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  1. Muz

    Equipment For Sale Three tap keezer - Melbourne - $300

    Sorry for the missing details. $300 and yes, based in Melbourne. Northern suburbs.
  2. Muz

    Equipment For Sale Three tap keezer - Melbourne - $300

    Small keezer for sale. Fits two 19L kegs plus the shelf on the side takes a 9L keg, a couple of mini kegs or just bottles of beer and yeast packets. I built this when I was living in a small apartment so keeping it small was important. It's about four years old. Comes with: 2 intertaps with...
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    2023 Merri Masher's IPA Comp

    The Masher's IPA comp is running again this year. Judging will be on the 26th of March at The Woodlands in Coburg (same as last year) and beers need to be entered by the 11th of March. We're looking for judges and stewards and we're going to have an awards party after the judging which everyone...
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    Induction brewing... anyone doing it? What induction element do you use.

    Yes, I'm still brewing with my induction hob and after ~25 brews I'm still really happy with it. The only issue I've had is that occasionally when I'm doing a long boil (2 hours plus) it will beep and turn off. Not sure if this is a time feature or a heat thing but I turn it straight back on...
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    Merri Masher's 2022 IPA Comp

    The Merri Masher's IPA Comp is back again for 2022. Entries close 19 March, Judging 27 March. The awards will be streamed via FB like last year and we're inviting people down to the judging venue (The Woodlands Hotel in Coburg) to help celebrate. For more info check out IPA Competition 2022 |...
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    Copper wort chiller for sale

    I have this copper chiller for sale. I've been using it for about three years and it's awesome. Only selling as I have new kit and it's now too big. $60. Pick up from Preston in Melbourne.
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    HERMS brewing process - Mash in and stiring

    I stirred immediately after underletting and then let it settle for a couple of minutes then started a really slow recirc. I'll try your method this week when I brew my American Porter.
  8. Muz

    HERMS brewing process - Mash in and stiring

    So I underlet, stir, give it 5 mins for the temp to settle then start recirculating. I've seen people mash in while recirculating though. Does that make a difference?
  9. Muz

    HERMS brewing process - Mash in and stiring

    Thanks all for your advice. I've found this thread really helpful. As I mentioned, my HERMS set up is pretty new and I've only done a couple of brews with it. Both had brewhouse efficiencies in the 60s and that just didn't seem right. While I've seen and read heaps about building HERMS systems...
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    HERMS brewing process - Mash in and stiring

    huh, that's really interesting. Do you stir any other time? Like during to rest?
  11. Muz

    HERMS brewing process - Mash in and stiring

    I've recently switched to a HERMS system and, while I've only done two brews on it, I'm loving it already. I realise though that there are a lot of different ways to use a system like this and I'm keen to understand how people a) mash in and b) how and when they stir when HERMS brewing. My...
  12. Muz

    MKII magnetic pump - stainless steel head wont fit

    @zoigl Yes there are different sizes for the heads? @Sidney Harbour-Bridge I'm in Preston, Melbourne. I might take you up on that offer. I'd like to get the steel ones that fit and work eventually but having a plastic one will get me through until KL have them back in stock... assuming I don't...
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    MKII magnetic pump - stainless steel head wont fit

    I've been setting up my HERMs brewery and just got the final things I needed to complete it - two MKII magnetic pumps from Kegland. The ones with the plastic head unit. While tightening the camlock fitting onto the pump the plastic head broke. I wasn't even screwing it on very tight. Annoyed I...
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    Merri Mashers IPA Comp 2021

    6 June. Entries now open. Also looking for judges. https://merrimashers.org/ipa-comp-2021
  15. Muz

    Small batch mead vessels

    I've been trying to work something out this morning and thought I would see if anyone else has already solved this problem. I usually brew beer but lately I've enjoyed doing a mead or two. I like that they're relatively quick and easy to start and it's just a nice change from beer. The...
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    Pass through 1/2 inch compression fitting

    Thanks MHB. I assumed the BSP nipple wouldn't work with a kinko nut and olive washer and more the connections I've seen have been slightly indented to fit the olive washer. I tried it out though and it works perfectly! Thanks heaps.
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    Pass through 1/2 inch compression fitting

    I need to pass 1/2 inch copper tubing through the side of my kettle. I can find stainless compression fitting that go on the end of the pipe but none that allow the pipe to pass through. Anyone know where I can find one? I've been looking all morning./
  18. Muz

    Help me fix this recipe in BYO magazine...

    I have to say when it comes to hop rates I've never gone wrong keeping to the BU:GU chart guides that are out there. With them the lowest ratios are 0.4 and the big beers like Imperial Stouts are closer to 0.8-1.0. This recipe might be different though because of the lactose. I can see that...
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    Help me fix this recipe in BYO magazine...

    Good point re: the lactose. I've never considered this. 50g/L seems like a lot though. More than double the recipe. I don't have much experience with lactose though. Cacao nibs seem to divide people. Some people love them and some hate them. I have to say I haven't loved the beers I've had with...
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    Help me fix this recipe in BYO magazine...

    @kadmium Yeah, fair call. I meant to write that I was going to pitch both 1968 and then follow up with EC-1118 to finish it up. Though I've never done this before. I'll look into M42 as well. Again, I haven't used it.
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