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Forum: DIY Projects 01-03-2014, 05:32 AM
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Posted By wortnz
Awesome stuff! I love the industrial feel too,...

Awesome stuff! I love the industrial feel too, will have to look at doing this myself :D
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 06-02-2013, 02:26 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 149
Posted By wortnz
Partial Mash Porter

Planning to brew a Porter for change.. Keen to get some feedback.

I normally do the 1 - 2 - 3 method for fermenting, still applicable for a porter?

Cheers in advance.

(based on a fullers...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 05-22-2013, 11:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 700
Posted By wortnz
Thanks for the replies. I think I will settle on...

Thanks for the replies. I think I will settle on these.



Might be expensive by US standards, but down here, $250 (including shipping) for a 20.5 gallon pot for homebrew isn't bad. The...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 05-22-2013, 07:24 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 700
Posted By wortnz
Bayou Classic 20.5G / 82 qt pot

Anyone using these?

http://www.apexbrewwares.com/Brewing-Equipment/Brew-Pots-and-Accesories/Bayou-Classic-20-5-Gallon-Pot-Stainless-Steel.html

thoughts? I only have access to really nasty...
Forum: Extract Brewing 04-21-2013, 06:24 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 499
Posted By wortnz
I haven't tried a wheat beer on the mrs yet, but...

I haven't tried a wheat beer on the mrs yet, but most stouts, usually the sweeter ones, she likes. She is usually a beer hater.

Read somewhere that most women don't like the bitterness that comes...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 04-18-2013, 05:45 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,017
Posted By wortnz
Looks like Northern Brewer has some/most of the...

Looks like Northern Brewer has some/most of the NZ hops
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 04-17-2013, 07:25 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 556
Posted By wortnz
Low ABV brew.

So I have a few friends who only drink low ABV beer, I don't question their choice, but I have to say that lite (ABV) beer is crap, like seriously nasty.

I would like to brew something for them...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 04-17-2013, 07:18 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,017
Posted By wortnz
Most of the recipes posted here have US hops....

Most of the recipes posted here have US hops. Yeastie Boys, a great brewery, have posted the recipe to their Ditigal IPA, a fantastic brew.

http://www.yeastieboys.co.nz/beer/digital-ipa/
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Forum: General Beer Discussion 03-28-2013, 06:16 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 538
Posted By wortnz
Amarillo Sub

Looking for something swap out Amarillo with, this is my hop schedule (from the electric brewery), no one has Amarillo in stock in New Zealand (that I can find) at the moment.

Pale Ale hop...
Forum: Extract Brewing 02-08-2013, 10:44 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 6,024
Posted By wortnz
I pay $11.95 NZD per kilo of DME or about $12.50...

I pay $11.95 NZD per kilo of DME or about $12.50 NZD for LME. If I went AG, I would pay $3.95 NZD for NZ Pale Ale base malt.

When I do a 20 litre brew, it works out at about $2.50 per 500ml...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 08-21-2012, 05:19 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,047
Posted By wortnz
Looks good. The base recipe I used (I am a kiwi...

Looks good. The base recipe I used (I am a kiwi and an unrepentant hop head) to create a NZ pale ale was this one below. It's based on "MashUp" which was a massive collab between a shed load of our...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 04-12-2012, 06:40 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 9,624
Posted By wortnz
New Zealand's 8wired HopWired IPA. One of my most...

New Zealand's 8wired HopWired IPA. One of my most fav tickles.
Forum: General Techniques 02-13-2011, 12:39 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 5,705
Posted By wortnz
What sort of ratio of each for say cascade...

What sort of ratio of each for say cascade amarillo/simcoe would people recommend? Looking to dry hop my next pale ale. 1 part to 2 parts etc.
Forum: DIY Projects 01-10-2011, 05:10 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,098
Posted By wortnz
Brew stand design.

what's the thoughts on this design?

http://breweryconstructionguide.com

My current setup and process is very hap-hazard and I looking for a no weld, IT nerd can do it too, type construction.
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 11-07-2010, 08:54 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 5,425
Posted By wortnz
Cool, thanks for that advise, safale will remain...

Cool, thanks for that advise, safale will remain in my brew cupboard :)
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 11-07-2010, 08:35 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 5,425
Posted By wortnz
Wyeast vs. Safale vs. .....

Hi All,

I am considering my yeastie options and looking for some input.

I shop with 2 different HBS's. One has safale (US-05 dry) and the other has wyeast (specifically I was looking at...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 06-21-2010, 05:52 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,024
Posted By wortnz
hmm, OK. I was thinking of dry hopping, could...

hmm, OK. I was thinking of dry hopping, could this still be done in the primary a week or so out from when I bottle it?
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 06-21-2010, 01:25 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,024
Posted By wortnz
Thanks for the comments. I guess its a bit like...

Thanks for the comments. I guess its a bit like and expectant father... lol. I am hoping to turn out something drinkable, so I will leave it be for a week before moving it do a secondary.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 06-21-2010, 12:39 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,024
Posted By wortnz
6 pack brewing.

I see this mentioned every now and then, but it doesn't (least to me) seem to be covered off in much detail.

I am starting small, 1 gallon/1 litre (which ever tickles) sized patches. All grain...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 05-21-2010, 06:07 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 706
Posted By wortnz
Rims

Hi, been a HBT stalker for a while, so here's my first post. Great site and an awesome community.

With RIMS as a heating source, is there any problems with potential scorching? The liquor from a...
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