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Mangrove Jack’s Craft Brewery Pouch

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

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 »

All settled in

Just over two months we relocated to the Albury area from Canberra and I had to pack up the brewery once again and move it along. Although not completely unpacked I managed to get two brews out, rummaging for bits and pieces and all over the place during the brew day, but I’ve finally got the brewery unpacked… Read More »

No more need to tinker…now let’s brew!

As anyone who reads this blog (like, three of you or so) knows I recently moved from my HERMS system to the Grainfather. Since sorting and cleaning out the brewery, getting rid of old and surplus equipment and pimping the urn – I’ve now come to the fact that I’m happy. It’s funny, I can’t remember having a… Read More »

Pimping the urn

With my recent move to the Grainfather brewing system, it has made sense to keep the urn I used as the HLT (hot liquor tun) as a means of easily heating water for the strike and sparge water. As the urn was previously connected up to the previous HERMS control panel, I decided to use some of the parts from… Read More »

Birty’s Bitter goes commercial for Anzac Day 2013

I finally got around to putting this up here, instead of writing something new I thought I would just put up what I (partially) wrote already for the paper. Originally printed in Army Newspaper – http://digital.realviewtechnologies.com/?iid=76841&startpage=page0000003 It was a fantastic day in the pub on Anzac Day and I feel honoured that Ash’s family supported the beer and it… Read More »