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April 2010 Blog Posts (5)

Yeast wranglers unite

Anyone out there got some yeast to swap?
I'm looking to build up a decent collection, I have a few strains I'm happy to share which I can give as slants or frozen vials. I have lager yeasts Saflager s23, saflager w-34/70, dry ale yeasts U-04 and US-05, and muntons premium gold. I'd be interested in some Belgian abbey/ golden ale style strains, or anything else interesting.

Added by Euan Parker on April 29, 2010 at 8:42pm — No Comments

Brewing with MrC - All Grain

 

 

I always enjoy seeing how other people brew and thought it was about time I shared my own process. So here's a pictorial journey through a brew day at my place.…

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Added by MrC on April 28, 2010 at 12:00pm — 12 Comments

Luke's 2010 USA Trip - Part 1 - San Francisco

I needed a place to record my recent trip to the USA to answer all those questions people have asked me about it.





The main reason for my trip was to judge at the 2010 World Beer Cup, then attend the Craft Brewers Conference. I thought I would take the time before the event to check out the beer scene in the US since it had been two years since I had been there.



So this first part is my few days in San Francisco.



Living in New Zealand and flying to… Continue

Added by nzbrewer on April 21, 2010 at 6:48pm — 1 Comment

Barrels with Epic Beer in them

I thought I would do a quick post here to answer some questions about what I am doing with the barrels in the brewery. So some stats





I purchased 12 x American Oak, Medium Toast barrels (225 litres each)



They were first filled on 19th February 2010 with some Epic Armageddon IPA



Today 19th April 2010 they were emptied back into a unitank and will be chilled down before filtering and bottling next week.



So IPA was on the wood for 2… Continue

Added by nzbrewer on April 19, 2010 at 8:24pm — 5 Comments

Weekend of beer in Brussels (Spring 2009)

I just found I never posted or actually finished this blog post. So I am just going to post it as is. I am now working on my recent US trip, hopefully it won't take a year to finish and go live



Date: 18th & 19th April 2009



People: Luke Nicholas (Epic), Colin Mallon (The Malthouse) and Derek "Analysis" Walsh (International Beer Judge, including BrewNZ Beer Awards 2007)



So how did we get to this point, a little background maybe. Well I was in London for a follow… Continue

Added by nzbrewer on April 17, 2010 at 1:31pm — 1 Comment

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