Monthly Archives: October 2011

2011 NZ National Home Brew Competition – Judging Day

This weekend past was the judging of the New Zealand National Homebrew Competition as organised by SOBA . http://nhc.soba.org.nz/ There were over 400 beers entered in the multitude of categories, which the organisers managed to collate and organise. I went along … Continue reading

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Yeastie Stu likes my beer PKB 2011 Remix – Weetbix

Over here I talked about brewing the Yeastie Boys Pot Kettle Black 2011 Remix (Weemix). I sent Stu of Yeastie Boys a rigger of the brew I did of his recipe and this is what he thought http://lockerz.com/s/151463825 “Drinking “Weetbix” a … Continue reading

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Hop monsters for hop heads – late hop additions to give big hop flavour and aroma

The key to getting big hop aroma and flavour in your beer is putting in large additions of late hops. Done right you will get a huge smooth hop character to your beer. There is quite a difference between the … Continue reading

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Taste notes – Caspa

Thought I should chuck some tasting notes up for some of my beers. More as a record that I can go back to in the future when trying to remember specific characteristics. Tasted 18.10.2011 – Bottled 18.09.2011 New Zealand Pale … Continue reading

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Key factors to making great beer at home

I feel like there is quite a funny reaction when you mention that you home brew beer. The words “Home Brew” seem to be automatically associated with some nasty tasting alcoholic substance that people tried years ago. Most likely brewed … Continue reading

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Caspa2 – NZ Pale Ale tweak

A rebrew of the NZPA that I have done previously with NZ Cascade, Nelson Sauvin and Pacifica hops (CAscade, Sauvin, Pacifica). Added a bit more darker crystal malt for a little more body and malt flavour. Have upped the ratio of Sauvin … Continue reading

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Cleaning your beer glasses “beer clean”

Ever been disappointed by the amount of head on a home poured beer, or the beer pours with ok head but it disappears really quick? The problem could be how you clean your beer glasses. Clean glasses are a big factor in how your … Continue reading

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