Back to making Mead

By | September 25, 2018

It’s been quite a few years since I last made mead and it was high time I got back to it again. I did about 14 batches (five litres ones) earlier this year and had a mix of results, namely work got in the way a little and some of them spent too long on the yeast and… Read More »

Strawberry Wine

By | September 24, 2018

With the recent issues with strawberries in Australia, farmers have found it tough to sell their strawberries with the major supermarkets not purchasing what they normally would. Luckily many locals to strawberry growing areas displayed their support for the farmers and lined up at farm gates to purchase what they could and reduce the amount going to waste.… Read More »

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 »