Planned: The all new HERMS brewery

By | November 29, 2012

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

By | October 8, 2012

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 »

Back into the roast

By | September 8, 2012

After almost a year of not roasting (and months since my last post!) I finally made the plunge back into it today with 500gm of coffee done and waiting to be ground tomorrow morning. I can’t remember for life of me right now what exactly it was I roasted but the important thing is that it was indeed… Read More »

Anzac Ale 2012

By | May 27, 2012

Although I was overseas this year or Anzac Day i have finally got around to brewing my 2012 Anzac Ale and will keg it in a few days. I ended up brewing a double batch which will be split with Fiona next door and it was only the second on the new system and first double. As a… Read More »

Mead Making

By | April 9, 2012

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

By | January 13, 2012

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 »