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400 ltr batch brewery

We are selling a complete brewery producing beer Move it or buy rent the space with permits and customs etcYou don't get more "turn key" than this Includes 120 ltr batch setup , 20 ft chiller container with side $45000.00  buy it split it so many optionsSee More
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Sarah Johnson left a comment for Don John
"We are very interested. I would like to come and take a look but quite busy just at the moment but in a few weeks I could probably swing it. Any chance you could send me a few photos and/or a list of what is there?"
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"Kaikoura Brewing Company, it has been brewing in Kaikoura for 7 years. Selling to local bars, restaurants New world and the local Henrys. So you will only have tasted our beer here in Kaikoura. We want to sell as a whole,"
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Sarah Johnson left a comment for Don John
"Where is your brewery? I wonder if I have had some of your beer?"
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"Yeah it is good that we have a craft beer scene here now.. Do you have a ph number I can call you on?"
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Don John left a comment for Sarah Johnson
"I have heard that tue west coast has a great craft beer seen. Its great to hear you are expanding. "
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400 ltr batch brewery

Started by Don John in Buying & Selling on Wednesday. 0 Replies

We are selling a complete brewery producing beer Move it or buy rent the space with permits and customs etcYou don't get more "turn key" than this Includes 120 ltr batch setup , 20 ft chiller…Continue

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Brewery for sale. Advice needed

Started by Don John in General. Last reply by Sarah Johnson Aug 3. 1 Reply

Ever dreamed of taking that hobby and turn pro at least at the weekend. I did it 7 years Go. Slowly building tank after tank. I started making 100 ltr batches and 2 120ltr conical fermenters. I went…Continue

Recipe Advice Thread

Started by denimglen in HomeBrewers. Last reply by jamis Jul 22. 4181 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

What To Do Whilst in Lockdown

Started by Michael in HomeBrewers. Last reply by Chris Banks Jul 21. 3 Replies

I have plenty of grain, but my mill hopper and base were damaged beyond repair in my last move. So, I was going to order the proper stuff or have Chris @ Banks brewing build a nice hopper / base for…Continue

Sawmill IPA recipe

Started by Ben Dean in HomeBrewers. Last reply by joseph Jul 18. 2 Replies

HiHas anyone here tried to brew a clone of Sawmill's IPA? It's my favorite beer at the moment so I'm keen to brew something similar. It's also possibly the most perfectly balanced beer I've ever…Continue

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I’m based in Auckland (North Shore) and I have a 80 litres electric brewing system.


I did some research and so far it seems that I need to:

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following this line of questioning, if one was available though what would be a fair price to pay for it?

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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.


Brewers Circle

Posted by Chris Carter on April 27, 2018 at 12:08am 3 Comments


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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