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  • RECIPE OF THE MONTH

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    RECIPE FOR BREWERS OUTSIDE AUS:  Off Track Session XPA.pdf

  • CRAFT RECIPE OF THE MONTH

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    RECIPE FOR BREWERS OUTSIDE AUS:  

    Wireless Brown Ale.pdf

  • Posts

    • I've been looking at this for quite a while to clone some Belgian beers. Not tried yet but I will.
    • Candi sugar is bloody expensive when I have a go at a Belgian I think I will have a go at inverted sugar just for an experiment anyone else had a go?
    • As a newbie, I've tried the drops for simplify things,but the results were very ccarbonated. Tried the "spoon" with different measures and it was excelent. I used dextrose for carbonation. It takes more time,but the results are much more than better. Just my 2 cents....
    • If there is a nasty smell to your yeast, however you have obtained it, then dump.  No smell is still okay. My son swears by the Load 'n' Go card.  That way the government cannot see how much money he has and if somebody scams his card, the best they get is a few bucks.  In fact I am using it to pay my BrewFather subscription in a few days.
    • I think that Candi Sugar is more to style than using Dextrose.  Will it taste any different/better, no idea.
    • a few phrases to look out for - some of which are in this thread; - Sodium Percarbonate: added to many laundry powders which are 'BAD' for homebrew since most add soaps/perfumes; - 'Morgan's lo suds and Morgan's Sanitiser': never heard of them but there are 2 main types of cleaners/sanitisers for homebrew (which are DIFFERENT to a steriliser/disinfectant): 1.) 'alkaline' based detergent/cleaner - the alkaline cleaner is an 'over night' soaker that cleans biodegradable stuff like beer crud but it does not 'wash off' the dregs/scum/oil/etc from the items; 2.) 'non-rinse' sanitiser - after the alkaline 'clean' (or a wash/clean with dishwashing liquid & good rinsing/drying) the non-rinse sanitiser kills bacteria/germs/etc that can make beer taste like vinegar - but be wary of scratches that can harbour bacteria where a simple soak may not be enough; ....also, diluted bleach or boiling are ways to sanitise but require either much rinsing or may cause damage due to high heat.
    • Sounds like you're looking or the difference between mash, mini mash, steeping, mesh bag/no mesh bag - & other terms that are confusing to me... 1.) 'Beef up your beer kits by adding some grains and hops with a method known as a "Mini Mash" ' - by CraigTube [WARNING - the B/W intro seems 'spooky']; 2.) 'Difference between Mashing and Steeping - Tips in under 5 minutes' - by The Home Brew Network (AKA 'Gash' AKA 'CELLAR DWELLERS'); 3.) another CraigTube 'Easy Home Brewing - All Grain on the Stove'; 4.) if you're in Aust & need an idea for stainless pots for 'Grain To Glass' without the budget for 'Grainfather/BrewZilla' then there's [could not find the specific vid by 'The Home Brew Network' so here is what his BigW {dead} links were pointing to originally]: EDIT; I'll add the direct links here since this aint a 9 yr old YouTube vid... 4a.) Stock Pot 7.6L $10AU [Sept2021] (* he wanted the 19L pot) www.bigw.com.au/product/brilliant-basics-stock-pot-7-6l-silver/p/63354/ 4b.) Stock Pot 19L $20AU [Sept2021] www.bigw.com.au/product/brilliant-basics-stock-pot-19l-silver/p/63355/
    • Reminds me of .. {why do some videos 'ask' to be replaced with a link but others, like this, do not??!??}  
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