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David R replied to Peter Smith's discussion Late November 2016 - 1D. American Wheat Beer in the group Western Brewers Conference
"Just in time for summer eh, good choice of style!"
11 hours ago
Anatole Perry replied to Barbara Joppa's discussion 27 August 2016 - Oatmeal Stout in the group Western Brewers Conference
"Was stoked to hear SI and I finally got a win over the Line! but more so that I missed the session! It was a good style to brew to for this time of year- the honour of setting the style is a great one! We've enjoyed the fruits of this batch of…"
20 hours ago
Peter Smith added a discussion to the group Western Brewers Conference

Late November 2016 - 1D. American Wheat Beer

We just need to wait and see how a few events fall into early November -  thinking 26th but this will be confirmed a bit closer in1D. American Wheat BeerOverall Impression: Refreshing wheat beers that can display more hop character and less yeast character than their German cousins. A clean fermentation character allows bready, doughy, or grainy wheat flavors to be complemented by hop flavor and bitterness rather than yeast qualities.Aroma: Low to moderate grainy, bready, or doughy wheat…See More
23 hours ago
Peter Smith replied to Barbara Joppa's discussion 27 August 2016 - Oatmeal Stout in the group Western Brewers Conference
"Big thanks to our three judges today.   Its the feedback on the sheets and being able to talk to the judges over a few beers that really make this event.  Also thanks to Brothers for allowing us to hold the event . A total of 7 entries…"
23 hours ago
Cain Harland replied to Cain Harland's discussion Step Mash Idea
"How would you approach that. I was under the impression conversion is pretty much done in the first 15 min so and after that you just getting better extraction."
Peter Smith replied to BJ's discussion Corona clone brew
"Carboys and fermenters on my garage floor are sitting at 9-11C perfect for Pils ferments, bring them into house after about 7 days for a decent warm up to finish off and D rest,  and you are good to bottle after about 1 month.   open a…"
David Williams replied to Cain Harland's discussion Step Mash Idea
"I wonder if the easiest variable to change is the mash time length? Given the highly modified malts available now I'd be adjusting my mash length if I wanted to lessen my attenuation. "
jt replied to Cain Harland's discussion Step Mash Idea
"any of that fermentis range are reliable, like 05. I think often that using a different yeats, we don't formulate recipes that use suit a yeast or maybe don't brew or ferment to it's strengths Using MJ 42 in some pale ales instead of…"

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Step Mash Idea

Started by Cain Harland in HomeBrewers. Last reply by Cain Harland yesterday. 7 Replies

I like my IPAs sweet, full bodied and juicy. Not cloying sweet but at the sweeter end of IPAs. I think not the kind of sweetness form excessive use of cara or crystal but the kind I would associate…Continue

Corona clone brew

Started by BJ in HomeBrewers. Last reply by Peter Smith yesterday. 6 Replies

Anyone out there have a successful recipe for a Corona clone? I've had good success with Mangrove Jacks Mexican Cerveza kit. Just doesn't have that same crisp taste. Cheerd

Buy cheaper hops by the kilo

Started by Mark Meyburg in Buying & Selling on Friday. 0 Replies

Hi EveryoneWe specialise in selling bulk hops - by the kilo…Continue

beer bottles

Started by Katerina Madarova in HomeBrewers. Last reply by Katerina Madarova Aug 22. 4 Replies

Hi,I am offering 500ml flip top bottles for a good price.The bottles are palletized (1848 bottles on a pallete). The flip tops are separate and have logo printed on them.The price is open for…Continue

M31 Belgian Tripel Yeast from Mangrove Jacks

Started by Cain Harland in HomeBrewers. Last reply by Peter Smith Aug 19. 29 Replies

Anyone used / have an opinion on this stuffContinue

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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…


Building a compact electric BIAB setup

Posted by Chig on May 9, 2016 at 10:01am 13 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…


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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