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Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 01-30-2013, 08:27 AM
Replies: 6
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Posted By mahe
Some of the very best beers are the forgotten...

Some of the very best beers are the forgotten ones in the fermenter, way back in the garage :mug:
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 01-20-2013, 10:29 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 345
Posted By mahe
I don't use it and I find that it does not do...

I don't use it and I find that it does not do anything to the flavour.

All it does is help settle the solids and make your beer clear.

I might be crude, but I don't even pour into glas/jug...
Forum: International 01-15-2013, 09:50 AM
Replies: 663
Views: 19,554
Posted By mahe
Sweet taste: Did you do the hydrometer check?...

Sweet taste: Did you do the hydrometer check? Sounds like residual sugars.

My very first AG was very sweet, I only got it down to about 1035ish, target was 1016, so that was way off. Resulting in...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 12-07-2012, 09:11 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 891
Posted By mahe
We use Rotokegs...

We use Rotokegs (http://www.haurakihomebrew.co.nz/product_info.php?products_id=1406) a lot, we bulk prime it with sugar and top it of with a co2 cannister, similar to the one you use for sodastream.
Forum: General Beer Discussion 12-06-2012, 09:38 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 8,324
Posted By mahe
I better check my facts next time I bring up a...

I better check my facts next time I bring up a fun fact :) Thanx for correcting me.
Forum: General Techniques 12-06-2012, 08:07 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 7,265
Posted By mahe
We have way more energy than fresh water, so...

We have way more energy than fresh water, so using ice seems like a good idea to me. Freezing containers and reusing them in what ever cooling system you are using.
Forum: General Beer Discussion 12-06-2012, 06:53 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 8,324
Posted By mahe
The main reason so many poor people in london...

The main reason so many poor people in london surived the black plague was because they drank beer instead of the more posh "fresh water" that was around at the times.
Fun fact about beer #1
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 12-04-2012, 10:40 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 991
Posted By mahe
I started out with Brewing Lager by John...

I started out with Brewing Lager by John Alexander and it has stayed with me when all other books have failed to provide me with useful information.
It is an easy read with good explanations and a...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 12-04-2012, 10:25 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 227
Posted By mahe
Bulk priming test turned fly trap

I am currently testing the Krausen Wort method out for bulk priming and the first test I had going I put on the kitchen bench so I would remember to give it a good shake every now and then.

This...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 12-04-2012, 09:57 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 337
Posted By mahe
Nice, I did enjoy the read and recognised some of...

Nice, I did enjoy the read and recognised some of the "lessons learned" from when I started out :)

Keep experimenting, thats what is keeping it fun.
Forum: General Beer Discussion 12-03-2012, 06:43 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,467
Posted By mahe
I dont buy commercial beer for drinking at home,...

I dont buy commercial beer for drinking at home, so I guess im a 99%'er.
Forum: International 11-30-2012, 09:02 PM
Replies: 663
Views: 19,554
Posted By mahe
Yay crate day. What are you guys drinking...

Yay crate day.

What are you guys drinking today?

I am Lion Red'ing it, I goet a Lion Red kit for the occasion. Staying homebrew, also on crate day :)
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 11-23-2012, 08:39 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 294
Posted By mahe
To me, it looks like its a lot of coffe malt, I...

To me, it looks like its a lot of coffe malt, I would maybe break that into chocolate malt/coffee malt 50/50?

Im still new at this, but I find the coffee/chocolate malt combo is a good way to...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 11-23-2012, 08:28 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,418
Posted By mahe
Hairspray + lighter :) Used to deal with...

Hairspray + lighter :)

Used to deal with flies like that all the time as a child :drunk:
Forum: General Beer Discussion 11-23-2012, 08:12 AM
Replies: 6,500
Views: 196,584
Posted By mahe
I had to pick up pizza for beer today, I know, Im...

I had to pick up pizza for beer today, I know, Im a whore...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 11-20-2012, 11:59 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 689
Posted By mahe
Maybe its been fermenting too cold? and the yeast...

Maybe its been fermenting too cold? and the yeast has gone to sleep?
Forum: Automated Brewing Forum 11-20-2012, 02:06 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,753
Posted By mahe
I think this might suit your purpose, it is 12v...

I think this might suit your purpose, it is 12v and non submersible and foodgrade :)
$33 is a bargain.

Edit! link to product ...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 11-18-2012, 10:35 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,632
Posted By mahe
This. Also, being a small batch brewer, I...

This.

Also, being a small batch brewer, I find my 8L fermenting barrels a breeze to clean.
Taking the time to reflect on things I can do better next time and keeping the peace in the house with...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 11-17-2012, 10:29 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 869
Posted By mahe
When you don't have the option to filter the...

When you don't have the option to filter the grains in the lautering phase, try using a muslin cloth to keep your grains in check?

I have used a muslin cloth with great success and cold crash it...
Forum: International 11-17-2012, 02:49 AM
Replies: 663
Views: 19,554
Posted By mahe
Ghetto cold crash, thanks to Crusader: ...

Ghetto cold crash, thanks to Crusader:
https://pbs.twimg.com/media/A73kQ-sCEAA41e-.jpg

Is that a frozen Pure Dew?
Forum: International 11-16-2012, 12:21 PM
Replies: 663
Views: 19,554
Posted By mahe
I contacted the local water guy, turns out he is...

I contacted the local water guy, turns out he is "Auckland" water guy too.

I take the report and ad a twinch of gypsum to get a perfect 5.4 in my small batch (6L).
I guess its triall and error to...
Forum: Electric Brewing 11-15-2012, 11:41 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 7,389
Posted By mahe
Wicked, thanx heaps.

Wicked, thanx heaps.
Forum: Electric Brewing 11-15-2012, 10:34 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 7,389
Posted By mahe
Great looking setup, I'm looking to do something...

Great looking setup, I'm looking to do something similar.

Question, aren't you worried about tannins in step 7? I was taught that if you squeeze the grains you would extract tannins, but I could...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 11-15-2012, 10:27 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 640
Posted By mahe
How much/many hazelnuts are you using?

How much/many hazelnuts are you using?
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 11-15-2012, 09:32 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,712
Posted By mahe
Depends on the beer and the circumstances, but it...

Depends on the beer and the circumstances, but it happens sometimes.

But as ThorGodOfThunder says, pop them all and let it ferment out and re-prime when it is fermented out completely. I would do...
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