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Kevin Sharp replied to Darren Wood's discussion Corny keg not dispensing
""nothing worse than a stuck beer" One thing worse than not being able to get beer out the keg is not being able to keep it in there. I had a picnic tap leak because it had accumulated a small amount of hop debris. To stem the leak I…"
8 hours ago
Nathan replied to Darren Wood's discussion Corny keg not dispensing
"Glad to hear....nothing worse than stuck beer....I dont use a hop bag for any of my beers and have only had blockage issues twice, Once was a very heavy dry hop and the other was just a to much gunk into keg. I find with good processes etc most…"
9 hours ago
Treekilla posted a discussion

Fermenter

I am looking to upgrade fermenter and am looking at a malt mechanics or would you recommend something different. Thanks in advance
9 hours ago
Ben Dean replied to Ben Dean's discussion Red IPA - Riwaka
"Thanks for all the replies. Despite everyone's personal preferences the common theme here appears to be, don't use too much. With that in mind I'll build a hop schedule in the same way I do with Nelson Sauvin - always the backup…"
11 hours ago
Ben Dean replied to Ben Dean's discussion Red IPA - Riwaka
"Yeah, it's definitely an American amber grain bill. Although the redback doesn't add anywhere near as much sweetness as other crystal malts."
12 hours ago
Peter Smith replied to Darren Wood's discussion Water - is there an easy way?!
"I like Kai's as you can use the advanced bit if you want to buffer with Calcium Hydroxide http://braukaiser.com/blog/blog/2011/03/07/brewing-water-spreadheet-update/ I have a blue lab ph meter and find the results match the spreadsheet. "
14 hours ago
Darren Wood posted a discussion

Water - is there an easy way?!

Hi (Auckland brewers)I'm hoping to be able to shortcut the learning curve with water additions and get some tips/advice/amounts for salt additions.I'm in central (Kingsland) Auckland so this only really is applicable to those near me. I have started using that 5.2 Mash pH Stabilizer from Starsan so I'm going to assume that the PH is good. I have looked at a number of calculators, Beersmith, etc but it's still all quite a mistersy – I'm hoping for some quick wins here. What I'm wanting to know…See More
14 hours ago
Darren Wood replied to Darren Wood's discussion Corny keg not dispensing
"I didn't secure the hop bag - that was most likely the cause. So I opted to leave it in there for a while longer then just (gently) yanked it out. Sadly - that didn't actually help... So it was clearly some sort of blockage. I pulled the…"
14 hours ago

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Corny keg not dispensing

Started by Darren Wood in HomeBrewers. Last reply by Kevin Sharp 8 hours ago. 10 Replies

Hi,Filled the keg with a pretty expensive black IPA on Saturday. Put a bunch of dry hops (in a hop bag) in there as well. Sealed her up and purged the O2 with a few good blasts of CO2.Tried to take a…Continue

Fermenter

Started by Treekilla in General 9 hours ago. 0 Replies

I am looking to upgrade fermenter and am looking at a malt mechanics or would you recommend something different. Thanks in advance

Red IPA - Riwaka

Started by Ben Dean in HomeBrewers. Last reply by Ben Dean 11 hours ago. 13 Replies

HiI'm planning to brew a red IPA soon. I was initially thinking of doing a single hop Riwaka brew, has anyone done this with good results? Otherwise, I have Citra, Simcoe, Amarillo and East Kent…Continue

Water - is there an easy way?!

Started by Darren Wood in HomeBrewers. Last reply by Peter Smith 14 hours ago. 1 Reply

Hi (Auckland brewers)I'm hoping to be able to shortcut the learning curve with water additions and get some tips/advice/amounts for salt additions.I'm in central (Kingsland) Auckland so this only…Continue

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Kit Enhancing & Partial Mash Recipes

Started by Josh Gasston in HomeBrewers yesterday. 0 Replies

Looking for things to do/add to enhance the Coopers Dark Ale can. I'm a real new brewer and I want to make a dark ale that taste better then just the kit (add extra malts, hops, fermentables) but I…Continue

Tags: Recipes, Sharing Recipes, Dark Ale, Coopers, Partial Mash

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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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