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  1. SnailAle

    Cider questions

    My initial idea was boil the fresh juice to kill anything in there and backsweeten with erythritol but was told that affects the quality and flavour of the juice.
  2. SnailAle

    Cider questions

    G'day guys, Couple of hopefully quick apple cider questions. I recently got a press and was real keen to use some of my mates apples to create a cider. I assumed it would be as straight forward as replacing the mangrove jack apple concentrate water mix with real apple juice. I was at a home...
  3. SnailAle

    Any Other Hobbies?

    Hunting, gardening, eating what I hunt and grow in my garden, photography, writing about the aforementioned activities. Pretty much sums me up
  4. SnailAle

    Sparkling ale yeast

    G'day guys, Been going through a crazy year, did up the old house and sold it, bought a new house and doing it up, had a baby and the list goes on. So I'm finally getting a chance to brew my first beer of the year, got 3 lined up and had a question about my sparkling. I'm using danstar...
  5. SnailAle

    Which beersmith?

    Ahk that makes sense, I'll buy it tonight. Cheers for the help gents
  6. SnailAle

    Which beersmith?

    The only benefit I'm interested in is the 125 stores recipes over the 15 of the basic one. The other stuff I'm indifferent to. What do you do when you've maxed out recipes?
  7. SnailAle

    Which beersmith?

    Tossing up whether it's worth jumping from the once off basic setup of beersmith to the gold. If the gold was a once off it'd be a no brainer but $50 a year seems steep. Old me I ouldn't care but with two mortgages and a baby very near I just don't have money to be shovelling out like I used to...
  8. SnailAle

    Condensed brews

    Haha that I could do but he's my best mate so I'll tough it out. Thanks for the replies though all. Not really convincing me it's worth doing though.
  9. SnailAle

    Condensed brews

    My brewing "partner" finally joined me for his first brew a week ago. All he has done since is complain that the amount of effort for the volume of beer we get out of our 30 litre guten isn't worth the effort. I obviously see differently but that's besides the point. I have been wondering...
  10. SnailAle

    Beer can chicken

    Did a beer can chicken tonight, good eats!
  11. SnailAle

    From the Bush

    Shredded venison shoulder tacos
  12. SnailAle

    Article on rain water tank safety

    Of course people in the industry don't want you drinking it, they lose a lot of money by not being able to monopolize an essential service like water so scare tactics like this is what they resort to. I'll never forget my boss telling me when I started working for a water Corp that any time...
  13. SnailAle

    Draft strategy proposes radical plan to boost booze prices

    Just to be clear, this has nothing to do with curbing binge drinking. Similar to the alcopop tax it's just a justification to throw out because they want a bigger cut in tax. If they were that concerned with people's health alcohol and cigarettes would've banned. Or similar to places in the NT...
  14. SnailAle

    NZ IPA

    Yeah I put all the grain, hops and yeast into a basket and it was a little over $70. If I can nearly halve that I'd be wrapped!
  15. SnailAle

    NZ IPA

    Hey mate I was looking to do this recipe and as I put the hops together they were going to cost $35 or something, where do you go to get them for half that?
  16. SnailAle

    Proof my saison and sparkling recipe please

    Coopers sparkling is the beer in mind but I was wanting to put my own little spin on it. I think I'm getting into the stage of enjoying playing with recipes. I originally planned to do the saison more straight forward, just saw a few recipes online with a bit more and added in the cara to make...
  17. SnailAle

    Proof my saison and sparkling recipe please

    Gday guys Just wondering if anyone would be willing to sanity check my recipes. I found it very useful for my pale and blonde I did recently getting help from you lads. The sparkling is my old man's favourite beer and it's kind of our thing when I visit the farm to down a couple of long necks...
  18. SnailAle

    Food Gardening

    Thinning out the onions, these littlw fellas will be used in a roast of some description I reckon.
  19. SnailAle

    I love beer and brewing, but..

    I usually have 1-2 four to six nights a week. Break it up with scotch and wine too