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2015 Agenda

Discussion in 'Central Coast Brewers' started by rob.n.hill@gmail.com, 11/1/15.

 

  1. rob.n.hill@gmail.com

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    Posted 11/1/15
    Hi all,

    I have two things I'm wondering about -

    1. Is there any plan to have meetups or joint brews or other events this year? I didn't manage to make any of them last year, as my wife seems to have developed an uncanny ability to organise large family events on these days. I can't understand how she does it as she's not a forum member (that I know of) - perhaps 2015 will be better.

    2. Bulk buys - one of the things that kills me is the amount of freight/postage required to do all-grain brewing - are there ever any bulk buys organised for the Central Coast?

    Something I've been considering is approaching the Six String Brewery to see if they'd on-sell bags of base malts e.g. Maris Otter for close to what they're paying - would anybody else be interested in this?

    Cheers,

    Rob
     
  2. mr_wibble

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    Posted 14/1/15
    > Is there any plan to have meetups or joint brews or other events this year?

    I guess not ;)

    Have you talked to Country Brewer Toukley about buying grain by the bag ?

    I don't have a mill, so I'm not in position to buy (let alone store) a metric ass-load of malt - which is probably 2 sacks (how many sacks can you load an ass with anyway? [1])

    Anyone been tasting the club barleywines ?

    I've just been too busy to brew anything lately. And all those 1/2 dozen bottles left over from keg-fills have accumulated to the point where I can no longer get to stuff in my cupboard - so I've been slowly drinking & giving away the remanents pile rather than making more.

    On the plus side, the 1874 original-recipe IPA I made with > 300 grams of hops (~20 litre batch) is now quite quite OK. But I can't help thinking I should have let it age outside of the fridge, at least for a few weeks. Probably in the back of the car, so it gets agitated a bit to simulate being on a ship to India.

    [1] Google says ~ 160kg. That's some ass.
    ref: https://www.google.com.au/search?q=how+much+weight+can+a+donkey+carry
     
  3. rob.n.hill@gmail.com

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    Posted 14/1/15
    Good idea re: Country Brewer Toukley - I've just emailed Duane asking him if they can help, and I'll report back.

    I don't have a mill either - its purchase is entirely dependent on the availability of the malts :D

    Cheers!
     
  4. gone brewing

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    Posted 18/1/15
    Hi

    I'd be up for a casual get together in the park at Long Jetty some time, maybe pick a day in Feb and whoever can make it, great.

    Cheers
    Dick
     
  5. rob.n.hill@gmail.com

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    Posted 18/1/15
    Count me in.

    How about the 7th or 8th of Feb? (might as well start the date conversation).
     
  6. n87

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    Posted 19/1/15
    im in... pending other commitments.
     
  7. gone brewing

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    Posted 19/1/15
    Past meetings have been sundays so let's make it the 8th at 3pm. If no objections I will send an email out to everyone who is on the email list.
     
  8. rob.n.hill@gmail.com

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    Posted 19/1/15
    No objections here - go for it!
     
  9. rob.n.hill@gmail.com

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    Posted 20/1/15
    Duane from Country Brewer - Toukley just got back to me with news that means I have to go and buy a grain mill :)

    [SIZE=11pt]Hi Rob,[/SIZE]
    [SIZE=11pt]Thanks for the email.[/SIZE]

    [SIZE=11pt]Yes I can supply 25kg bags, Marris Otter would be $80[/SIZE]
    [SIZE=11pt]We have a variety of Base malt, mainly Joe White and Barrett Burston, but also Weyermann, Bairds and Thomas Fawcett[/SIZE]
    [SIZE=11pt]Good idea to call the shop or email to see if its in stock. We tend to go through a fair amount.[/SIZE]

    [SIZE=11pt]We do bulk buys for our local brew club, but if you can get more than 20 bags I can do one for you.[/SIZE]
    [SIZE=11pt]Basically looking at the same price as Ross, Craftbrewer.[/SIZE]

    [SIZE=11pt]Cheers mate,[/SIZE]

    [SIZE=11pt]Duane Wright[/SIZE]
    [SIZE=11pt]Country Brewer-Toukley[/SIZE]
    [SIZE=11pt]356b Main Rd[/SIZE]
    [SIZE=11pt]Toukley, NSW, 2263[/SIZE]
    [SIZE=11pt](02) 43 966 887[/SIZE]
    [SIZE=11pt]toukley@countrybrewer.com.au[/SIZE]
     
  10. rob.n.hill@gmail.com

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    Posted 20/1/15
    I didn't get a mail - am I on the list? :)
     
  11. gone brewing

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    Posted 20/1/15
    Pulled my finger out and sent the email. Did you get it? Also started another topic for the meeting.
     
  12. joshuahardie

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    Posted 21/1/15
    we can bring it up at the event,
    but I think a winter group brew would be good

    there are also a couple of notable beer events on this year including a sydney GABS that we could all travel to.
    Things like a six strings catchup, or a bitter and twisted / warners at the bay festival catchup are other events to consider
     
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  13. rob.n.hill@gmail.com

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    Nope - I didn't get it - can you add me to the list? rob.n.hill@gmail.com

    Cheers!
     
  14. gone brewing

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    Posted 21/1/15
    instructions sent to your email
     
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    Posted 1/9/15
    Hi All, any plan for a group brew? keen to get in on one
     
  16. rob.n.hill@gmail.com

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    Posted 1/9/15
    Let's make a plan.

    How does this work? I've never done a group brew :D Are we all brewing the same single beer, or multiple brews simultaneously or what?
     
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    me neither....

    I think last time they made a barleywine at country brewer (?) and each took a cube home.


    I guess if its only us 2, we could do it on my rig.
    I have never tried to do a batch above ~50L tho.
     
  18. rob.n.hill@gmail.com

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    I'm happy to do either.

    On my equipment I can do double batches of standard OG beer, but my mash tun capacity is too low (40L) to do a barleywine double batch - but we can pool our resources.

    Let's give the others some time to see the post and go from there.
     
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    Ive just got a 1V BIAB 80L pot.
    Worst case, i pour water through the grain while its hangin' round

    But it would be good to see a big system at work.
     

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