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Michael replied to denimglen's discussion Recipe Advice Thread
"It is similar...I bet that I would like that too!"
May 24
Michael replied to denimglen's discussion Recipe Advice Thread
"I am trying to remember that beer....one of the North Welly brewers made a clone a few years back... I agree on the Marris Otter. I love the grain, and often use it in a SMASH recipe. The only other base grain I like more is Golden Promise."
May 24
Peter Smith replied to denimglen's discussion Recipe Advice Thread
May 24
Peter Smith replied to denimglen's discussion Recipe Advice Thread
"I reckon you will like it, MO is a fantastic grain for big ales imho"
May 24
Michael replied to denimglen's discussion Recipe Advice Thread
"Last minute change...I swapped the Gladfield American Malt for Marris Otter. It was actually an accident, I was just grabbing my base grain, and by default that tends to be MO. Oh well. Maybe it will be  pleasant surprise :)"
May 22
Michael replied to denimglen's discussion Recipe Advice Thread
"More in line with the kind of beer i brew according to the people who know me on this forum... 10.00 g Gypsum (Calcium Sulfate) (Mash 60.0 mins) 0.36 kg Rice Hulls (0.0 SRM)  6.10 kg Gladfield American Ale Malt (2.5 SRM) Grain 3 78.8 %0.64…"
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Recipe Advice Thread

Started by denimglen in HomeBrewers. Last reply by Michael May 24. 4180 Replies

Thought it might be handy to have a thread for some of the more advanced brewers to give some advice on recipes.Let's see how it goes eh...Continue

What are you brewing?

Started by nzbrewer in HomeBrewers. Last reply by Michael Apr 16. 8272 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

What To Do Whilst in Lockdown

Started by Michael in HomeBrewers. Last reply by Michael Apr 4. 2 Replies

I have plenty of grain, but my mill hopper and base were damaged beyond repair in my last move. So, I was going to order the proper stuff or have Chris @ Banks brewing build a nice hopper / base for…Continue


Started by Michael in HomeBrewers. Last reply by Michael Mar 23. 3 Replies

In Wellington, we are generally pretty lucky with the brew shops, and I guess I have gotten spoiled by how cool each of them are. Maybe they do not always have exactly what we need, but the service…Continue

Water Profile for WLG and Porirua

Started by Michael in HomeBrewers. Last reply by jt Mar 23. 3 Replies

Does anyone know where I can up to date info on the water profile for Tawa and Porirua?I would like to mimic the profile of a few UK places for some recipes I have been playing with.Cheers!Continue

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Requirements for opening a nano-brewery at home?

Posted by Nicolas Tassitani on June 28, 2019 at 1:56pm 0 Comments



I'd like to start brewing commercially at home and I’d like to know if somebody went through the process of getting the licences and permits to do so.


I’m based in Auckland (North Shore) and I have a 80 litres electric brewing system.


I did some research and so far it seems that I need to:

- comply and register under Food National Programme 3

- get a customs-controlled area (CCA) licence


Do I need an…


Electric Control Panel

Posted by milti stefadouros on May 24, 2019 at 2:18pm 0 Comments

Hello fellow brewers,

Thought it a good idea to put it out to the wider brewing community, is there a production made off the shelf electric control panel [nz or aus made] available on the NZ market? I've done some searching and it doesn't look good, ie there is nothing out there. 

following this line of questioning, if one was available though what would be a fair price to pay for it?

My system is as follows:

3 vessel [HLT, Mash Tun [infusion mash -…


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…


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