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Complete A/G set up

Started by G S in Buying & Selling. Last reply by Cain Harland 1 hour ago. 9 Replies

Breaks my heart but lack of time for consumption and brewing means the gear's got to go. Will be selling separately unless someone wants to buy the lot soon. PM me if interested in any of below.Would…Continue

KGs of Hops to sell - American & NZ

Started by Dermot in Buying & Selling. Last reply by Dermot 1 hour ago. 5 Replies

Got the following in my freezer that I don't have recipes for anymore or excess -$40 a kg5kg US Northern Brewer,5kg Galaxy,5kg Kohatu,5kg Motueka5kg Perle,5kg Waimea,5kg Cascade,5kg Summit,5kg…Continue

Electric Brewery's

Started by Scott H in HomeBrewers. Last reply by Patrick 3 hours ago. 341 Replies

We spoke about creating a discussion so people who have or people who are thinking about and/or building can share pic's info and pitfalls to avoid.Just about finished building my bench and hopefully…Continue

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Commercial Brew Line Cleaner

Started by Nathan in Buying & Selling 4 hours ago. 0 Replies

Hey I have this and really wont…Continue

Garage Project Umami Monster?

Started by David R in General. Last reply by Ryan Perkins 14 hours ago. 3 Replies

So after being scared off by the description, I finally tasted this beer a couple of weeks ago and it blew my mind! Not sure if it was because I really thought I wasn't going to like it, but it was…Continue

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Electric keggle HLT build - Part 2

Posted by Brett Mason on October 12, 2014 at 7:59pm 0 Comments

A quick update on the HLT build which is now mostly wrapped up and been through its first batch.

The lovely insulation is courtesy of a warehouse camp roll and a bunch of duct tape.

I was concerned about usability with the large gap between the tap, thermometer and sight glass and it has been a minor nuisance since the thermometer isn't easy to read from an angle. I played it safe with a fairly large gap to avoid cross over between the probes…


A raging Friday night..

Posted by Nicholas Jones on September 26, 2014 at 9:13pm 8 Comments

Evening all. Am mid brew with a 55L batch of 1.079SG Porter which is about to come up to the boil and I thought Id share the loves. The recipe is a bit of a bastard 11kg Pale, 1.4 Crystal 60, 1kg black, 1kg chocolate, 1kg Rye, .6kg Caraaroma, 0.4melanoidin, 0.3kg special B. Obviously aiming for a meal of a beer. Hopping with a small dose of Pac Jade to 20IBu and 200G of Tettnager at flame out and fermenting with 04.

Reason I came on though is a few boys from the forum have been over…


Perlick 630ss

Posted by Dave on September 19, 2014 at 11:45am 0 Comments

Hi all,
Would anyone be interested in two Perlick 630 stainless steel taps. Now surplus to requirements. I am in the process of putting together a serving fridge with three taps. I have decided to replace the 630's with the 650ss (flow control)
One is unused the other hooked up to try out.
Offers around $75 each?

Cheers Dave.

Timer for Hop Schedule

Posted by Shem on September 12, 2014 at 8:00pm 6 Comments

Hello all,

 I have started to get bolder with my home brewing, by entering the world of partial mashing.

 I found that I could prep everything in advance, but once I got to the hop schedule I was left worried about timing of the numerous additions I needed to make.

 After a few brews, and some googling I found that there is no timer I could find that was specifically built for a hop schedule.

 So, being a geek and a home brewer I decided to make one.…


Quick intro

Posted by Dave on September 7, 2014 at 10:59pm 2 Comments

Ok so after stalking this and other forums for the best part of 12 months or so, I though I would throw my hat in and share my experiences.

So my name is Dave.......and yes I am a home brewer.

I guess it all started about 35yrs ago with my Dad, being a beer lover, brewing his own. He used a kit that was put together by a local home brew shop, from memory consisting of DME, sugar and whole hops, on reflection quite advanced for its day.

I recall it being quite bitter and…


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