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March 2013 Blog Posts (6)

Brewery controller & stir plate

Over the summer I took advantage of my workplace's extensive tool collection and put together couple of gadgets for the brewery, a brewery controller, and a magnetic stir plate.

The brewery controller is basically just a Sestos PID controller and a solid state relay for the HLT, and a switch for my pump. I put it all in a big box so when I want to add something…


Added by Stu H on March 17, 2013 at 1:55pm — 4 Comments


An Epic beer label  generally has inside jokes, references to popular culture and memes (we like to have fun, be a bit silly, but clever at the same time. Tasting notes aren't always that valuable, as it is so subjective, and you can find plenty of peoples thoughts about taste online on beer rating websites.)



“One Trick Pony” was a comment made by Phil Cook, Beer Writer of the Year 2012 in a…


Added by nzbrewer on March 15, 2013 at 12:30pm — 1 Comment

Tall tALES: End of a sporadic blog, the beginning of a regular one


Hi all I start every blog apologizing about how long it has been since my last blog post was written. I guess I could do that again, but lets try and keep it fresh.

I left you last at the end of August. I had just had the Celia Wade Brown Ale released with Yeastie Boys for Wellington in a Pint. I had amazing feedback and that feedback still trickles in even though there is only the odd bottle of it lying around.
So what big has happened to me since the end of…

Added by Andrew Childs on March 12, 2013 at 10:51am — No Comments

Tactical nuclar penguin

Hi all new here, Not sure if anyone is interested but I have 3 bottles of the UK beer Tactical nuclear penguin (32% abv) sitting in the back of my fridge. My dad shipped them over from the UK when he visited a while back and they cost well over $100 bucks each to get here. We tried a couple but were not keen on them so it seemed a waste to drink them if we didnt like them. If anyone is interested in bying one or 2 let me know, its an unusal beer. see brewdog.com

Added by Jake on March 12, 2013 at 8:30am — 2 Comments

Who would be a Hop farmer.....

Just picked my first Hop crop! Seven plants took ages to pick so i thought I has a fair few brews sorted, all up about a fish bin full of cones. However after drying it looks like the whole lot will weigh in at a princely 600 grams, Glad I'm not a hop farmer! 

Added by Scott Lyon on March 1, 2013 at 9:28pm — 1 Comment

Progress on brewery

The new 3V system I have been building for the last 6 months or so is starting to look OK now I have 2x 100L pots and the KAB4 burner from the states. The burner is rated at 210,000 BTU's so hoping to chop some time off each brew, may lose some arm hair in the process tho! Just got to make a counter flow Chiller , get some valves and thermometers and it ready to go.

Added by Scott Lyon on March 1, 2013 at 9:27pm — No Comments

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