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Ben Dean replied to Ben Dean's discussion Temperature controllers
"I've just ordered one (+ heat pad). Thanks for the input everyone :)"
14 hours ago
Guy Gibson replied to Ben Dean's discussion Temperature controllers
"Drilled through the top near the hinge mountings, very unlikely to be any pipes there, its where I ran the CO2 lines in for my kegorator as well ."
15 hours ago
Nathan replied to Ben Dean's discussion Temperature controllers
"Closed on door then tied to fermenter between fermenter and foam job done"
Nicholas Jones replied to Ben Dean's discussion Temperature controllers
"I drilled holes, you have to be a bit careful obviously. One way is to punch through the outer lining (with drill), then prod through the insulating foam (with a screwdriver etc) to make sure there are no pipes in your path, then run the drill all…"
Ian Niehorster replied to Ben Dean's discussion Temperature controllers
"I've got that one you linked to, it's working just great for me. I just shut the door on the wires, seals up just fine."
Ryan Perkins replied to Ben Dean's discussion Temperature controllers
"I just shut the door on mine, it seems to seal up fine and haven't noticed any issues with holding temps etc.  I think you would have more issues cutting the seal."
Ben Dean replied to Ben Dean's discussion Temperature controllers
"Cheers for the info Nathan.  Another question I have is how are people getting the wire for the heat pad and the temp probe into the fridge, are you cutting a notch out of the door seal or drilling through the side of the fridge? Cheers."
Nathan replied to Ben Dean's discussion Temperature controllers
"Value for money they cant be beat.........They are not that hard to wire up there's a ton of info around on how to do it.......Just remember your only switching the phase on and off, Neutral and earth get transferd though to your…"

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Temperature controllers

Started by Ben Dean in HomeBrewers. Last reply by Ben Dean 14 hours ago. 10 Replies

I've just ordered a fridge for fermentation and now need to get a temperature controller. I've found this one that looks ok.…Continue

Whirlpool arm

Started by Mark Meyburg in HomeBrewers. Last reply by Blake Jones yesterday. 2 Replies

HiJust wanted to know what people think of the height of a weldless whirlpool arm in the kettle. 1/2 way up the boil volume?Cheers MarkContinue

Chugger pumps

Started by Liam Callaghan in General. Last reply by Blake Jones yesterday. 1 Reply

Hey guys just thought I'd share this, bought a pair of chugger pumps for the new build from Brewers Hardware.Stainless steel centre inlet (thanks for the advice Barry, appreciated as always).Really…Continue

Anyone got the 44L Mash Tun from allgrain.co.nz?

Started by Ian Kettle in HomeBrewers. Last reply by Nathan yesterday. 5 Replies

I'm looking at moving from BIAB to a separate mash tun and saw this on the allgrain.co.nz site.…Continue


Started by Stu McKinlay in General. Last reply by mmmm...beer on Thursday. 50 Replies

Had my gas filled at Wormalds the other day. Dealt with a nice guy there called Dave. Not only would he only take $40 (5kg fill was listed as $49) but he told me about this guy who has just started…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 7 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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