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New Brewing Bling – 60 Litre conical fermentor

I had a flash new bit of brewing bling turn up on my doorstep today thanks to the chaps at Farra Engineering . It was not that I had splashed out on some fine new stainless steel, but rather that the … Continue reading

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Recipe of my first brew – Zapa – Zane’s American Pale Ale Extract Recipe

This is the brew that got me into home brewing. It was pretty simple as it used malt extract from a can, but it was one step on from just using extract as I steeped some specialty grain and boiled … Continue reading

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My first cask conditioned real ale

My friends Charlie and Veronica are off overseas and had a party to farewell friends. Knowing Charlie is a big fan of cask conditioned real ale I offered to do a brew for the party that would be suitable to … Continue reading

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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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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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