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Favorite Beers?
Black Sheep Bitter, Woppa, Broadside, Bombadier, Oatmeal Stout, Most IPAs, Wigram
Favorite Breweries?
Black Sheep, Wentworth, Adnams, Twisted Hop, Wigram, Brewmoon... Others pending
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The Hop, Thirsty Weta, Yellow Cross, Wigram,
About Me:
Funny as it may seem, I have always had an interest in beer, but it took me a few years to appreciate the finer beers that are available today. Since moving to NZ from the UK, I have missed my favourite tipples, so I decided I was going to try and recreate them over here. That was my inspiration, lets see where it takes me....tbc

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Comment Wall (9 comments)

At 9:33pm on August 3, 2009, Alelover said…
OK, commissioned the kit on Sunday, reasonably successful. Just a few issues with my pump (which is a washing machine pump which collapsed a bearing). Anyway the brew was:
8.5kg Gladfield Ale
1kg Wheat
1kg Carared
80g Green bullet at start of the boil

30g Goldings for 40mins
10g Goldings for 20mins
I intend to dry hop with a few Goldings
Yeast from Wigram, but not sure which strain!

All bubbling nicely in the fermenter at 20deg.
At 8:39pm on August 4, 2009, denimglen said…
Sorry mate, didn't see the question on my page there. Tempmate is kept outside the fridge.
At 7:14pm on August 25, 2009, Ged said…
Hey buddy...Beervana meetup sounds good. Looks like we are planning on visiting the cake tin Saturday night to see Canterbury get the shield No doubt you are more than welcome to chum us along.

I need to have another brewday soon as my keg freezer is running dry..I would love to pick your brains on your setup which still gives me green evils..Looks totally fab and I'm sure you are happy to spend hours helping me setup something similar :) I'm in NW CChurch - regents park..Where are you?
At 7:39pm on August 25, 2009, Ged said…
I think Crabbey is from Halswell area..He's younger but I'm better looking
At 2:25pm on February 10, 2010, James P said…
Cheers for the beer Alelover, have to catch up for a real one soon enough. Get Ged out on a promise.... :)
At 10:37am on April 19, 2010, Dale said…
Good to meet you yesterday Alelover hope you had a good trip back down to CHCH. Look forward to having a few beers with you at Beervana if not sooner.
At 3:48pm on April 19, 2010, Dale said…
Haha I wonder if the rest of the car load thought the smell was good.......Yeah I need to get my ass down to CHCH keen as for a catchup, might be able to time it for the next beer comp. Yeah thanks for the beers will let you know once drunk......
At 5:47pm on April 22, 2010, Dale said…
Hey Alelover,

Just had your CBM (think that's what was on the cap) wow mate what an awesome beer lovely hop aroma and a great malt taste with a hint of spices. So well balanced. As the beer warmed up a ginger aroma replaced the hops. What an awesome beer. I was disappointed when the glass was empty.

Thanks very much.
At 3:12pm on January 12, 2011, Doug said…
Just received your e-mail, I can be contacted on doug@nzhops.co.nz

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