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Wooden Barrels

Started this discussion. Last reply by Peter Smith Jan 18. 3 Replies

Who has aged beer in wooden barrels, oak or otherwise?How do you first clean them out and what about cleaning interbrew?I have come across a few small 20L oak barrels that where made many years ago…Continue

Cold Sparge

Started this discussion. Last reply by Peter Smith Jan 17. 6 Replies

Pretty radical idea..... anyone here tried cold spargingContinue

Best Grind Setting for Grains

Started this discussion. Last reply by Chig Jan 27. 2 Replies

What are your thoughts? post a photo of your crush....Best Grind Setting for GrainsSaturday, March 28th, 2009It pays to listen to your grist, it can tell you a lot about your brew day before you ever…Continue

WTB or swap small size corny kegs

Started Nov 3, 2016 0 Replies

I want to buy a few 1/2 size corny kegs, have a few full size if you arelooking to upsize to a 19L.Continue

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Peter Smith replied to Treekilla 's discussion 5 litre brewing
"You can scale any brew to any size but you need to know your system profile,  IE efficiency volumes etc that recipe was good but too much residual Sweat ness, drop the Caramalt to like 60g , thats for 10L 1/2 everything and use us05 if thats…"
May 16
Peter Smith replied to bazza's discussion Large fermenters
"I have an idea, I have some really large plastic barrels, they are blue in colour and have pressure fit lids, the biggest holds 200L and a really large fridge would hold one, got them from brewerscoop, many user the smaller ones to keep grains in as…"
May 9
Peter Smith replied to bazza's discussion Large fermenters
"http://www.brewshop.co.nz/ss-chronical-155l.html?___SID=U      after 155 you are looking at diary tanks or 2nd hand…"
May 9
Peter Smith posted a video

La Sirene Brewery

La Sirène is an artisanal brewing company based in Melbourne, Australia. The brewers come from winemaking backgrounds, having been drawn together by a shared passion for rustic and distinctive ales, with the desire to produce classic French and…
Apr 27
Peter Smith replied to Boon's discussion CO2 Regulators - Which one?
"get reverse flow protectors"
Apr 24
Peter Smith replied to Daniel Jackson's discussion Lager yeast fermentation
"Lagers are not for nervous brewers......"
Apr 12
Peter Smith replied to Daniel Jackson's discussion Lager yeast fermentation
"I have had liquid lagers wait 36-48 hours before forming signs of fermentation,  I would have pitched 2 packs of dry yeast for a lager.   for Liquid yeast either a 5L starter or a re pitch from yeast cake is required.  "
Apr 12
Peter Smith replied to Mikey C's discussion Oatmeal Stout - Efficiency Issue
Apr 6
Peter Smith replied to Mikey C's discussion Diacetyl
"How are you transferring from fermenter to keg, how are you sterilising your kegs?"
Apr 5
Peter Smith replied to Crusader-Rob's discussion Importing Bulk Hops
"no issues, many people import from that supplier"
Apr 5
Peter Smith replied to Mikey C's discussion Diacetyl
"https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pediococcus   infection from beer lines?"
Apr 4
Peter Smith replied to Che Soffe's discussion Oxygenating big beers
"Do you know anyone with an oxy / acet welding set? local garage / farmer etc lots around. The oxygen from this will work fine...  so all you would need is a stone on end of a wand, (desperate measures ston on end of silicone hose.  …"
Mar 31
Peter Smith replied to Cain Harland's discussion Conan yeast
"My house Ale yeasts (cant seem to choose one...)    Ales: 090 clean as but touch of nutty smoothness /  needs to be warmer then other 2 1272 clean as / better at low end of temp range 007 dry as .... / MUST have good temp control,…"
Mar 16
Peter Smith replied to Paul Cannell's discussion Bitter Bitch Clone
"Mark Jackman at http://www.weezledogbrewing.co.nz/ published his recipes recently , if you like his beers you have a great yardstick to compare your own brewing....    http://beersmithrecipes.com/viewrecipe/1443316/hopster   is a…"
Mar 6
jt replied to Peter Smith's discussion Weezledog Brewing Publishes Beer Recipes in the group Clone Brews
"Nice, I need to go look for some of his beers now"
Mar 4
Peter Smith added a discussion to the group Clone Brews

Weezledog Brewing Publishes Beer Recipes

Big thanks to Mark Jackman, the legend behind http://www.weezledogbrewing.co.nz/  for publishing his recipes on his website.  Take a look and start reading about steep / whirl pooling.Lets repay this man by buying a few of his beers next time you are at the offie...See More
Feb 27

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Bubbling over - the growing craft beer market

Posted on September 5, 2014 at 10:07am 0 Comments


The craft beer trend is growing fast. Is it all froth and fashion, or a real moneymaker? Christopher Adams reports.

Garage Project brewer Pete Gillespie (left) and co-founder Jos Ruffell create a beer foam with liquid nitrogen during Wellington's Beervana festival. Photo / Mark Mitchell Garage Project brewer Pete Gillespie (left) and co-founder Jos Ruffell create a beer foam with liquid…

Comment Wall (5 comments)

At 3:35pm on November 2, 2012, Druid said…

Yep - Druid is the Andrew who sailed back from Noumea with you!

On RealBeer, you have to 'friend' each other before you can exchange PM's - so there should be a friend invite with a message.

We should catch up - I could totally sort you on getting started...

At 9:04am on November 22, 2013, mattd2 said…
Hi Peter,
Saw you freind request the other day, was there something about TIG you want to talk about?

At 10:22am on June 23, 2016, nofizznofoam said…

pgg wrightsons from memory, a lifetime supply of 40kg, delivered to the door for $15 from memory.

I can send you some! pm your address


At 10:54am on August 31, 2016, Stevo said…
Hi , hey what's the final volume into fermenter for the Timothy Taylor's ? 19 or 23 ltrs ?
At 11:37am on August 31, 2016, Peter Smith said…

hi thats 20L into fermenter , based on a 3.8L trub waste at bottom of pot after boil and a 70% eff.  I like to leave

the trub in the pot if possible.     may end up with more or less but adjusted to the og and ibu on Beersmith.

my numbers are Gladfield malts then belgium / german malts.

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