Category Archives: Beer and Brewing

Planned: The all new HERMS brewery

I’ve been brewing beer at home now since 2007. Starting with a Coopers kit doing kit brews I quickly moved to extract (still cans but using your own hops) and shortly after that I moved into the world of all-grain. My first all-grain brewing system was a one pot Brew in a Bag (BIAB) system which was a… Read More »

New Grain Mill – The MillMaster MiniMill

Post updated June 7, 2013 – see shaded box at end of post. Nine months ago on a Thursday evening at the monthly meeting of the Canberra Brewers I was lucky enough to win in the raffles – a MillMaster MiniMill. Although up until this point I had been (very successfully) using my modified Marga Mill and I… Read More »

Mead Making

Finally got around to putting a mead on today. Decided to try out the JAO mead which I found on Aussiehomebrewer, I’ve also quoted the article below. I guess we’ll see in a minimum of two months what it’s like.   For a 5 litre demijohn ——————————- 1.6kg honey (never boiled or lose the taste and aromas) (if… Read More »

Yeast Starters

Here’s a photo of two yeast starters I have done up for the recent double batch brew day I had. The yeast which was re-cultured from a slant (age unknown, but most likely around 18 months) is a White Labs WLP029 German Ale/Kolsch and should compliment the ‘Almost an Alt’ recipe which is awaiting fermentation sitting in cubes… Read More »

Nelson Sauvin Summer Ale

After reading many a good word on the Aussiehomebrewer forum I decided it was high time I followed through and brewed up Ross’s (from Craftbrewer) Nelson Sauvin Summer Ale as this years first brew.

Brew Day Photos

A few brew days ago I took some updated snaps of various points in the day. Some new shots of my taps as well as the brewing process.