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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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Re: homebrew tastetest

Post by Dirtbikepilot on Tue Jun 05, 2012 6:39 am

NO, don't stir it. Leave it alone and leave the lid on or you let all the nasties in.
In a week check your hydrometer reading by getting some beer out of the tap on the
side of your vat. When you get two readings the same over 2 or 3 days it is ready to
bottle.
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Post by Bulldog on Tue Jun 05, 2012 7:07 am

Are that might be mistake no2, lifting the lid. Still ya gotta learn as ya go.
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Post by alexisio on Tue Jun 05, 2012 8:51 am

Dont believe the readings . when it stops bubbling drink it!
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Post by Apocalypse prettysoon on Tue Jun 05, 2012 8:51 am

I got serious and bought a couple of 25 litre drums for this cold ferment pale ale recipe. And I bought 50 gram cascade hops granule pack, enough for 4 brews ($ 8 he said its better than tea bags.)

And then priced 2 heat pads $65 for each drum and decided to use some ingenuity instead.
Went to big W and bought an electric blanket for $18.(great value for your electric blanket dollar) Fits around both drums. Seems like its a better method than heat pads. but I dont want to count my chickens
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Post by alexisio on Tue Jun 05, 2012 8:55 am

I used to just put my work jacket around the keg zip it up an it works just fine nice even temperature.
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Post by Bulldog on Tue Jun 05, 2012 9:23 am

Apocalypse prettysoon wrote:I got serious and bought a couple of 25 litre drums for this cold ferment pale ale recipe. And I bought 50 gram cascade hops granule pack, enough for 4 brews ($ 8 he said its better than tea bags.)

And then priced 2 heat pads $65 for each drum and decided to use some ingenuity instead.
Went to big W and bought an electric blanket for $18.(great value for your electric blanket dollar) Fits around both drums. Seems like its a better method than heat pads. but I dont want to count my chickens


If its cold ferment why the heat pads?
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Post by Dirtbikepilot on Tue Jun 05, 2012 9:41 am

alexisio wrote:Dont believe the readings . when it stops bubbling drink it!

I forgot that Butch would be using an air lock, I don't use one. I use cling wrap over the top held in place with the lids o-ring.
When the airlock stops bubbling do a hydrometer reading, give it a day or 2 and get a second reading. If it is the same as the
first it has stopped fermenting and you can bottle it.
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Post by Bulldog on Tue Jun 05, 2012 12:00 pm

alexisio wrote:I used to just put my work jacket around the keg zip it up an it works just fine nice even temperature.


Yes I can understand that as you certainly would'nt have use for anything to do with work.
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Post by alexisio on Tue Jun 05, 2012 12:28 pm

I worked on the Simpson Forest, did that much tree lopping it became a Desert
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Post by Bulldog on Tue Jun 05, 2012 1:36 pm

Here's a question what has changed in sugars or glucose in the last 30 odd years? Current books worn against the use of household sugar and yet old brewers of days gone by argue that sugar is sugar.
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Post by Dirtbikepilot on Tue Jun 05, 2012 2:30 pm

All sugars are not the same. The old fellas would tell you that because cane sugar is available anywhere, is cheaper and was probably easier for them to get when they started, may have been all they could get. The difference between Dextrose/Glucose and cane sugar (table sugar) is the chemical make up. Cane sugar (sucrose) is a chemical combination of dextrose and fructose. Obviously the dextrose part is okay, however the fructose part of the combination adds a cidery/fruity flavour to the finished beer. So by using Dextrose or Glucose you get a cleaner, fresher tasting beer.

The manufacturers instructions in many cases say to use sugar because they know that everyone has easy access to sugar. It will still brew a beer. However with using sugar and hot brewing as many do, you will have a pretty piss poor tasting beer. I guess that is the reason home brew has a reputation as an inferior beer and many people saying they don't like home brew.

They haven't tasted one done properly.
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Post by fukushima on Tue Jun 05, 2012 11:53 pm

Is this a homebrew forum or a friggin PM site??? 60 posts FFS, it's the most popular thread around here. AS my good mate alexisio says, "Don't be a mob of fukn cheapskates" Visit a bottle shop. Is beer that expensive in the poorer states?
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Post by Bulldog on Wed Jun 06, 2012 12:09 am

Are thats just the point Boofhead, this forums for what ever you like. cop2
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Post by alexisio on Wed Jun 06, 2012 1:01 am

2 words for ya " TIGHT ARSES."
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Post by Apocalypse prettysoon on Wed Jun 06, 2012 1:03 am

Beerstackers might be a good name for the forum.
Spot price for a can of VB is about $1.50.
Which you'd know jewboy if your wife didnt make you drink Chardonay so the neighbours thought you were sophisticated when they saw your recycling box on the kerb
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Post by fukushima on Wed Jun 06, 2012 1:26 am

Apocalypse prettysoon wrote:Beerstackers might be a good name for the forum.

What about: "Who wants to chat with 3 dickheads about homebrew when you can walk into any pub and get it poured for you and you don't even have to make it yourself"??

That would be a good name for a forum.

Now, who wants to start a homemade bread thread? rabbit
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Post by Dirtbikepilot on Wed Jun 06, 2012 3:43 am

fukushima wrote:
Now, who wants to start a homemade bread thread? rabbit

Why? Have you got a favourite recipe you want to share with us? Don't be shy, just let it out mate.
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Post by Dirtbikepilot on Wed Jun 06, 2012 3:59 am

fukushima wrote:
What about: "Who wants to chat with 3 dickheads

The one thing lacking until now was an extra dickhead to even things up. Glad to see you could join us.
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Post by Bulldog on Wed Jun 06, 2012 5:43 am

Now now dont go picking on Fuku he's in the resturant/takeaway business, so he's got a whole lot of problems as Apoxilips pointed out the other day. The poor bastard can't afford to make home brew and if he could his mrs would'nt let him. So be nice boys, take a page out of my book. There now is'nt that better.
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Post by alexisio on Wed Jun 06, 2012 5:52 am

Dont forget all the fun washing bottles an sterilizing heap of shit fun yeah yahoo. Rather pay to throw the bottle away. TIGHT ARSES.
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Post by Bulldog on Wed Jun 06, 2012 2:25 pm

Hey dirty, I put another brew down this arvo, a brew cellars lager. Followed the instructions but it seems very quiet. started at 24 degrees now down to 22 degrees. What yer think?
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Post by Dirtbikepilot on Wed Jun 06, 2012 2:36 pm

Give it until tomorrow and see how it is going, should be fine. I try to wait for the temp to drop
first then add the yeast. Probably makes no difference as they work in all temps between 17 and 30.
I just figure (probably incorrectly) that it may slow the yeast down if added at higher temps and then
a sudden cooling even if in the range, so don't scare your yeast. Nothing to support this view. Will research it.

Standard yeasts will go dormant under 17 degrees and fall to the bottom, however it will reactivate as the temp rises again.
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Post by Blythe Masters on Wed Jun 06, 2012 2:50 pm

Ohh, how positively quaint, you make your own beverages.

Blythe I love you
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Post by alexisio on Thu Jun 07, 2012 2:50 am

Blythe Masters wrote:Ohh, how positively quaint, you make your own beverages.

Blythe I love you
Yes Dear, they are TIGHT ARSES!
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Post by Bulldog on Thu Jun 07, 2012 7:34 am

Yes dear, three bags full dear, suck don't blow...........................
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