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Post by Apocalypse prettysoon on Wed May 30, 2012 12:30 am

First topic message reminder :

I have gone through every coopers homebrew flavour at coles and can confirm that the pale ale is the best by far. Stout isnt bad either.
And at only $20 for 20 litres (including dextrose) is fantastic value for the budget conscious pisshead.

Actually I havent tried the canadian blonde flavour yet. But assuning that's as fruity as canadians Pale Ale is the best

I'm also a homegrown connoisseuir, but dont want to offend the policeman with talk of my illegal seed breeding genius.
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Post by Bulldog on Sun Jun 17, 2012 2:02 am

Just a smidgeon of topic there Apoxilips, this is the brewers & wheel tappers page.
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Post by alexisio on Sun Jun 17, 2012 2:26 am

Yeah dont let him Hi-Jack every thread with his dribble.
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Post by Dirtbikepilot on Sun Jun 17, 2012 2:28 am

If you have it sitting on the bare tiles it will get cold. You need to sit it on something like a mat or a towel.
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Post by alexisio on Sun Jun 17, 2012 2:30 am

I told him to sit it on a chair! Get with the program guys.
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Post by Bulldog on Sun Jun 17, 2012 2:38 am

I played cards with the lager, for a while last night but he kept dropping his hand every time he vented. By the way brain I put those hops straight in the brew, it'll should be perfect for St Patrick's day.
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Post by Apocalypse prettysoon on Sun Jun 17, 2012 7:58 am

Bloody Irish
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Post by Bulldog on Tue Jun 19, 2012 12:31 am

Dirt bike, Checked the sg of my no2 brew yesterday as it had stopped working after 13 days. The reading was 1018. So I figured thats miles to high.Temp was 14 degrees so I put the heat strap on over night and walla back working again. Is this normal?

No3 with the hop pallets in the wort is a nice shade of olive green. I think that might be a mistake as I've skimmed the slurry of the top and I figure taken half the yeast with it, being a top worker. Anyway time will tell. I cant help but think it will turn out to be a beauty, but it'll be a hard act to replicate.
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Post by Dirtbikepilot on Tue Jun 19, 2012 12:47 am

When the yeast gets to cold it will fall to the bottom and go dormant. When it warms back up it will go back to work.

Why are you taking the top off the brew? Your not supposed to play with it. There are plenty of things you can knock
the top off of, but a brewing beer is not one of them. Why is it green?

Not sure that it should be green unless you added food colour.
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Post by Bulldog on Tue Jun 19, 2012 12:59 am

I added cascade hops pallets direct into the wort. Not a good idea I've discovered.
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Post by Dirtbikepilot on Tue Jun 19, 2012 1:08 am

I've never used the pellets so have no idea.
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Post by alexisio on Tue Jun 19, 2012 1:19 am

Bit of W.D.40 in it to, help slide down your throat . Oh an improves the taste too
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Post by Bulldog on Sun Jun 24, 2012 10:31 am

Well here's the latest. As you may or may not know, my wife is an alcoholic, but I digress. On thursday I rechecked the specific gravity off the two last brews which confirmed they were no longer active. I drew of a taste sample and like a fool went to my wife for her appraisal. BIG MISTAKE! Her first reaction was that it was a little bitter to her taste but she felt that it would be better given time. On saturday I dutifully made all the necessary preperations and bottled both brews. Stacked them into milkcrates covered them with a thick blanket as per alexisio's advice stored them in my office where I believed I could keep an eye on them. Proud off all my hard work I toddled down to the local for a few sherbets at about 5.30pm. All very lovely nicely thank you. Come 7.45pm i headed for home and the nose bag (as you do ) and low and behold one very inebriated wife with a 45degree list. Are I thought my home brew as all other booze is kept under lock and key. Sure enough three empty 740ml bottles of my finest bitter ale sitting innocently in the crate as though nothing was amiss. Have you ever fitted a lock to an interior door? Its the best part of a sundays work by the time Bunnings supply you with the wrong lock initially. But its all done now so here's hoping.
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Post by Dirtbikepilot on Sun Jun 24, 2012 10:56 am

I am impressed. She must have a cast iron stomach drinking 3 bottles after only 1 day in the bottle.
That would have tasted like shyte. Alexisio has form for that sort of thing so may be able to
offer his experiences.
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Post by alexisio on Sun Jun 24, 2012 12:31 pm

Her guts is going to rumble! Dont worry she cant get to them now. P.S. I said to wrap the Brew Kit not the fkn bottles, read things before you have any sherbets o.k.
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Post by Dirtbikepilot on Sun Jun 24, 2012 2:37 pm

I bottled a batch tonight. I was lucky to have my daughter join me in the
fine experience of bottling beer. It does make it quicker and easier if you
have someone handing and taking bottles form you as you clean rinse and
fill them. I reckon she could brew a beer as good as me.

It is nice when you have someone interested in what you are doing and wanting
to help and learn. I don't think this is about promoting alcohol to kids (she doesn't get to drink it)
it is just another learning experience. When the SHTF we may be the major grog
suppliers for the area with or without me.
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Re: homebrew tastetest

Post by Bulldog on Sun Jun 24, 2012 11:59 pm

Yes I can see it now...( Dirtbike's Grog Shop) This weeks special !

( Shit Fanners Light Ale ) only $999.00 a case, Pay with silver and receive a

Free set of steak knives.
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Post by Bulldog on Mon Jun 25, 2012 5:23 am

Well I've really got the bug for this brewing caper, damn sight more interesting than silver prices. Just put down brew no4. A Mexican corona pale lager, All by the book this time except updating the yeast to Saf-S23. If this keeps up I'll be needing a bigger office.
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Post by Bulldog on Tue Jun 26, 2012 6:19 am

Man, this new brew is going like an express train. There's barely an interval between venting. Sitting on 14 degrees.
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Post by alexisio on Tue Jun 26, 2012 12:34 pm

Keep watching it. Check every 4 hours for Blowies.
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Post by Bulldog on Tue Jun 26, 2012 1:30 pm

The only blowies round here are you dough ball, but I guess you know that already !!
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Post by Dirtbikepilot on Tue Jun 26, 2012 2:31 pm

Sounds like you are on fire. The saf-s23 is ideal at 12 degrees. Mind you 14 is still great. Not sure where you have it sitting. You could probably put it on some bare tiles or concrete to bring the temp down a few more degrees. s23 Lager yeasts are for cold brewing 9-15 degrees so you are sitting at the top end of the temps.

I just bottled a Pale Ale tonight and then put down a Kilkenny and a Sparkling Ale using the Safale S-04 for both.

Doing the Kilkenny boiled the mix with the Fuggles hops for 15 minutes before putting it in the fermenter and only
topping it to 20L. Have never tried making a Kilkenny so will be interesting to see how it turns out.
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Post by alexisio on Tue Jun 26, 2012 2:33 pm

Bulldog wrote:The only blowies round here are you dough ball, but I guess you know that already !!
Hey, with an attitude like that, you belong in Lightning Ridge! Thank god i dont take any notice of you.
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Post by Dirtbikepilot on Tue Jun 26, 2012 3:15 pm

FFS, I thought all the reprobates had left or been chased from this forum.

Anyway what happened to Paula and I haven't seen a post from your girlfriend for
a while. Do you always have this affect on the fairer sex? cheers Sleep

I will remind you this is a homebrew thread so please, try and keep on topic Rolling Eyes
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Post by Bulldog on Tue Jun 26, 2012 3:18 pm

Oh Buddy, mate, cobber you don't take any notice of me. Thats what makes you special. Its just my way of venting.
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Post by Bulldog on Tue Jun 26, 2012 3:48 pm

Dirtbike !! I saw earlier in the piece where apoxilips quarried whether a sweet smell or aroma coming from his pale ale suggesting something amiss. At that time I to had a pale ale set and I sniffed a sample and it to smelled sweet. However at the same time I had a Morgans Lager brewing which I sampled and amazingly there was no aroma at all. Whats your thoughts.
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