Sorry for the late reply - how rude.. Life's been way too busy - using the long weekend to catch up.
My bine hasn't flowered yet - though that might be due to the mild abuse it's been having due to my poor gardening ability! I'm also not living with it at the moment, but hopefully someone will alert me when it does something.
I expect to move my beer fridge in the next month and hopefully settle into a nice routine where I can brew a bit more often.
At the moment no homebrew at home, but I'm enjoying this year's Taieri George.
Hey big dan Finaly go the hang of this real beer thing. Life is looking up for me mate, nearly done with this drug trial thing ( so will be able to enjoy a good ale again) and the ABC brewery is well under way. My enginering mate has made me up the flashest mash tin ever with all these hard core temprature senser things, flash as fuck circit boards and two jug elements to heat that shit up. For the kettel we got an old hot water cylinder, 180 L cock sucker, and are going to chop it in half and strap the most hard core gas burners we can find to the bottom of each of them. Still gota sort a cooling coil for the beasts tho. The lads at down at Harringtons are looking after us very well and kindly offerd to mill us up some grains. Give those boys in Mot a ring and I should have a brew down befor the end of me holidays. Mite have to get a few tips off you asap so i dont fuck up my masive brews, haha. I will try and give you a ring soon for a yarn. Exiting times mate, i rekon we need to get you up here to put one of your awardwining bocks for us. We should try and tie it in with one of our other big events. Peace out bud. Joe boy
If you're happy to pay the postage (no idea how much it will be) that's no problem. Send me your address at timgully (at) gmail (dot) com and I'll get them in the post, and let you have my bank details.