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  1. Punkal

    Smoking Meat...

    Well I had to pitch in $105 of my own hard earned pocket money to get it but yes I guess I am well loved. I can't wait to test it out. I really want to do some beef jerky and a beer can chicken, the old BBQ was not tall enough, I could fit 6 in this one.
  2. Punkal

    Smoking Meat...

    Got my fathers day present early... Put the last of my charcoal through it last night to burn the wax off the grills, put some oil on all inside surfaces like the instructions told me to and just to see how it goes. It needs a lot more charcoal than my old BBQ but that was just a small and...
  3. Punkal

    2015 Hop Plantations, Show Us Your Hop Garden!

    Got home from work a little early today and was able to take a few photos of the bines, both are just starting to poke through. Here is the cascade. They are just starting to show. Link full sized image if anyone is interested http://i.imgur.com/1Kqm9RS.jpg And here is the Cluster Here is...
  4. Punkal

    2015 Hop Plantations, Show Us Your Hop Garden!

    I am no expert but everything I have read has said to plant them close to the surface. If I was in your position I would try to tip everything you have in out keeping it all together and then put new potting mix in and then put the old mix on top and backfill the edges. I am no expert or even a...
  5. Punkal

    2015 Hop Plantations, Show Us Your Hop Garden!

    Well its been a long time with life and other hobbies getting in the way but I have finally made some time. I put the 2 rhizomes I got on Tuesday into pots toady, I was going to do it yesterday but the missus had other plans. I got a Cascade and a Cluster and put up 3 strings per pot, I only...
  6. Punkal

    First Hydrometerreading

    yep 2 weeks is a good middle of the road time. Generally the added time will give you the following bonuses. Fermented out completely Clears up Yeast can clean up after themselves and put some "age" on it.
  7. Punkal

    New To Fonts/taps/keezers

    Freezer lids should not have any cooling coils in them but they can have power cables running through them including 240v AC so a little caution is advised. For a font you will need a tower, taps and shanks (probably called a shank elbow or 90 degree shank) Somebody posted the other day a...
  8. Punkal

    First Hydrometerreading

    Never thought to use the dishwasher... Going to do that now... OP, My routine is a little different now but when I started I would leave it for 2 weeks and then check gravity wait 2 days and check it again, unless you were making something with a very high gravity it would be ready for bottling.
  9. Punkal

    How Much Did You Brew 2012?

    I started brewing again after a long break at the start of December. I got 3 brews in at 23ish L each (one was 25L, I get better efficiency now), So just over 70L for that month.
  10. Punkal

    Ag Demo's

    Pat at absolute homebrew did in his old falconbridge store but I don't know if he does anymore.
  11. Punkal

    What Are You Brewing III

    Ok thanks guys I guess the KISS approach is best for this style.
  12. Punkal

    Anyone Serving Hot Kegs Through A Plate Chiller?

    When serving you also want to keep turbulence from keg to tap to a minimum, turbulence will cause CO2 to escape solution and you will have a lot of head problems, a plate chiller is about as turbulent as you can get. You are chilling it at the same time so that will counter it a little but you...
  13. Punkal

    What Are You Brewing III

    I have been looking at making a weizen, I have basically the same ingredients and proportions, I was thinking about using a little golden promise (to add a little extra sweetness) as well as munich, what do you think?
  14. Punkal

    Introduce Yourself.

    Welcome to the forum, hope you find some useful information and don't be afraid to contribute.
  15. Punkal

    What Are You Brewing III

    The Chock Rye Mild is fermenting away happily, yesterday there was a crazy transformation at 0900 the krausen was a thick brown mass that looked a little like the top of a chocolate cake, it even had a few cracks in it. About 3 hours later white foam had pushed its way through the cracks and the...
  16. Punkal

    Watery Beer - Forgot To Measure Og, Think I Added Too Much Water

    I did use BrewMate but beersmith is just a little more nice (I really like the sliders telling you if you are in style) and has a android app with a timer on it.
  17. Punkal

    Bridgeport Mill

    Good luck with your brew. A little cardboard should do the trick I would imagine.
  18. Punkal

    Waterbaths

    A thing to remember when doing a water bath is don't forget to sanitizing the tap, you have been providing it with the perfect place for nastys to live and breed.
  19. Punkal

    Watery Beer - Forgot To Measure Og, Think I Added Too Much Water

    You can put the priming sugar in individually but a process called balk priming if done correctly will give you better results, it is also less work and quicker than putting sugar into each bottle individually. LDME is about 70-75% fermentable (approx) so 30-25% (approx) deference would be...
  20. Punkal

    Bridgeport Mill

    well that will do the job... Better than cranking it. How much ended up on the floor?
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