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Mark Meyburg replied to Tim Westbrook's discussion stc-1000 temperature controller wired $25
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Bob replied to Bob's discussion Mangrove Jack's Gluten Free Pale Ale
"Nothing at all. For more information read Chris Hamilton's Clarity Ferm experiment. http://http://beerandwinejournal.com/clarity-ferm-i/"
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FrankGrimes replied to Bob's discussion Mangrove Jack's Gluten Free Pale Ale
"Thanks. What does the clarity ferm do to the flavour?"
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Bob replied to Bob's discussion Mangrove Jack's Gluten Free Pale Ale
"If your wife is gluten intolerant rather than coeliac you could try adding clarity ferm to your standard brew. I've read many reports of this working well for intolerance. Gluten free (as opposed to gluten reduced) is a problem I've yet to…"
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FrankGrimes replied to Bob's discussion Mangrove Jack's Gluten Free Pale Ale
"Hi Bob, I'm also looking for a good gluten free beer recipe, as my misses is a little sensitive to it. Is there anything you have found that is decent?"
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Craig Howard replied to Craig Howard's discussion DIY.. in the spirit of home brewing
"Sharing another simple solution to a tedious part of beer making.  Bottle drying. I found these simple plate racks at "'Storage Box' store in Newmarket , Auckland.  $14 each. They hold 13 of my wire tops 750ml bottles...…"
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stc-1000 temperature controller wired $25

Started by Tim Westbrook in Buying & Selling. Last reply by Mark Meyburg 16 minutes ago. 9 Replies

This unit was made up by someone here on RealBeer.Moving to US so don't need anymore.Pickup is Titirangi , Auckland. Would prefer not to ship. I'll consider it though.02108110004Continue

Mangrove Jack's Gluten Free Pale Ale

Started by Bob in HomeBrewers. Last reply by Bob 1 hour ago. 4 Replies

Has anyone tried Mangrove Jack's GF pale ale and tested it on a live coeliac?I understand that it's made from 'de-glutenised' barley malt. I'm hoping they have a process more effective than just…Continue

DIY.. in the spirit of home brewing

Started by Craig Howard in General. Last reply by Craig Howard 3 hours ago. 11 Replies

Just sharing a simple idea.To get a  bit more acuracy from my STC sensor it was obvious that it needed to be in the middle of the fermenting solution.  (Right?)  So ...a Thermwell.Simple...I took…Continue

I Really Need A Hop Spider Please!!!!

Started by Darren Andrews (Daza) in Buying & Selling 14 hours ago. 0 Replies

Hey guys does anyone have a hop spider they would like to sell or donate to me, I would pay for shipping if giving it away or like a cheap one what ever you have, please let me know, PM me a…Continue

How many times do you reuse yeast?

Started by Kyle Richards in HomeBrewers. Last reply by Ultima1 15 hours ago. 8 Replies

I have become a huge fan of making liquid starters from previous batchs yeast trub. Fermentation starts waaaaay quicker and healthier than pitching rehy dry yeast. Question is: how many times do you…Continue

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Electric Brewing Update 4

Posted by Brett Mason on February 28, 2015 at 9:48pm 0 Comments

Made a big step towards my goal of going fully electric today. The HLT is now using two 10 amp feeds with two elements and it looks like I have enough power to give a decent boil.

The initial driver to add more power was the 95 minutes it took a single 2kw element to heat about 40 litres up to mash in temperature which is a big delay at the start of brew day. Normally I just heat about 20 litres for mash in which is closer to 40 minutes but I was trying out no sparge…


queensland " brewpub " needsJV partners

Posted by gerry humphrey on January 7, 2015 at 5:54pm 0 Comments

Winery / Brewery at Eumundi in the Noosa hinterland has all Government Licences & Approvals as a virtual brewpub -Tourist Attraction [ beer, wine, cider, grappa & food & music ]  but 76 yo owner needs fresh, energetic partners to reinvigorate the venue.

Long frontage to M1 highway, 2 k to the Eumundi craft markets & our wine stall, 20k to Noosa.

6.6Ha of  land, OK for cabins, OktoberFests, weddings but needs TLC

Contract Brewer died last year so prefer…


brewery for sale

Posted by Jim Ashe on January 7, 2015 at 2:56pm 2 Comments

Hi beer lovers

I have got a 600 litre micro brewery for sale. go to Trademe nz and type in Brewery for details and photos

any serious queries don't hesitate to ask. Go on you've been talking about owning a brewery for years- nows your chance

cheers Jim

The beer robot lives! (my new electric brewery losses its virginity)

Posted by DMAC on December 30, 2014 at 12:30am 10 Comments

I've been putting together an electric brewery for about 6 months now. Yesterday she had her first run.

The name beer robot comes from my 5 year old daughter who associates the lights and flashing displays with robots. I think its a pretty good application of mechatronics which is what robotics is called these days from what I can tell.…


Kauri Road Brewery 2 final post – it's a wrap

Posted by Barry on December 8, 2014 at 9:07pm 23 Comments


So after a wet run and autotune it was time. Time to brew and no more procrastinating.

I started contemplating this build nearly 2 years ago and starting collecting parts about a full year ago. It's been 19 months since I brewed at home.

Brew day on Sunday 7 December 2014 started really late, I had to pick up the kids from their grandparents and do some other stuff but in truth I was scared. Scared at how much more involved the process might be with 2 pumps…


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