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Cain Harland replied to Ian Niehorster's discussion Lager fermenting- four weeks
"I should elaborate on that. I'm pretty sure I've done a 4 week primary with that yeast for similar reasons (not being around to move it) and the beer was good. I also "lagered" one for 6 weeks in the primary on the garage floor…"
1 hour ago
Cain Harland replied to Ian Niehorster's discussion Lager fermenting- four weeks
"I think it will be sweet."
3 hours ago
Ian Niehorster posted a discussion

Lager fermenting- four weeks

I've got a schwarzbier to brew on the weekend. I want to get it down and then am going away for a month to the UK. So I will be able to ferment at appropriate temp, say 12 degrees, in primary, and then I'll lager it when I return. It's a MJ Bavarian lager yeast.What do you reckon? I can't do a diacetyl rest, and is 4 weeks too long?See More
4 hours ago
Cain Harland replied to Cain Harland's discussion 3944 restarted
"Thanks for the advice. I have a a fear of infections opening the tap on my fermenter to take samples, must get a turkey baster or something. Anyway I did open the tap and its at calculated FG so it must as you say be gasses coming out of suspension,…"
6 hours ago
Chig replied to Cain Harland's discussion 3944 restarted
"Fermentation might have finished, and the bubbling could be gases expanding or just coming out of suspension. The best way to be sure is to check whether the gravity is stable for a few days and if so, cold crash and keg."
8 hours ago
Cain Harland posted a discussion

3944 restarted

So I brewed a wit with 3944. Original starter blow out and made a huge mess, so I made a 1l vitality starter on brew day pitched at 17c. Within 24 hrs it was bubbling nicely within 48 it the rum bottle on the end of my blow off pipe looked like it was full of caramel milkshake and the thing smelled gross and sulfurous, which is apparently normal. It carried on for a few days as I bumped the temp up to finish at 22c. I swapped the pipe for an airlock once it slowed. Now I have started to move…See More
9 hours ago
Chig replied to Mark Weusten's discussion American Hops for sale?
"All good. I agree that the gram-for-gram price on the Citra is not a lot less than you'll pay for a 100g bag, but the others are a lot cheaper. You could try asking Mark, the owner, whether he can sharpen up the price on a bulk…"
yesterday
Chig replied to Crusader-Rob's discussion NEIPA's
"Great write up Rob, thanks! My Mot NEIPA is cold crashing now and I'll get it in the keg this week. My observations were similar to yours - the hop character of the beer was a little more muted than what I'm used to given the quantities I…"
yesterday

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Lager fermenting- four weeks

Started by Ian Niehorster in HomeBrewers. Last reply by Cain Harland 1 hour ago. 2 Replies

I've got a schwarzbier to brew on the weekend. I want to get it down and then am going away for a month to the UK. So I will be able to ferment at appropriate temp, say 12 degrees, in primary, and…Continue

3944 restarted

Started by Cain Harland in HomeBrewers. Last reply by Cain Harland 6 hours ago. 2 Replies

So I brewed a wit with 3944. Original starter blow out and made a huge mess, so I made a 1l vitality starter on brew day pitched at 17c. Within 24 hrs it was bubbling nicely within 48 it the rum…Continue

American Hops for sale?

Started by Mark Weusten in HomeBrewers. Last reply by Chig yesterday. 4 Replies

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NEIPA's

Started by Crusader-Rob in HomeBrewers. Last reply by Chig yesterday. 16 Replies

East Cost IPa/NEIPA whateveryou want to call it.Who's done one and what was your recipe/process?I've done a couple and they've come out nicely, I'm just interested to see peoples recipes, hops malts…Continue

Efficiency questions

Started by Bud Brewerson in General. Last reply by Cain Harland on Friday. 8 Replies

Hello Brew Community.I'm a noob to brewing. I've jumped head first into all grain. Ive done a few batches and loving it!I do have a question though.I have been hitting my preboil gravity ok, never…Continue

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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 2 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

Blakes Electric brewery build

Posted by Blake Jones on August 5, 2016 at 1:00pm 8 Comments

Hey there chaps, im in the throws of building a single teir 3 vessel + HEX brew rig, i have been reading through many of the electric builds on here and figured id bang up my own blog for when i inevitable have questions for some of you clever blokes.

Anyway, i have been collecting the vessels and a few other things for some time now, just slowly getting bits as i find them / can afford it. So this is how my plan i drew on sketchup to suss things out in my head, i have condensded it…

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Building a compact electric BIAB setup

Posted by Chig on May 9, 2016 at 10:01am 17 Comments

Gidday folks!

I thought I'd share the experience I've had in building my current brewery: a compact 2.4kW recirculating BIAB rig.

Background

I moved to NZ from the UK around 5 years ago with my wife and daughter, as you'd expect we had lots of "stuff" so space is at a premium. Also, with a young family (two daughters: 5 and 3) my brewdays need to fit around the family schedule. I've been brewing for around 3…

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