The Complete Homebrew Thread

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Re: The Complete Homebrew Thread

Post by Lil MiSbreaks » Mon Oct 06, 2008 1:37 pm

I'll make sure im busy :P

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Re: The Complete Homebrew Thread

Post by same o » Mon Oct 06, 2008 1:59 pm

Lil MiSbreaks wrote:I'll make sure im busy :P


:lol:

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Re: The Complete Homebrew Thread

Post by Fents » Mon Oct 06, 2008 2:05 pm

Lil MiSbreaks wrote:I'll make sure im busy :P


made sure of that last friday didnt you ;) had spliffs all rolled an no one to share with :(

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Re: The Complete Homebrew Thread

Post by Lil MiSbreaks » Mon Oct 06, 2008 2:48 pm

AH HA!! indeed I did......

Aww, i shoud have stayed then, even if it was just to support your being organised.

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Re: The Complete Homebrew Thread

Post by same o » Mon Oct 06, 2008 3:16 pm

Lil MiSbreaks wrote:AH HA!! indeed I did......

Aww, i shoud have stayed then, even if it was just to support your being organised.


selfish tbh

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Re: The Complete Homebrew Thread

Post by breaksRbest » Fri Oct 24, 2008 5:31 pm

just bottled my Little Creatures on Tuesday, God DAMN this is gonna be good, and that's just going by the un-carbonated stuff from teh testing flask.

tomorrow I'm brewing a Cooper's Pale Ale and a Summer Blonde
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Re: The Complete Homebrew Thread

Post by same o » Mon Oct 27, 2008 12:36 pm

i left my bottle of it at urs.

waste

big up glenny for showing me the ropes.

i am gonna buy my kit this weekend and start brewing.

cant wait.

thinking of getting a little creatures bright ale kit as atm is my favourite beer.

oi fents u got a rescepie for it?????

ohh glenny was way to smashed to come with ya on sunday.

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Re: The Complete Homebrew Thread

Post by Fents » Mon Oct 27, 2008 1:42 pm

just copy glennys LCPA recipe and sub the Pale liquid malt with Light Pale liquid malt and use cascade hops instead of amarillo.

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Re: The Complete Homebrew Thread

Post by same o » Mon Oct 27, 2008 1:49 pm

Fents wrote:just copy glennys LCPA recipe and sub the Pale liquid malt with Light Pale liquid malt and use cascade hops instead of amarillo.


bosh badbwoy.


cant wait is gonna be awesome.

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Re: The Complete Homebrew Thread

Post by breaksRbest » Tue Oct 28, 2008 10:50 am

I'm still trying to find my Brew Book where I wrote down teh Little Creatures recipe :?

I should be able to remember it though
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Re: The Complete Homebrew Thread

Post by Fents » Tue Oct 28, 2008 10:58 am

your now known as casey stoner. luckily i wrote it down.

1 Can of Black Rock Lager
1 Can of Pale malt extract
100G Crystal Malt
25G Cascade Hops
25G Cascade Hops
15G Chinook Hops


Steep the crystal malt (hot water + plastic bowl and let sit), boil the can of Pale Malt extract w/ 8 litres of water, add the liquid from the crystal hops and rinse them as well with warm water and add 25G Cascade @ 30mins (start of boil), 25G Cascade @ 5 mins and 15G Chinook at flame out. Strain all that into fermenter with the can of black rock lager and top up to 23Litres with cold water - wait till it comes down to 18-20C and pitch the yeast.

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Re: The Complete Homebrew Thread

Post by breaksRbest » Tue Oct 28, 2008 11:33 am

Cheers mate, I wouldn't have remembered all that :lol:

make sure you come over in a couple of weeks for a sample
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Re: The Complete Homebrew Thread

Post by Lil MiSbreaks » Tue Oct 28, 2008 11:45 am

:lol: gold

:smt006 Casey

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Re: The Complete Homebrew Thread

Post by same o » Tue Oct 28, 2008 11:49 am

Fents wrote:your now known as casey stoner. luckily i wrote it down.

1 Can of Black Rock Lager
1 Can of Pale malt extract
100G Crystal Malt
25G Cascade Hops
25G Cascade Hops
15G Chinook Hops


Steep the crystal malt (hot water + plastic bowl and let sit), boil the can of Pale Malt extract w/ 8 litres of water, add the liquid from the crystal hops and rinse them as well with warm water and add 25G Cascade @ 30mins (start of boil), 25G Cascade @ 5 mins and 15G Chinook at flame out. Strain all that into fermenter with the can of black rock lager and top up to 23Litres with cold water - wait till it comes down to 18-20C and pitch the yeast.


Bad bwoy.

am prolly gonna do it this weekend.

glenny i'll be round in a couple for the bottleing i gotta sample that little creatures aswell.

cant belive i left the beer at urs :wasteman:

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Re: The Complete Homebrew Thread

Post by breaksRbest » Tue Oct 28, 2008 12:13 pm

no worries man, when you come around to bottle the Coopers the Little Creatures will be drinkable :smt023
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Re: The Complete Homebrew Thread

Post by same o » Tue Oct 28, 2008 2:02 pm

breaksRbest wrote:no worries man, when you come around to bottle the Coopers the Little Creatures will be drinkable :smt023


sweet as

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Re: The Complete Homebrew Thread

Post by menace » Thu Jul 09, 2009 11:39 pm

everyone still brewing .... i am spending way too much on beer .. need 2 invest

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Re: The Complete Homebrew Thread

Post by same o » Fri Jul 10, 2009 10:37 am

I am properlly starting next week or so, couldnt before as was living with my rents and they didnt want my younger brothers getting pissed.

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Re: The Complete Homebrew Thread

Post by Fents » Fri Jul 10, 2009 2:32 pm

if you boys want any help just shout out only to happy to share the knowledge.

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Re: The Complete Homebrew Thread

Post by breaksRbest » Fri Jul 10, 2009 8:03 pm

same o wrote:I am properlly starting next week or so, couldnt before as was living with my rents and they didnt want my younger brothers getting pissed.


you still haven't started?

get on it Son
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Re: The Complete Homebrew Thread

Post by cj the taniwha » Mon Aug 03, 2009 12:45 pm

oh my god, a whole weekend with at Fents with all the tasty beer and cider you could drink. I loved it but Tara was in booze heaven, amazingly delicious beverages, Fents is the brewing master.
Back from the desert to stir things up a little :)

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Re: The Complete Homebrew Thread

Post by Blaxter » Mon Aug 03, 2009 2:12 pm

cj the taniwha wrote:oh my god, a whole weekend with at Fents with all the tasty beer and cider you could drink. I loved it but Tara was in booze heaven, amazingly delicious beverages, Fents is the brewing master.


But Fents no show at The Napier for sunday session?

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Re: The Complete Homebrew Thread

Post by Fents » Tue Sep 08, 2009 11:29 am

Had a massive day last friday. My systems finally all dialed in. Made an oktoberfest last friday so i can have a mini oktoberfest session in Oct. System can now handle 100Litres at about 75-80% efficnecy. heres some pics from the day...

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20KG's of cracked grain

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Hop's : Magnum Pellets for Bittering, Hallertau M Plugs for late addition
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My mate rook mashing in the grain
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pic of the mash
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checking the temp is stable at 66deg...well 66.3deg precisley
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draining first runnings into boiler. check how clear it is,
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start of boil - 110litres in there
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me adding the last lot of hop's. pretty pissed by now
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drained boiler. check all the hop sludge at the bottom.
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running it into the fermenter
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and some leftover wort to make a yeast starter with. how bloddy clear is this beer going to be. check the red hue to it. just magical.

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Re: The Complete Homebrew Thread

Post by calstro » Tue Sep 08, 2009 3:19 pm

Guess who can drink beer again?











And guess who's been drinking almost daily since he found out.

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Re: The Complete Homebrew Thread

Post by Fents » Tue Sep 08, 2009 3:24 pm

calstro wrote:Guess who can drink beer again?











And guess who's been drinking almost daily since he found out.


shit mate thats huge. still of the peanuts tho?

must be time for a session round mine mate ;)

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Re: The Complete Homebrew Thread

Post by calstro » Tue Sep 08, 2009 4:06 pm

Yeah I'll be avoiding the nuts for life.

Def a session at yours is on the cards... must arrange a lift home first though!

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Re: The Complete Homebrew Thread

Post by ADD_Boy » Wed Sep 09, 2009 5:22 pm

looking good fents....

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Re: The Complete Homebrew Thread

Post by fikuss » Sat Sep 12, 2009 10:04 am

Fents wrote:
calstro wrote:Guess who can drink beer again?

And guess who's been drinking almost daily since he found out.


shit mate thats huge.
must be time for a session round mine mate ;)


i'm in! (raises right hand)

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Re: The Complete Homebrew Thread

Post by huge » Sat Sep 12, 2009 2:52 pm

that's mad fents!
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Re: The Complete Homebrew Thread

Post by spazz » Wed Sep 16, 2009 7:47 pm

You are the man with the homebrew Fents. Nice work.

Drinking beer while making beer. Its kinda a cycle of life thing!

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Re: The Complete Homebrew Thread

Post by Amick » Wed Sep 16, 2009 8:00 pm

you make it look easy fentos.

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Re: The Complete Homebrew Thread

Post by breaksRbest » Wed Sep 16, 2009 8:46 pm

Brewing. Serious Bizness
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Re: The Complete Homebrew Thread

Post by breaksRbest » Sat Nov 07, 2009 3:05 pm

I was talking to a guy from our Manila office a couple of months ago and mentioned home brewing. The next day he'd bought the equipment & started his first batch. Now there are 3 Bars in Manila selling his beer and he's called it Bedson Beer :lol:

apparently it's very similar to San Miguel
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Re: The Complete Homebrew Thread

Post by fikuss » Sat Nov 07, 2009 5:00 pm

That's gold Glenny!

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Re: The Complete Homebrew Thread

Post by bassfreak » Thu Dec 09, 2010 8:01 pm

Thought I would bring this old thread back to life. Who's still brewing? How are your beers tasting. What level are you at?

I started brwewing 12 months ago and have just done my first all grain brew. It's pretty easy really. It just takes a bit of time.

Here are some great books I would suggest reading if you want to improve your existing skills or move on to advanced brewing. I recently read these 3 books from cover to cover and have learnt a hell of a lot. Everybody should own the The Complete Joy of Home Brewing. Reading this gave me the confidence to take the next step and start all grain brewing.

The Complete Joy of Home Brewing 3rd Edition by Charlie Papazian
The Home Brewers Companion by Charlie Papazian (this is basically a follow up book and covers more advanced techniques and procedures)
Radical Brewing by Randy Mosher (this covers a lot of beer history and has heaps of really interesting historical recipes)

All three of these books have heaps of really interesting recipes for both all grain brewing and malt extract brewing. The books are rather expensive ($40-$50) if you buyt them at you local home brew shop but id you jump online and order through Amazon or ebay you can get them really cheap. I got both Papazian books from Amazon for $35AUD including postage.

Grain and Grape in Yarraville does a full grain brewing demo every second sat using various equipment. It's free and you get to try beers while you watch.

Grain and Grape also sell fresh Wort kits. Basically it's an all grain wort base in barrel which is brewed at Mountain Goat brewery. These make fantastic beers and are even easier than using malt extract cans. Have squiz: http://www.grainandgrape.com.au/article ... ummary.htm They're $45 each.

Oh yeah and if you want to improve your kit can brews. Throw away the yeast sachets that come with the cans and invest a little bit $$$$ and start using Wyeast liquid yeast. It will make a big difference to your beer!

Looking forward to getting plenty of advice/tips from a resident Brewmaster Fents! I'm sure you could teach me a lot.

Oh yeah, I dont work fro Grain and Grape. I'm just a very happy customer.
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Re: The Complete Homebrew Thread

Post by Fents » Fri Dec 10, 2010 8:53 am

we shoul;d setup a brewday at my house one day mate, ive got a 100L all grain system and we could brew whatever you want then throw it all into cubes to take home and split it.

or just shout out and come have a look at the real brewery in a factory.

PM me when you have a free day.

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Re: The Complete Homebrew Thread

Post by bassfreak » Fri Dec 10, 2010 2:52 pm

Fents wrote:we shoul;d setup a brewday at my house one day mate, ive got a 100L all grain system and we could brew whatever you want then throw it all into cubes to take home and split it.

or just shout out and come have a look at the real brewery in a factory.

PM me when you have a free day.


Awesome. Cheers. Keen as on both options. Went 50/50 in a mate with my last brew(30L batch) and doing the same thing with a work mate early Jan. I definitely like the idea of brewing with others to share the costs and have a few drinks while you brew. Will be keen to have a look at the Kooinda brewery too. Will be in touch next month sometime and we can plan a brew day.

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Re: The Complete Homebrew Thread

Post by kronz » Mon Dec 13, 2010 9:59 am

Has anyone seen this.....OMG

http://www.ubrewit.com.au/
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Re: The Complete Homebrew Thread

Post by huge » Mon Dec 13, 2010 10:48 am

yer they have been around for a while. my bro was using one up north a couple of years back. pretty good idea :D
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Re: The Complete Homebrew Thread

Post by huge » Mon Feb 20, 2012 10:49 am

made some. all grain, beer in a bag. big ups fents and timbo

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american pale ale
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Re: The Complete Homebrew Thread

Post by Direkt » Mon Feb 20, 2012 1:52 pm

nice one mate!

I've got a nice American Amber Ale and Stone & Wood Pacific Ale clone on tap at home right now... loving it!

Going to brew another American Amber this Saturday!

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Re: The Complete Homebrew Thread

Post by huge » Mon Feb 20, 2012 3:38 pm

rad. you do all grain ?
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Re: The Complete Homebrew Thread

Post by Direkt » Tue Feb 21, 2012 12:59 pm

Yep. BIAB.

This is the first one on my rig at home. All previous brews have been on my mates (3V) and Dad's (BIAB) rigs.

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Re: The Complete Homebrew Thread

Post by huge » Tue Feb 21, 2012 2:30 pm

BIAB 4 life
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Re: The Complete Homebrew Thread

Post by Fents » Wed Feb 22, 2012 8:34 am

lol

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Re: The Complete Homebrew Thread

Post by huge » Wed Feb 22, 2012 9:27 am

beer thug
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Re: The Complete Homebrew Thread

Post by Fents » Thu Feb 23, 2012 8:17 am

BIAB Cartel

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Re: The Complete Homebrew Thread

Post by huge » Thu Feb 23, 2012 10:06 am

huhu

i accidentally a couple of kegs.

going to scam a cheap urn. boom
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Re: The Complete Homebrew Thread

Post by fikuss » Fri Aug 10, 2012 2:23 am

huge wrote:made some. all grain, beer in a bag. big ups fents and timbo

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american pale ale
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irish red ale
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NBNB.

That looks like my backyard!

Drank all the beer tbh. Now on to brew number 24 (???)

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