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David R replied to denimglen's discussion Recipe Advice Thread
"Just playing around on beersmith, I think you're right that less is more. 4kg Vienna + 500g Crystal 30L (89% & 11%) gives me 1.043 OG and 7SRM, which will be about perfect if I can get it to finish somewhere around 1.012-1.014. Thinking of…"
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Kevin Sharp replied to denimglen's discussion Recipe Advice Thread
"I don't have a full recipe I'm afraid. Just a few insights from visiting the brewery. Last time I was there I was told about the peated malt and went straight next door to the bar and got a pint of Stonecutter. Once you know the peat is…"
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Crusader-Rob replied to denimglen's discussion Recipe Advice Thread
"Wow, Really?! I don't get much smokiness on the nose. Any other insights on a recipe or something that resembles a recipe kevin?"
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David R replied to denimglen's discussion Recipe Advice Thread
"Brewing an English IPA tomorrow, third brew on the Grainfather. Recipe as follows, just not 100% certain on the hops. I'm used to brewing US-IPAs so it doesn't seem like enough, but I'm aware you don't want to go overboard with…"

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Recipe Advice Thread

Started by denimglen in HomeBrewers. Last reply by David R 1 hour ago. 4080 Replies

Thought it might be handy to have a thread for some of the more advanced brewers to give some advice on recipes.Let's see how it goes eh...Continue

Malt Mechanics very unofficial home brew competition conical giveaway

Started by Nicholas Jones in General. Last reply by Nathan on Thursday. 51 Replies

This one is for the guy who asked for a factory second on our facebook...My shed is full, my brewery is suitably kitted with the latest MM wares, and it is thus that I propose a ridiculous…Continue

Fresh wort kits for a learner brewer

Started by Matt trask in General. Last reply by Matthew Vincent on Thursday. 1 Reply

Greetings !! I have been brewing mainly from kits. Ie: cans and pouches (complete learner !!) I saw fresh wort kits today Any thoughts on em ? I also would like to get outside the box or pouch with…Continue

Show us Your Kegerator

Started by Otto in General. Last reply by Samuel Loader on Wednesday. 27 Replies

Hi,Was wondering if everyone would like to put up pictures of there Kegerators / Beer Fridges here, so that others can get an idea for there own, or just show off some of your hidden talents?!Continue


Started by mark hayward in General on Tuesday. 0 Replies

Hi just looking at meeting some like minded people with a passion for brewing in my area  to meet up share ideas/beers ect anyone into brewing  welcomeContinue

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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…


queensland " brewpub " needsJV partners

Posted by gerry humphrey on January 7, 2015 at 5:54pm 0 Comments

Winery / Brewery at Eumundi in the Noosa hinterland has all Government Licences & Approvals as a virtual brewpub -Tourist Attraction [ beer, wine, cider, grappa & food & music ]  but 76 yo owner needs fresh, energetic partners to reinvigorate the venue.

Long frontage to M1 highway, 2 k to the Eumundi craft markets & our wine stall, 20k to Noosa.

6.6Ha of  land, OK for cabins, OktoberFests, weddings but needs TLC

Contract Brewer died last year so prefer…


brewery for sale

Posted by Jim Ashe on January 7, 2015 at 2:56pm 2 Comments

Hi beer lovers

I have got a 600 litre micro brewery for sale. go to Trademe nz and type in Brewery for details and photos

any serious queries don't hesitate to ask. Go on you've been talking about owning a brewery for years- nows your chance

cheers Jim

The beer robot lives! (my new electric brewery losses its virginity)

Posted by DMAC on December 30, 2014 at 12:30am 7 Comments

I've been putting together an electric brewery for about 6 months now. Yesterday she had her first run.

The name beer robot comes from my 5 year old daughter who associates the lights and flashing displays with robots. I think its a pretty good application of mechatronics which is what robotics is called these days from what I can tell.…


Kauri Road Brewery 2 final post – it's a wrap

Posted by Barry on December 8, 2014 at 9:07pm 23 Comments


So after a wet run and autotune it was time. Time to brew and no more procrastinating.

I started contemplating this build nearly 2 years ago and starting collecting parts about a full year ago. It's been 19 months since I brewed at home.

Brew day on Sunday 7 December 2014 started really late, I had to pick up the kids from their grandparents and do some other stuff but in truth I was scared. Scared at how much more involved the process might be with 2 pumps…


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