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Cain Harland replied to Cain Harland's discussion Starter sizes with slants in the group yeast trading
"Here is another article by Chris White in BYO. He talks about using 1 hoop from a slant in 10ml then stepping up to 500ml  which seems to be the final product. I have no reason to use just 1 hoop rather than whole slant as it will only be a…"
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Peter Smith replied to Cain Harland's discussion Is a pressure cooker entirely necessary in the group yeast trading
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martin w replied to Cain Harland's discussion Is a pressure cooker entirely necessary in the group yeast trading
"i see you have a pressure cooker now,but another method i used when i first started was tyndallisation,i used a baby bottle steriliser in the microwave,which you do at least 3 times over a period of time,the idea is everything you are trying to…"
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Cain Harland replied to Cain Harland's discussion Starter sizes with slants in the group yeast trading
"That's probably a good reason to spend the extra few bucks and get the 3L instead of another 2L which would also give me a bit more scope for bigger beers or just putting a bit more starter away for next time. Yeah its a great article heaps of…"
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Peter Smith replied to Cain Harland's discussion Starter sizes with slants in the group yeast trading
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Cain Harland replied to Cain Harland's discussion Is a pressure cooker entirely necessary in the group yeast trading
"Thanks for the input guys I scored a pressure cooker for  $10 off trade me."
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Starter sizes with slants

I'm trying to figure out what size flasks to buy and having a hard time finding any kind of definitive answer for what size steps to build up the starter in. I will be using the whole slant not just scraping a bit off and steeping up to somewhere between 2L and 5L depending on the beer, lets just say 4L for the sake of this discussion which seems about right for most of my brews.With single colony from a plate 10ml seems to be an appropriate first step and a lot of folks seem to be doing this…See More
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Colm Carraher replied to GFbeerGuy's discussion Any Interest in professional gluten free malt malted in NZ
"Hi, I would be interested in getting my hands on some GF malt. At the moment I am just using the sorghum syrup from Brewers Coop, which is better than nothing. I have tried malting my own buckwheat and it makes a nice adjunct, but I can't do it…"
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Any Interest in professional gluten free malt malted in NZ

Started by GFbeerGuy in General. Last reply by Colm Carraher 19 hours ago. 10 Replies

I know of a small company based in NZ looking at professionally malting gluten free grains, with amounts being enough to supply the homebrew community and a few selected breweries who are looking at…Continue

Tags: gluten-free, malting, malt

PBW

Started by Mark Hardy in General. Last reply by Mark Hardy yesterday. 6 Replies

Hi guys..Anyone know of a NZ chemical supplier you can supply commercial quantities of a powder brewery wash equivalent?Buying the Large tubs is getting quite expensive from the home brew store...Any…Continue

Poly Kegs

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Anyone have experience with these Poly Kegs $14 each!https://trademe.co.nz/920943332Continue

beersmith

Started by Stevo in General. Last reply by Cain Harland yesterday. 7 Replies

who uses beer smith and would recommend it ?Continue

What are you brewing?

Started by nzbrewer in HomeBrewers. Last reply by jt on Monday. 8201 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

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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 16 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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Large Stainless steel pot

Posted by Niall Tierney on April 23, 2016 at 8:17am 0 Comments

I have a large stainless steel pot with lid 100l . I bought 3 for $150 each as I am building an electric brewery, however I have redesigned it an only require 2. I'll take $120 for it, it's still in the box.

Four of a kind – Epic Armageddon’s winning hand

Posted by nzbrewer on April 11, 2016 at 6:30am 1 Comment

The trophies keep piling up for Epic Beer’s Armageddon IPA, which has claimed its fourth major crown in less than a year after it was named best in class at the New World Beer and Cider Awards.

And to seal Epic’s position as this country’s leading producer of hop-driven beers, Epic Pale Ale also…

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Keg and Fermenter Cleaner

Posted by Norrii on April 2, 2016 at 12:50pm 0 Comments

Inspired by Tony Yates here are the parts I used:

  • Large bucket from Mitre10 Mega ($8) - to house the pump and water
  • 2 x lids ($2 ea) - One with cutouts for Kegs and one with cut outs for Fermenters
  • 1 x Ozito 350w Pump from Bunnings ($80)
  • Brass reducer / bushing 1" to 1/2" ($4) - screws on to the pump outlet
  • 1/2" compression fitting - screws on to brass reducer and…
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