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Rhyno replied to Michael's discussion Special B Malt in Wellington?
"Im on HomeBrewTalk.com Its ok, but not the same...."
Friday
jamis replied to Michael's discussion Special B Malt in Wellington?
"This place was "Epic" years ago :)  well said Rhyno,  I agree. I have just recently got back into brewing too, this place used to be so inspirational. and busy!  Its like walking into your favourite old bar after being away…"
Wednesday
Tony Grimwood posted a discussion

3/8 BSP male - 1.5" TC?

Anybody know if these are available in NZ?TGSee More
Wednesday
Tony Grimwood replied to Tony Grimwood's discussion Thinking about a brite tank
"The unitank is nice. It sort of puts you in a similar place to the pro brewers - you can carbonate in the fermenter, ferment under pressure etc, etc. The one I have is pretty much the same size as my other fermenter which is an Ss brewtech…"
Tuesday
Michael replied to Tony Grimwood's discussion Thinking about a brite tank
"Sounds like a good choice. Why clean multiple bottles when you would only need to clean one keg! (Unless you want something bottled of course.) I am guessing the unitank is like a fermentasaurus? I have been looking at those, and they seem…"
Tuesday
Tony Grimwood replied to Tony Grimwood's discussion Thinking about a brite tank
"No, I mean Brite! I decided not to go that way anyway and opted for a keg, a CO2 supply, a unitank fermenter and a chiller. I've already got a brew in the keg and it's doing ok so far. Need to condition for a bit longer. I need to renovate…"
Tuesday
Michael posted a discussion

Kegerator Died - What Next

Hi folks!My kegerator stopped cooling. I reckon it just need a Freon re-charge.Has anyone here had their kegerator serviced? Do any shops recharge their freon? If not, I guess it will be a fermentation chamber for the WInter, and I will have to convert one of my fridges to be a kegerator. I just do not want to go through the hassle of cutting holes and such if avoidable.See More
Tuesday
Michael replied to Adam Roper's discussion Gas line quick connects
"I just use a CO2 distributor like this: https://www.brewshop.co.nz/kegging/co2-distributor-4-way.html At the end of each hose going to it, I have a gas connector to connect as needed. Obviously this would not be great if everything is far away, but…"
Tuesday

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Special B Malt in Wellington?

Started by Michael in HomeBrewers. Last reply by Rhyno on Friday. 5 Replies

Hi folks!I want to resurrect a recipe I made a few years ago, and need to find Special B to do this. (It has a very unique flavour in my opinion, and the substitutes just do not do the same for…Continue

3/8 BSP male - 1.5" TC?

Started by Tony Grimwood in General on Wednesday. 0 Replies

Anybody know if these are available in NZ?TGContinue

Thinking about a brite tank

Started by Tony Grimwood in HomeBrewers. Last reply by Tony Grimwood on Tuesday. 5 Replies

I'm having really good results with bottle conditioning my beers but I'm thinking of buying a brite tank and using that instead. It's the thick end of three grand by the time I buy the tank, a glycol…Continue

Kegerator Died - What Next

Started by Michael in HomeBrewers on Tuesday. 0 Replies

Hi folks!My kegerator stopped cooling. I reckon it just need a Freon re-charge.Has anyone here had their kegerator serviced? Do any shops recharge their freon? If not, I guess it will be a…Continue

Gas line quick connects

Started by Adam Roper in HomeBrewers. Last reply by Michael on Tuesday. 3 Replies

I am looking at an easy way to remove my kegerator co2 bottle and reg so I can use it for other purposes like pressure transfers from fermenters. I have found these which would be ideal, but dont…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

Hi,

 

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…

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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 -…

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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.

Cheers

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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