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  1. rheffera

    Advice from a new BIAB'er to those considering going BIAB from ext

    I just completed my first brewday and cubed my wort. I thought i'd give some advice and simplfy things for the beginner. First off, the process is far simpler than it seems. Reading these forums often gives conflicting and off-putting information. Such as: "Urns are shit, they never hold...
  2. rheffera

    Unsure about my first partial (Method)

    G'day gents. After 20 or so full extract brews i figured it's time to move up to partials on the grand road to being a all-grain'er. Whilst im 100% confident with extract, despite reading several threads here i am still a little confused and seek advice as i venture into my first partial. I...
  3. rheffera

    Midstrength Cluster Goodness

    Just cracked my first vintaged bottle of this: 12L Test batch LDME - 900g Light Crystal - 100g Carahell - 150g Cluster 24g @ 15 Cluster 24g @ 5 Cluster 24g Dry hopped Wyeast 1007 Aroma: Florally, like cascade Taste Florally and woody. Interesting contrast to cascade. Very happy with the...
  4. rheffera

    Happy accidents

    Have you fellas ever had a happy accident? That is to say, a brew you've made out of leftover bits and the end result was bloody good? I just cracked a month old bottle of stout i made out of leftovers, and sweet mother of mercy, it's the best thing I've ever made.
  5. rheffera

    Help with a last-bew-of-year recipe

    Im doing one final brew for this year before the weather goes bad. Here are the hops i need to use up. 26g POR - 8.7% 50g citra - 13.4% 66g cascade - 7.2% 20g vanguard - 5.0% Looks like a IPA to me. Thing is being a new brewer the only real hop i have that im farmiliar with is cascade. I'm...
  6. rheffera

    Help with a last-bew-of-year recipe

    Im doing one final brew for this year before the weather goes bad. Here are the hops i need to use up. 26g POR - 8.7% 50g citra - 13.4% 66g cascade - 7.2% 20g vanguard - 5.0% Looks like a IPA to me. Thing is being a new brewer the only real hop i have that im farmiliar with is cascade. I'm...
  7. rheffera

    First Time reviving old yeast (& first starter too!)

    Heya guys, I just wanted to report that it seems that my very first attempt at doing a yeast starter (for a YEAR old WLP380 no less) is a success! I used a stirplate 0.5 then stepped up another litre, During the entire process it looked dead as, however a gravity reading of decanting said...
  8. rheffera

    Is my extract brew done?

    G'day. I just got into extract brewing and im done brewing for the year (5 brews so thatll keep me going so far), however i have a small issue with a stout i made from my leftover ingredients..im not too sure if its done. I think it is but i need a second opinion. Here are the ingredients: 280g...
  9. rheffera

    Howdy from a returning brewer in adelaide

    Howdy! I'm returning to brewing after many years. I gave up brewing back then as K&K (Coopers ale + dextrose or BE 1) turned me off of it as it had no taste. However im returning to brewing as i was on the boards here learning about extract brewing and my brain went *POP* at the possibilities...
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