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Barry replied to Peter Smith's discussion The Grain Father
"Yeah don't use boiling water. High temps cause tannins to be extracted from the grain husk and give you a puckering astringency."
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Mark Weusten replied to Peter Smith's discussion The Grain Father
"Excellent"
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ben murphy replied to Peter Smith's discussion The Grain Father
"Dumb question for a moment. Is there any reason I can't use boiling water for the Sparge? Does it just have to be over 75 degrees or ideally it must be as close to 75 as possible?"
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Dave replied to Peter Smith's discussion The Grain Father
"You certainly got a great deal! A PID controller sounds like a great idea, might be a future addition by the manufacturer."
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Dene McDonald replied to Peter Smith's discussion The Grain Father
"I'm taking a guess that the wholesale price is $775 judging by what I paid. I'd say that Allgrain have bought it as a test vessel in the shop, performed some instore demos, sold their stock and then sold this one off at cost to recoup…"
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Chris replied to Mark Weusten's discussion Over carbonation
"I agree. You need to make sure the yeast is going to be ready for the environment and has enough cells to do the work so it doesn't try do the work during what would normally be the conditioning phase. You can work this out by taking good…"
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Dene McDonald replied to Peter Smith's discussion The Grain Father
"Well, guess who owns a Grainfather now..."
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Make fluffier pancakes For fluffier pancakes, just replace milk...



Make fluffier pancakes For fluffier pancakes, just replace milk with beer. Its bubbles, along with the yeast, help to raise pancakes while making them thick and airy like a little breakfast pillow. (via 12 Everyday Miracle Fixes Using Beer - The Alternative Daily)

Green Man on Friday sent to Singapore 69 cases of beer - its...



Green Man on Friday sent to Singapore 69 cases of beer - its dark Schwarzbier, Tequila Beer and Ginger Beer brands - alongside a half-pallet of craft beer made by the North Island-listed brewer Moa. (via Dunedin beers to be supped in Singapore | Otago Daily Times Online News : Otago, South Island, New Zealand & International News)

My favourite blog is Jason Gurney’s Brew Hui, purely because he...



My favourite blog is Jason Gurney’s Brew Hui, purely because he inserts himself into all aspects of the writing. He appears to never hold anything back, which draws people into the content. It makes people feel like you have invested something into the writing, which I think they appreciated. (via Meet The Beer Media – Jono Galuszka | beer is your friend)

An afternoon trip to The Occasional Brewer in Victoria St has...



An afternoon trip to The Occasional Brewer in Victoria St has changed all that for me. I now know a whole lot more about beer and the ancient way it is made - which makes drinking it all the more enjoyable. (via DIY beer: From boiling to the bottling | Stuff.co.nz)

The litigation claims Anheuser-Busch Cos. Inc. is duping beer...



The litigation claims Anheuser-Busch Cos. Inc. is duping beer drinkers by not informing them clearly on packaging and bottle labels that the Kirin and Beck’s brands are brewed in the United States, not Japan or Germany. (via Lawsuit: Anheuser-Busch Lying to Beck’s, Kirin Beer Drinkers | Daily Business Review)

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The Grain Father

Started by Peter Smith in General. Last reply by Barry 3 hours ago. 312 Replies

http://www.grainfather.com/Mangrove Jacks new all grain unit - its niceContinue

Over carbonation

Started by Mark Weusten in General. Last reply by Chris 7 hours ago. 3 Replies

My 3 last partial mash beers have all become over carbonated after sitting in the bottle for around 3-4 months ie gushers (good drinking at 6 weeks). Today I looked after sick child so when he slept…Continue

If anyone is after a 10 gallon igloo cooler

Started by Dave in HomeBrewers. Last reply by Ryan Perkins 11 hours ago. 2 Replies

Amazon has them half price at the moment - around $125 NZ dollars, including shipping. …Continue

Danscade cuttings

Started by Tilt in General. Last reply by Andrew Luxmoore yesterday. 25 Replies

I've got half a dozen healthy potted Danscade cuttings looking for new homes.  Pick up in Auckland.  Give me a hoi if you're keen.Continue

Hobgoblin clone gone wrong!!!!!

Started by Nathan in HomeBrewers. Last reply by Nathan yesterday. 13 Replies

So I just tried a clone that I had done and it tastes and looks terrible, I'm 100% sure its no infection its just BLANDI'm not to worried about the looks but I have a heap of people coming this…Continue

Interview with Sam Calagione from Dogfish Head - BEERVANA 2010

Blog Posts

A raging Friday night..

Posted by Nicholas Jones on September 26, 2014 at 9:13pm 8 Comments

Evening all. Am mid brew with a 55L batch of 1.079SG Porter which is about to come up to the boil and I thought Id share the loves. The recipe is a bit of a bastard 11kg Pale, 1.4 Crystal 60, 1kg black, 1kg chocolate, 1kg Rye, .6kg Caraaroma, 0.4melanoidin, 0.3kg special B. Obviously aiming for a meal of a beer. Hopping with a small dose of Pac Jade to 20IBu and 200G of Tettnager at flame out and fermenting with 04.

Reason I came on though is a few boys from the forum have been over…

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Perlick 630ss

Posted by Dave on September 19, 2014 at 11:45am 0 Comments

Hi all,
Would anyone be interested in two Perlick 630 stainless steel taps. Now surplus to requirements. I am in the process of putting together a serving fridge with three taps. I have decided to replace the 630's with the 650ss (flow control)
One is unused the other hooked up to try out.
Offers around $75 each?

Cheers Dave.

Timer for Hop Schedule

Posted by Shem on September 12, 2014 at 9:00pm 4 Comments

Hello all,

 I have started to get bolder with my home brewing, by entering the world of partial mashing.

 I found that I could prep everything in advance, but once I got to the hop schedule I was left worried about timing of the numerous additions I needed to make.

 After a few brews, and some googling I found that there is no timer I could find that was specifically built for a hop schedule.

 So, being a geek and a home brewer I decided to make one.…

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Quick intro

Posted by Dave on September 7, 2014 at 10:59pm 2 Comments

Ok so after stalking this and other forums for the best part of 12 months or so, I though I would throw my hat in and share my experiences.

So my name is Dave.......and yes I am a home brewer.

I guess it all started about 35yrs ago with my Dad, being a beer lover, brewing his own. He used a kit that was put together by a local home brew shop, from memory consisting of DME, sugar and whole hops, on reflection quite advanced for its day.

I recall it being quite bitter and…

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Bubbling over - the growing craft beer market

Posted by Peter Smith on September 5, 2014 at 10:07am 0 Comments

http://www.nzherald.co.nz/business/news/article.cfm?c_id=3&objectid=11318985

The craft beer trend is growing fast. Is it all froth and fashion, or a real moneymaker? Christopher Adams reports.

Garage Project brewer Pete Gillespie (left) and co-founder Jos Ruffell create a beer foam with liquid nitrogen during Wellington's Beervana festival. Photo / Mark Mitchell Garage Project brewer Pete Gillespie (left) and co-founder Jos Ruffell create a beer foam with liquid…
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