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Making the jump to Pro

Hi fellow brewers,I would love to do as most homebrewers dream to do and that would be to go pro. I am trying to work out if this is viable and worth while bringing up to my wife as a possible career move. I work as a tradie at the moment and have for years so as a ticketed tradie I make decent money, and I would like to find out what could be an expected range for wages making the jump from homebrewer to pro. Personally I would like to not get thrown in the deep end with a brewery, though I…See More
23 hours ago
Jonny H replied to Daniel Ashman's discussion good quality BIAB grain bags?
"I can definitely vouch for the bags from bagbrewer.com - they are seriously well made. I've brewed about 30 batches off the one I had made and it's still as solid as new. Yes it's priceyish but I'm a firm believer in you pay for…"
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Daniel Ashman posted a discussion

good quality BIAB grain bags?

Hey all,This question has been asked before but not for a few year from what I can see.Has anyone found a local source (NZ or AUS) for good quality, potentially custom made brew-in-a-bag grain bags?The cheap one I bought from my local home brewing supplies store lasted one brew and got a small hole in it. I'm after something a bit sturdier made of stronger material with better stitching and handles.Here are a few examples of ones that look really good but end up being quite pricey when you…See More
Thursday
Cain Harland posted a discussion

Wanted: leeky 2 inch tri clamp butterfly valve

Hi Team,I currently building a reflux / gin still. One of the ideas I'm thinking about I would use a butterfly valve. If it sealed correctly it would give me the ability to create a high pressure steam bomb (if I'm really stupid and close it at the same time as another valve), my solution to this problem is to just rip out the seals or file down an edge. The small leak just creates a tiny bit of unnessessary reflux (while vapor infusing gin which is the only time I would ever close it) this is…See More
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Jonathan Ritchie left a comment for Chris Carter
"Ok, let me know where/when when you have it."
Aug 7
Chris Carter left a comment for Jonathan Ritchie
"HI ABC - Auckland Brewers Circle Facebok Group started - planning on a Sunday session some time in next month - initially - just a couple of hours - first one is to agree our goals etc."
Aug 5

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Making the jump to Pro

Started by sieve in Employment 23 hours ago. 0 Replies

Hi fellow brewers,I would love to do as most homebrewers dream to do and that would be to go pro. I am trying to work out if this is viable and worth while bringing up to my wife as a possible career…Continue

good quality BIAB grain bags?

Started by Daniel Ashman in HomeBrewers. Last reply by Jonny H on Friday. 1 Reply

Hey all,This question has been asked before but not for a few year from what I can see.Has anyone found a local source (NZ or AUS) for good quality, potentially custom made brew-in-a-bag grain…Continue

Wanted: leeky 2 inch tri clamp butterfly valve

Started by Cain Harland in Buying & Selling Aug 14. 0 Replies

Hi Team,I currently building a reflux / gin still. One of the ideas I'm thinking about I would use a butterfly valve. If it sealed correctly it would give me the ability to create a high pressure…Continue

Braumeister 20 L

Started by Ian in General Jul 28. 0 Replies

         Hi folk, it is quite some time since I posted on this forum. In the interim I have moved from using my trad. 3 vessel brewery to working with a Braumeister 20 L for a year or two now. I love…Continue

Mangrove Jacks M44 - Brown yeast?

Started by MrC in HomeBrewers. Last reply by Peter Smith Jul 11. 9 Replies

Used  M44 for the first time yesterday and started regretting it shortly after opening the pack.The yeast granules were brown and after re-hydration the foaming yest was also brown.  Sort of a milk…Continue

Interview with Sam Calagione from Dogfish Head

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Brewers Circle

Posted by Chris Carter on April 27, 2018 at 12:08am 3 Comments

Hi

I'm looking to form a small dedicated group of Auckland Based All Grain Brewers whose primary purpose:

  • is to share and develop develop our knowledge of brewing through shared practice.

I was part of such a group back in the UK many moons ago and not only was it fun but we ended up scooping most of the prizes in the county shows - so the knowledge sharing must have worked but more importantly - we had great beer to…

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NZ limits to annual home brew production?

Posted by BeerBill on August 20, 2017 at 11:30pm 5 Comments

I am wondering if there is a legal annual limit for home brewed beer production in NZ. USA is often about 200 gallons per year. That's about 30 to 40 brews at 19 to 23 litres. Are we limitless or limited in NZ and where is the law to be found?

First All Grain Brew successfull

Posted by Ricky White on January 10, 2017 at 3:00pm 6 Comments

I'm fairly new to the hobby with about 7 extract kit brews and through the second lot of them I spent my spare time collecting parts for and building an eHERMS system out of 50l pots.

I finally finished and did preliminary tests on the eHERMS before xmas and this brew was just after xmas.

Today I cracked open one of the PET bottles of my first batch of all grain beer since it was firm although it had only been in the bottles about 2 days after putting it in the fridge…

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Roosters Brewery is for sale after 22 years

Posted by Chris Harrison on November 15, 2016 at 2:52pm 4 Comments

Chris Harrison 

also known as me has agreed to the wife's request to sell the brewery after 22 years of loyal service.

Currently we are more involved in The Beach House wines side of the business. With lots of Trophies being gained for our Beach house Wines.

The brewery has achieved the primary goal which was pay for everything. Vineyards, 200 Tonne winery and kids private school education.

So now time is more important than money and its time to sell the brewery…

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Us cascade vs nz cascade

Posted by Kroydon on October 16, 2016 at 5:22pm 3 Comments

So I have gotten a hold of a "us cascade" hop plant which is doing great. Question is what separates the nz and us strains. Is it the plant it's self or is it the country/climate it grows in. Google hasn't helped me on this one. I'm not phased just wondering what to expect
 
 
 

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