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Mark Weusten replied to Mark Weusten's discussion Still bad Panhead brews out there
"I think they switched their customer service off after the acquisition as well. Very sad"
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Cain Harland replied to Mark Weusten's discussion Still bad Panhead brews out there
"I had a crap Port Road Pils last night too. I don't think it was off but it reminded me about what I hate about Macs hop rocker (which used to be great) these days which I'm sure has something to do with the accountants coming in and…"
Anton replied to Clinton's discussion CO2 Regulator
"I know this is an old post but did you ever get your Taprite onto a new stem for NZ?"
Mark Weusten posted a discussion

Still bad Panhead brews out there

I bought a 6 pack of Port Road Pils last week which was off, I mean butterscotch and chemical  bitterness. Contacted them on Facebook and sure enough batch 1867 is one affected that they tried to recall but somehow made the shelves. Anyway I was told to mail feedback@panhead.co.nz which I did last week and no reply. Really disappointing customer service. I had a similiar issue with Tuatara, I emailed them and their rep collected and dropped me round a replacement a couple of days later. My…See More
Cain Harland and Tom are now friends
Tom replied to Tom's discussion Wanted: Drop in D spear
"Awesome, I'm in Havelock North. Just friended you so I can pm"
cjmc replied to Rowan Walsh's discussion A Digital Hydromter
"Sorry for the late response.   Just recovering from Beervana today. :) Just had a look my ordering history, costs (all $NZ): D1 Wemos $4 Charger $2.4 Battery $24 (This is brought in NZ) MPU 6050 $1.5 Container $4 DS18b20 $1 Misc. Resistors…"
Cain Harland replied to Tom's discussion Wanted: Drop in D spear
"I've got 1. Maybe 2 kicking around. Not sure of condition they came form scrap yard kegs that I cut tops off. I'm in Napier where are you?"

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Still bad Panhead brews out there

Started by Mark Weusten in General. Last reply by Mark Weusten 20 hours ago. 2 Replies

I bought a 6 pack of Port Road Pils last week which was off, I mean butterscotch and chemical  bitterness. Contacted them on Facebook and sure enough batch 1867 is one affected that they tried to…Continue

CO2 Regulator

Started by Clinton in HomeBrewers. Last reply by Anton yesterday. 5 Replies

I have been working towards getting a small keezer setup, almost there now. However, I have a few questions regarding regulators.I understand that CO2 tank threads differ depending on their origin. I…Continue

Wanted: Drop in D spear

Started by Tom in Buying & Selling. Last reply by Tom on Sunday. 2 Replies

Does anyone have any of these spears that they want to sell?…Continue

Tags: Spear, D

A Digital Hydromter

Started by Rowan Walsh in HomeBrewers. Last reply by cjmc on Sunday. 8 Replies

Hello, what are peoples thoughts on using a digital hydrometer? I have always wanted to use one myself for the purpose of automation, but was immediately put off by the price of commercially…Continue

Unfashionable NZ Hops

Started by Richard Deeble in HomeBrewers. Last reply by David R Aug 4. 24 Replies

I'm intrigued by brewing with some of the less popular hops we have in New Zealand, particularly with high demand for things like riwaka and sauvin. I'm sure there is a good use for these hops beyond…Continue

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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…


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…


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 17 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…


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