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Rhys Williams replied to Scott H's discussion Electric Brewery's
"I've been using these - only $9 us - shipping free If you use a decent heat sink they seems to last. http://www.dx.com/p/ssr-40da-40a-solid-state-relay-grey-silver-256791#.VEjlhbpdaSM"
4 hours ago
Patrick replied to Scott H's discussion Electric Brewery's
"Which PID are you going to use?"
6 hours ago
Gareth D. replied to Barbara Joppa's discussion 22Nov 2014: Imperial IPA/Double IPA in the group Western Brewers Conference
"I'll be there with my first entries ever, finally in my abv range :)"
6 hours ago
Guy Gibson replied to Scott H's discussion Electric Brewery's
"Scrap that given a constant resistance, as the voltage drops from somewhere between 240 to 230V the current will drop as will the power."
6 hours ago
DMAC replied to Scott H's discussion Electric Brewery's
"I guess my point is that 2400w vs 2500w is a pretty subtle change when all the ambient temperature variations , manufacturing tolerances etc are considered. I wouldnt run 3kw elements for example which would push things a little too far for me. I…"
7 hours ago
Armin Hanik posted a discussion

Nano Brewery a commercial madness?

Hi there I'm looking for honest input (including: "you are mad") for a project/idea that has been playing in my mind for a month now. In my home town Kerikeri (you know where THAT is, yes?) a new market hall opened last week. So far it's a big Saturday market with local produce and also with a few steady shops. As residents there is a pie maker, a genuine Maori carver, and I think  a baker so far. The project is planned to include some kind of outside daytime pub. It might be possible to put…See More
7 hours ago
Scott H replied to Scott H's discussion Electric Brewery's
"I think there is plenty of safety margin in a 10a socket given the overcurrent protectors kick in at 16 amps  Not overly, the cable in the walls for most outlets in newer houses is 2.5mm with 20a MCB's fitted for overcurrent and…"
7 hours ago
DMAC replied to Scott H's discussion Electric Brewery's
"I'm doing similar with 2 x 2500 watt camco elements on separate lines. At 230v they'd be more like 2300watts. I reckon they will also be slightly lower power than their stated rating. I will use one pid to control both which drives two…"
7 hours ago

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Many former Heineken drinkers have made the move to craft beers...



Many former Heineken drinkers have made the move to craft beers in an effort to feel part of the condescending elitism no longer afforded to them by drinking Heineken. (via Heineken Sales Down As Dickheads Migrate To Craft Beers | Waterford Whispers News)

Auckland had a growing craft beer market that he hoped to break...



Auckland had a growing craft beer market that he hoped to break into, he said. “The heart is in Wellington, but Auckland is growing fast for a taste of good beer.” (via 100 barrels of beer on the move | Stuff.co.nz)

Volstead Trading Company as the Best Bar for Zest Food Awards...



Volstead Trading Company as the Best Bar for Zest Food Awards 2014. Nine other finalists are also to be congratulated. (via Raise a glass to Volstead | Stuff.co.nz)

An expanding Emerson’s Brewery is set to become a...



An expanding Emerson’s Brewery is set to become a ”world-class” tourist destination now an agreement has been reached to buy a new site.
The development - expected to cost in the millions - will be open for tours and house a new brewery, warehousing, retail store plus a bar and restaurant. (via Brewery’s big plans revealed | Otago Daily Times Online News : Otago, South Island, New Zealand & International News)

"Fifteen years ago, you’d say the word ‘IPA’...



"Fifteen years ago, you’d say the word ‘IPA’ to somebody and they wouldn’t now what you were talking about," Gatza says. But today, "the beer drinker knows what’s good and what’s not in greater degree." (via Will a bunch of terrible craft beer ruin the booming craft beer industry? - The Week)

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Electric Brewery's

Started by Scott H in HomeBrewers. Last reply by Rhys Williams 4 hours ago. 354 Replies

We spoke about creating a discussion so people who have or people who are thinking about and/or building can share pic's info and pitfalls to avoid.Just about finished building my bench and hopefully…Continue

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Nano Brewery a commercial madness?

Started by Armin Hanik in General 7 hours ago. 0 Replies

Hi there I'm looking for honest input (including: "you are mad") for a project/idea that has been playing in my mind for a month now. In my home town Kerikeri (you know where THAT is, yes?) a new…Continue

Complete A/G set up

Started by G S in Buying & Selling. Last reply by G S 11 hours ago. 10 Replies

Breaks my heart but lack of time for consumption and brewing means the gear's got to go. Will be selling separately unless someone wants to buy the lot soon. PM me if interested in any of below.Would…Continue

KGs of Hops to sell - American & NZ

Started by Dermot in Buying & Selling. Last reply by Crusader-Rob 20 hours ago. 6 Replies

Got the following in my freezer that I don't have recipes for anymore or excess -$40 a kg5kg US Northern Brewer,5kg Galaxy,5kg Kohatu,5kg Motueka5kg Perle,5kg Waimea,5kg Cascade,5kg Summit,5kg…Continue

Commercial Brew Line Cleaner

Started by Nathan in Buying & Selling yesterday. 0 Replies

Hey I have this and really wont…Continue

Interview with Sam Calagione from Dogfish Head - BEERVANA 2010

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Electric keggle HLT build - Part 2

Posted by Brett Mason on October 12, 2014 at 7:59pm 0 Comments

A quick update on the HLT build which is now mostly wrapped up and been through its first batch.

The lovely insulation is courtesy of a warehouse camp roll and a bunch of duct tape.

I was concerned about usability with the large gap between the tap, thermometer and sight glass and it has been a minor nuisance since the thermometer isn't easy to read from an angle. I played it safe with a fairly large gap to avoid cross over between the probes…

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A raging Friday night..

Posted by Nicholas Jones on September 26, 2014 at 9:13pm 8 Comments

Evening all. Am mid brew with a 55L batch of 1.079SG Porter which is about to come up to the boil and I thought Id share the loves. The recipe is a bit of a bastard 11kg Pale, 1.4 Crystal 60, 1kg black, 1kg chocolate, 1kg Rye, .6kg Caraaroma, 0.4melanoidin, 0.3kg special B. Obviously aiming for a meal of a beer. Hopping with a small dose of Pac Jade to 20IBu and 200G of Tettnager at flame out and fermenting with 04.

Reason I came on though is a few boys from the forum have been over…

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Perlick 630ss

Posted by Dave on September 19, 2014 at 11:45am 0 Comments

Hi all,
Would anyone be interested in two Perlick 630 stainless steel taps. Now surplus to requirements. I am in the process of putting together a serving fridge with three taps. I have decided to replace the 630's with the 650ss (flow control)
One is unused the other hooked up to try out.
Offers around $75 each?

Cheers Dave.

Timer for Hop Schedule

Posted by Shem on September 12, 2014 at 8:00pm 6 Comments

Hello all,

 I have started to get bolder with my home brewing, by entering the world of partial mashing.

 I found that I could prep everything in advance, but once I got to the hop schedule I was left worried about timing of the numerous additions I needed to make.

 After a few brews, and some googling I found that there is no timer I could find that was specifically built for a hop schedule.

 So, being a geek and a home brewer I decided to make one.…

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Quick intro

Posted by Dave on September 7, 2014 at 10:59pm 2 Comments

Ok so after stalking this and other forums for the best part of 12 months or so, I though I would throw my hat in and share my experiences.

So my name is Dave.......and yes I am a home brewer.

I guess it all started about 35yrs ago with my Dad, being a beer lover, brewing his own. He used a kit that was put together by a local home brew shop, from memory consisting of DME, sugar and whole hops, on reflection quite advanced for its day.

I recall it being quite bitter and…

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