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Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 12-17-2008, 08:56 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,875
Posted By Fred_Nerk
I promise not to drag this on any further except...

I promise not to drag this on any further except to say that the reason "I do it my way" is because I bottle from a spigot and a bottling tube. I would need to lift the fermenter out of the water...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 12-15-2008, 08:02 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,672
Posted By Fred_Nerk
I'm guessing she would notice if you bleached the...

I'm guessing she would notice if you bleached the whole surface. :o

How big is the stain? Perhaps you could cover it with a towel and then put the fermenter etc on top. It might buy you some...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 12-15-2008, 10:42 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 719
Posted By Fred_Nerk
Your recipe: Is different from the...

Your recipe:



Is different from the recommended and perhaps that may be contributing to the issue.

If I recall correctly the standard recipe is:

1 1.7kg can of Cooper's Lager concentrate...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 12-14-2008, 07:17 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,875
Posted By Fred_Nerk
Here are some pictures of my heater setup. ...

Here are some pictures of my heater setup.

http://dswatkin.customer.eldersnet.com.au/Hosted%20Pics/Wort%20Heater%200.JPG ...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 12-14-2008, 12:31 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,875
Posted By Fred_Nerk
I use a basic home brew kit. The volume I make...

I use a basic home brew kit. The volume I make is 23 litres. I will get organised with some pictures for you. It might have to be tomorrow.

A rule of thumb for aquarium heaters in 1.5 watts for...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 12-13-2008, 10:05 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,875
Posted By Fred_Nerk
I use an aquarium heater in the wort. :eek: ...

I use an aquarium heater in the wort. :eek:

To do this I've used a hole saw to cut a hole big enough to allow the passage of the heater thorough the lid of my fermenter. I cut the plug off the...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 12-09-2008, 08:39 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,220
Posted By Fred_Nerk
The robot idea has reminded me of an old joke. ...

The robot idea has reminded me of an old joke.

A man comes home from an exhausting day at work, plops down on the couch in front of the television, and tells his wife, "Get me a beer before it...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 12-09-2008, 07:23 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,533
Posted By Fred_Nerk
I think your problem will require a personal...

I think your problem will require a personal solution. I would be happy for you to fly me to your boat. I will help drink your beer and tell you if it is OK. I am willing to stay so that we can see...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 12-09-2008, 06:29 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,220
Posted By Fred_Nerk
While you dismissed the child labour idea I have...

While you dismissed the child labour idea I have had good success with it.

My younger daughter was able to recognise her name (written) before she was 3 years old. A popular lager here is called...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 12-07-2008, 12:12 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 16,100
Posted By Fred_Nerk
I'm sorry but I can not find a link with a...

I'm sorry but I can not find a link with a picture. The scoop is available at many homebrew supply shops and online stores. It is known as a "priming scoop" or less accurately as a sugar scoop. ...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 12-06-2008, 11:07 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 16,100
Posted By Fred_Nerk
I use the carbonation drops. They seem to...

I use the carbonation drops. They seem to provide a consistent amount of sugar for gassing the beer. Coopers and Morgans both supply an apparently identical product. Two drops (they look like...
Forum: Extract Brewing 12-06-2008, 10:59 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,743
Posted By Fred_Nerk
Since I live in South Australia (The home of...

Since I live in South Australia (The home of Coopers) the freshness of the Coopers yeast is not an issue and I would recommend the use of the yeast that comes with the kit. I have not tried to use...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 12-06-2008, 03:18 AM
Replies: 213
Views: 53,904
Posted By Fred_Nerk
Hello all. I'm new here and I would like to add...

Hello all. I'm new here and I would like to add my two cents worth too.

I agree that we should all accept the typographical errors and accept that Americans can't spell colour.

I live in hope...
Forum: Introductions 11-22-2008, 09:55 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 248
Posted By Fred_Nerk
New from Adelaide Hills

Hello all, I'm a born again home brewer. In my youth (read "poverty") I made some rudimentary beers in my Esky (ice box) by what I now know is the open fermentation method. The beer was not good...
Forum: Introductions 11-22-2008, 09:28 PM
Replies: 3,099
Views: 86,168
Posted By Fred_Nerk
I found this place by Google. (Second item on...

I found this place by Google. (Second item on the list after Wikipaedia)
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