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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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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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NZ vs Imported hops

I love hops! They smell great, and they make beer taste fantastic. However getting hold of the hops you are after can sometimes be a bit hard. At the moment there is a big shortage on hops grown in the … Continue reading

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Beer Serving Temperature Guide.

Good beer deserves to be served at the correct temperature! Stolen from here With all the different styles found in the world of beer, the question of serving temperature comes up fairly often. There are, however, very few absolute truths … Continue reading

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