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Old 06-21-2012, 03:45 AM   #31
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I used to be on the gas stove top, but its to messy, stinks out the house and makes for a damp house - steam = condensation if its cold out!!

I brought a 2 ring cast iron burner from Mitre 10 (like this one http://www.sella.co.nz/general/home-...y/bbqs/bwffrg/) but Bunnings have them as well. I wanted a 3 ring but settled for a 2 instead. Get the regulator while you're there and off you go. I think all up for the 2 ring and reg cost me <$80 at Mitre 10.

I have seen and heard of people using their BBQ to get a boil going, can't hurt to try, might take longer than expected though.


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Old 06-21-2012, 09:03 PM   #32
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Sweet, yeah I've seen those around, I'm gonna give it a shot on the barbie. I'll let you know how it goes.


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Old 06-25-2012, 08:16 AM   #33
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Well i tested the BBQ Theory!, standard Three burner BBQ, an hour and a half, but no boil, it was very close, but i dont think it could sustain it, i measured out 4 Gallons for insurance purposes to see if it could get it to a boil. but no go. BUGGER!
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Old 06-25-2012, 10:04 PM   #34
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I live up in Auckland, and am somewhat of a beginner brewer. i have a 23L keg and thats about it. love to drink beer.
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Old 06-29-2012, 04:13 AM   #35
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:O theres a woman in our Midst... haha just kidding, welcome.
Hey Lunchie, I got one of those burners you mentioned! Mean looking thing, its gonna get a rigorous testing tomorrow morning
1.5kg Amber LME
1 kg Light DME
1 oz of 12aau Nugget Hops 60 Mins
0.75oz Cascade NZ hops 7aau
Safale us-05 Yeast, rehydrated.
1 week in primary, then dryhop in primary for additional week 0.5oz cascade.
Prime and bottle.
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Old 06-30-2012, 03:35 AM   #36
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Nice :-)
You should take some pics of your brew day!

I plan on bottling the SMaSH next week at some stage, so might throw some pics up.
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Old 07-01-2012, 11:14 PM   #37
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Yeah please do, that'd bee cool. Brew day went well. no hiccups. it seemd to lose more water than i thought it would during the boil, but thats ok. I'm looking forward to this one.
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Hey guys, I just moved to Wellington and I'm looking to get started into extract brewing here. I was wondering were I could go to look for used gear? Trade Me doesn't have much on it and I don't want to buy a whole new kit. Thoughts?
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Old 07-02-2012, 05:57 AM   #39
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Hey guys, I just moved to Wellington and I'm looking to get started into extract brewing here. I was wondering were I could go to look for used gear? Trade Me doesn't have much on it and I don't want to buy a whole new kit. Thoughts?
I'm not sure there is anything except TradeMe. I have a mate in Pram that has a fermenter, just a plastic kit one, I could see if he wants to part with it. He hasn't brewed since he left Palmy Nth. What else you looking for?
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I'm not sure there is anything except TradeMe. I have a mate in Pram that has a fermenter, just a plastic kit one, I could see if he wants to part with it. He hasn't brewed since he left Palmy Nth. What else you looking for?
Thanks for the reply Lunchie. I wouldn't mind checking out what he might want to part with as all I really need would be a fermenter with spigot, bottle capper, hydrometer, a racking cane with some tubing, a bottle-filling attachment and a hydrometer. There's a kit on trade me right now for $42 but the fermenter is only 11.5L and I'd much prefer a full 25-30L fermenter.


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