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Michael replied to Michael's discussion What To Do Whilst in Lockdown
"That is absolutely amazing! When the lockdown clears and it is easier to get yeasts like that, I hope to try some out. It would have been nice to have it before the lockdown! I just count myself lucky to already have a bit of grain on hand. SOunds…"
Saturday
jamis replied to Michael's discussion What To Do Whilst in Lockdown
"As long as it works thats all that matters right!  I purchased a  packet of that dry lallemand Kveik Voss yeast last week Put down a simple 1.042 pale ale, pitched @ 35c .. just sprinkled it on top  it started bubbling about 1 hr…"
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Michael posted a discussion

What To Do Whilst in Lockdown

I have plenty of grain, but my mill hopper and base were damaged beyond repair in my last move. So, I was going to order the proper stuff or have Chris @ Banks brewing build a nice hopper / base for me. However, the lock down screwed all of my plans.Although I am American, I have now lived in NZ long enough to understand the #8 wire mentality. :) Bunnings is closed, so I had to use what I could find in my garage to make a hopper & base. Gaze upon these pics of bodgery for a good laugh. (I…See More
Friday
Michael replied to nzbrewer's discussion What are you brewing?
"I kegged and tasted this beer yesterday. I really like it. With all of the late addition hops, and the bit at first wort, it does not have any astringency. Although I think the Crystal Malt sweetness is carrying the hop flavour, I may drop it down…"
Mar 26
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Michael replied to Michael's discussion Brewshops
"Good point Chris! I did not know ATF was in Kapiti...Yesterday I ordered some special B from them online. I guess I could have driven there! Great Expectations used to only do tins I thought. Have they moved more into AG now?"
Mar 23
jt replied to Michael's discussion Water Profile for WLG and Porirua
"I'm sure someone will know - or it will be there on the site - it used to be - and I think it's likely to be Te Marua"
Mar 23
jt replied to Michael's discussion Brewshops
"Hey i'd missed ATF, nice range there, thanks Chris Cheers!"
Mar 23

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What To Do Whilst in Lockdown

Started by Michael in HomeBrewers. Last reply by Michael on Saturday. 2 Replies

I have plenty of grain, but my mill hopper and base were damaged beyond repair in my last move. So, I was going to order the proper stuff or have Chris @ Banks brewing build a nice hopper / base for…Continue

What are you brewing?

Started by nzbrewer in HomeBrewers. Last reply by Michael Mar 26. 8269 Replies

Since this is the most popular thread on the RealBeer.co.nz forum I thought I would start it here just to see what happens

Tags: homebrew, ale, brewing, beer

Brewshops

Started by Michael in HomeBrewers. Last reply by Michael Mar 23. 3 Replies

In Wellington, we are generally pretty lucky with the brew shops, and I guess I have gotten spoiled by how cool each of them are. Maybe they do not always have exactly what we need, but the service…Continue

Water Profile for WLG and Porirua

Started by Michael in HomeBrewers. Last reply by jt Mar 23. 3 Replies

Does anyone know where I can up to date info on the water profile for Tawa and Porirua?I would like to mimic the profile of a few UK places for some recipes I have been playing with.Cheers!Continue

Hopping Mad

Started by Michael in HomeBrewers. Last reply by Michael Mar 15. 4 Replies

OK. So the title for this is kind of "click-baity."<whinge>It is maddening to work on a loved recipe, only to find that the hops one wants are not available.I have struck out on 3 recipes…Continue

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Requirements for opening a nano-brewery at home?

Posted by Nicolas Tassitani on June 28, 2019 at 1:56pm 0 Comments

Hi,

 

I'd like to start brewing commercially at home and I’d like to know if somebody went through the process of getting the licences and permits to do so.

 

I’m based in Auckland (North Shore) and I have a 80 litres electric brewing system.

 

I did some research and so far it seems that I need to:

- comply and register under Food National Programme 3

- get a customs-controlled area (CCA) licence

 

Do I need an…

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Electric Control Panel

Posted by milti stefadouros on May 24, 2019 at 2:18pm 0 Comments

Hello fellow brewers,

Thought it a good idea to put it out to the wider brewing community, is there a production made off the shelf electric control panel [nz or aus made] available on the NZ market? I've done some searching and it doesn't look good, ie there is nothing out there. 

following this line of questioning, if one was available though what would be a fair price to pay for it?

My system is as follows:

3 vessel [HLT, Mash Tun [infusion mash -…

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Can I make a hop essence

Posted by Paul Ware on December 16, 2018 at 12:14pm 0 Comments

Hi, I am a hop fiend and have just made a couple of beer using hops in a muslim sock for dry hopping and the result was unimpressionable. Question is can I make an essence i.e. hops into cool water to extract the aroma and flavour (not bitterness) and add the essence to the keg? If so what temperature I can use cooled boiled water and of course test it in the beer first so I don't ruin the keg? Anyone done this? 

Why not 30L

Posted by Greg Hillman on November 25, 2018 at 10:58am 1 Comment

Hi Everyone. 

New to this site, Been a kit brewer for some years now. 

Question: Can you brew to the full 30litres in the plastic fermenters with making adjustments by adding hops and/or malt to keep taste.

Cheers

Brewers Circle

Posted by Chris Carter on April 27, 2018 at 12:08am 3 Comments

Hi

I'm looking to form a small dedicated group of Auckland Based All Grain Brewers whose primary purpose:

  • is to share and develop develop our knowledge of brewing through shared practice.

I was part of such a group back in the UK many moons ago and not only was it fun but we ended up scooping most of the prizes in the county shows - so the knowledge sharing must have worked but more importantly - we had great beer to…

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