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Tim Stewart
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Tim Stewart replied to Dougal's discussion Silicone hose supply?
"It's never collapsed ,the suction would have to be massive"
Jul 10, 2012
Tim Stewart replied to Dougal's discussion Silicone hose supply?
"I've got the INI brew silicone hose , had it for over a year now and done about 700ltrs through it so far and its still in good condition ,its quite soft and very flexiable but tough I've got no signs of wear or splitting but for…"
Jul 10, 2012
Tim Stewart replied to Martin Bridges's discussion Foam Control
"I seem to have alot of foam at the start of the boil too ,I think its more to do with the protein high in the wort.....maybe Spraying some cool water from a spray bottle on the on the foam and stiring does the trick every time  "
Jul 4, 2012
Tim Stewart and Benjamin Morehu are now friends
Apr 8, 2012
Tim Stewart replied to Smiffy's discussion When to harvest ale yeast from conical fermenter?
"I thought the first settlings was mainly Trub ,I just wash the yeast once fermentation finishes but I only have one fermenter  "
Feb 10, 2012
sockmerchant and Tim Stewart are now friends
Feb 6, 2012
Tim Stewart replied to Alex Daniel's discussion Conical Fermentors
"Have you got a link ,Im looking for a new fermenter"
Feb 3, 2012
Tim Stewart and Dermot are now friends
Nov 30, 2011
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Sep 25, 2011
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Sep 22, 2011
Tim Stewart replied to Paul Broome's discussion NZ Pilsener Malt
"Its my main malt I use ,I only live 20 mins away from the Malteurop factory and get a 25kg bag for $60 great price really. I can get a easy 100liters of +5% beer out of a bag, if its NZ pilsen malt it will be Malteurop"
Sep 21, 2011
Tim Stewart replied to RopenutS's discussion Disastrous Firslt All Grain Attempt
"Mate it took me 12hrs to get my first dozen brews down to pitching temp b4 I invested in a plate chiller so I wouldnt worry also trub will drop and you can always secondary it that clears it ,my first all grain brew was chaos too…"
Sep 19, 2011
Tim Stewart replied to Stu H's discussion Brew Stand/Workbench
"nope I have a good friend who can weld ,every brewer needs an engineer friend"
Aug 10, 2011
Tim Stewart replied to Stu H's discussion Brew Stand/Workbench
"The insulation on the mash tun is foam covered with foil it was an off cut from the milk vat cover :D"
Aug 10, 2011
Tim Stewart replied to Stu H's discussion Brew Stand/Workbench
"There are a few SS bench's and pumps on trade me for sale ,I used a hot water booster pump for my sparging and a march pump from Joking its a good combo and ofcourse the sparge arm from Joe too ,I also have some perf…"
Aug 10, 2011
Tim Stewart replied to Duncan's discussion Brewstand paint recommendation
"I used the zinc arc spray on the welds on my rig it makes a real tidy cheaper job ,but thats one sturdy looking rig youve got though"
Aug 4, 2011

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Favorite Beers?
Too many to mention but do love a good lager or dark
Favorite Breweries?
Brew Dog
Dogfish head
Favorite Bars/Pubs?
The Rose & Crown ,The Grand
About Me:
Working the land (farmer) ,and keen Home brewer

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Start small think tall

Posted on June 11, 2011 at 3:06pm 4 Comments

15 years ago age I came back from my Brittish OE with a dream to start my own Whiskey distillery...............after working in north eastern Scotland planting and harvesting malting grain and living in whiskey country I had come home with it in my veins if the Scots sarted doing it hundreds of years ago how hard could it be.

Well when I got home I seeked advice on getting going, I met a old bugger who told me to brew beer "its easy to make and cheap to start out" so I got some gear…

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At 1:15pm on July 14, 2011, Nick T said…
Hi Tim, your system looks really good!  I am doing something similar but all-electric and not so hard-plumbed in. One thing to look out for that has caught a few people out is the positioning of the mashmaster thermometers, if you are doing a small beer or a single batch then there is a danger of the probe being above the mash.

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