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WTB: honey in bulk, hobart area

24 September 2016 - 03:02 PM

Wanting to access 5-7 kg of a lighter flavoured honey for a batch of mead.

Hopefully the council changes its archaic regulations on suburban beekeeping soon so I can harvest my own but I'd love to put down a batch soon.

Any recommendations?

Stainless tig welding - 1.6 mm to 1.6 and 2.4

07 September 2016 - 07:31 PM

I know there's a few experienced welders on here.

Any tips or recommended settings for sturdy welding of small diameter stainless to either same diameter or slightly thicker?

Had a crack yesterday and today and some came up ok but struggled to get a weld pool that wouldn't melt the thin parent too much before applying the filler.

This is to make object mounts for museum objects so imagine a 4mm post, perpendicular butt a 2.4 at the end (t-shape) then perpendicular butt a short 1.6 at each end of the 2.4 (bit like a thin camping toast fork).

Have amp settings down low (I was on 25, colleague had more success below 20) and using 2t so I can have the arc stop after a tiny time with minimal effort but struggling to get a neat, sturdy weld I can trust.

Possibly odd request, have other avenues for advice but the more, the merrier.

International Beer Collector - experiences, beers, etc

02 April 2016 - 11:42 AM


It's been mentioned a few times on this forum already and I know there are a few subscribers on ahb. For those who don't know, IBC specialise in mostly Belgian beers that are hard to find in AU. $42 pcm (plus freight) gets you a six pack of generally unknown 330mL stubbies (although I think one of every 6 is usually familiar to belgian beer lovers - blanche de namur in last month's for example).
So I signed up but won't get my first 6er till later this month. In between I ordered 4 beers from their specials, including malheur 12 and tripel karmeliet ($4 a pop for the latter, BB date some time next year).

Shipping took a while but factor in both Easter and the fact that I'm across the Bass Strait and I reckon it's reasonable.

As far as the beers go - beautifully fresh, well treated and an extra brett/simcoe mix thrown in.

If the regular 6ers are anywhere near as good, I'll be a stayer.

Grain and Grape - Employment opportunity

01 April 2016 - 12:31 PM

No affiliation except I buy stuff from them.


Anyone interested in a retail position at Grain and Grape, Yarraville, VIC see below:


From http://www.grainandgrape.com.au/


Would you like to work for Grain and Grape?

We are looking for a full time employee to join our small and growing business:

An enthusiastic all grain brewer with an interest in new products and techniques;
A willingness to have a hand in all parts of the business including retail, packaging, mail order, warehousing, developing new products, management and customer service via phone, email and in person;
Be involved in producing our fresh wort kits on the 500 litre Braumeister;
Liase with suppliers, small breweries and other retail shops;
Available to work Saturdays;
Good presentation skills;
An ability to work in a small easy going group;
Physically fit;
An interest in great beer and wine;
We would also prefer someone with experience in a business environment whether in retail, wholesale, sales or similar and an ability to bring some of that experience to Grain and Grape;

Able to start by May.

Please contact us with a resume as soon as possible. Send to john@grainandgrape.com.au.

Applications close Friday 8th April.


Cleaning metal file

24 February 2016 - 11:38 AM

Possibly a slightly odd one: Got a metal file in our workshop that someone has annoyingly used to smooth a wooden surface at some point.


Any tips on cleaning/removing the timber crud?