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August 2009 Blog Posts (4)

The Pasta Maker Grain Mill

After reading a post by Joking about the possibility of creating a grain mill from a pasta maker I gave it a go with much success! Following is a quick guide on how it was done..... Step One: Find a cheap pasta maker (I got mine second hand for $22 on trademe)

This one has 6 different settings to set how far apart the rollers sit. Step Two: Do this to it.....

To extract the rollers that look like… Continue

Added by Toot on August 31, 2009 at 6:00pm — 8 Comments

Milk Beer - Dr Moo, Lactiwel, Chinese Awes and Bilk

Homer: Got any of that beer that has candy floating in it? You know, Skittlebrau?

Apu: Such a beer does not exist, sir. I think you must have dreamed it.

Homer: Oh. Well, then just give me a six-pack and a couple of bags of Skittles.

The ‘Art of Skittlebrau’, beer judged not only on taste, but also on appearance post-skittle induction. Able to be produced in a wide variety of flavours and colours, Skittlebrau is confectionary brewing at it’s finest(?) indeed, the drinker… Continue

Added by Curd Nerd on August 26, 2009 at 12:00am — No Comments

Where have the hops gone?

I'm sitting here tonight after having had probably one more than I should have, not unusual for us ale named, lager brewed swilling Kiwis. It's Saturday night we are all drinking like the 6 o'clock swill is still here, but the difference is that tonight I have consumed beers from the home brewing and craft brewing brethren.

I think we are similar to the Camp David religious nuts of the 80's except that some of us are not trying to have sex with multiple partners (okay not all… Continue

Added by James P on August 15, 2009 at 9:59pm — 8 Comments

Confessions of a Brewer

I'm addicted to brewing.

There, I said it. Born out of a desperate need to find a tasty drinkable beer I went in search of the whole homebrew thing. I pretty much decided that if I could brew anything half as decent as DB or Lion then I'm well on the way to improving my life. The dilemma I now have is that in my search of homebrewing I found this fantastic array of NZ craft beer I had no idea existed. If I'm honest I thought that Macs and Monteiths were as good as it got in NZ and I… Continue

Added by Matthew on August 9, 2009 at 8:56pm — 6 Comments

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