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Rev's USA trip

Allrighty, I just realised that I still havn't blogged about my recent trip to the US of A, so what better time than now :o) Sorry I dont have any pics but no internet at home so cant upload them...

I guess I should start by saying that all of the storys are very much true, yes there is an awful lot of craft beer in the US, and it is readily available, so available in fact that every local 7/11 or convenience store I went to at least had SNPA 6 packs for $8!!…

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Added by Reviled on June 4, 2010 at 2:21pm — 3 Comments

Beginners Guide to BIAB

Hey guys, ive been asked by Mike at brewers coop to write up a beginners guide to BIAB, if anyone has the time I would really appreciate any feedback as to how this reads from a beginners point of view?? Cheers!

Beginners guide to…

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Added by Reviled on June 4, 2010 at 1:23pm — 17 Comments

BIAB Reviled style

Well figured it was about time I put up a pictorial of my brew day, this is how I do BIAB at the moment, ive made many tweaks to the process over time and I can get higher efficiencys doing it another way, however I find this is the best way to get consistent results across varied grain bill sizes, meaning I only lose about 3-5% if im doing a big 7kg batch! So to start out - I weigh out the grain, which is normally done with the hops a couple of days before i brew in anticipation :o) …

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Added by Reviled on July 23, 2009 at 10:01am — 13 Comments

Aussie beers and brewers

Wow what a great trip! I love trying new beers and meeting new brewers!



I think its great that you can meet a brewer for the first time, and be chatting like old mates in no time all because you share the same common interes - Great beer :o)



I went to the QLD case swap when I was over there, was handed home brew after home brew and feeling like my glass was being refilled before it was even empty! Most of the beers were really really good and some were awesome! A few… Continue

Added by Reviled on June 14, 2009 at 12:22pm — 5 Comments

Moving a brewery

I moved house in the weekend, to a much better place with more room, not only for me and my family, but for my brewery :o) I now have a garage/man cave and a rumpus/bar to play with...



Ive moved plenty of times before, but this was the first time ive ever moved my brewery, it got me thinking that once again im glad that I just do BIAB, as everything can be carted in the car boot instead of the need for a flat deck truck or trailor. It must have looked funny, a car full of fermenters,… Continue

Added by Reviled on May 25, 2009 at 8:48am — 3 Comments

1st Drippings ™ Caramelisation

As the title may suggest, ive tried something new (which I learnt from JoKing) and adapted it for BIAB..



The practice is caramelising the 1st runnings, down to a smaller amount on the stove top, using a pinch of citric acid to invert the sugars making it more fermentable, and lending a caramel flavour to the brew.. I witnessed this when I was in New Plymouth and have been intrigued by this ever since, not only for the purpose of adding a caramel flavour, but also for the purpose of… Continue

Added by Reviled on April 27, 2009 at 1:52pm — 9 Comments

Weekend in the 'Naki

Wow, what a weekend, and how does one follow such a well written blog of the same thing? Well, I thought id focus more on what we were drinking (what I can remember) and the brew day..



We arrived at Joking's place at about 6pm, I stepped out of the car and before I knew it I was being handed a full glass of Dubbel - My first beer of the day at 7.5% - this was also an indication of the kind of beer we would be drinking that night, bloody strong ones!



The Dubbel was tasty,… Continue

Added by Reviled on April 6, 2009 at 3:30pm — 1 Comment

Mid week drinking

I had a day off yesterday, due to working this coming weekend, which pretty much meant Wednesday was my Friday night, so why not make the most of it ;o)



Started by cooking dinner - a Thai curry - and what better to accompany me in the kitchen than a beer! I thought id treat myself and crack my bottle of Aventinus.. It poured with a nice fluffy head like you would expect from a wheat beer and looked like a pale chocolate colour. The taste was a combination of roasted wheat and… Continue

Added by Reviled on March 27, 2009 at 10:33am — 5 Comments

Dinner at Hallertau

Well, ive decided to finally start a blog to stop me clogging up the forums with all my banter :oP In my defence im stuck at a boring desk all day, 5 days a week, and what else is there to do other than read about beer?



Last night me and Nicole went out for dinner, just the two of us, for the first time since Enzo was born - 10 months ago if youre wondering - and of course, we had to go somewhere decent, somewhere that has not only excellent food, but something more than excellent to… Continue

Added by Reviled on March 20, 2009 at 9:03am — 3 Comments

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