The Complete Homebrew Thread

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Post by Fents » Thu Aug 09, 2007 2:05 pm

BOH SELECTA!

now all you need is someone educated in the craft of homebrew to help tatse test it for ya ;)

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Post by Fents » Thu Aug 09, 2007 2:07 pm

Oh and i brewed a 35 litre ducth lager on the weekend with 10% of the grain made up of corn.

Seriuosly considering dumping it in another fermenter on a cake of frozen rasberries....Rasberrie Dytch Larger!

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Post by gnat » Thu Aug 09, 2007 2:11 pm

do eet!

and then share with me

the charity of it will balance the effect of raspberry beer on your manhood
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Post by Fents » Thu Aug 09, 2007 2:27 pm

hahaha you love'd that raspberry pale ale at the show didnt ya?

Might brew a blonde this weekend and do it with that, dont want to take anything away from the corn in this one i dont thiink.

Raspberry Blonde sounds delish!

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Post by gnat » Thu Aug 09, 2007 2:30 pm

Fents Raspberry Blonde:

It'll turn you into a Ladyboy
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Post by Fents » Thu Aug 09, 2007 3:21 pm

you know it, just dont tell rach ;)

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Post by Blaxter » Thu Aug 09, 2007 3:39 pm

Fents wrote:you know it, just dont tell rach ;)


or the rest of us

:too much information:

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Post by breaksRbest » Thu Aug 09, 2007 9:00 pm

fermenting: James Boag's Premium 8)

need to get me a cheap 10 - 12 litre stock pot so I can brew up that recipe ya gave me Fents. Cheapest I've seen is $45
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Post by deviant » Thu Aug 09, 2007 10:34 pm

get some nice glasses that hold a whole bottle :)

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Post by Fents » Fri Aug 10, 2007 9:22 am

breaksRbest wrote:fermenting: James Boag's Premium 8)

need to get me a cheap 10 - 12 litre stock pot so I can brew up that recipe ya gave me Fents. Cheapest I've seen is $45


K Mart or a supermarket mate will have cheap big pots. Either that or an asian store somewhere like Vic St, Richmond have heaps of cheap hige pots.

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Post by Blaxter » Fri Aug 10, 2007 10:22 am

Fents wrote:
breaksRbest wrote:fermenting: James Boag's Premium 8)

need to get me a cheap 10 - 12 litre stock pot so I can brew up that recipe ya gave me Fents. Cheapest I've seen is $45


K Mart or a supermarket mate will have cheap big pots. Either that or an asian store somewhere like Vic St, Richmond have heaps of cheap hige pots.


Pot and smack :teef:

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Post by gnat » Wed Aug 15, 2007 12:22 pm

hmm.. all this beer brewing and yet i haven't tasted a drop of it
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Post by breaksRbest » Wed Aug 15, 2007 12:24 pm

first batch should be ready this weekend, but no garauntee

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Post by Fents » Wed Aug 15, 2007 12:34 pm

just put one stubbie in the fridge and crack that too see if it has carbonated up proper yet. then call me when they are all carb'd up ;)

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Post by breaksRbest » Wed Aug 15, 2007 12:37 pm

It's been a bit cold, so I'm worried that they haven't carbonated properly

Should the temperature of the stored bottles be above a certain temp?
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Post by Fents » Wed Aug 15, 2007 12:47 pm

just room temp mate. warmer they are the quicker they will carb tho.

Just wack em in a kitchen cupboard somewhere if u have space...

Some people get and old lamp and whack that in the cupboard too and have it set to a timer so it comes on maybe everyhour for like 10mins...

Mine just sit in the cold downstairs bar but they carb up eventually.

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Post by breaksRbest » Wed Aug 15, 2007 12:49 pm

:smt023

they're in the bottom of the pantry.

might get myself a heat tray
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Post by Fents » Wed Aug 15, 2007 12:51 pm

just tuck em up in a blankie, no need to spend an extra $40 or $50 on a heat pad, plenty of other things you need first (2nd fermentor wink wink).

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Post by Blaxter » Wed Aug 15, 2007 12:58 pm

Hot water cupboard use to be perfect for this.
EXcept I once exploded some bottles by upping the sugar level in the bottles rather than the prefermented mix.

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Post by Fents » Wed Aug 15, 2007 12:59 pm

cupboard next to a hotwater service would be ace.

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Post by breaksRbest » Wed Aug 15, 2007 1:06 pm

Fents wrote:just tuck em up in a blankie, no need to spend an extra $40 or $50 on a heat pad, plenty of other things you need first (2nd fermentor wink wink).


WORD. reckon I should go a 60 Litre fermenter next time, or stay with the 23?

60 litres is ALOT of Beer, especialy if you fuck up a batch
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Post by Fents » Wed Aug 15, 2007 1:29 pm

Thats up to you. I got given one. Yes it is alot of beer if it fucks up. Its also a shitload of beer when you make a wicked batch!

But remember you can also do a normal batch in a 60lt too.

I'd prob get both.

Oh and bunnings sell fermentors too mate way cheaper than homebrew stores, all you need to do is drill a hole in the lid for the airlock and gromett. heads up ;)

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Post by JAMESSSS » Wed Aug 15, 2007 1:59 pm

My flatmate and I are doing the homebrew mission.

Awesome.
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Post by Fents » Wed Aug 15, 2007 2:22 pm

pomegranite ale?

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Post by JAMESSSS » Wed Aug 15, 2007 2:24 pm

Will give it a go!

Infused some gin not logs ago. Well dope.

Once we get more fruit wanna do some vodka.
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Post by same o » Wed Aug 15, 2007 5:27 pm

been thinking about doing some home brew..
might have to start looking at it..
i love making my own food, so i cant see why beer would be any different

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Post by breaksRbest » Mon Jan 21, 2008 1:12 pm

Image


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:occasion5: :thumbright:
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Post by Direkt » Tue Jan 22, 2008 11:43 am

I sooooo wish I had the space to do homebrew...

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Post by breaksRbest » Tue Jan 22, 2008 11:45 am

space?

before I got that fridge I just stuck teh fermenter in an unused cupboard. takes up bugger all room
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Post by Fents » Tue Jan 22, 2008 11:49 am

big myth about needing space to brew.

BRB you picking one of these up?

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I have 20 Litres of ale waiting for me at home to be kegged. think i'll save it for the qld crew that are coming down.

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Post by breaksRbest » Tue Jan 22, 2008 11:51 am

yeah I am, I've sent him a query asking if they also sell the stainless steel waterproof probe (coz I want the measurement to come directly from the fermenter) and also teh box to house it in as it's sold seperately
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Post by Direkt » Tue Jan 22, 2008 12:00 pm

Yeah, I seriously don't have a cupboard spare - let alone somewhere to put the fermenter while fermenting... anyone been to my flat (with no outside area at all) will attest.

I'm sure I could wack it in the bathroom, but she's a small flat and I reckon I'd stink the place out fermenting in my bathroom - which is right next door to my bedroom and studio.

At least - the old mans homebrew reaks when it's fermenting - that's what I'm going off.

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Post by Fents » Tue Jan 22, 2008 12:40 pm

should not smell at all really mate and any smell is a pleasent one not unpleasant....they only thing that would piss you off is the noise i reckon...going to sleep to bloop blopp blopp is not that much fun.

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Post by Direkt » Tue Jan 22, 2008 12:44 pm

Yeah, got ya mate... the ol' blop, blop doesn't sound the best!

My old mans homebrew tends to smell like farts to stale yeasty beer (depending on where it is in the fermentation process)... Tastes damn good when done, but does stink out our second bathroom back in Shepp.

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Post by breaksRbest » Tue Jan 22, 2008 12:48 pm

yeah, there can be a slight 'egg fart' smell, but I only notice it if I open the cupboard, and it's not very strong


fents, is that your temp controller? If so, where'd you get the probe & box from?
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Post by Fents » Tue Jan 22, 2008 12:52 pm

nope thats just a google image mate.

im getting an upright freezer and fitting one prob in the next two weeks.

The probe should come with it and you have to build a box yourself. Have a read of thins :

http://www.aussiehomebrewer.com/forum/i ... topic=9924

Long Long Long read but well worth it.

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Post by Lil MiSbreaks » Tue Jan 22, 2008 12:54 pm

Slight :?

:fart:

:lol:

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Post by breaksRbest » Tue Jan 22, 2008 12:57 pm

LOL
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Post by Direkt » Tue Jan 22, 2008 1:12 pm

Good ol' egg-farts.... one of life's more pleasurable aromas.... :lol:

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Post by Lil MiSbreaks » Tue Jan 22, 2008 2:34 pm

Fully. Lucky they have their own high amusement factor, no way could you put up with that sort of reek if it wasnt funny.

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Post by ShiKung » Tue Apr 08, 2008 2:20 am

Just thought I'd bump this so i can find it easily and show it to my flatmates we are getting a set up soon!!!

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Post by spiral » Tue Apr 08, 2008 6:24 am

my ladies family have a had a good year on the home brew
1000 litres of cider at xmas that came out at 10%, and tastes like fine dry scrumpy and the grape have been picked n pressed.. so next year will be a red glut for sure
next time im down their way i'll take some pics of the cider set up.. hydraulic crusher ftw

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Post by breaksRbest » Tue Apr 08, 2008 12:05 pm

I've got another batch of Blonde ready to bottle


Wish I had a Keg set-up so I could drink it this weekend
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Post by Direkt » Tue Apr 08, 2008 1:07 pm

Tried to do a Hoegaarden brew with the ol' man over Easter - will be interesting to see how it turns out.

I'm tipping there's too much orange and not enough coriander flavour already.

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Post by breaksRbest » Tue Apr 08, 2008 5:25 pm

did you use a recipe or just wing it?
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Post by Charlie73 » Tue Apr 08, 2008 5:33 pm

breaksRbest wrote:did you use a recipe or just wing it?


On Sydney Road poppet there is a HomeBrew shop, for beers, wine and other cooking things, cannot remember exactley where think it is North of Ansty Station, it is def on teh left hand side as you head away from city.....

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Post by Direkt » Tue Apr 08, 2008 5:37 pm

breaksRbest wrote:did you use a recipe or just wing it?

Whatever the past tense for winging it is, that's what we did.

Brewed up a bavarian wheat beer, steeped orange zest in boiling water, and also steeped coriander in boiling water - drained and dumped.... slightly colder than normal fermentation... here's hoping.

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Post by breaksRbest » Tue Apr 08, 2008 5:43 pm

Charlie73 wrote:
breaksRbest wrote:did you use a recipe or just wing it?


On Sydney Road poppet there is a HomeBrew shop, for beers, wine and other cooking things, cannot remember exactley where think it is North of Ansty Station, it is def on teh left hand side as you head away from city.....


onto it :smt023


Direktor, how much did you use? I have a recipe that says 15g of Coriander and 2 Tablespoons of Orange Zest.
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Post by Direkt » Tue Apr 08, 2008 5:49 pm

Hmmm..... maybe 1/2 cupful of coriander, steeped and then water thrown in...

And maybe a little more than 2 teaspons of orange zest....

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