Last Activity:09-05-2012 10:47 PM
Posted in thread: You know you're a home brewer when? on 06-11-2012 at 03:34 PM
When you reply to a page like this. Why else would you be here?!!!
Posted in thread: fricking hop leaf eating caterpillars on 05-30-2012 at 01:52 PM
Pyrethrum spray.. thatll get rid of aphids and unwanted pests, plus i think it isnt dangerous
at all if you dont spray in the 24 hours before picking your harvest.
Posted in thread: black as black on 05-24-2012 at 02:01 PM
The og was 1.082, fg was around 1.010 by memory. Was all extract..
Posted in thread: black as black on 05-23-2012 at 02:04 PM
I had no recipe.. just basically threw it all together. And I really cant remember what I did
to be honest. But treacle was involved, that much is obvious! My expectations were met.. making
Posted in thread: F'ing cat on 05-16-2012 at 03:48 AM
Citronella oil. just thought of it, no animal likes the smell except maybe koalas... and i
figure you arent over-run with them! Unless you grow a crapload of hops; and live in aust..
then it could be ...
Posted in thread: F'ing cat on 05-16-2012 at 03:19 AM
A stock fence sounds like the solution! Just make sure its inside your boundaries for the
applicable laws... otherwise, crazy cat lady will sue. And make sure if by some chance the cat
gets in, it can...
Posted in thread: black as black on 05-16-2012 at 03:13 AM
So I poisoned my yeast with too much sugar. Is a sugar carbonation too much to ask, without
adding a higher grade yeast; ie wine yeast? The stout just tastes like stout, with a strong
treacle after ta...
Posted in thread: Head retention for coopers kit? on 04-27-2012 at 02:18 AM
I was talking about the actual head, I like a nice lacey frill. Havnt looked into bulk priming
before, although it would concede with more consistent results I presume.. not sure how I'd go
Posted in thread: Head retention for coopers kit? on 04-20-2012 at 03:51 AM
Between 21 and 27 is pretty much optimal brewing temp, although a cooler temp is meant to be a
little nicer for the darker brews. I've found beer generally stays fairly consistent in
Posted in thread: yet to ferment... on 04-18-2012 at 12:25 AM
So what exactly is a mead? I realise its basically a honey wine, does that mean I can just mix
honey and water, throw some champagne yeast in and let it go? Add a few fruity flavours, then
enjoy? Or i...