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Jolls

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G'day All

New to the site here and keen to learn. I have done a couple of kits previously, a couple of BIAB brews with my son and through You Brew It when they were about over a number of years, I have decided to stop procrastinating and take a dive into the deep end. I have a 4 tap keezer and a fermenttion fridge up and running - loaded it up with beer from Tumut River Brewing (localish micro brewery) over Christmas.

I have a Tumut River Brewing Co Hitchikers Guide to the Galaxy at day 7 in the fermentation fridge at the moment as the first brew I am doing. Wife loves cider so I am going to have a crack at that this weekend.

I have collected or made most of the gear to have a crack at all grain brewing with a couple of pots a couple of cooling coils and a lautering esky so I am keen to get cracking. I have ordered Bronzed Brews and want to try some of the early tooths/reschs recipes (I am a member of the Reschs Appreciation Sociatey) and recreate the DA from my youth.

I am located amongst the wineries of Murrumbateman - not a huge wine fan so mislocated. But I live on a few acres and am coming up to retirement so maybe put down some hops and a bit of barley for shits and giggles going forward. Who knows how deep the rabbit hole wil get.

Cheers n Beers
Jolls
 

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Welcome, Jolls. Be interested to hear about any malt production you might get into "for shits and giggles". There's been a few over the years that have started posting about their malting experiments but they seems to drift off. Best of luck with whatever you get up to.
 

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Thanks Feldon,
That will be a couple of years off and once I get through mastering the basics of all grain brewing. is it even possible to master this beast?;) But I have the land - not great soild but will have some time between working on classic bikes and drinking the odd ale. I have done some intial research and the hops are possible - but I need wind protection (Murrumbateman is in a wind tunnel - the Yass Valley is littered with wind farms.
We will see - thanks fo rthe welcome!
Cheers n Beers
Jolls
 

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Jolls, When you like one of your beers, you've mastered brewing. When you don't like it, you haven't.

I looked up that first beer of yours. Good choice for that. Ales are faster and in most easier to do than lagers.

Re Galaxy, I don't know what recipe you're using but my advice and that of a few others is to use Galaxy for late additions and dry hopping, but not for bittering, especially if the beer is high in IBUs. But it's very much a matter of taste, how one perceives bitterness.

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Jolls

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Thanks YankinOz

Great advice. I will let you know when I have something that I like!
I was aiming at something simple for the first one so at least I have that part right.
Just about to put a ball valve into the boiling vessel and get cracking.
Cheers n Beers
Jolls
 

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