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Monday
Cain Harland replied to Cain Harland's discussion Timeframes for a bret IPA
"Yeah Brendon. Its turning out alright, I tried out some a couple of weeks ago when it seemed to be slowing down on the pressure build up. It was a bit weird. I put a 1.25L plastic beer bottle full in the fridge with a carbonation cap and it changed…"
Friday
John Rafferty posted a discussion

malt mill WTB

Does anyone have a working mill suitable for small lots of specialty grains?  Not keen on the chinese stuff, something decent please.or anyone interested in sharing freight from crankandstein, they can fit 3 small units (no hopper) for 75USDcheersJohnSee More
Friday
Brendon replied to Cain Harland's discussion Timeframes for a bret IPA
"Sounds like a success! If you end up bottling it, beware bottle bombs as it could still produce plenty of CO2 over a period of time as the brett chews through those more complex carbs... Champagne bottles and open one regularly, perhaps..."
Dec 6
CodKing replied to CodKing's discussion This might be blasphemy but beer with me...
"Thanks again Peter, stacks of info for me to get started on. Have a bit of an inspired idea, will see what BeerSmith makes of it and report back"
Dec 6
Peter Smith replied to CodKing's discussion This might be blasphemy but beer with me...
"i would go pac gem for bittering all early no late...   go about 20-22 ibu i would go a mixture of pils malt and pale ale, and i would use notty yeast I just made a marris otter pac gem smash with notty , not quite dark enough but could…"
Dec 5
Peter Smith replied to nzbrewer's discussion What are you brewing?
"will will put a bottle of the london special ale and london gold into my fridge , real thing not my version....   have a secret source will get you an 1845 sp? as well"
Dec 5
Martin Bridges replied to nzbrewer's discussion What are you brewing?
"I loved Young's Special London when I was back in the UK - one of the best bottled beers you could easily find. Might have to have a go at this i I can find some good fresh English hops. Cheers, Martin"
Dec 5

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Timeframes for a bret IPA

Started by Cain Harland in HomeBrewers. Last reply by Cain Harland on Friday. 14 Replies

What are the timeframes for fermenting an IPA with Brettanomyces claussenii?In my quest to add a bit of body and sweetness to my beer without crystal malt (I generally get very high attenuation but I…Continue

malt mill WTB

Started by John Rafferty in Buying & Selling on Friday. 0 Replies

Does anyone have a working mill suitable for small lots of specialty grains?  Not keen on the chinese stuff, something decent please.or anyone interested in sharing freight from crankandstein, they…Continue

This might be blasphemy but beer with me...

Started by CodKing in General. Last reply by CodKing Dec 6. 4 Replies

Anyone out there have an all grain clone recipe for Lion Brown? I know some of you lot might bork at the idea but hey, beauty is in the eye of the beholder...

What are you brewing?

Started by nzbrewer in HomeBrewers. Last reply by Peter Smith Dec 5. 8229 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

Fermentation fridge

Started by Hutzpah in HomeBrewers. Last reply by Hutzpah Dec 3. 6 Replies

Hi, one and all,I am a complete newbie to the home brewing scene. But have inherited a home brew set up, well no one in the family was interested in it so I thought I’ll give it a go.I have two brews…Continue

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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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Roosters Brewery is for sale after 22 years

Posted by Chris Harrison on November 15, 2016 at 2:52pm 4 Comments

Chris Harrison 

also known as me has agreed to the wife's request to sell the brewery after 22 years of loyal service.

Currently we are more involved in The Beach House wines side of the business. With lots of Trophies being gained for our Beach house Wines.

The brewery has achieved the primary goal which was pay for everything. Vineyards, 200 Tonne winery and kids private school education.

So now time is more important than money and its time to sell the brewery…

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Us cascade vs nz cascade

Posted by Kroydon on October 16, 2016 at 5:22pm 3 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…

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