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Forum: General Beer Discussion 04-13-2014, 06:52 AM
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Posted By Pommy
Full time dad, part time brewer, brewing...

Full time dad, part time brewer, brewing consultant, and to make ends meet in the meantime a baker of chocolate cakes.
Forum: International 03-18-2014, 10:08 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,897
Posted By Pommy
For a decent hand pulled beer up here your best...

For a decent hand pulled beer up here your best bet would be Galbraiths or Vultures Lane in Auckland, Vultures have two and Galbraiths has about 8 of their own on handpull, Brothers Beer also...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 02-04-2014, 08:51 PM
Replies: 4
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Posted By Pommy
OK I get that. Is there any way to know how long...

OK I get that. Is there any way to know how long it would actually take, I'd be quite interested to read up on this concept? I assume that the speed of equilibrium could be increased by splashing,...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 02-04-2014, 12:29 AM
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Posted By Pommy
Henry's Law

I had a brewer explain to me that due to Henry's law there must always (in normal circumstances) be the required amount of oxygen in the wort because as it cools it has no option but to enter...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 01-27-2014, 06:11 PM
Replies: 12
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Posted By Pommy
You may be lucky as what you are explaining is...

You may be lucky as what you are explaining is basically this http://northernbrewer.blogspot.co.nz/2010/05/double-drop-fermentation.html What yeast did you use? In a nut brown the oxidation could...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 01-27-2014, 05:57 PM
Replies: 3
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Posted By Pommy
If you reached FG there will be no issues at all,...

If you reached FG there will be no issues at all, lower temps simply help to promote yeast flocculation.
Forum: General Beer Discussion 01-27-2014, 05:53 PM
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Posted By Pommy
I finally got my first brewday of the year...

I finally got my first brewday of the year yesterday. It's nice not to be so busy working that I have time for more important things like brewing. Also looking forward to brewing the final trial...
Forum: Introductions 10-20-2013, 11:57 PM
Replies: 4
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Posted By Pommy
Welcome Droogish! I started with kits and took...

Welcome Droogish! I started with kits and took longer than I ever should have to move on. Keep reading and learning and you will be getting into all grain before you know it. Great to see another...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 10-13-2013, 04:32 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 527
Posted By Pommy
An interesting article. Still, if you keep 1% of...

An interesting article. Still, if you keep 1% of the yeast you will have at most 1% of the trub. Any bacteria, although always present, is a measure of fault in the process. When you step up the...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 10-13-2013, 04:03 AM
Replies: 3
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Posted By Pommy
I would trust BeerSmith if you know any changes...

I would trust BeerSmith if you know any changes you may have made are reasonably accurate. It wouldn't be the first time a different process was used than given in a book. When I started brewing I...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 10-13-2013, 03:57 AM
Replies: 1
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Posted By Pommy
Cream corn would usually be either a symptom of...

Cream corn would usually be either a symptom of DMS, bacteria or just a sulphur put out by the yeast. Im not familiar with that beer so I don't know the yeast character but for me if it smells sweet...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 10-13-2013, 03:49 AM
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Posted By Pommy
When you say you are going for hoppy are you...

When you say you are going for hoppy are you going for bitterness or hop flavour/aroma, if it is the latter I would move 1/2 oz from bittering to flameout or dryhop
Forum: Electric Brewing 09-12-2013, 07:16 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 881
Posted By Pommy
That sounds pretty sweet. I don't really need to...

That sounds pretty sweet. I don't really need to go up to 10g batches but having a baby means it can be really hard to fit brewing in at the minute. It would be nice to have the option, or at least...
Forum: Electric Brewing 09-12-2013, 12:54 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 881
Posted By Pommy
What can a 3kW element do?

Hi all,

I know this has probably been asked a thousand times but I couldn't find the answers I was after by searching...

How well does a 3kw element work for a HLT and Keggle? Can someone with...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 05-04-2013, 05:05 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 592
Posted By Pommy
Thanks northcal, I was thinking that I would be...

Thanks northcal, I was thinking that I would be best to close the valve slowly, so no problems with transferring clear wort to the kettle after the recirculation, closing the valve and swapping hoses...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 05-04-2013, 04:47 AM
Replies: 5
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Posted By Pommy
Two-Tier One Pump Rig Design Issue

Hi everyone just after a couple of tips on my rig design. I am building a two tier system with one pump. HLT will be elevated for gravity fed fly sparging. I was planning on recirculating the mash...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 04-18-2013, 03:50 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 358
Posted By Pommy
+1 to the above, both are a necessity IMO if you...

+1 to the above, both are a necessity IMO if you want to brew great beer.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 04-18-2013, 03:49 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,096
Posted By Pommy
I like to think of steak cooked on a red hot...

I like to think of steak cooked on a red hot skillet for mine but same thing :)
Forum: India Pale Ale 04-18-2013, 03:06 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,277
Posted By Pommy
Sorry I didnt see this for so long, I find that...

Sorry I didnt see this for so long, I find that Pacific Gem seems to give a darker berry and woody flavour although I have only used in as a single hop in darker beer styles. The Southern Cross...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 04-18-2013, 03:01 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,096
Posted By Pommy
There is also the added efficiency due to the...

There is also the added efficiency due to the increase in preboil volume to consider, I boil for 60 for my average ales, 90 for lagers if using pilsner malt and even 2hrs or more for really big beers...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 04-18-2013, 02:54 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 358
Posted By Pommy
It could be that the beer was fermented too warm,...

It could be that the beer was fermented too warm, do you have temperature control during fermentation? Another thing could be infection, hopefully this isnt the case, do you notice that the beers...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 03-05-2013, 04:06 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 282
Posted By Pommy
Did it ferment ok? Did you pitch at high krausen...

Did it ferment ok? Did you pitch at high krausen or decant and pitch the slurry? If the starter went ok and you pitched at normal temps you should be fine.
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 03-05-2013, 03:52 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 282
Posted By Pommy
The type of bottle wont have caused any problems?...

The type of bottle wont have caused any problems? Did the starter ferment as normal? How big was it?
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 01-04-2013, 06:33 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,772
Posted By Pommy
This. It's a hell of a lot cheaper if you want to...

This. It's a hell of a lot cheaper if you want to drink good beer and you enjoy making it yourself, it's not worth the time or effort if you are just looking for a cheap buzz.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 12-03-2012, 03:52 AM
Replies: 251
Views: 17,793
Posted By Pommy
I'm sure this has all been said before but it...

I'm sure this has all been said before but it sounds like an infection to me. Have you tried getting a FV? It can take a white for infection to show, if you store your bottled beer for a long time...
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