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Can I make a hop essence

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? See More
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Cain Harland commented on Greg Hillman's blog post Why not 30L
"Basically you can scale to what ever size you want. I mostly brew 40L. But you need to keep a bit of head space in the fermenter to allow for the krausen (foam) that the yeast makes during fermentation. If your pushing the limits of your fementer…"
Nov 26
Greg Hillman posted a blog post

Why not 30L

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.CheersSee More
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D L replied to D L's discussion Hopping extract brew with 10 litre pot.
"Hmm, you're probably right there. I have used 1kg dextrose before and the result was rather cidery (drinkable, but not great).I was hoping that this was more due to a lack of hops vs. the high alcohol content (8%). On the other hand I…"
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Kevin Sharp replied to D L's discussion Hopping extract brew with 10 litre pot.
"You'll need a strong constitution to drink a beer that's made with 37% dextrose. The main flavour is likely to be ethyl acetate (nail varnish remover). I'd suggest 10% max dextrose, but you would probably do better to leave it out…"
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Hopping extract brew with 10 litre pot.

Started by D L in HomeBrewers. Last reply by D L Nov 15. 6 Replies

Hey, all. New to the forum and semi-new to brewing. I have a question about hopping extract brews; I have experimented with dry hopping with (I think) relative success (100g of Dr Rudi into a 23…Continue

mcleods paradise pale ale clone

Started by Bud Brewerson in HomeBrewers. Last reply by Bud Brewerson Oct 26. 1 Reply

Hi Team,Has anyone attempted a Mcleods Paradise pale ale clone?Or anyone got some tips from the brewer himself?Continue

good quality BIAB grain bags?

Started by Daniel Ashman in HomeBrewers. Last reply by Julian Melville Oct 17. 4 Replies

Hey all,This question has been asked before but not for a few year from what I can see.Has anyone found a local source (NZ or AUS) for good quality, potentially custom made brew-in-a-bag grain…Continue

20L Braumeister

Started by Ian in General. Last reply by Peter Smith Sep 20. 3 Replies

Hi people, still hoping to connect with 20L Braumeister brewers here in NZ. I moved to this a couple of years ago from my 3 V system and it is great - but it would be excellent to compare notes with…Continue

Any hop plants / rhizomes out there?

Started by Genghis in HomeBrewers. Last reply by Genghis Sep 17. 2 Replies

Hi All,I'm in Napier and was wondering if anyone had any hop rhizomes they would like to trade for a 6 pack or two in the Hawkes Bay Region?I have an outdoor area I would like to cover with hops and…Continue

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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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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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