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Dunc replied to Barbara Joppa's discussion 21B Specialty IPA - Red IPA - 28May 2016 in the group Western Brewers Conference
"Awesomeness."
11 hours ago
Jonathan Ritchie replied to Tom's discussion Pukekohe/Franklin Home Brew Club
"I'm in Clevedon (is that still in the zone?!) and would be keen to meet/swap notes."
Tuesday
Crusader-Rob commented on Dene McDonald's group Grainfather Users Group
"Can anyone tell me the Kg max for the micro pipe work? and also the Minimum for standard pipework?"
Tuesday
Barbara Joppa replied to Barbara Joppa's discussion 21B Specialty IPA - Red IPA - 28May 2016 in the group Western Brewers Conference
"OK - Change of plans  We will NOT be at Hallertau. Instead we will be at Brother's Brewery, Wellsley Street West CBD 3PM Be sure to remind everyone and I will send out email as well Cheers"
Tuesday
Tom replied to Tom's discussion Pukekohe/Franklin Home Brew Club
"That was the only info I could find also. For now I will just keep using spring water until I can get the filter/hose working properly."
Monday
Tony G commented on Ralph's group Clone Brews
"Dead keen to get a good clone recipe for this too. One of the lads at brewtopia suggested some time ago that they had a potential clone recipe but nothing further than that. Bottle says Rakau and Nelson so theres the hops sorted."
Monday
Crusader-Rob commented on Ralph's group Clone Brews
"Ooooooh Nice idea buster. Lovely beer that. Might I suggest you start the process? Its all NZ hops I think."
Sunday
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Home Brew Club Tasting at No.1 Queen Street Cafe & Bar

May 26, 2016 from 5:30pm to 7pm
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Gin is the new IPA

Gin is the new IPA @ginzealand @A_Tale_Of_Gin @TheGinGuyNZ #GoodBeerWeek I wrote the following in...

Four Of A Kind – Epic Armageddon’s Winning Hand

Four Of A Kind – Epic Armageddon’s Winning Hand @epicbeer @newworld @mjwdThe trophies keep piling up...

Over 400 different beers and ciders from 83 brewers were...



Over 400 different beers and ciders from 83 brewers were submitted to a blind judging panel of experts for the 2016 New World Beer & Cider Awards. (via Boutique beers win big at annual New Zealand beer and cider awards | Stuff.co.nz)

Who Are These NZ Breweries Entering World Beer Cup?

Who Are These NZ Breweries Entering World Beer Cup? @brewersguildnz #shareinfo #lovesomehelp...

"Making batches of beer with a single hop “rarely yields a beer that could be an actual ongoing..."

“Making batches of beer with a single hop “rarely yields a beer that could be an actual...

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Pukekohe/Franklin Home Brew Club

Started by Tom in HomeBrewers. Last reply by Jonathan Ritchie on Tuesday. 8 Replies

Hi AllI live in Pukekohe and have been thinking about trying to start a Local Home Brew Club for a little while now. Mostly because none of my mates are in to the hobby or craft beer in general and…Continue

Burlington ale yeast wlp095

Started by Che Soffe in HomeBrewers. Last reply by Che Soffe on Saturday. 8 Replies

Hey all,So I have a pale ale currently fermenting using Burlington ale yeast and was wondering if anyone had any experience with it?Continue

10g calcium sulphate per grain father recipes

Started by DMAC in General. Last reply by Sam DT on Saturday. 4 Replies

So, any happy grain father recipe has one mineral addition which is 10g of calcium sulphate. The beers made like this that I've tried are delicious.However, it's a bit left field compared to…Continue

Large size BIAB bag

Started by Robert Ahrens in HomeBrewers. Last reply by Robert Ahrens May 19. 5 Replies

Where I can get a large BIAB bag to fit a 45cm diameter pot? The ones I have seen at the homebrew stores are too small. Don't want to try make it myself only to have the grains fall out the bottom…Continue

Interview with Sam Calagione from Dogfish Head

Blog Posts

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.

Background

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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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…

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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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Beer Line Cleaner

Posted by Norrii on April 2, 2016 at 12:50pm 0 Comments

Inspired by Tony Yates here are the parts I used:

  • Carb Cap Ball Lock
  • Pond Pump from Bunnings ($50) - in the water feature section

The keg/Carboy/Fermenter cleaner build is here.

Here's a couple of pics for you. Works a treat.…

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