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  1. ben_sa

    Water volume calculation

    Hi Folks, I'm brewing my biggest ever beer today, q west coast ipa with a grain bill of 8kg for a final volume of 23-24Litres and I am struggling with my water volumes required... I normally use the calculation of 2.5L/kg mash in 1.25L/kg mash out 2.5L/kg sparge. So a normal 6kg batch is...
  2. ben_sa

    Natural Gas BBQ

    Hi folks, When we built our house we installed a NG outlet out the back which is now udner our verandah, for the purpose of BBQ and eventually brewing when i get a burner sorted... Now, my only question is, It is currently a fitting as attached, I heard i need to get a gas fitter out to...
  3. ben_sa

    1 STC-1000 to run 2 fridges

    Hey Folks, No luck searching or googling this... I currently have an STC-1000 running my ferment fridge, and my keg/tap fridge using the internal thermostat which works fine, however lately have been very time poor, and now have 6 empty kegs, and 2 empty fridges... This is a first for me and...
  4. ben_sa

    Using up the dregs

    Hi Folks, I finally got around to doing a bit of a stocktake of my current hop stock... see attached: In the past, ive usually just discarded little leftovers, however, Ive changed my mind and may as well try and make something since i have a couple empty kegs/cubes, and a few days off from...
  5. ben_sa

    5kg Fire Extinguisher - Adelaide

    Anyone after a 5kg Fire extinguisher? Still has tube etc and is still red. Still in test. In great nick, bugger all dents etc. I purchased already with dip tube removed yesterday, only to stumble across this puppy last night Talk about good timing D'oh! Ceasefire in Hindmarsh will remove...
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    Woolshed Brewery

    Cut from Adelaidenow: A COUPLE'S Riverland beer, infused with wattle seeds, has been so popular the Renmark Hotel has run out. Sarah Dowdell, 29, and Tom Freeman, 34, have been overwhelmed by demand for their Judas Dark Ale since converting an old woodshed at Wilkadene, just outside Renmark...
  7. ben_sa

    Help

    stuck on 9, 11, 13
  8. ben_sa

    Straining Vs No Straining

    Hey guys. Just a question regarding the transfer of hops from the boil to fermenter. I do extract brews around 10-12l boils with anywhere upto 100g or so of hop pellets. In the past. Ive made my hop additions simply by throwing them in at the required times, completing my boil, then...
  9. ben_sa

    Overpitching Yeast

    Hey guys... Just curious, while i wait for my brew to drop to pitching temp... Ive done a mini 12l brew... And was wondering how much yeast i should pitch... Its neils centranillo ale amd has an og of about 1.044.. Will it be a bad move to pitch a full 11g of nottingham? Or should i just use...
  10. ben_sa

    Halving Receipes

    Hey guys, Since ive acquired a couple of 9l kegs recently, Im planning on knocking up a couple of (different) half batches. I still extract brew with spec. grains etc. No AG/BIAB yet! Is it as simple as taking a recipe and splitting the malt/grain/hop bill in half? Ill aim for 11.5l brews...
  11. ben_sa

    Fs: Adl: Full Keg Setup With Fridge

    Hi guys, Posting on behalf of a mate. He is selling his keg fridge and complete setup (except gas bottle) Its a tidy small fridge, stainless steel laminate on the door, Holds 2 kegs inside, 1door mounted tap. 2 sets of QD's and gas line, micromatic regulator. All in top condition. Tempmate...
  12. ben_sa

    Tap Shank Attachments

    Gday folks, After receiving my perlicks today finally, Im planning to hook them up tomorrow, But am not terribly keen on squeezing the 5/16 JG beer line over the nipple on the rear of the fridge door. Am i correct in thinking that THESE screw straight onto the shanks and then the simple JG...
  13. ben_sa

    What Recipe Is This?

    Hey guys, Going through my book of "to brew" recipes, and found this one which i was aiming to put down in the next couple of days... Thing is, I cant recall what it is... I thought it was an extract version somewhat of DrSmurtos Golden Ale... And i have all the ingredients already that i...
  14. ben_sa

    Can Anyone Help Convert This Recipe To Extract?

    Hey Guys, Found a recipe im interested in after reading the drinking reports on it, However, Bring that i havent moved into AG/BIAB, Im a bit limited... This is the recipe: 4 kg Pale 500g Wheat 250g Crystal 10-15g Super Alpha @ 60 minutes 15g Amarillo @ 20 minutes 20g Cascade @ 10 minutes...
  15. ben_sa

    To Dry Hop... Or Not To Dry Hop

    Hey guys, Threw this down on Saturday, Going along nicely in the fridge at about 18.c, Just wanted your opinions as to wether you think i should dry hop and rack to secondary, Or straight into the keg with a hop ball, OR just straight to the keg.... :-/ Recipe: 2.5kg LDME 200gms Crystal 20gms...
  16. ben_sa

    How Far Apart Are Your Taps?

    Hey guys, Sorry to annoy with another q, but im literally holding the drill and hole saw in my hand, prepping the fridge for a new paint job before the perlicks (3) arrive. Just wondering how far apart is reccommended for taps? Im having 3 on my door which is 63cm wide... The center pilot hole...
  17. ben_sa

    Perlick Shank Size

    Hi guys, Im in the process of getting my fridge ready for paint, and ordering the perlicks w/shanks from the US, But i want to drill my holes for the taps/driptray before we start painting. However, im not entertaining the idea of waiting for it all to arrive, BEFORE i drill and paint, the...
  18. ben_sa

    Fs: Adl: Keg Fridge, 2 Taps, Drip Tray, Lines, Qd's, Fridgemate

    Hey guys, i posted an EOI yesterday but cant seem to remove it, But im now posting this up for grabs. My beer fridge, which i sourced from a fellow AHB'er. Comes with 2 taps and drip tray. Its roughly 390ish litres in total (inc freezer) Ive used it for a couple of years with no problems. The...
  19. ben_sa

    Eoi: Fridge With 2 Taps Amd Drip Tray...

    Hey guys, *i checked the forum rules as I wasnt sure if EOI's are allowed, so I hope im not doing anything wrong* Providing my new fridge measures up ok tonight, im gonna move this fridge on. I purchased it from a fellow AHB member and have not had a single problem with it.I will sell with...
  20. ben_sa

    Help With F&p Dimensions

    Gday folks, ive found a fridge im thinking of grabbing from gumtree, but im having trouble getting model number or internal dimensions from the seller. being that im at work and on my phone, I cant zoom enough to work out if it will hold 3 kegs/2 kegs and gas bottle. all I can get.from the...
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