Category: Barry’s Blog: What About

TRIAL OF THE GRAINFATHER CONICAL FERMENTER ; JULY 2017 I received the fermenter from Dave Richardson to trial. Two days later I brewed a Belgian Wit and fermented it in the conical fermenter.  The fermenter was equipped to heat only with no cooling accessories. It was located in my garage where the average temperature was 12-13°c for this time of the year. It was located…

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WHAT ABOUT? price advair diskus shipping advair diskus fluticasone online ENTERING HOME BREW COMPETITIONS   Many home brewers enter home brew competitions but most never, or rarely, do.  So why should you put your beers into a comp? The main reason to enter home brew competitions is to gain unbiased feedback on your beers. Your family, mates and neighbours will usually know a lot less…

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What About Water

Posted by September 20, 2012

Water for Brewing Regardless of the recipe for your next beer most of it will be water. Most tap water in Australia is very good for making beer. However, the water authorities add chlorine based products to your water to kill unwanted bugs of all kinds. Unfortunately chlorine is not a desirable flavour for any beer style. The chlorine bonds with the hop compounds which…

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BREWING A SAISON What About Saison, What About Saison, Can you fall in love with a style of beer? I really like nearly all styles and variations of beer but over the last year I have been seduced by the delicate allure of the Saison. Originally brewed for seasonal farm workers by French farmers it covers a broad style range. Historically it was a refreshing…

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Liquid Yeast Why you use liquid yeasts, wile here are very good dry yeasts available today, which cover a range of beer styles, unlike years ago. My favourite is Safale US 05, great every day yeast for all “clean” ales such as American Pale Ales. So I have been asked many times “Why would you use liquid yeasts?”, usually after they have found out that…

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SEASONAL FERMENTATION

Posted by September 20, 2012

SEASONAL FERMENTATION People seem to like doing things the hard way. Home brewers often go out of their way to do some things the hard way. They appear to have a great need to brew pilsners in summer. “How can I ferment at 10oC when it is over 40oC in the shed?” This is balanced by a real need to brew ales in winter. “How…

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BREWING A KOLSCH

Posted by September 20, 2012

 BREWING A KOLSCH Springtime, the time when a person’s thoughts turn to brewing. Cool nights and mild days are the perfect fermentation conditions for brewing refreshing ales for summer. The summer BBQ’s are just around the corner.  A big stout is most welcomed on a cold night but it is not the beer you want when the snags and steaks are sizzling with the bright…

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Bulk Priming

Posted by September 20, 2012

Bulk Priming Recently I primed a few bottles with dextrose which made me realize why I have been bulk priming for years. The dextrose not wanting to come out of the little red measurer then spilling onto the outside of the bottle and everywhere else. Uneven amounts going into each bottle. The time and trouble it took to fill just a few bottles and so…

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