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Barbara Joppa replied to Barbara Joppa's discussion 26March 2016: Classic Smoked Ale in the group Western Brewers Conference
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Tim Greene replied to Sam DT's discussion Liberty Citra Imperial IPA in the group Clone Brews
"Hi, thanks for posting the recipe. I have just got my interpretation in the fermenter! I hit an OG of 1.062 with a homebuilt Grainfather replica. Any ideas on why I fell short? Maybe mash temps? I used the recipe to a 0.75 scale. Any feed back would…"
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Steve Dorrington replied to Steve Dorrington's discussion Leffe Radieuse Clone in the group Clone Brews
"Ok, so I brewed this on 10/1/2016.   23/1 (2 weeks later) it was sitting at 1.020 and appeared to have slowed to a stop and I thought it was nearing done.  On the 6/2 I take another hydrometer load and it was at 1.015 (target was 1.014).…"
Des Ross replied to Nick Good's discussion Recipe advice
"Hey Nick, I know other experienced brewers who like me, are also very careful to avoid any possibility of oxygen pickup when the wort is hot and swear that this is important to consistently produce great beer.... If you have adopted this practice…"
Nick Good replied to Nick Good's discussion Recipe advice
"It may have been Homebrewtalk that I saw it, I will try to find it again."
Nick Good replied to Nick Good's discussion Recipe advice
"I re-hydrate dry yeast and I have an STC1000 controlled fridge and I am extremely fussy with sanitation. Also I measure mash temp with Stc1000. I get wort down to around 35C ish the same as you and fridge it with bottles of ice and fridge on before…"

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Recipe advice

Started by Nick Good in HomeBrewers. Last reply by Des Ross yesterday. 18 Replies

Can somebody give me some advice on this recipe. It is a Montieths original cone or should I say, was.I started with the recipe from AHB but found it to be to caramel so tried lightening the crystal…Continue

Sawmill IPA recipe

Started by Ben Dean in HomeBrewers. Last reply by Nick Good on Thursday. 1 Reply

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

NZHC - Mini club night

Started by oliver in HomeBrewers on Wednesday. 0 Replies

Hey brewers,Are you attending the first NZHC and are you part of a homebrew club or group in NZ? The organisers of NZHC have asked us (the Christchurch brewclub) to organise a mini club night on the…Continue

Tags: night, club, nzhc


Started by FrozenWaves in HomeBrewers. Last reply by chig ochei on Wednesday. 25 Replies

Have seen the new Brooklyn hops are in stock at the  local, has anyone used them yet? http://nzhops.co.nz/variety/brooklyn Am thinking of doing a…Continue


Started by Castlehale in HomeBrewers. Last reply by Castlehale on Wednesday. 2 Replies

I'm trying a barleywine for the first time and wanted some feedback on my recipe. My equipment setup is for a maximum 19 litres and BIAB. Here's the recipe:Pale Malt 2.7kgCrystal .8kgMunich…Continue

Tags: Barleywine, Recipe

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Blog Posts

Removing your false bottom!

Posted by Brett Mason on December 23, 2015 at 3:50pm 0 Comments

What a great title for a post.

After switching to all electric my old clean up method of taking my keggle etc outside and blasting with the hose became awkward with the cables attached. I'm also after ways to reduce the amount of lifting involved so have been looking at cleaning the vessels in place. Boring topic but clean up still eats up a good chunk of my brew day.

My trub filter was fixed in place which made cleaning the kettle time consuming. It doesn't…



Posted by Harry on December 22, 2015 at 6:01pm 1 Comment

Brewing without the right gear is a pain.

Today i was all organised, had studied up and knew what i was going to do, ran the figures through the programs and everything was looking good.

Due to ripping my bag last brew i was back to my old smaller one, so i mashed in my 30l pot, no biggie really.

But then my calc for the strike temp was off, slipped by me because i have just stopped doing full volume mashing ( long story but it sucks and makes beer astringent). So i… Continue

GF recipe competition

Posted by Mark Weusten on October 19, 2015 at 1:12pm 1 Comment

Here is a shameless plug for my recipe Jerry Collins Stout in the GF world cup recipe competition. If you think its any good please like it. Cheers


custom glassware

Posted by Harry on October 14, 2015 at 10:34am 0 Comments

Could anyone recommend where I would be able to get some handles or pint glasses with custom printing on them from?

Thinking of doing some up for mates who come to my 30th as a wee momento, and also because I don't have enough glassware for everyone.

So far I have found drinkware.co.nz to look the best but their minimum run seems to be 48 and I dont think I have that many friends.

Oh and it would have to be delivered by the end of the month because I just had the idea…


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…


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