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    Auto Lysis

    Thanks guys :). That makes sense. "passage of nitrogen into the wort" - I assume this is the yeast's proteins and DNA (both of which contain N)... of the two I'd imagine the DNA would degrade very quickly, proteins though would probably hang about - it could be these causing the vegemitey...
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    Steeping Grains

    Hi Guys - Thanks guys!! I should clarify I've never boiled the grain - but I have steeped it in boiling water. Will not in the future ;) - what difference does the temperature have? I would have assumed that the temperature of the water would speed the dissolving of any soluble compounds...
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    Mash Curious?

    Hi Jason - Thanks for that :). and you add the products of this small mash to "extract style" brewing? Damn acronyms - I thought LME was light malt extract and DME was dark malt extract.
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    Steeping Grains

    Hi All - Last question for today, promise :huh:. I've made a few batches where the recipe has called for x grain to be steeped in boiling water for x minutes etc. I've done this without really questioning what it actually adds?? Can someone explain to me what I am adding when I do this...
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    Mash Curious?

    Hi All - As some of you know I was looking for a Bass recipe. PM (post modern - as opposed to post meridian, private message, particulate matter etc :P) suggested a "partial" mash. How does this differ from a full mash? - and could someone point me in the direction of a website that explains...
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    Auto Lysis

    Hi All - I know what lysis is (ie: the bursting of cells, well, technically of cell membranes), I'm a biologist. But can someone explain auto lysis (as it applies to brewing in warmer weather??). Cheers -
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    Bass Recipe?

    Thanks to all! Will give the bass recipe a go - and will think a bit about the mods suggested by post modern and others.
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    Bass Recipe?

    Hi Post Modern - Confused about partial mashing - can you possibly explain how you would: Are they replacements? or additions? Confused??
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    Bass Recipe?

    Yep - Bass Draught :P.
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    Bass Recipe?

    Hi All - Has anyone made a good clone of Bass? I'd be very interested in the recipe :). Cheers - Cero.
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    Attn: Doc

    Hi Ben - Recipe is great (doesn't stain) comes out about 5% ish. Doc's G'beer Recipe! HTH -
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    Looking For Inspiration

    Hi Jovial - Thanks for that (might try it after our other porter (a TCB WetPak) is finished!)... Are there any lighter "dark" beers? Why are these better in the warmer weather? Cheers - Cero.
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    Clarification On Hops

    Hi All - Am I right to assume the greater % of alpha acid (what kind of acid is it???) the hop has the more bitter it is? Cheers - Cero.
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    Looking For Inspiration

    Hi All - A mate and I currently have a range of brews: a few largers, ginger beer, a pale ale and a porter. I am looking for inspiration on what to put down before it heats up :). We are not all that experienced (I've never made any mash-type recipes)... but would be prepared to give it a go...
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    Attn: Doc

    Hi Doc - Made a batch of your fine ginger beer recipe - tastes great (and that's before bottling LOL!). How long do I need to leave it to mature? Is it like normal beers (ie: 4-6 weeks??) or can it be drunk earlier. Will keep you all posted as to how it goes ;). Cheers - Cero.
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    Homeland Security

    Hi Doc & Others Thanks for the ideas ;) Where do I get corn syrup from? Coles or Woollies I assume??
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    When To Rack

    Hi All - When I make up our next batch I plan to giving this "racking" a go. I have some questions about the process though (previous brews have been made using a single fermenter ;)). So - I know I basically need to transfer the contents of the primary fermenter into the secondary one (making...
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    Homeland Security

    Hi Guys - My GF would like me to make some alcoholic ginger beer ;) - has anyone got any good recipes? Cheers - Cero.
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    Esb Wheat

    What are adjuncts? Sorry to be an eejit LOL!
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    Esb Wheat

    1.7kg ;) - I used the kit yeast. Cero.
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