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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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.
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.
I thought I would write up a little about ‘my brewery’. Now obviously this is my hobby and not a commercial brewery but quite often in the homebrewing world we name our breweries for fun, and, well, at the end of the day we are doing just what the commercial guys do – just on a smaller scale.… Read More »
My studies are complete and part of that was a radio assignment – naturally on beer! Through various resources I managed to get in contact and have talks with Paul Mercurio – cookbook author and beer enthusiast, Richard Watkins – head brewer at the Wig and Pen and Colin Marshall – owner of Brew your own at home.… Read More »