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Cain Harland replied to denimglen's discussion Recipe Advice Thread
"The old digital IPA recipe is always a good. As far as I'm concerned its the definitive NZ IPA http://yeastieboys.tumblr.com/post/52208987616/digital-ipa-recipe"
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Cain Harland replied to Thies's discussion fermentation temperature control
"or a bit of cardboard box"
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Sam DT replied to denimglen's discussion Recipe Advice Thread
"Check out Deebles how to brew a good NZ Pale ale here: http://www.forum.realbeer.co.nz/profiles/blogs/brewing-a-good-nz-pale-ale Also NHC medal winners 2015 has my recipe…"
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Sam DT replied to Thies's discussion fermentation temperature control
"Anything that will insulate it from the air in your fridge / chamber would be fine - I just fold up a couple of paper towels."
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mattd2 replied to John Austin's discussion What is legally required to start a small brewery in New Zealand?
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Mudcrab replied to Thies's discussion fermentation temperature control
"Right, so a piece of foam to cover the probe should be used. I get ya. Guess I'll need to look for some foam! "
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Recipe Advice Thread

Started by denimglen in HomeBrewers. Last reply by Cain Harland 10 hours ago. 4135 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

fermentation temperature control

Started by Thies in HomeBrewers. Last reply by Cain Harland 10 hours ago. 12 Replies

I am deciding to go for one of those temperature controlled devices to control my fermentation temp. I have a spare fridge in the garage to use , so that side is sorted.  I do have a few…Continue

What is legally required to start a small brewery in New Zealand?

Started by John Austin in ProBrewers. Last reply by mattd2 12 hours ago. 8 Replies

Hi,I have only been living in NZ for the last few years and am unfamiliar with all that is required to start a business in NZ, let alone a brewery.I'm interested in starting a nano-brewery in the far…Continue

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Conan yeast

Started by Cain Harland in HomeBrewers. Last reply by Cain Harland yesterday. 55 Replies

Can we get Conan yeast in NZ. If so whats it calling its self.Continue


Started by sockmerchant in HomeBrewers. Last reply by Brendan Knowles on Tuesday. 28 Replies

Our Fijoa trees are covered in wee fruit.  We will be inundated when they start dropping. Has anyone here used them in a brew with success?  Thinking of doing a Saison with em, or perhaps a wheat…Continue

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Us cascade vs nz cascade

Posted by Kroydon on October 16, 2016 at 5:22pm 2 Comments

So I have gotten a hold of a "us cascade" hop plant which is doing great. Question is what separates the nz and us strains. Is it the plant it's self or is it the country/climate it grows in. Google hasn't helped me on this one. I'm not phased just wondering what to expect

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…


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.


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…


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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