Danscraftbeer
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Danscraftbeer

Well-Known Member, Male, from Victoria

Updated Google Account. Blown away. Alt TV that knows me. Irma live with scrolling live chat. Oh, Fake fanatics! What is with that? hehe 11/9/17

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    1. Danscraftbeer
      Danscraftbeer
      Updated Google Account. Blown away. Alt TV that knows me. Irma live with scrolling live chat. Oh, Fake fanatics! What is with that? hehe
    2. Danscraftbeer
      Danscraftbeer
      No mashing, no sparging, no boiling, no chilling. Still I managed to spend 5+ hours doing brewing stuff on a rainy windy day.
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      2. Danscraftbeer
        Danscraftbeer
        Its progress. Replaced rubber washers for the thermowell. Heat treating the kegmenter. Pressure tested. Ready to go!
        3/9/17
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      3. Mardoo
        Mardoo
        It's become one of the pleasures of brewing for me. There's always something to do. Never, not once, have I gone out to the brewery and sat around wishing for something to do. When I started back in after a 15 year break I committed myself to cleaning, "Boy, if you can't get into cleaning, find another hobby." It's made it much more enjoyable, weirdly. That and an ace pair of gumboots.
        4/9/17
        Mall and Moad like this.
      4. Moad
        Moad
        just came back in from 4 hours of cleaning, such a good feeling when its all done...until I brew again this weekend and it starts all over again!
        4/9/17
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    3. Danscraftbeer
      Danscraftbeer
      Re- Have bags of Cascade Rhizomes anyone local want some? Pick up free
    4. Danscraftbeer
      Danscraftbeer
      Bitsa recipe greats. Only imposible to reproduce. Bummer. I have this Imperial Stout thing made of home canned leftover assorted worts and total mungrel mix of ingredients and it is soooo good. Yet imposible to reproduce another one. Oh well.
      1. Judanero
        Judanero
        I know the pain, for me she was an American Brown created in the keg
        14/5/17
    5. Danscraftbeer
      Danscraftbeer
      Old hops taste like soiled socks.
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      2. Yob
        Yob
        hmmm.. Ive still got hops in my freezer 3+ years old and are fine.. not sure why you have this issue.
        7/5/17
      3. Danscraftbeer
        Danscraftbeer
        2014 Hallertauer Mittelfrueh so I guess its just the lesser storability of that type. Tested Altbier with old hops compared to new. Big difference. The old hops taste stale, astringent and smell a little off.
        8/5/17
      4. klangers
        klangers
        Very big difference storing cool and storing sub-zero. I also have old hops, but they smell as fresh as the day I put them in the freezer
        9/5/17
    6. Danscraftbeer
      Danscraftbeer
      Picking Hops. Lots of Cascade. Engulfed in Lupulin.
      1. Adr_0
        Adr_0
        Are you walking through a garden, like a scene from Lock Stock and Two Smoking Barrels?
        2/4/17
      2. Danscraftbeer
        Danscraftbeer
        Nah its more like walking through a forest with Gandolf and the air is somewhat calming and euphoric
        2/4/17
    7. Danscraftbeer
      Danscraftbeer
      Dont yu hate that. Perfect brew day yesterday finshed ahead of scedual, no chill. Pre prepared for next weekend easy brewing and find cap on one of the cubes has split.
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      2. n87
        n87
        Never be able to do it again
        20/3/17
      3. Danscraftbeer
        Danscraftbeer
        One thing to another gets the perfect storm. I just got showered in Krauesen.
        20/3/17
      4. Danscraftbeer
        Danscraftbeer
        It smells really good though.
        20/3/17
    8. Danscraftbeer
      Danscraftbeer
      You know your on good track when you pull apart your ball valve of your keggle and that chocolate brown stain muck inside smells like yummy concentrated malt.
    9. Danscraftbeer
      Danscraftbeer
      Ok. I never new how my AD11 PH probe would end its shelf life that I was advised about. Now I know.
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      2. Mr B
        Mr B
        Back in my day, a probe was a probe, you know? The problem with probes these days is that they need special attention, not a walk through the snow to get to school without gloves or shoes or underpants. In fact......
        8/1/17
      3. Danscraftbeer
        Danscraftbeer
        With a whimper. I realise after I shouldn't have used the word probe. The sensor! All of a sudden I cant calibrate it. Trying in the 7 solution its reading 8.5 followed by WRNG!
        Its farked isn't it? I think I got more than 12 months out of it and now I know how to mash right.
        8/1/17
      4. rude
        rude
        I got the AD12 hope mine doesnt meet the same fate
        Brun gets you very close so no biggy
        16/1/17
    10. Danscraftbeer
      Danscraftbeer
      Half the time I post here is after beers
      1. Yob
        Yob
        Only half?
        22/8/15
      2. TheWiggman
        TheWiggman
        As soon as you've had beers, the rest of your life is after beers.
        23/8/15
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    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Victoria
    Location:
    Melbourne SE
    Home craft everything. Organics, Aquaponics, home brew, handy man, DIY etc. Fishing! how could I forget that.
    Play guitar and made music but rusty now.
    Willing to share craft tips and beer.

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