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Favorite Beers?
You can't beat a Guinness on a good day. However, it needs to be drunk on the west of Ireland in a thatched rural pub with a peat briquette slowly burning on the fireplace. Good times.

Favourite NZ bottle beers at the moment are Yeastie Boys PKB, Three Boys Oyster Stout and Twisted Hop Sauvin Pilsner.
Favorite Breweries?
I've only visited a very few breweries - St.James Gate, Dublin Brewing Company, The Porter House, Speights, Leigh Sawmill Brewing Company, and Emerson's.
Favorite Bars/Pubs?
The Malthouse, Hashigo Zake, Little Beer Quarter, Bar Edward, The Hop Garden
About Me:
All grain brewer with a few years under my belt, started brewing in 2007. Living in Brooklyn, Wellington.

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Posted on July 5, 2012 at 9:20am 0 Comments


Here's the last few recipes I've been playing around with - 3711 French Saison FTW!

Unseasonal Saison #17

16-C Saison

Size: 36.0 L

Efficiency: 75.0%

Attenuation: 92.4%

Original Gravity: 1.053 (1.048 - 1.065)

Terminal Gravity: 1.004 (1.002 - 1.012)

Color: 5.05 (5.0 - 14.0)

Alcohol: 6.37% (5.0% - 7.0%)

Bitterness: 21.7 (20.0 - 35.0)


8 kg (89.9%) Pilsner Malt - added during mash

0.5 kg (5.6%) Vienna…


Latest beers I've been brewing

Posted on February 15, 2012 at 8:59am 7 Comments

Nice to be back brewing again after a long break. Upped the ante by not only doing a double batch, but attempting to fly sparge. I've also been splitting the batches and using different yeasts - 1056 and S05. 1056 made me immediately convert to blow off tubes. Next plan is to figure out what I'm going to do with all this Munich II I have (obviously a dunked, but wondering how far I can push the ratio of Munich II to other grains...)

First of the Year #14



Rough Wise Guy Ale

Posted on September 26, 2009 at 3:40pm 6 Comments

Most of my inspiration comes from sitting on the crapper, reading through a stash of BYO magazines. The latest issue has an article about Cloning beers, giving an example of Rogue Dead Guy Ale. This is nothing like it. The original called for 4kg Pale, 1.8kg Munich and 500g Carastan malt. Decided to break down the Munich and Carastan into Munich II, Vienna, Crystal and Melanoidin and a bit of Roast. 20 mins into the mash and god knows how it will turn out.

Rough Wise Guy Ale… Continue

Up the Ginga Irish Red Ale

Posted on September 16, 2009 at 9:23pm 1 Comment

Already thinking about how I'm going to re-use my 1084 yeast cake from the stout I brewed last, after a little washing. The fermentation did in the end take off, slow and steady all the way. A little worried by floaties on the surface, but seems like the yeast hasn't yet dropped and a taste out of the carboy yields a pretty terrific brew- a couple of days in the fridge will cure that.

I'm a… Continue

First Post - Not so Ordinary Bitter, Searching for Stout

Posted on September 10, 2009 at 9:57pm 2 Comments

Finally decided to start up a brewing blog. I have a work blog which gets a lot of geeky stuff, and given it's syndicated on a bunch of technical planets, figured realbeernz was the place to host it. I'll mostly talk about the brewing gear that I buy, magazine articles I'm reading, and the beer that I'm brewing (and will likely learn from the comments or pass on the knowledge that I've been privileged to… Continue

Comment Wall (16 comments)

At 10:56am on January 7, 2009, Ian said…
Hi Glynn, Ian here from Picton, across the water from you. Our little local Irish pub is perhaps as close as you might get to finding som good 'craik' in a Kiwi pub. It is small and is owned by an Irishman and has none of those tacky mailorder plastic leprechauns and jokes you find in bigger franchise type Irish pubs. I'll gaurantee you the Guinness is as good as you'll get anywhere out of Ireland and on Mondays the musicians drift in and they have some good music quite often. Give it a try when you are over.
At 1:55pm on January 7, 2009, Ian said…
Well Glynn, give us a call when you come over - for our sins we live right across the road from the Irish pub and I'd be happy to show you the way! Alister and Lizzie who own it sell lots of Guinness - a big part of getting a good pint - and take great care of cleaning the lines etc and making sure all who work there (more often than not Irish folk) know the art of pulling a proper pint, so I doubt you'll be too dissapointed.
I have dabbled in kit brewing over the years but have almost got my gear together to start full mash. I splashed out on a kegging kit from the Malthouse in Dunedin and Dennis did me a really good deal at $431 delivered - two reconditioned Cornies, regulators , attachment fittings - everything in fact except the CO2 bottle which I managed to get a reconditioned one of locally ($200) but you could hire it.
At 3:16pm on January 28, 2009, MrC said…
Hi Glynn. Have you purchased any gear to with your kegs yet? I'm thinking of purchaing some kegs through Hallertau and then sourcing everything else from Craftbrewer. I remember reading that you were looking doing something similar. What sort of setup are you going for?
At 3:30pm on February 27, 2009, Steve Baker said…
Classic, I'm laying low this weekend - mostly getting over Of Montreal last night.

I'm tentatively brewing a Saison on the 7th at my place, you could always pop over and help make room in the keg...
At 4:56pm on March 6, 2009, Steve Baker said…
check your Sun email...
At 7:38pm on May 12, 2009, Nathan Ross said…
Hey mate yeah The Calling is a great album def their best to date. The Hard Road Restrung cover is nice so I'd thought I'd throw it on my profile. Good looking out...actually I'm not only an advocate for quality beer but also quality hip hop as well!
At 11:59am on June 2, 2009, Steph said…
Hi Glynn, I see you are coming to Beervana. I am coordinating the volunteers for BrewNZ. Did you know that if you volunteer for a session, you can get into another for free? Drop me an email at stephaniecoutts@yahoo.com.au if you are interested. I can send you the volunteer form. That will make your ticket free. Steph.
At 8:42am on June 5, 2009, Steph said…
Jealous-making. I love APAs, esp the real thing. Have a great trip and sample heaps. Hopefully see you at Beervana.
At 2:33pm on July 3, 2009, Steph said…
Hey - Got your email but can't log into Facebook at work. We will be at Bar Ed on Sat but are not invited to the official event! We were at the Malthouse last night for an unofficial tasting - Sorry we missed you.
At 4:55pm on October 7, 2009, Dale Cooper said…
Cool, hopefully Steve gets back to me. How many are you after?

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