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Grant Abbott posted a discussion

fresh hop brew

I am growing  my own hops in the Waikato. The varieties I'm growing are Cascade, Fuggle and Tangarine Dream. All plants are from Wild about hops NZ. I am going to brew a red IPA when the hops are ready. This will be my first time with fresh hops. This will be a big learning curve but i'm very excited to see the results.   See More
Feb 4
aldee replied to joseph's discussion Buying Pumps
"I'm not a fan of cheap chinese, depends on your budget and how hard you'll work it, $50 china, $350- $500 for march or blichmann .decisions."
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mattd2 posted a discussion

+15% ABV beers...

Hi all - does anyone know of beers with an ABV above 15% reasonably available (especially if they are on tap). CheersSee More
Jan 17
joseph posted a discussion

WTB: 50L 15Gallon Blichmann Mash tun

Anyone looking at upgrading to larger size?See More
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joseph posted a discussion

Buying Pumps

Thoughts on buying pumps? Buy a cheap one from aliexpress or a name brand. Whats a good flow rate for 50L recirculating wort?This one i found on aliexpress, there are bigger ones but they get more expensive.https://tinyurl.com/y7rhmjenSee More
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fresh hop brew

Started by Grant Abbott in HomeBrewers Feb 4. 0 Replies

I am growing  my own hops in the Waikato. The varieties I'm growing are Cascade, Fuggle and Tangarine Dream. All plants are from Wild about hops NZ. I am going to brew a red IPA when the hops are…Continue

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Buying Pumps

Started by joseph in General. Last reply by aldee Jan 27. 1 Reply

Thoughts on buying pumps? Buy a cheap one from aliexpress or a name brand. Whats a good flow rate for 50L recirculating wort?This one i found on aliexpress, there are bigger ones but they get more…Continue

+15% ABV beers...

Started by mattd2 in Looking for a Beer... Jan 17. 0 Replies

Hi all - does anyone know of beers with an ABV above 15% reasonably available (especially if they are on tap). CheersContinue

WTB: 50L 15Gallon Blichmann Mash tun

Started by joseph in Buying & Selling Jan 14. 0 Replies

Anyone looking at upgrading to larger size?Continue

Hopping extract brew with 10 litre pot.

Started by D L in HomeBrewers. Last reply by D L Nov 15, 2018. 6 Replies

Hey, all. New to the forum and semi-new to brewing. I have a question about hopping extract brews; I have experimented with dry hopping with (I think) relative success (100g of Dr Rudi into a 23…Continue

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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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NZ limits to annual home brew production?

Posted by BeerBill on August 20, 2017 at 11:30pm 5 Comments

I am wondering if there is a legal annual limit for home brewed beer production in NZ. USA is often about 200 gallons per year. That's about 30 to 40 brews at 19 to 23 litres. Are we limitless or limited in NZ and where is the law to be found?

First All Grain Brew successfull

Posted by Ricky White on January 10, 2017 at 3:00pm 6 Comments

I'm fairly new to the hobby with about 7 extract kit brews and through the second lot of them I spent my spare time collecting parts for and building an eHERMS system out of 50l pots.

I finally finished and did preliminary tests on the eHERMS before xmas and this brew was just after xmas.

Today I cracked open one of the PET bottles of my first batch of all grain beer since it was firm although it had only been in the bottles about 2 days after putting it in the fridge…

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