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+15% ABV beers...

Started Jan 17, 2019 0 Replies

Hi all - does anyone know of beers with an ABV above 15% reasonably available (especially if they are on tap). CheersContinue

For sale Plate chiller (30 plate)

Started this discussion. Last reply by mattd2 Oct 20, 2014. 1 Reply

Hi all,This has been sitting round for too long and I won't be needing it in the near future (already using a plate chiller with 1/2" threads) so out it goes!Dudadiesel B3-12A-30ST30 plates304…Continue

"Homebrewer" busted for selling spirits

Started this discussion. Last reply by Alice Dee Nov 13, 2013. 5 Replies

Just saw this in the Herald today:…Continue

How to practice tasting/judging?

Started this discussion. Last reply by mattd2 Jun 10, 2013. 12 Replies

So on the back of comments by Grieg/Andrew's on the latest WBC regarding off flavours/tasting your beer/judging I had a question that I have often thought;How?Being on a (very) limited budget I do…Continue

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New Brewery Build

Posted on February 17, 2012 at 3:30pm 27 Comments

So I just got a call from the wife that a package from INZ Hydro has arrived fro me at home, I picked up some fittings from a local fabricator this morning, keggles (HLT/BK & MLT) last week, got my pump (Resun MD40), silicone tube should arrive on Thursday, BK/HLT element is already wired from the previous brewery.

So I think I've got everything covers... Yeah Right!

I thought I should really track my build a little better than I usually do things.

Was going to go…


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At 1:39pm on April 11, 2013, Paul Wicksteed - another1 said…

yeah fire away, got a bit on over the next couple of days, so it may take me a little while to get back to you.

Cheers Paul

At 9:37pm on November 1, 2013, Peter Church said…

Hey Matt, lost your message somehow, really enjoyed your brew, wanted to get the details off you, wouldhave liked to try it a coulle of degrees cooler but it had real depth.

At 10:16pm on November 2, 2013, Peter Church said…

Got temp issues myself today, bookbinder/spellbinder that almost boilded over at 97, guessjng the mash wasnt 66.7 like planned. Time to invest in better temp a d pH control. Will be bringing my pils attempt next month, bit of a saga brew, lagering now so waiting to see. Look forwrd to trying yours next month

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