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    ABOUT ME

  • Bochet
    A dark brown beer called "Piggy"
    Cyser
    Somethign with ginger, lemongrass and palm sugar.
  • Miyagi - a light, hoppy golden ale that is NOT going to taste of earwax.
  • Maple Mole Eh? - Maple syrup stout.
  • Loathsome Braggot - Very strong, very dark, honey-beer.
    Mellow-Mole mead - Needs more time to mature
    Fat Moley Stout - Almost all gone
  • Male
  • Single
  • Perth
  • WA (Western Australia)

LATEST ACTIVITY

  • Posted in thread: All-Grain brewing setup inc. home-made Mash Tun - Western Australia on 07-01-2012 at 12:17 PM
    [EDIT] removed as stuff was sold.

  • Posted in thread: Freeze Concentrating (Fortifying) Mead on 06-10-2012 at 09:35 AM
    Oh, and just as an assurance that it was actually good, my friends didn't say "erm, yes, quite
    nice" like they do with the dodgy batches, they drank it. All of it!

  • Posted in thread: Freeze Concentrating (Fortifying) Mead on 06-10-2012 at 07:19 AM
    I've done this.I had a spiced mead with an OG of 1.129 at a volume of 18 litres. It was
    flavoured with oranges, ginger, vanilla, coriander and a couple of other things. I left it to
    ferment for six mo...

  • Posted in thread: Bochet FG? I reckon it's probably stuck... on 05-01-2012 at 04:01 PM
    At 1.022 (and very young) it is semi-sweet, but the main flavour is definitely 'burnt stuff'
    I'm wondering if I scorched the honey now.I do have some of the honey left, so I'll make a
    slurry of 1118, ...

  • Posted in thread: Bochet FG? I reckon it's probably stuck... on 05-01-2012 at 02:01 PM
    I was hoping it would come out very fry, with almost full conversion, as I was only aiming for
    10% abv. The sample I drew tastes too sweet at the moment. And of burning.... I suppose if I
    let it stop ...

  • Posted in thread: Bochet FG? I reckon it's probably stuck... on 05-01-2012 at 01:12 PM
    Having read so much about them here I decided to make a bochet about 5 weeks ago.I boiled the
    honey nice and dark, added water until it got down to 1.074 (for a roughly 10% abv finished
    product). I ha...

  • Posted in thread: A light, low gravity mead on 02-29-2012 at 01:40 PM
    Hi all!I've made a good few beers now, and midway through last year I made my first mead and my
    first braggot. Neither is at all subtle, and both are to be drunk in limited quantities lest
    you fall ov...

  • Posted in thread: The braggot experiment on 02-29-2012 at 01:21 PM
    I made a braggot a few months ago and was very pleased with the results. It's definitely a big
    one though. 3.5kg amber extract, 2.5kg honey, hallertau hops, sweet orange peel. It had a
    gravity of 1.08...

  • Posted in thread: Need help for clarify the beer from new brewer on 02-25-2012 at 05:12 PM
    Remember - if using gelatine you want to use it towards the end of the brewing phase, a day or
    two before you bottle/keg (IIRC), not as part of the boil.Other ticks I know of are time (as
    mentioned ab...

  • Posted in thread: Is Stella Artois crap to anyone else? on 02-16-2012 at 11:44 AM
    I always find it funny when Stella is amongst the premium imported beers here in Australia.
    Back home (UK) we called it "wife beater" and generally avoided the stuff.For a generic lager
    it's ok, and a...

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