Category Archives: Beer and Brewing

Building the new kegerator

By | January 5, 2018

Kegerators – ask a brewer how to make or buy a kegerator and you’ll get ten thousand different answers! A while back I had a keezer with five taps (better photo here)and while it was great, I ultimately decided to downsize to a four tap system when I moved to QLD for the new job. I first used a… Read More »

Grain Angel

By | December 4, 2017

Leaving the house this morning for work, I was wondering what mess I would find my brewery in this morning. For those who do not know, my brewery is located in the garage, and so I pass through on the way to my car – which rightly parks outside where it belongs – whoever thought up that cars… Read More »

A visitor in the brewery

By | December 3, 2017

This month a visitor appeared in the brewery. An Elf (which many may be familiar with) has decided to watch over me and quite possibly report back to the big guy about what I’m up to. But, he’s not just watching it seems. The little fella is also having a bit of fun – at my expense. Anyhow,… Read More »

A forgotton blog…

By | December 3, 2017

So after a hiatus of just over two years I’ve decided it’s time to bring this thing back to life – as much as my spare time will afford anyhow. A lot has changed since my last post. SO much so that I have left the Army and actually work for the company who owns the brands Grainfather… Read More »

Mangrove Jack’s Craft Brewery Pouch

By | September 13, 2015

After many years of being an all-grain brewer I thought I would try these new Mangrove Jack’s Craft Brewery Pouches – the Australian Pale Ale. The last time I had done an extract brew was back in about 2008 and while there we some “premium” cans available at the time they were not available in these fresh pack… Read More »

Revisiting an old friend

By | September 5, 2015

A little while back I decided (with the coaxing from a work mate) to once again brew my Choc-Coffee Porter (previous link?). The Choc-Coffee Porter uses the base style of a Brown Porter with the addition late in the boil (only minutes from finishing) of pure unsweetened cocoa and some fresh espresso shots. When made previously the beer… Read More »