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  1. Rik

    Too hot to Brew ?

    Haha, yep.know the feeling. I'm on a budget trying to make the worlds best beers (according to me) in Queensland heat. I've been curbing the wort and then placing the cube the next day in a esky with ice. The next it's about 23-24 the transfer to my fermenter, pitch yeast and place into esky...
  2. Rik

    Smoking Meat...

    Made some Bakkwa
  3. Rik

    Smoking Meat...

    Smoked belly...yep it's a thing
  4. Rik

    jockeybox coil

    I made a coil box and took it camping. Got to the camp set up and poured myself a cold a very cold beer...Amazing.. the next day went to pull a beer and nothing left. I hadn't tightened the connection between the coil and the tap, beer leaked into the ice. Moral of the story.......Bloody check...
  5. Rik

    Curry Recipes

    coconut Madras Beef Curry recipe Ingredients : 2 tablespoons olive oil 1kg chuck steak, cut into 2.5cm cubes 2 tablespoons tomato paste 1 cup beef stock 300ml Coconut Cream For the Madras Curry Paste : 2 tablespoons ground coriander 1 tablespoon ground cumin 1 teaspoon turmeric 1/2 teaspoon...
  6. Rik

    Potjie recipe depends on how many faces you are feeding......I use 3 spuds per 4 this one it's 4... Newtown clown your correct....I love a good potjiekos curry...
  7. Rik

    Potjie recipe

    Beef and Beer Potjie Ingredients 1 kg beef fillet, cubed 15 ml cake flour 5 ml paprika 15 ml butter 15 ml cooking oil 2 medium onions, thinly sliced 15 ml white sugar 8 green beans, sliced 4 carrots, peeled and thinly sliced 1 clove garlic, finely chopped 5 ml mixed dried herbs or marjoram...
  8. Rik

    Biltong Drying Box

    My Biltong doing its thing....
  9. Rik

    Keg Transfer Made Easy...

    Just finished my Jockey box.....time for some camping
  10. Rik

    Curry Recipes

    Thai red curry THE PASTE Red curry paste 1/3 cup dried Thai chilies 1 Tablespoon + 1 tsp. coarse sea salt 1 heaping Tablespoon (200 grams) garlic cloves 1 pc lemongrass, lower part sliced thinly crosswise (discard top) 3/4 inch pc of fresh turmeric root (or 1/2 tsp dried) 1 Tablespoon...
  11. Rik

    The Gold Coast Local United Brewers!

    Hey is this club still running ?
  12. Rik

    Curry Recipes

    Kori Gashi (chicken in thick coconut gravy) This dish hails from my neck of the woods - and requires fresh coconut and curry leaves for optimal flavor. I had only frozen versions of both. Camellia's recipe doesn't require this, but I also pre-fried the chicken in a tablespoon of ghee to give...
  13. Rik

    Curry Recipes

    for the pork vindaloo 18 oz pork belly (cut into bite sized chunks) 18 oz boneless pork shoulder (cut into bite sized chunks) 1 head of garlic (crushed, preferably in a mortar and pestle) 2.01 inches piece of fresh gingerroot (crushed) 5 medium onions (finely sliced) 5 medium tomatoes (finely...
  14. Rik

    Some Grain In Fermenter

    Thanks Nige, Yes it was boiled, infact I boiled the grain too. Will this give to much bitterness to the batch ?
  15. Rik

    Some Grain In Fermenter

    I did a brew yesterday and steeped some grain. Now it turns out the bag had a small hole...I have put the yeast in and its in fermentation. Will the grain fall out and not be an issue?
  16. Rik

    Tipping Beer

    Suck it up, and learn from your mistakes is what I'm going to was a nice brew. I need to make sure I have a brew ready to go at all times.
  17. Rik

    Tipping Beer

    I had the horrible job of tipping half a keg of IPA this week end... I had a couple of issues. The first was I had a small leak in my keg that used all my gas. The second is I froze my keg...when I re-gassed the beer it tasted like diluted beer. I now know that tipping ya beer that you worked so...
  18. Rik

    Frozen Beer ;(

  19. Rik

    Frozen Beer ;(

    I froze my keg the other day...thinking I was turning temp up I turned it colder. The beer is now defrosted but tasts like water...any ideas on a fix..or should I tip..