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    St Pat's Convoluted Counter Flow Wort Chiller

    I've got a brand new CCWC from St Pats. Bought it about 10 months ago, never been used. still in box. Cost of course was $100 US, and with freight and customs clearance cost me about $300 landed. Thought i would offer it to you guys before putting it on ebay. Would like $275, anyway, PM me if...
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    Stout - Priming Question

    Sorry to start another thread on this topic, but couldn't find any info in the search. My stout is about 6 weeks overdue for bottling because i have been trying to find priming ratios. O.G. was 1.070, and F.G. is 1.020. Can't seem to get it any lower and it has been in secondary for over a...
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    First Partial Mash - Thumbs Up

    To everyone who has shared their knowledge and inspired me to get on the way to partial/all grain extract... i just want to say thanks. Last night i did my first partial with great success. I used 2.2 kg pale malt, 500g munich, 150g caramunich, 100g crystal, 50g chocolate... all in the esky for...
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    Haven't Brewed In A While! Suggestions?

    Well it's been many months since i put on a brew, and it seems i've forgotten all the wonderful things i had in mind many months ago. I want to do my own pale ale (not anything as hoppy as a IPA), without kit assistance, and have the following ingredients: 1.5kg Morgans Liquid Pale, and Extra...
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    Specialty Grains: Carapils & Caramunich

    Hi Everyone!! I bought 500g of each of these specialty grains, carapils and caramunich, and want to know what beers they are suited towards. Should i use them in Lager/Ale or both. They both look very light in colour and i that is why i bought them. When i used crystal malt and realised how...
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    Coopers Stout Kit

    My local Coles supermarket has just got in the full range of coopers kit beers (not the heritage series), so at $9.49 per can it is quite a cheap form of malt extract. And certainly cheaper than my HBS at $14. I am happy to boil it to remove the hop flavouring if necessary.... which has nothing...
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    Quick Poll On Ccing

    I just wanted to take a quick pole on CCing... see if their is a general consensus. Question is how long do you CC? I can't bring myself to wait longer than 3 weeks in CC. Afterall it's already taken nearly 3 weeks to ferment the bastard and i am eager to bottle it, then let it stand for...
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    William Tell Apple Cider Kit

    HI guys, just bought this william tell apple cider kit (dry), and can't find much information on it. The HBS person didn't know much about them either, other than it was a popular seller... so i took a chance. I wanted to know of anyone else's experience with cider?? it doesn't mention...
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    What Do I Do With A C/f Wort Chiller?

    ok, it probably sounds like the dumbest question you've ever heard.... my brother in-law just returned from the US, and my wife organised for him to get me a St Pats Convoluted Counterflow Wort Chiller. (because she had heard me talk about it for months). Problem is now i have this wonderful...
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    What Is A Draught?

    Can anyone tell me what the characteristics of a draught beer should be like? What makes a draught a draught. I had a kilkenny draught on the weekend which i thought was absolutely fabulous! The only other draught that comes to mind is carlton draught, which is horrible. To me it tastes more...
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    2178 Wyeast Lager Blend

    I just picked up this yeast on the weekend (because it was the only one they had for lagers), and was wondering if anyone has ever tried this? I'm a bit sus about the "complex flavour profile" and that the packet says for "interesting tastes". I was going to use it in the replication of a...
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    Bastard Fart Smell

    Well, i've finally done it. Moved the wife's car out of the garage (only a single) and officially begun to build my all grain brewery. Over the past two weeks, i've bought a fridge, converted it with the koki fuji (thermostat we've been talking about), converted a cooler and made a manifold...
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    Basic Ag Questions?

    hi everyone, i've decided it's time to go to AG. i have read hundreds of pages/threads on AG procedures and setups... which has left me confused!! First things first... the mash tun. Going to make one out of an esky according to John Palmers guidlines. What i'm not sure on is how big will my...
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    Should Cascade Taste Cidery?

    my first time experimenting with hops... i added 25g of cascade hop pellets. Used GMKs method of putting into cup with boiling water for 10 min before throwing into 2ndary. Used nylon hop bag. 2 weeks later... The result has been very strong citrus aroma and a very cidery taste. I can't work...
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    Can I Save My Brew?

    I dry hopped my IPA with 25grams of Cascade Hop Pellets and now after a week in secondary it tastes sickly sweet with very citrusy overtones.. not unlike twinings lemon and ginger tea. The recipe: black rock East IPA 1.5kg Pale LME morgans 300g dextrose S-04 Safale yeast Primary for 1 week...
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    Are We Talking Pellets?

    thanks to everyone who has posted many a great recipe! Right now i am particularly interested in hop additions, and just wanted to know if most of the references you make to hop additions involved hop pellets? or the actual flowers, or plugs. I assumed they were pellets, as that is what is most...
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    Bad Fermentation

    Just wanted to know if i have a bad fermentation? Brew: coopers sparkling ale. It hasn't been great so far... i racked after 4 days at SG 1016 to 2ndary. It bubbled for a few more days after that, but then died in the arse and was basically stuck at 1014 for nearly a week. All temperatures were...
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    Crystal Malt

    Hi everyone! i am still pretty new to this, so i was just after some opinions... i am about to brew another IPA, but this time wanted to experiment with some crystal malt. I have 500 grams and was wondering how much I should use? The book i have says i should steep this in the boiling wort...
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    How Critical Is Temperature Stability?

    While i realise that it is important to ferment between 18- 22C, how critical is temperature stability? I can maintain this temperature range ok, but of course my brew fluctuates between these temperatures during the day from 19 to 23C. Is there any benefit to holding the temperature constant...
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    First Brew Anxiousness

    Ok, i am sure you hear this kind of rubbish from the newbies all the time, so hopefully this will be my last official "newbie" post (apologies to those who have read it all before) .... My IPA (Coopers kit) was 3 days primary and (from 1.042 down to 1.019) then into 2ndary for 7 days. For the...
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