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Extra Stout.

23 March 2017 - 01:26 PM

Yesterday's effort, now sitting at pitching temp in a cube in the fridge -


21L BIAB batch.

5 kg - B.B malt,

350g - Roasted Barley,

200g - Caramalt,

100g - Choc malt,

500g - Cane sugar.


EKG - 50g @ 60,

EKG - 20g @ 40.


I'm getting an O.G at 1.070, which a guess is higher than I expected due to the cane sugar addition which I haven't done since playing about with cans and kits. Any suggestions for yeast? I usually have to go with dry yeast, but I'm making a trip to the big smoke tomorrow and visiting a store there for fresh supplies, so I've got better options than the US-04 I originally intended to use.


Coopers 750mL glass - No refill?

09 March 2017 - 03:23 PM

A kind and knowledgeable Gentleman pointed out to me today that Coopers changed their bottles, dunno when, and some are marked as 'no refill' close to the base.

Further inspection of my stockpile shows all the recent ones I've bought for from the bottlo have this. My older ones don't, and there is a consistent weight difference between them.

New ones come in at approx. 490g, and the old ones at approx. 535g. Now I look at and feel them side by side it's only just clicked that they are different. I can see it and feel it in the base.


Anyone reckon it's safe to still use the new ones?

Majority of my empties are new style, and old style it would put me back to about 4 brews worth of stock.

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!