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  1. argon

    What are you brewing in 2017 ?

    agreed.. rage quitting off gas... will be installing 2 elements in the 70L kettle. Lack of gas supply has always been an issue for me being motivated. This should sort it.
  2. argon

    What are you brewing in 2017 ?

    Birthday Brew... after transfer to Kettle found out i had a broken LP regulator on the Rambo, had to split in 2 and boil the wort in the electric HLT. 4 hours turned in to 6 hours. It's always fuckin' something. BeerSmith 2 Recipe Printout - http://www.beersmith.com Recipe: IIPA Brewer...
  3. argon

    What are you Brewing 2016?

    24 hours fermenting. Got a bunch of Simcoe to get through. So a nice little Bright Ale for Spring BeerSmith 2 Recipe Printout - http://www.beersmith.com Recipe: Bright Ale - simcoe/cascade Brewer: Argon Asst Brewer: Style: American Pale Ale TYPE: All Grain Taste: (30.0) Recipe...
  4. argon

    Building a deck

    Laying your bearers straight into the stirrups, whilst perfectly fine structurally, might be a pain in the arse to the get you levels absolute. The idea with the post is to allow you to clamp your bearers level, prior to fixing them in. That is, marking their location, notching them into the...
  5. argon

    Hop Dealz Australia

    any news on the Simcoe?.. i may have had a **** it moment at whirpool and tossed in my dry hop portion as well. Now in a spot and need to have a **** it moment and dump in a heap of Simcoe at 7 days.
  6. argon

    Pitching Dry Yeasts

    Prefer to hydrate... but sometimes I get lazy and just use 2 packets. Discernible difference = none
  7. argon

    Feedback on IPA Recipe

    I like my IPAs at least 1:1 or 1:1.5 ratio for OG to IBU. That is for 1070 I would bump to 70IBU at least. 60/15//5/0 hop additions are pretty good for a layered bitterness/flavour/aroma profile. And get around half your IBU from your 60min addition
  8. argon

    best bottle filler

    I have no experience with other types, so not really a comparison. Have tried the cap, filling with a tube etc, but i find my CPBF very easy to use. Can fill single handed, 100% purge with Co2 which affords no mess, no foam and will avoid any oxidation.
  9. argon

    best bottle filler

    Best option for PET bottles and Crown seals with an adaptor. Counter pressure bottle filler Like this from Craftbrewer
  10. argon

    What are you Brewing 2016?

    twice in a fortnight... nice Method: All Grain Style: American IPA Boil Time: 60 min Batch Size: 43 liters (fermentor volume) Boil Size: 54 liters Boil Gravity: 1.047 (recipe based estimate) Efficiency: 75% (brew house) Original Gravity: 1.059 Final Gravity: 1.013 ABV...
  11. argon

    What are you Brewing 2016?

    Well... it's been the longest time; Recipe: Bitter Brewer: Argon Asst Brewer: Style: Extra Special/Strong Bitter (English Pale Ale) TYPE: All Grain Taste: (30.0) Recipe Specifications -------------------------- Boil Size: 45.99 l Post Boil Volume: 44.10 l Batch Size (fermenter): 40.00 l...
  12. argon

    Wild Saison

    Looks like the yeast has settled and clumped together then has ended up in the glass giving nucleation points. Maybe next time will need to be a bit more careful transferring to the glass. Shouldn't affect flavour though... if you can avoid the yeast that is
  13. argon

    Whats In The Glass (commercial)

    Went to Newstead Brewery at lunch for the Kaiju! Beer Tap Takeover. Was giving them another go after having the Robohop and finding it quite astringent, which i put down to overextraction, but with hindisght from today's tasting i reckon it's unbalanced and way too bitter for the grain bill...
  14. argon

    SS Coil and SS element in SS enclosure... sooo much stainless!

    For sale: Stainless Steel Coil and 2200w Stainless Steel element in Stainless Steel enclosure. Price: $150.00 Location: Brisbane Postage: pickup preferred (can arrange a time and place). Postage at buyers expense. Got a Stainless Steel Enclousre fabricated a couple of years back big enough to...
  15. argon

    Gladwrap instead of airlock

    I used to use glad wrap... but now i've got so lazy i just loosely fit the fermenter lid on (one without an airlock hole) Works good
  16. argon

    Bad taste after Cold Condtion.

    Probably when you took it out and let it warm up a bit to 17C some residual yeast either got stirred up or kicked off a little fermentation. You probably just got a bit more yeast than desired in the second taster glass. Let it condition, then keep it cool and let the yeast settle out and I...
  17. argon

    AHB Biggest Loser Challenge!

    Feb weigh in 89.9kg. Diet still not in check and exercise has dropped off through amended routine. Will get that in order in the coming weeks. Happy to maintain sub 90 this year. May even start brewing again.
  18. argon

    Have I oxidised my beer?

    This... unless you're leaving your beer for a very long time, you'll most likely never experience the detrimental effects of oxidation. Especially at Homebrew scale.
  19. argon

    AHB Biggest Loser Challenge!

    So i'll stoke the calorie in vs calorie out debate with my own super-non-scientific anecdote. A few months ago i'd stopped losing weight and was sitting at about 96kg. Was reasonably happy, but then started riding with some A-Grade riders that were destroying me, so decided to lose a few more...
  20. argon

    AHB Biggest Loser Challenge!

    Yeah I wouldn't say i'm overweight now... at my heaviest my BMI was 31. Not cool
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