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  • Sydney Australia
  • I am 67, male and retired
  • arts,Fishing,Programming Plus Plus
  • Wife's slave
  • pop
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    Pay it Forward ranks high
  • gardening
  • Programming + Wilber Smith
  • The Mounties General Activities
  • First on a bar b que a lot of work for minimum output
    Now just brew kits No Brainers that turn out better than commercial

    Try to keep a stock of 200 720ml bottles.
    Method Brew - Bottle - Mature - Drink
    Now use secondary 2 weeks fermenter after 1 week use tropical fish heater to keep warm at nights. Bottle and label I add measured teaspoon of sugar for secondary fermentation. Ready from 3 weeks better after 6 months I use Dextrose added to the kit wort.
    Alcoholic strength about 4.7%

    Likes Stout - Dark Ales - Draught and Lager

    Gave away boutique recipe's 20 years ago not worth the effort. I brew to drink not just for the sake of brewing.

    I have made all types of beer, Several types of wine even fruit types
    Cider, Alcoholic Ginger Beer(Too drinkable), Alcoholic Lemonade, Mead Syrup Mead and Molasses Mead, Hopped Pumpkin ale(dident get a name but tasted ok. It did not drop clear though. Ah yes Coconut grapper I gave that away made my knees wobble.
  • Draught
    Dark Ale
    Real Ale
    Mexican Cerveza( Not again Yuck)
  • Lager
  • Sec 1 Lager
    Sec 2 Lager
  • Dozens of bottles all varieties most a fond memory
  • 6 LitreTAD keg
  • Male
  • Married


  • Posted in thread: Oz Tops on 10-23-2011 at 09:44 PM
    It is amazing. It is not brewed right out. After 4 days there is still a touch of sweetness.
    Longer and the Cider is up to 8% alcohol and very dry.Putting the Cider in the purchased 3
    liter bottle in ...

  • Posted in thread: Oz Tops on 10-23-2011 at 03:54 AM
    After my old beer fridge carked it and I have a number of Tad bottles waiting. I have moved on
    to Cider.So easy so nice. I buy Apple juice unpreserved add 1/4 cup sugar and screw on the
    appropriate to...

  • Posted in thread: Thank you HBT...ECB is about to open!!! on 07-16-2010 at 10:22 AM
    If ever I get the chance to visit I will definatly look you up. May be a bit tough as it is a
    long walk from OZ

  • Posted in thread: Beer Engine on 07-15-2010 at 09:41 AM
    I have been thinking of creating a Beer Engine. As an original is a bit hard to get a hold of I
    was thinking of adapting a manual Caravan plunger pump. They are not much different than a bike
    pump but...

  • Posted in thread: Temperature range on 06-28-2010 at 10:02 AM
    I mentioned in another post about fermenting when the temperature in the Western suburbs of
    Sydney goes over 40+ but last night it hit a record low of 0. One thing, I can put a tap on one
    of my Lagers...

  • Posted in thread: Kegs v bottles on 06-25-2010 at 11:36 PM
    It gets better, I just tapped a Lager type from a kit supplied by a supermarket. I am amazed
    just how much better it tastes.I will add that the kit even if labeled as Lager is more the
    Aiussie style o...

  • Posted in thread: Kegs v bottles on 06-20-2010 at 01:38 PM
    I have bottled for now 30 yrs and although it is not the full keg system I opted for the Tap A
    Draft system. I have 4 taps and so far only had 3 in use at one time. I must admit that the Co2
    bulbs up ...

  • Posted in thread: My Tad arrives tomorrow on 03-27-2010 at 11:37 AM
    Ahh! It may not be up to keg standards but my beer is as good as I can get from my club or
    local, plus I do not have to worry about booze buses.I only use kits and although they seem to
    be frowned on ...

  • Posted in thread: My Tad arrives tomorrow on 03-22-2010 at 05:20 AM
    Considering you are priming the beer it should be ok but due to the extra head space it may
    still take two cartridges to dispense. I am thinking of filling three and use 750ml bottles for
    rest of batc...

  • Posted in thread: Head Retention on 03-12-2010 at 10:51 PM
    MO & 6oz of crystal 20Could you explain what this is please

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