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                Citric acid is an essential ingredient when it comes to wine making. Without this additive finding the right balance of acidity and sweetness can be difficult. At ESB we offer a wide range of wine brewing supplies. Whether you are looking for a wine making kit or specialized ingredients like citric acid we can help. Citric acid…

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                In the past homebrew was associated with poor quality beer that was drinkable but not necessarily tasty. Today home brewers have access to a wide array of products designed to produce beer that is both delicious and easy to brew. ESB brewing carries everything a home brewer needs whether you’re just getting started or well on your…

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Brewing with Hops

Posted by September 20, 2012

                If you are serious about brewing your own beer you’ll need to learn about hops. Hops are one of several key ingredients in beer necessary to create the classic flavour and aroma beer is known for. They are actually responsible for the bitter flavour that beer tends to have. Beers like IPA’s have a strong hoppy flavour…

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                Making wine requires the right blend of sweetness and tart. The addition of tartaric acid is an important component of finding that balance. Tartaric acid naturally occurs in grapes but many wines benefit from the addition of extra tartaric acid. ESB carries wine making kits that include all of the necessary ingredients and single packs of tartaric…

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                Beer yeast is an extremely important part of home brewing that is often overlooked. Experimenting with different yeasts will allow you to manipulate the flavour of your beer. We stock a wide range of yeast strains including dried and liquid yeasts. We also carry all the supplies you’ll need to brew your beer or wine from start…

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All Grain Brewing with Malted Barley

Posted by September 20, 2012

Brewing beer has become a popular pastime in recent years and malted barley is one of the key ingredients. At ESB brewing we have all the supplies you need including malted barley to brew great tasting beer right at home. Brewing beer is surprisingly easy when you have the right ingredients and setup. We have all the supplies you need whether its malted barley for…

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Mel Robson

Posted by September 20, 2012

HALL OF FAME Tim Baker meets the man who healped launch the careers of some of the brewers we,ve come to know and respect. MEL ROBSON Back in the day: The Beer Hunter Michael Jackson (front centre), Paul Mercurio (front left), Dave Edney (2nd row, 3rd from left), Willie Simpson (2nd row, far right), Rob Freshwater (3rd row centre), David ‘The Hop Devil’ (3rd row…

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Womans Health and Beer

Posted by September 20, 2012

United Kingdom researchers have discovered that beer is good for women a glass of beer could help older women guard against osteoporosis. They have found that beer is a good source of silicon which is necessary for the formation of new bone. Professor Jonathon Powell of Cambridge University says that Pre-menopausal women would benefit from drinking a middy (275ml) per day and post-menopausal women a…

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Home Brew Retailers Australia

Posted by September 20, 2012

Home Brew Retailers Australia QUEENSLAND BRISBANE Home Brew Retailers Annerley Homebrew 428 Ipswich Road Annerley QLD 4103 Beaudesert Home Brew Supplies 3/15 Williams Street Beaudesert QLD 4285 Brewcraft Chermside 18 Corrie Street Chermside QLD 4032 Brewers Choice Browns Plains Shop 25/3280 Beaudesert Road Browns Plains QLD 4118 Brewers Choice Chapel Hill cnr Moordale & Moggill Roads Chapel Hill QLD 4069 Brewers Choice Enoggera 394 Samford…

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Be Careful Beer turns men into Women

Posted by September 20, 2012

The theory is that beer contains female hormones (hormones contain phytoestrogens) and that by drinking enough beer, men turn into women. To test the theory, 100 men drank 8 pints of beer each within a 1-hour period. It was then observed that 100% of the test subjects: Argued over nothing. Refused to apologize when obviously wrong. Gained weight. Talked excessively. Became overly emotional. Couldn’t drive….

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