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At 6:38pm on May 20, 2008, Stu McKinlay said…
I am in Wellington Tony. Weren't you coming down? I can't find the old thread...
At 9:07am on May 23, 2008, Stu McKinlay said…
Great meeting you last night Tony. Good to continue to continue the "NZ Full NesloNZ PilsNZer" debate. Hopefully I'll see you in Auckland sometime, and we'll have a style confirmed by then. I've leant right over to no DMS but still reckon there can be low to no esters. It does not have to be a lager or an ale.

Was laughing to myself this morning about you approaching Colin Paige thinking it was me.
At 10:32am on May 23, 2008, Tony said…
Good to catch up Stu. Drop me a line any time you are coming up.

Tony
At 10:13pm on June 4, 2008, Stu McKinlay said…
So, from reading your gentlemanly advice to Danis, I'm guessing you've joined SOBA... About time!
At 3:40pm on June 20, 2008, Barry said…
Gidady Tony, can't make it to Galbraiths tonight but thanks very much for the invite!
At 3:42pm on June 20, 2008, Martin Bridges said…
Would love to, but it's my wife's birthday so I'm afraid I have to decline. Thanks for thinking of me - some other time, definitely.
At 9:33am on June 23, 2008, Martin Bridges said…
Excellent news - I'll try and give him a call.
At 9:53am on July 28, 2008, Edward Siddle said…
9 sugarloaf road
brooklyn
wellington

and yours? i have a stout i could you too....
At 9:38am on July 29, 2008, Edward Siddle said…
ok, cool. once it arrives maybe what i will do is use the same box to get something in the post return - that way you get your box back!
At 12:29pm on August 4, 2008, Martin Bridges said…
Hi Tony - Saturday's visit to Hallertau looms large! My wife is giving me a lift across and will come and retrieve me when we're done. However we will probably go across early and have lunch (to keep my 6-year old entertained) so I don't know how this will work for you in terms of ride-sharing? We're up in Browns Bay but could cruise down the Shore to get you if necessary.

Drop me an email (martin dot bridges at gmail dot com).

And if you're free on Friday night I'm having birthday drinks at Galbraiths from about 6.30pm.
At 7:06pm on August 15, 2008, Edward Siddle said…
tony
got the beer this morning - am going to let it settle before trying it though (i'm assuming it is bottled conditioned - ?) - i think the postie left it upside down!

was off work today and pulled out all the stops and made two beers. first just an easy drinker helles lager, and just now have put the pot of altbier in the bath to cool.
thanks for the beer - will get one in the post to you soon.
Ed
At 9:44am on August 25, 2008, Edward Siddle said…
Hi tony
drank your beer on the weekend - very nice. i found it a touch acidic at first, but as it breathed it mellowed within 2 or 3 minutes to be very smooth indeed. had a nice undertone of malt without being too heavy, and given it was 6 and a bit percent was very drinkable indeed! only thing is whether it could stand even more oats perhaps, just for that total silky experience. well done and thanks. your box is sitting next to my bed waiting for me to get my a into g and go to the post office.
At 7:55am on September 25, 2008, Stu McKinlay said…
Thanks Tony - yeh, check out my favourite brewery on my home page!
I guess you didn't make it down to Beervana? I missed it to but it was great for my Yeastie partner Sam to get thrown into the thick of the action there. I'll let you know if we get it out to Hallertau. Hopefully we can organise a free taste for SOBA members (it might convince you to finally put your signature on a cheque, ya bugger!).
Hope your brewing is going well.
At 6:44pm on September 29, 2008, Edward Siddle said…
hi tony
the recipe is here - no 49 on the list
http://www.countybeermakers.org.uk/oldbeers/book2-list.php
At 4:28pm on October 6, 2008, denimglen said…
Hopefully soon, I joined SOBA when entering some beers in the NHC.

I'm in Mt Wellington.
At 11:35am on October 8, 2008, Edward Siddle said…
hi tony
thanks for those comments
did you give it a reasonably rough pour? i found that if i poured it too gently it just doesn't produce a head but if i do it roughly then it throws a good head which fades slowly before disappearing about 3/4 through the pint. but then maybe it is also getting old too....
At 12:40pm on October 8, 2008, Edward Siddle said…
i used wyeast 1338 which was a bad choice - it's a good yeast in terms of producing a good carbonation (generally) but it has some inappropriate aromas for this type of beer. i was lead astray by wyeast information which talked about it being good for 'brown ales and porters'......it was quite low in carbonation which is my usual style for english beers, but as i say, i tend to pour quite roughly (into the centre of the glass from a decent height!).
At 3:52pm on January 16, 2009, Doublehoppy said…
Thank's Tony. I don't brew lagers - I'm an Ale snob haha.

Thank's for the offer thou and when I next get some fresh liquids I'll let you know. I do have a Weihenstephen 3068 with which I'm going to attempt a Weizenbock. Probably won't be for a couple of month's thou as I want Melanoiden malt. Is that of interest to you?
At 10:18pm on January 17, 2009, Doublehoppy said…
Good luck with your Mild. I'm away on holiday for a couple of weeks, so if I don't respond promptly that's why

Cheers
At 8:32pm on January 28, 2009, Nolen Smith said…
Absolutely mate! This is the first mild I've brewed, so not sure how it'll be, therefore no promises on the quality! However, more than happy to do a swap. I'll keg it next weekend and then force carb it for a few days. I can bottle a few for you after that.

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