, 2015 9:16 am 
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Tried something different with the Wherry. After 7 days in the warm for second fermentation to take place I then put it into my kegerator* at a constant 12C. Conditioning took less than 6 weeks and it has produced a beautiful balanced beer.

*My kegerator is a freezer with the temperature control over-ridden with an adapted aquarium heat controller.thing is good.

Have also had pressure holding problems with a King Keg. The pressure relief valve kept on leaking so got it replaced under warranty. I regularly check my kegs are holding pressure which coincides with have a cheeky snifter to make sure everything is good.


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 17, 2015 8:43 pm 
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Must get another brew on soon before it is time to do the Elderflower Champagne.

Can you provide more info and pics of your Kegerator please?


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Keg me baby one more time! Sundew on top and Wherry on the bottom. The white bar at the bottom is a small greenhouse heater for when the cooler months come around. Temperature of the controler is set at 12C. The controler is an STC1000 which is built into a purpose built unit to regulate cooling and heating. Temperature sensor is in a glass jar filled with water.

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 19, 2015 5:32 pm 
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Interesting I must do more research thanks.


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 19, 2015 10:15 pm 
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Crumbs mate, youre serious about it , that's quite a set up. 8)

Have you entered your produce into any competitions ? must be a few 'interested parties' or is that party's ? :lol:


Unfortunately im a spirits drinker, and I think they might have a problem if I set up a still in the spare room :lol:


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We are having a family party in July I was saving the Sundew for. However, it is such a lovely pint I have gone and drunk most of it. So looks like the Wherry will be called into service.

Have some cider which I have recently taken off the first fermentation and racked to another vessel. The taste is a bit sharp for my mrs so looking at doing some experiments with back-sweetening (adding a non-fermentable sugar to sweeten the flavour).

Also recently done a cheapo lager kit to which I enhanced with some Hallertau hops. Bottled it last weekend and is looking very promissing, carbonated nicely and already very clear.


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PostPosted: Sun Jun 21, 2015 11:32 am 
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dyna-ti wrote:
Unfortunately im a spirits drinker, and I think they might have a problem if I set up a still in the spare room :lol:


http://www.lovebrewing.co.uk/beginners/ ... -liqueurs/


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Keg me baby one more time! Sundew on top and Wherry on the bottom. The white bar at the bottom is a small greenhouse heater for when the cooler months come around. Temperature of the controler is set at 12C. The controler is an STC1000 which is built into a purpose built unit to regulate cooling and heating. Temperature sensor is in a glass jar filled with water.

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Did you build the temperature controller yourself or buy it?


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You can buy the unit as a whole like I did or buy the STC1000 seperate and build it into a fridge / freezer. Some vids on youtube explain how.

The only small problem I had was disabling the freezer temp alarm but easily solved by locating the piezo speaker on the circuit board.


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PostPosted: Sun Jun 21, 2015 12:40 pm 
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So do you plug both the freezer and the heater in at the same time please?


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