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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

Your top three beer styles?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jessica Josheph Oct 31, 2013. 14 Replies

So I am wanting to start trying to really nail some recipes and get repeatable with them. It got me thinking what everyones top three styles to drink/brew would be. My thoughts are I would like to…Continue

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mattd2 replied to FrozenWaves's discussion Tuatara..... Sold to DB
"I was going to say didn't this happen sometime last year... but then I realised I was thinking of Panhead's sale to Lion. If you look at the trends internationally this seems to be the MO for the big brewery companies to retain market…"
Jan 31
mattd2 replied to Darren Thomson's discussion Experiences with NZ bottles?
"From meory NHC will not accept Maz's bottles due to them being notorious for exploding (rule 4.2 https://nhc.soba.org.nz/pages/rules) Most typical NZ craft brewery 500ml bottles are good"
Jan 27
mattd2 replied to John Austin's discussion What is legally required to start a small brewery in New Zealand?
"All good (sorry if I am sounding too pessimistic!). Sounds like you are in a good place with already having the background knowledge in food manufacturing."
Oct 28, 2016
mattd2 replied to John Austin's discussion What is legally required to start a small brewery in New Zealand?
"With the 3 pubs it is best that you check they can serve your beer, if their taps are tied to a specific company then they contractually cannot pour your beer through them. If so best case they (probably you) could install new taps, worst case they…"
Oct 28, 2016
mattd2 replied to John Austin's discussion What is legally required to start a small brewery in New Zealand?
"If you are selling your beer to another company with a licence then I think you don't actually need one yourself (exemptions under section 8 of the Sale and Supply of Alcohol act), so that is one less hurdle up front. Yep equipment ain't…"
Oct 27, 2016
mattd2 replied to Dave's discussion want to try closed system fermentation - is Fermcap available in NZ?
"I have seen at least one example of a system that uses what is basically a series of large airlock to build up enough pressure (might of been in NZ as well), but this took up an entire wall of the brewery so really not that practical ☺"
Sep 12, 2016
mattd2 replied to Tom C's discussion SOBA National Homebrew Competition 2016
"Yeah, was just raising it just to remind people who may have missed it on the website and assumed to send them where they did last year (since it is being judged in the same place). I'm sure the world class entry system will remind us as…"
Jul 29, 2016
mattd2 replied to Tom C's discussion SOBA National Homebrew Competition 2016
"But just to be tricky - "The delivery address will be: Beer Spot, 54 Northcote Road, Northcote, Auckland 0627""
Jul 28, 2016
mattd2 replied to Scott H's discussion Electric Brewery's
"No problems, sorry for the short reply earlier. More information is 304 SS contains Nickle and Chromium, whereas 316 contains Nickle, Chromium and Molybdenum. The Molybdenum in 316 helps provide better corrosion protection against chlorides, which…"
Mar 11, 2016
mattd2 replied to Scott H's discussion Electric Brewery's
"For brewing either is fine."
Mar 9, 2016
mattd2 replied to Scott H's discussion Electric Brewery's
"What's the coil voltage on the relays you got? The link shows 12v dc in the picture, 12v ac in the description - but you mentioned 240v. Supplying a coil with the wrong ac/dc voltage could give you what you are seeing."
Feb 16, 2016
mattd2 replied to Cain Harland's discussion M6 to 1/2 inch bushing wanted
"And if you guys are referring to the standard K type thermocouple that typically come with the PIDs you need to note that the threaded portion is not fixed to the probe head - if you screw it into a bushing, etc. it will leak through between the…"
Feb 3, 2016
mattd2 replied to David R's discussion Lots of hops, disappointing flavour/aroma?
"I have not really had great results with whirlpool / dry hops, but it is something I want to work on this year to get a nice PA / IPA that is bursting with aroma/flavour (like you). The one thing that jumped out at me was whirlpooling at…"
Jan 11, 2016
mattd2 replied to Maree's discussion SOBA National Homebrew Comp 2015
"Hahaha, I really need to find out who the other Matt is and try his beers I think. This is my first year, got three in there."
Nov 7, 2015
mattd2 replied to Maree's discussion SOBA National Homebrew Comp 2015
"Getting close - kind of feels like Christmas eve for a first timer! Generally what time does everything kick off tomorrow? Cheers!"
Nov 6, 2015
mattd2 replied to Crusader-Rob's discussion Fresh up cider
"A while back I made some from signature range apple juice (the clear juice, not the cloudy one) and got pretty good feedback for what it was. From memory it was approx. 12 litres of juice and extra sugar (maybe 3 kgs?). Fermented out really dry,…"
Oct 22, 2015

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New Brewery Build

Posted on February 17, 2012 at 3:30pm 33 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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Comment Wall (3 comments)

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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