Copper Hop, Sassy Red, Hallertau's Copper Tart, Emersons Pilsner, 8 Wired Rewired, 8 Wired Tall Poppy, Baltika No 4, Green King Strong Suffolk, Townsend Old House ESB, Owd Roger, Garage Project Pernicious Weed.
The Weary Pilgrim, Hallertau.
The Rutland Arms, Wanganui; The Malthouse, Wellington; Rhythm & Brown, Nelson.
Been Home Brewing for over 40 years. Was doing traditional mash all grain 42 litre brews in my 3 tier gravity fed stainless steel system. 56 litre Mash Tun and 82 litre brew kettle. Sold that now and bought a GrainFather.
After several month's planning and research brewday finally arrived on Saturday 18th July. The Grain Mill is finished (well usable, so it's finished), the Grain Bag sewn up and all of the ingredients gathered so I couldn't put it off any longer.
The 56 litre mash tun/lauter tun/brew-pot all ready to go.
The grill in place to keep the BIAB bag off the base of the vessel.… Continue
The only thing that springs to mind with the bigger pot is a larger air to wort surface area giving a larger boil off rate, which isn't really a biggie, just need to account for it. There's kinda a science around kettle geometry but I don't think on our scale it's a big deal.
I'm using the 40L and wishing it was a few litres bigger, you should be fine with 56L.
One thing to keep in mind is that if you do a 40L brew you'd be looking at about a 50L boil, and because those kettles are quite wide (without doing the math) you might only have an inch or so from the 50L mark to the brim. So might have some boil over dramas if you're looking to push it to some limits, but nothing some stirring or Fermcap can't take care of!
Hi Pilgram, 1985 I think I was still messing with a Spectrum, an Archimedes and an Amstrad! I would have loved to have been involved in the IT industry during those times the progression with the likes of Wanganui, and the mainframes coming online must have been pretty surreal (for this geek anyway!).
Gidday mate. I'm flying in from Chch on the friday at about 3pm, so Mike is picking me up from there... we might shoot into the Malthouse before the 5pm session, but I was gonna get in there early to see if Paul Croucher or Steve Plowman needed a hand with dispensing.
I dont like getting Plastered, What I do like is Brewing chatting and drinking the wares, and if I fall asleep on the toilet and break it because the company and beer has been so good so be it!! hahaha!! Are you coming down for the event??