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June 2009 Blog Posts (4)

The Wort Recovery Protocol

It's been a while since I've put a blog up - so I thought I'd put up something useful to y'all. Tyler and Mike were over when they saw me do this, and I think that both of them are doing it now. I don't know how may of you are doing it, but it's worth doing if you're not - as I haven't noticed any detremental effects on the beer when you do it. So, what am I talking about? Wort recovery... thats what. It starts after you have transferred your wort into the fermenter. Generally I cut off when… Continue

Added by JoKing on June 28, 2009 at 10:30am — 10 Comments

Hop vines.

Is there anywhere in NZ that sells Hop Vines?

I'm in Wellington and was wondering if there's a place nearby that might have them. Would they be available at any garden centre? (probably not eh.)

If anyone here knows I'd be grateful.

Added by cerevisia on June 27, 2009 at 4:40pm — 5 Comments

Advice please?

I just recently (Sunday midday) brewed a Bishops Tipple clone. (I'm hoping) It was a partial mash, using:

1.5Ib pale malt,

500gms crystal malt

1oz black malt

1oz wheat malt

A can of coopers real ale for malt extract.

Goldings Hops

750gms Golden Syrup

2oz Molasses

And Safale s-04

The airlock on the fermenter only just started bubbling now when I got home from work. Normally when I brew,… Continue

Added by cerevisia on June 22, 2009 at 6:47pm — 11 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

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