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  1. joshuahardie

    Belvedere Vodka - Dan Murphy Misprint

    Don't know if this is relevant to anyone. Dan Murphys stuffed up their latest catalogue, and are selling 1Litre bottles of Belvedere for the price of a 750ml I have seen a few different online prices, but the stuffup means you save somewhere between $22.50 and $35 a bottle I got a couple...
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    Anyone going to Bitter and Twisted 2015

    If anyone is going to bitter and twisted from the CCB on Saturday, drop me a message, ill be there, we can catch up for a beer
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    How to fix horrible efficiency

    Doing BIAB my efficiency of late is embarassing. Hovering around the low 60% range. But yesterday took the cake. Brewing a triple, cause of limited mash volume (about 7kg is my max) I decided to brew with 4kg of Pils malt, and boost gravity, with 1.5kg LME and 1kg of Sugar. With 70%...
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    Bitter and Twisted meetup

    post 1000. nice Central Coast Brewers, If anyone is interested in attending Bitter and Twisted this year, I am going up on Saturday, so if anyone wants to train pool or similar, let me know.
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    Australian Hotel Beer Festival

    The Australian Heritage Hotel beer festival is on this weekend from the 17-19 https://australianheritagehotel.iwannaticket.com.au/event/10th-annual-beer-festival-NzczNA Ill be there on the friday arvo. come say hi to me if you are there, ill be in the doctors orders shirt
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    Why do we get scorched wort

    Hi All, I've been having an on and off issue with an element scorching and burning the malt. Once or twice I just put it off to bad technique, but it has happened to me today, and I am at a loss why it happened. Simple grain bill of 50% pale and 50% wheat 45 mins into the boil i can smell...
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    New Years Catchup / Swap

    Hi Guys, The site has been pretty quiet of late, and I thought I would stir the pot a little. I would wager that it is going to be hard to pencil in a Sunday before Xmas to catch up and do a beer taste, but how about catch up in early Jan. Tentativly pencil in Sunday 12th Jan which give us a...
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    Rays Outdoors Erina closing down sale

    For any people in the area, Rays outdoors at erina is closing down on the 12/5 I was in there yesterday and most of their floor stock is 50% off. So things like 40l aluminium pots (crab cookers) were $50, and some without boxes were $30 3 and 4 ring burners were 50% off and same with the...
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    Adjusting Thin Mouthfeel After Fermentaiton

    I have a FWK down at the moment OG was 1044 FG is 1011 So a more than acceptable fermentation. However the beer is thin like I cannot believe. Just tastes like a watery hop tea, with no appreciable malt flavour. Couple of questions. Searching has shown that I can add back some mouthfeel...
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    Vale Geoff Scharer

    from http://www.brewsnews.com.au/2012/05/vale-g...n+Brews+News%29 Sad news reached us today about the passing of brewer Geoff Scharer. Hyperbole often abounds in newspapers with the passing of significant people and the word “pioneering” is overused. However, I can’t think of a more fitting...
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    Sydney Pub Crawl

    As per FG's suggestion, lets nail down a month, If you have a favourite date, speak up or forever hold your peace...
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    Carbonating A Lambic

    As the title says, I have a lambic that has had 2 years of maturation and the time has come to bottle. it is insanely clear and any yeast that was in it, has dropped out a long time ago I have tried a few methods 1. reinoculating with beer from a fermenting brew and adding a dash of sugar -...
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    Cudo Hoegaarden Offer

    Six Margaret River reds & whites AND a case of Hoegaarden for $89 Delivered Click me Your Milliage May Vary
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    Worlds Hoppiest Beer

    Yikes Clicky!!! Clocking in at 2500 IBUs (International Bitterness Units) and 13.3% ABV, Alpha-fornication proves that sometimes people climb mountains just because theyre there. And sometimes, Beer Geeks will try anything on a dare. The hoppiest beer we know of was a meager 2007 IBUs, so we...
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    R2d2 Keg Fridges!

    http://www.bitrebels.com/geek/r2-bbq-beer2...mmer-bbq-party/ enjoy nerds
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    How Does Flavour Change When Ageing?

    HI there, I have a RIS that has just finished fermentation. OG1080 - FG1018 Despite best intentions to keep the temps AT 18 DEGREES, due to a very vigorous fermentation temps up to 22 degrees were seen. Now I am left with a beer with a very strong alcoholic bite, and is very warming. Also...
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    Polyclar Causing Airlock Activity

    Brewers, As per the title, I have started using Polyclar and I have noticed that it is causing airlock activity even though the beer is at terminal gravity. It has happened to me all of the three times I have used it but Ill give an example of a current brew. Beer started at 1050 and...
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    Brewdog The End Of History: On A Budget

    As a retort to the Brewdog - End of History...... here is a more budget approach to achieving the same result Inspired by that enormously expensive beer that's sold in dead squirrels, Tom Scott attempts his own, super-budget version. Full marks for going through with it and for mailing it off...
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    Electric Vs Gas

    Hi All, I know most have their opinions on which is better for their brewery, Gas or Electric heating, but I am curious if anyone has any solid research about which one is cheaper, especially cost vs time. My feeling is that electricity is cheaper and quieter , but would take longer to get a...
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    Blending Of Smoke Beers

    Hi I have a Smoked APA in secondary, that used approx 2.5% rauch malt. The idea was to just get a bit of a background hint of smoke. Problem is that 2.5% was way too small of an amount to get the taste that I am after. I was thinking, can I do a stovetop mash so say about 500gm of malt...
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