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  1. pokolbinguy

    CO2 Reg freezing up at low pressure

    Hi All, I have a bit of a CO2 reg issue. We use CO2 in our winery to gas down the head spaces of the wine tanks to purge out the air/O2 in the headspace to limit oxidation, as such we have a CO2 bottle (F size I think, fits a hand trolley perfectly) with a CO2 reg on it and a simple hose on...
  2. pokolbinguy

    Frozen ferment...rock solid!

    Hi All, I had two ferments going and my TempMate has played up and has ended in the fermenting freezer running...well as a freezer and I ended up with two rock solid ferments. Anyone else out there experienced this and if so what was your method of getting it to finish ferment after this? I...
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    Auto Leco's - Alternator question for you.

    Hi Guys and Gals, I am hoping there may be a Auto Leco Brewer lurking on AHB tonight that may be able to help me out with a small issue we are having with the new Alternator on our tractor. If so, here it goes; we installed a new alternator in our tractor today and the replacement has an...
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    12v plug socket...where to buy?

    Hi Al, Following on from my search for a new Vacuum pump for a small wine bottling unit I have http://aussiehomebrewer.com/topic/72901-vacuum-pumps/ , I was able to get a replacement, but only its 12V. I have sourced a power supply http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/140579851450 But I require the...
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    Vacuum pumps?

    Hi All, Not exactly a beer related question but still "home brew"....just wine related. I have recently purchased a second hand "EnolMaster" vacuum filling unit and unfortunatley the vacuum pump in the unit seems to be dead. I am wondering if anyone on AHB might have any tips/connections or...
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    New 750ml bottles...yes new?

    Hi All, I am wondering if anyone has ever purchased NEW 750ml beer bottles, crow seal. If so where, and how much. The reason I ask is I am contemplating bottling some wine in these opposed to in wine bottles for two reasons...a point of difference and also ease of being able to do it at...
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    Simple Really.....a New Logo For 2013?

    Hi All...yes I mean all, all members and lurkers of AHB. It is nearly time for us all to have some a break from work, drink some beer (more than normal) and eat some food (more than normal) and enjoy life the way it should be over the festive season. Should you be celebrating xmas or just time...
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    A 2.23am Surprise...

    Well just thought I would share this little gem. Was just woken by my dog, thinking he wanted go outside for a whizz, take him out, but he wasn't overly interested in the idea, take him back inside and off he goes the living area to show me that somehow one of my beer taps had been knocked on...
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    Gas Connection Question

    Hi All, Question for those plumbers out there with Gas experience/ticket. Not 100% brewing related but this is to do with running a gas fridge that will house homebrew and considering many people use gas to boil with may be helpful for others in the future. I have a gas fridge that I have in...
  10. pokolbinguy

    Cleaning Keg Dip Tubes?

    This thought has crossed my mind every time I have cleaned a keg prior to filling and after emptying a keg, what do you all do in regards to cleaning the dip tube in the keg. I normally hose the keg out when its empty and store it for next time, then when I need it again I put boiling water and...
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    Homebrand Cans....what Yeast Is It?

    Hi All, Probably been asked before but I was wondering if anyone knows what yeast strain comes with the cans of goo, Homebrand that is? I just put together a couple of quick brews for the easter long weekend camping group (read as...drink it down quick!!) and while I ditched the packaged...
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    Mill - What To Buy, And Why, And Where?

    Hi All, I am looking to buy a grain mill and over the years I have noticed people have used many different mills from modified pasta / marga mills through to what looks like sex in a mill, the MillMaster. I realise this has been brought up before but these mills seem to change a bit over time...
  13. pokolbinguy

    Wanted: Grain Mill

    Hi all, I'm looking to buy a grain mill, preferably a millmaster or monster mill as opposed to a marga. If anyone is looking to pass one on please let me know as a new mill, handle and hopper wont see much change from $300. Cheers, pok
  14. pokolbinguy

    Bulk Grain In Newcastle?

    G'day folks, I am thinking of buying my self a mashmaster grain mill with some Xmas cash I got as gifts but wondering where local hunter brewers buy their bulk grain? Does MHB sell bulk grain? Or do I need to look elsewhere? Cheers, Pok
  15. pokolbinguy

    Wanted - Big Cooling Coil Or Spear....

    Hi All, I am wondering if someone might be able to point me in the right direction. I am hoping to buy some cooling coils / plates / spears to use to cool wine ferments (500-1000L) and thought some of the crowd on here might have tips of where to look. They will be plumbed into existing cooling...
  16. pokolbinguy

    Finally Back On The Horse....

    Well after a very long break between brews due to uni, moving, new jobs and a bit of laziness I have FINALLY put my brewery back together and Mash is in. Spent a few hours playing with my hose....new silicon hosing :) Might post a few photos for giggles. Mmmm mash!!! Pok P.S. Must order...
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    Cans Of Goo Online?

    Hi All, Before I go an further, yes I brew AG....but as we all know time doesn't always allow for a day of brewing and I have made some damn good kits in the past. Is there anywhere online that stocks kit gear? we don't have a LHBS any more and BigW etc only stock the normal coopers cans. I...
  18. pokolbinguy

    Charity - Raise Money For Cancer Council

    Hi All, My GF is joining in Cancer Councils Walk to work day. Sponsor her and the Team and Fuse Gallery. http://walktowork.gofundraise.com.au/page/KathrynLynch All money raised goes direct to the Cancer Council. Cheers, Pok P.S. She is a hot hairdresser....;) ;)
  19. pokolbinguy

    Anyone A Tiler Or Leco Or Ac Installer In The Hunter?

    Hi All, Just wondering if anyone on AHB is a tiler, leco or AC installer...or all (if they exist) in the hunter valley? Got a bucket load of work to do at the old mans house / brewery and looking for someone to do some or all of the work. Tiling - Whole bathroom. Floor area approx 10 sqm...
  20. pokolbinguy

    Swap 'n' Go...swap Old For "new" Prices?

    Hi All, I have a couple of camp gas bottles floating around the garage that are well and truly out of date and I was thinking that swap and go might be the better alternative (price dependent of course) than buying a new bottle. Does anyone know what they charge to swap for a 4kg bottle??? I...
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