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

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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 03, 2012 3:44 am

Well guess what its not a sponge its a bag which I can only assume came in the brewcraft enhancer, maybe hops do you think.
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Post by Dirtbikepilot on Sun Jun 03, 2012 4:15 am

I don't know confused. Hops do come in a bag like an over sized teabag. How big is it?
I will look at the brewcraft kit and see what it comes with

Had a look and there shouldn't be anything in their enhancers except malts, glucose and corn syrup.
Definitely nothing like a bag. Is it a plastic bag or a porous material sort of bag?
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Post by Apocalypse prettysoon on Sun Jun 03, 2012 4:42 am

I timed my bottling using soft drink bottles and carbonation drops.

37 minutes to bottle 20 litres and rinse and sterilise the brewer.

In ye olden days using glass bottles and a funnel for sugar took me all day. Its nicer in glass of course but it took so long I couldnt be bothered doing it after a while.
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Post by Bulldog on Sun Jun 03, 2012 5:48 am

Its like an over size tea bag. Porous material. I used the coopers tin which came with the kit and added a brewcraft 42 enhancer. The coopers tin contained a syrup type substance, The enhancer appeared to be a white powder. The bag came to the surface overnight. Least its not an old sock.
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Post by Dirtbikepilot on Sun Jun 03, 2012 6:05 am

It says that Brewcraft 42 does add extra hop flavour, so yes I would say it's probably a hops bag. It stays in there for the whole fermentation period.
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Post by Bulldog on Sun Jun 03, 2012 6:38 am

Yes it is a hops bag. I dug out the ali packet from the rubbish it is included in the packet. Thats va relief.
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Post by Dirtbikepilot on Sun Jun 03, 2012 6:48 am

At least you won't have to go and count all your socks now
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Post by Apocalypse prettysoon on Sun Jun 03, 2012 6:56 am

Must be brewing day. I just mixed another paleale and used the technology of putting it behind the fridge to keep it warm.
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Post by Dirtbikepilot on Sun Jun 03, 2012 6:59 am

My 2 are brewing away nicely at 18 degrees. When they are done I will drop the temp to 5 degrees for a few days
to cold filter it.
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Post by Apocalypse prettysoon on Sun Jun 03, 2012 7:01 am

I dont have that luxury. I outdrink the homebrew. But worth a try if I get a bigger drum.
I also followed your idea and saw 25 kg dextrose bags at brewcraft. Might be a better investment than PMs in a great depression scenario
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Post by Dirtbikepilot on Sun Jun 03, 2012 7:06 am

I was having the same trouble, drinking it faster than I could brew it. Ran 3 fermenters for a while to get ahead and a bit of a store built up.
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Post by Dirtbikepilot on Sun Jun 03, 2012 7:10 am

Apocalypse prettysoon wrote:I timed my bottling using soft drink bottles and carbonation drops.

37 minutes to bottle 20 litres and rinse and sterilise the brewer.

In ye olden days using glass bottles and a funnel for sugar took me all day. Its nicer in glass of course but it took so long I couldnt be bothered doing it after a while.

I ended up buying one of those bottle trees that has a squirty thing on top for doing my bottles. Still takes a little while but quicker and easier than a sink. I clean them out as I use them so they only need the sterilising wash run through them come bottling time.
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Post by Apocalypse prettysoon on Sun Jun 03, 2012 7:13 am

Try buying concentrated chlorine dioxide. 1 drop per bottle, leave it full of water after you've rinsed the sediment out. By the time you re-use the bottle its sterilised. I use 3 or 4 drops for the drum/can.
Quick easy and cheap.
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Post by Apocalypse prettysoon on Sun Jun 03, 2012 7:18 am

I bought mine here. Used it on the plants, the homebrew, and it stops a cold or flu in about an hour if you feel one coming on.
Think Itll take me 10 years to use the bottle.
Great stuff the knights of malta (who control pharmaceuticals and medicine) dont want us to know about

http://www.mmsaustralia.com.au/
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Post by Bulldog on Sun Jun 03, 2012 9:00 am

Hey apoxalips, whats the name of this shit. does it sanitise the same as brewers sterilizer?
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Post by Apocalypse prettysoon on Sun Jun 03, 2012 10:49 am

It sanitises aswell as anything. Its a natural water purifier.
I looked at the site and see theres a few different products.
this is the direct to the chlorine dioxide

http://www.mmsaustralia.com.au/index.php?act=viewProd&productId=2

If you buy it with the citric acid you can ingest it for colds and flus and so on. It really works, and works fast.I had a cold coming on last week. 5 drops and an hour later it was gone
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Post by alexisio on Sun Jun 03, 2012 12:00 pm

I had the flu last week, one good shag an it was gone. Come to think of it one bad shag an it would of went too.
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Post by Apocalypse prettysoon on Sun Jun 03, 2012 9:30 pm

Sounds like alot of work, I'll stick to the bleach
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Post by alexisio on Mon Jun 04, 2012 12:26 am

Apocalypse prettysoon wrote:Sounds like alot of work, I'll stick to the bleach
Not if you put her on top!
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Post by Dirtbikepilot on Mon Jun 04, 2012 12:22 pm

How's your one sock ale coming along Bulldog?
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Post by Bulldog on Mon Jun 04, 2012 2:33 pm

Well its early days but on sunday morning it was running at 20degrees, this morning it was down to 18 degrees. So all good there. The only error I'm aware of is having added 2 or 3 litres of cooling water more than the specified total fluid, but I don't expect that will be too big a drama, will it? Time will tell. I'm not in a hurry, so i'm prepared to give it extra time if necessary.
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Post by Dirtbikepilot on Mon Jun 04, 2012 3:23 pm

No that won't matter too much. Sounds like you will end up with a nice batch from your first brew. You're supposed to fuck a few up to
begin with and suffer having to drink the crap you made until it is gone. At least you have the patience to wait for it.
Reminds me of the story of the young bull and the old bull Smile

Did you do a measurement with your hydrometer when you finished mixing everything together? You may have already read it,
but you need an initial reading and a final reading to determine your final alcohol%. I have been brewing for years and I still get
excited about it and love it. You get to try and create whatever you want. I have the standard ones I put down all the time
and then do a few where I add different ingredients and try different things. Some work, some don't.

I keep a diary of each brew I put down. It serves a couple of purposes. It records when I made and bottled the brew, what my ingredients were and what the gravities were. That way if I make an absolute cracker I can repeat it. Because I end up putting so many down I number mine in the diary, say 01/12. First batch of 2012. When I bottle them I then write that on the lid with a permanent marker(1/12). Doesn't take long and it helpes me keep track of what I am drinking and the different beers. Sorry getting long winded. Rolling Eyes
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Post by alexisio on Mon Jun 04, 2012 9:57 pm

Go to the Bottle Shop you tight arses.
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Post by Dirtbikepilot on Tue Jun 05, 2012 12:22 am

Just cause you couldn't wait more than 2 days after bottling.
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Post by Bulldog on Tue Jun 05, 2012 2:29 am

Dirtbikepilot wrote:Just cause you couldn't wait more than 2 days after bottling.

Hey dbp, do you ever stir the mix or is it best left alone?
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