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Various kit that needs to go

We're moving house in a couple of weeks and the new place is quite a bit smaller, so I'm putting my brewing on hold for the foreseeable future. I'm therefore disposing of a bunch of kit, all of which has been used & loved over the last 7 or 8 years! I'm happy to take any sensible offer. I'd very much prefer someone to take it all and then do what they like with the stuff they don't want - I just need it cleared out of my house by 18th April at the latest.The list is:Mash tun (converted…See More
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Ian replied to Thies's discussion fermentation temperature control
"I see a bit of a revival of this thread. Further to my replies above, I have now used my set-up for some time. It is the old fridge, an Inkbird controller and an SS fermentor with a thermowell for the probe. It has proven absolutely splendid and I…"
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Various kit that needs to go

Started by Martin Bridges in Buying & Selling Apr 8. 0 Replies

We're moving house in a couple of weeks and the new place is quite a bit smaller, so I'm putting my brewing on hold for the foreseeable future. I'm therefore disposing of a bunch of kit, all of which…Continue

fermentation temperature control

Started by Thies in HomeBrewers. Last reply by Ian Mar 31. 24 Replies

I am deciding to go for one of those temperature controlled devices to control my fermentation temp. I have a spare fridge in the garage to use , so that side is sorted.  I do have a few…Continue

Beginner equiment set

Started by Tom S. in Buying & Selling Mar 29. 0 Replies

Hey guys,I'm selling some equipment that I bought new last year and have brewed only one batch with (time constraints, money priorities etc).…Continue

Professional / commercial bottling operations in NZ

Started by Philip Rayner in General Mar 21. 0 Replies

Hi there, I'm just wanting if I wanted to try a contract brew, and then get my beer bottled, what are the commercial bottling operations available in NZ? Has anyone used them? Any thoughts? Any ones…Continue

Gear for sale

Started by Patrick in Buying & Selling. Last reply by Patrick Mar 20. 2 Replies

I have the following gear for sale:2 x corny kegs (used, but steam-cleaned before being put into storage)1 x CO2 regulator (used)Enough beer/gas lines and 2 x plastic picnic taps (unused)1 x Samsung…Continue

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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…


Roosters Brewery is for sale after 22 years

Posted by Chris Harrison on November 15, 2016 at 2:52pm 4 Comments

Chris Harrison 

also known as me has agreed to the wife's request to sell the brewery after 22 years of loyal service.

Currently we are more involved in The Beach House wines side of the business. With lots of Trophies being gained for our Beach house Wines.

The brewery has achieved the primary goal which was pay for everything. Vineyards, 200 Tonne winery and kids private school education.

So now time is more important than money and its time to sell the brewery…


Us cascade vs nz cascade

Posted by Kroydon on October 16, 2016 at 5:22pm 3 Comments

So I have gotten a hold of a "us cascade" hop plant which is doing great. Question is what separates the nz and us strains. Is it the plant it's self or is it the country/climate it grows in. Google hasn't helped me on this one. I'm not phased just wondering what to expect

Blakes Electric brewery build

Posted by Blake Jones on August 5, 2016 at 1:00pm 8 Comments

Hey there chaps, im in the throws of building a single teir 3 vessel + HEX brew rig, i have been reading through many of the electric builds on here and figured id bang up my own blog for when i inevitable have questions for some of you clever blokes.

Anyway, i have been collecting the vessels and a few other things for some time now, just slowly getting bits as i find them / can afford it. So this is how my plan i drew on sketchup to suss things out in my head, i have condensded it…


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