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Rhyno replied to nzbrewer's discussion What are you brewing?
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What are you brewing?

Started by nzbrewer in HomeBrewers. Last reply by Rhyno Apr 2. 8266 Replies

Since this is the most popular thread on the RealBeer.co.nz forum I thought I would start it here just to see what happens

Tags: homebrew, ale, brewing, beer

Farra 50l 3 tier system

Started by GFbeerGuy in Buying & Selling Feb 23. 0 Replies

HI Everyone,Sadly have to sell my brewing setup, i do plan to buy another exact system when i get around to it.It was 2 years old when i brought it and i have had it for another year. Beautifully…Continue

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fresh hop brew

Started by Grant Abbott in HomeBrewers Feb 4. 0 Replies

I am growing  my own hops in the Waikato. The varieties I'm growing are Cascade, Fuggle and Tangarine Dream. All plants are from Wild about hops NZ. I am going to brew a red IPA when the hops are…Continue

Tags: hops

Buying Pumps

Started by joseph in General. Last reply by aldee Jan 27. 1 Reply

Thoughts on buying pumps? Buy a cheap one from aliexpress or a name brand. Whats a good flow rate for 50L recirculating wort?This one i found on aliexpress, there are bigger ones but they get more…Continue

+15% ABV beers...

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Can I make a hop essence

Posted by Paul Ware on December 16, 2018 at 12:14pm 0 Comments

Hi, I am a hop fiend and have just made a couple of beer using hops in a muslim sock for dry hopping and the result was unimpressionable. Question is can I make an essence i.e. hops into cool water to extract the aroma and flavour (not bitterness) and add the essence to the keg? If so what temperature I can use cooled boiled water and of course test it in the beer first so I don't ruin the keg? Anyone done this? 

Why not 30L

Posted by Greg Hillman on November 25, 2018 at 10:58am 1 Comment

Hi Everyone. 

New to this site, Been a kit brewer for some years now. 

Question: Can you brew to the full 30litres in the plastic fermenters with making adjustments by adding hops and/or malt to keep taste.


Brewers Circle

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


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…


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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