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  1. Lebowski

    2010 Hop Plantations

    My tiny first year cascade harvest.. hopefully they were ready to pick, felt papery and had a little bit of browning on the leaves.
  2. Lebowski

    2010 Hop Plantations

    How do you tell the correct time to pick the cones? I have a small ammount of decent looking cones on my first year chinook at the moment.
  3. Lebowski

    2010 Hop Plantations

    I noticed some cones on my first year chinook the other day.. ..suprising because the base of the plant looks pretty eaten or something.. Had to put up a little wire fence to stop all the neighbourhood cats stratching and crapping in there. My first year cascade looks a lot healthier and...
  4. Lebowski

    New To Home Brew

    Hey GMK, dont suppose you have the recipe that was used? I find the blue mountain lager to be very nice with 1kg Light Dry Malt Extract and some cascade hops, goes well with the US-56 yeast.
  5. Lebowski

    Couple Of Questions About Purging And Storing Kegs

    I have heard oxidised beer tastes like wet cardboard, is this an accurate description so that I can look out for it? (Had already transported the keg the other day). Think I might pick up a portable keg charger or some sort just to purge like you suggested. I clean the kegs at my parents house...
  6. Lebowski

    Couple Of Questions About Purging And Storing Kegs

    I have moved into a small unit where I dont have any taps outside etc to wash out fermenters so I brew at my parents then stick it in a keg and transport the keg to my unit to stick in the fridge. My first question: Is it ok to transport my filled keg without purging the headspace with CO2 in...
  7. Lebowski

    Kegging Setups

    If you get a few I wouldnt mind getting my hands on one of them also :beerbang:
  8. Lebowski

    Ginger Beer And Apple Cider

    Blackrock apple cider with 6 grated red apples and brew blend #15 (light malt dextrose and corn syrup) turned out bloody great.
  9. Lebowski

    Perth Beer Shop Situation Vacant

    Hmm having to bullshit about wines sounds like hard work. The staff discount sound appealing though.
  10. Lebowski

    Keg Maintenance

    Holding a pressurised keg under water in the pool works too :P
  11. Lebowski

    Kramer's Bar Area

    Cut out that big white load bearing support, it will get in the way of taking pool shots :P
  12. Lebowski

    Us56 Dry Yeast

    Used this yeast with Muntons blonde beer kit and 1.5kg amber malt extract and some hops, turned out very nice
  13. Lebowski

    Girlfriend Remote

  14. Lebowski

    Thermostat Control

    How hard is the jaycar kit to put together? Any soldering?
  15. Lebowski

    Rooftop Red Lager

    One of my favourite beers at the moment.
  16. Lebowski

    Serving Coopers Pale Ale With Or Without Sediment

    Just adding a vote for stirring up the sediment.
  17. Lebowski

    How Do You Drink Your Beer?

    I use a big glass if I want to drink a lot of beer, or a small glass if I dont want to drink as much. HTH
  18. Lebowski

    Brew Advice? Amber Ales

    I heard someplace you should leave your fermenter to dry for about an hour after you've poured out the SMB solution. The drying of the stuff aparently lets off gas that does the sanitising. (Works for me anyway). Then rinse. I got a recipe pack from local HBS for amber ale that was Muntons...
  19. Lebowski

    Problem With Taps In Fridge.

    I seem to have got my foam problem under control now. I turn the serving pressure way down to about 50kpa (before I was trying at 100kpa and just got foam all the time). I open the tap a little bit (not all the way open) to let most of the air/foam out of the line and cool the tap a bit without...
  20. Lebowski

    Which Beer Forums Do You Use?

    Here and http://www.homebrewandbeer.com/forum/
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