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Forum: DIY Projects 08-18-2011, 08:15 AM
Replies: 4
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Posted By punkin
Don't worry about it, it's all too hard. ...

Don't worry about it, it's all too hard.

I'll figure it out for myself (font :))
Forum: DIY Projects 08-17-2011, 08:01 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 436
Posted By punkin
DIY Font Help

Hi, im in the process of converting a 300 litre freezer into a kegerator and have decided that i will have my font coming out the side of the collar so as not to interfere with the opening of the...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 06-24-2011, 05:52 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,852
Posted By punkin
No more photos for you lot, there's no love here.

No more photos for you lot, there's no love here.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 06-23-2011, 08:53 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,852
Posted By punkin
Couple more pics as a reward for anyone who...

Couple more pics as a reward for anyone who wishes to participate with help on the recipes. (i know everyone loves pics)

This is the pot i'm converting to my boil pot. It was used as a steam...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 06-23-2011, 08:39 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,852
Posted By punkin
Sure, you pay postage from Australia.:mug:

Sure, you pay postage from Australia.:mug:
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 06-23-2011, 08:11 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,852
Posted By punkin
You tell me and we'll both know:p Like i...

You tell me and we'll both know:p

Like i said, i get it for free, it comes direct from the malt factory and is shipped for export, that's all i know.

I've been punching pale malt into the...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 06-23-2011, 07:18 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,852
Posted By punkin
Yep, thanks. Could someone point me to a...

Yep, thanks.

Could someone point me to a couple of starter recipes using the ingredients i have listed in my first post?

My tastes run to clear crisp 5=6% beers with light flavours and also to...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 06-23-2011, 01:52 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,852
Posted By punkin
Thank you people, i have room in the house to...

Thank you people, i have room in the house to store, so that's what i'll do. The shed is a tin shed in an aussie summer, up past 40C, specially when i have the burner going and it goes a lot.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 06-22-2011, 09:36 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,320
Posted By punkin
I'm very new to the game, but have been playing...

I'm very new to the game, but have been playing with this one;

http://www.brewmate.net/

It's free and seems to do the things i need it to do.

Not that i'd know if i was missing something:o
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 06-22-2011, 09:20 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,852
Posted By punkin
Storing Kegged beer

I'm about to start my transitional phase from nearly 30 years of 'Kit and Kilo' to allgrain. So please bear with me if i get some stuff wrong or show a lack of understanding in all the german...
Forum: Cider Forum 04-29-2011, 06:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,936
Posted By punkin
Interesting project. A little calvados or brandy...

Interesting project. A little calvados or brandy would work well, but i think you'd be suprised how well Bourbon would work too.

I do a backwards one to that, (i'm sure those of you in the states...
Forum: Cider Forum 04-05-2011, 07:10 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 7,225
Posted By punkin
Oak sticks work much better than chips for ageing...

Oak sticks work much better than chips for ageing and imparting flavour.

Sticks should be about 1/2" square by about 6" long.

Barrels (and hence sticks) for ageing spirits are 'heavy toast' to...
Forum: Cider Forum 03-25-2011, 06:50 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,442
Posted By punkin
Osmotic stress is surely a factor, hence the use...

Osmotic stress is surely a factor, hence the use of stepped fermentation.

Make a 10% potential and keep adding sugars as it uses them until the alcohol content stress the yeast to exhaustion. Bear...
Forum: Cider Forum 03-25-2011, 06:05 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 560
Posted By punkin
I believe the goal is to have a ferment that is...

I believe the goal is to have a ferment that is in the comfortable range of the yeast.

As far as i know from reading for a few years (i'm no scientist) a yeast, when stressed and at the limits of...
Forum: Cider Forum 03-24-2011, 06:10 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 823
Posted By punkin
No probs. it's your forum and you can make...

No probs. it's your forum and you can make whatever rules you like.

thanks for the reply and the apology, it's just something that's important to me. (assume you googled me:):mug::)
Forum: Cider Forum 03-23-2011, 06:15 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 823
Posted By punkin
It's not legal everywhere, not sure where you are...

It's not legal everywhere, not sure where you are pointing to it being illegal. I know all forms of distilling are legal in NZ for personal purposes as well as a few other places around the globe....
Forum: Cider Forum 03-23-2011, 06:12 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 10,945
Posted By punkin
Thanks a bunch Drj. it's too late for your first...

Thanks a bunch Drj. it's too late for your first advice on the edit, i just plain juiced the apples and pitched the yeast. it is what it will be and if it don't taste good i'll just boil it after its...
Forum: Cider Forum 03-23-2011, 05:48 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 823
Posted By punkin
There is another way;)

There is another way;)
Forum: Cider Forum 03-21-2011, 07:29 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 10,945
Posted By punkin
Thanks guys, appreciatte the confirmation of my...

Thanks guys, appreciatte the confirmation of my thoughts.

I'll be aware of aging times and try racking for the first ever time and secondary fermentation etc that i normally never deal with doing...
Forum: Cider Forum 03-21-2011, 01:24 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 560
Posted By punkin
It is commonly said amongst distillers that...

It is commonly said amongst distillers that bakers yeast will peter out at around the 14% mark.
Forum: Cider Forum 03-20-2011, 06:56 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 10,945
Posted By punkin
Thanks, that's what i was thinking. I prefer to...

Thanks, that's what i was thinking.
I prefer to add sugar to the bottles as that's the way i've always done it. It is very easy to repeatably measure a teaspoon, it's quick and easy and it ensures...
Forum: Cider Forum 03-20-2011, 06:21 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 10,945
Posted By punkin
How Much Carbonating Sugar Per Bottle

After many searches i haven't found an exact answer to my question, so thought i'd post.

I have nearly 40 litres of untreated apples i've juiced that i'm in the process of fermenting to dryness.
...
Forum: Cider Forum 03-15-2011, 08:58 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,272
Posted By punkin
I don't have any ciders/wines/meads, but happy to...

I don't have any ciders/wines/meads, but happy to trade for something with a little more abv.

Send me a pm.
Forum: Cider Forum 03-15-2011, 05:25 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,272
Posted By punkin
Punkin is descriptive of my head. The juicer...

Punkin is descriptive of my head.

The juicer spins like mad and has a small titanium blade at the botom the pupls everything and the it's centrifical force to seperate the juice from the pulp...
Forum: Cider Forum 03-14-2011, 10:27 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,272
Posted By punkin
Thanks for the advice. I'm not actually in...

Thanks for the advice. I'm not actually in Sydney, just included that in the registration. I'm northern inland NSW up in the plains country.

Can still trade.:mug:
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