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Comet and Pale Malt.

07 December 2016 - 02:57 PM

Guys I've got 100g of Comet hops and want to make something tonight. Got on hand plenty of Pale Malts(Maris, BB, GP) with a smattering of Vienna, CaraAroma, flaked barley.

Would the Comet variety carry enough for a Bitter style? Reading up it suggests that it's a bittering hop.

Brew Art on the news again.

02 December 2016 - 02:15 PM



Cue wanky comment from the article -

"There is honestly something rewarding about sitting down at the park and checking your brew is in the optimal zone."


Apologies to any of the BrewPi aficionados on here, you guys are just brew nerds, this other stuff falls directly into the Yuppy wanker category.

Corona founder makes everyone in the Spanish village he grew up in mil

25 November 2016 - 04:59 PM

A feel good story from mainstream I stumbled across today;




AUD$3.36M to each of the 80 residents. What a top bloke!

RIS or just RS?

24 November 2016 - 06:52 PM

For the last few brews I've been using IanH's spreadsheet. I love it and it's easy to use.

My mistake is that for the last three I've been using v1.2, despite having v1.3 in the same file location, and the O.G on my v1.2 seems to remain at 1052 regardless of how much grain I'm putting in.

Being green at this I took no notice, no alarm bells rang, and I went ahead today with the following concoction which was intended to be a Choc Stout;


Golden Promise x 5kg

Flaked Barley x 1kg

Carafa 3 x 0.2kg

Choc malt x 0.2kg

Roasted Barley x 0.15kg

EKG - 40g @60

N.B - 15g @40

EKG - 10g dry hopped into cube.


New OG is 1.114 and FG 1.028, and expected alc% 11.4%.


I've already picked up some MJ M10 workhorse yeast last weekend, should I throw a healthy double dose of this into it, aerate first with the wand, and then aerate again half was through the ferment?



Grain dust allergies.

23 November 2016 - 06:58 PM

Each time I mill my grain or even measure it out I'm cautious about the dust, I need to vacate the room shortly after or I react. Breathing is shorter, nose runs, etc. Having said that I live in a major grain producing region and should be used to it by some degree with the crap flying about this time of year during harvesting.

Aside from wearing a dust mask I can't see how to get around it.


Anyone have the same problem, have solutions?  Do you eventually become desensitised after enough brews?