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 Post subject: Re: The Home Brew Thread
PostPosted: Wed Jun 02, 2010 2:20 pm 
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Used to leave it brew for 10 days. This time I only left it for 6 days. I was happy to do this as my other brews have never been that gassy anyway so this may help.
Now the worse part - waiting.


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 Post subject: Re: The Home Brew Thread
PostPosted: Sun Jul 18, 2010 7:57 pm 
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To update on my Jerusalem Artichoke experiment, not exactly what I expected.
Turned out to be a rather pleasant, sweet and quite potent, desert type of vine.

On the second rake I have filed a doz. bottles, a twenty litres keg and the rest, about 10 to 12 litres from the bottom, bit murkier didn’t go to waste.
Refined it into a potent medicinal (sic) product. Nearly 2.5 litres on a second pass.
This 15 litres (baby) apparatus was big enough to handle it.


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 20, 2012 5:13 pm 
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I've been brewing for around 7 years, with no signs of slowing down. I bottle in 750ml longnecks, mostly ales of one kind or another, stouts from time to time and a lager or two over winter.

Living in Perth we generally brew hard in spring and autumn, slow down for winter, and make sure we have enough beer to get through summer, when its too hot for brewing but just right for drinking :cheers:

In supply at the moment:

Chocolate Mahogany Porter
Smugglers Dark Ale
Amber Ale
Corona style
Ghost Lager (with Bhut Jolokia chilli)
Australian wheat beer
Celtic Red

... and probably a few others underneath those crates.

The porter is the first brew I have bottled into plastic 750ml, due mainly to the fact that on bottling day I remembered I'd lent my capper to a mate and couldn't get it back in time. They could use another month to mature, but so far the results are good, and I'm less concerned about storing them in a carpeted room...

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 Post subject: Re: The Home Brew Thread
PostPosted: Sat Jul 21, 2012 10:39 am 
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So I guess the first "Bakyard Farming Forum" get together is at your place then? :hello:

All those in favour say aye! :cheers:

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PostPosted: Sat Jul 21, 2012 4:52 pm 
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:joy: bring it on!

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 24, 2012 2:55 pm 
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Sounds like a plan!

I also have recently got into the home brew scene.. I really enjoy the whole process.


Have yet to taste my own creation yet but very much looking forward to it.

I like the sound of some of those beers you mentioned Gaz. Whats your favourite?


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 24, 2012 9:18 pm 
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All of those are pretty good, except maybe the ghost lager (we got a bit carried away with the chilli on this one) I'd recommend the smugglers ale for an easy brew - just one beer kit tin, and one of liquid malt.

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 26, 2012 4:54 pm 
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Tried my beer last night and quite enjoyed it. Bit bitter so I might wait another month or so. Time to get a few more on the go..


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 27, 2012 9:46 am 
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:cheers: That's the ticket Charlie, gotta brew enough over the next few months to get through summer!

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PostPosted: Sun Oct 14, 2012 10:16 pm 
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Just bottled 19L of mexican cerveza and 19L of pale ale. Next week will put down a new zealand red and a stout of some description.

We are gradually getting rid of the old glass long necks and moving to plastic 750ml bottles - they are so much easier to store and deal with, and I haven't noticed any negative effect on flavour.

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PostPosted: Sun Oct 14, 2012 11:10 pm 
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Never really got into brewing although my brother brews all the time. I was impressed on Friday when we went to a mates house and he had a full bar set up in the outdoor area along with a set of keg taps. When I asked about it, he has changed over to decanting into into imported 17 litre stainless soda kegs that live in the fridge and are hooked up to a gas bottle for carbonation. Impressive setup and one that interests me as it is the whole cleaning bottles and bottling bit that turned me off brewing. This got me thinking that given the price of good alcoholic ginger beer, this would be a perfect way t brew ot.

Now....... who has a great alcoholic ginger beer recipe they want to share...... please?


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 07, 2012 9:28 am 
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Ditto on the alcoholic ginger beer recipe.

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Stout and NZ red all bottled up, Gotta decide if there is enough cool weather remaining to put down another brew or two...

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 09, 2012 12:23 am 
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arbe wrote:
Ditto on the alcoholic ginger beer recipe.


Been doing some reading up Arbe but to busy at the moment to try. Google coopers ginger beer and there ae heaps of ideas on some of the brewing forums. They reckon it is a good base and if you muck around with adding lemon, fresh ginger, honey and brown sugar in different ratios you can make a real nice brew.


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 Post subject: Re: The Home Brew Thread
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One of the only things I dislike about Perth summer is that it's too hot for home brewing! On the plus side there is plenty of opportunity to drink my way through the stockpile. :cheers:

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