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Peter Smith replied to Bruce Kelly's discussion Mash Tun size
"I used to use a 50l keg mash tun and it was fine for most 50l batches, I used to boil in 2 x 30l kettles for speed and being able to do different hop combos.  maybe too small if you want to do 50l of imperial stout but fine if wanted 305l of…"
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Mash Tun size

Started by Bruce Kelly in HomeBrewers. Last reply by Peter Smith Jan 25. 5 Replies

HiNew to all grain brewing and in the process of building a small brewery setup.I am not sure what capacity I need for a mash tun for a 50L brew. I was thinking of using a 50L keg but is this to…Continue

'Christmas' recipe?

Started by Daniel Ashman in HomeBrewers Nov 17, 2020. 0 Replies

Hey all,Looking for some inspiration for an all grain Christmas/holiday brew. Something to go with a Christmas roast dinner yet still be drinkable on a hot day.Thinking something I can chuck some…Continue

Blocked outlet in keg

Started by Chris Gilmore in General. Last reply by Chris Gilmore Oct 27, 2020. 2 Replies

I have just kegged a hazy ipa that had some dry hopping.Was as careful as I could be when filling the keg to keep any errant grains out but some have still managed to get into it.Now the outlet valve…Continue

400 ltr batch brewery

Started by Don John in Buying & Selling Sep 23, 2020. 0 Replies

We are selling a complete brewery producing beer Move it or buy rent the space with permits and customs etcYou don't get more "turn key" than this Includes 120 ltr batch setup , 20 ft chiller…Continue

Tags: brewery, partnership, ready to go, turnkey, 120 ltr batch

Brewery for sale. Advice needed

Started by Don John in General. Last reply by Sarah Johnson Aug 3, 2020. 1 Reply

Ever dreamed of taking that hobby and turn pro at least at the weekend. I did it 7 years Go. Slowly building tank after tank. I started making 100 ltr batches and 2 120ltr conical fermenters. I went…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



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…


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 -…


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.



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