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  2. supernerdy

    Progress of a first time brew

    I stirred after a few hours after watching youtube. Noticed ROTM says no stir also but haven't decided if i will or not.. as long as it tastes like good beer after i am happy
  3. The Bruce

    Progress of a first time brew

    Yeah I found the same thing. After the first 24hrs and nothing looked to be happening , that's when I decided to give it a stir.
  4. NewBrews

    Progress of a first time brew

    It's funny. I read on one thing that you don't need to stir but the directions on the inside of the label said to stir. I don't suppose it matters really.
  5. The Bruce

    Progress of a first time brew

    Just done my first test (on day 7 oops) . I got 1007 . Smelling like flat beer . Getting excited to bottle
  6. Titan

    Woo! Brew fridge acquired!

    Not even sure i answered any questions haha.
  7. Titan

    Woo! Brew fridge acquired!

    I couldn't make my mind up if to reply to the above post. Was not entirely sure what the question or question were. Anyhow here is my 2 cents worth. Fridge or freezer the inbuilt temperature control will be programed to prevent the compressor kicking in every time there is a change in the internal temperature of the unit. Now add a temperature controller to the equation, because they power off the unit it interrupts the built in failsafe settings so the unit will power up as normal. Most controllers have this offset setting to mimic what has been programmed with the original control settings. Mine currently is set at 0.5 deg. The beauty of the external controller is you measure the temperature of the liquid in the fv not the temerature of the unit. This gives you finer temperature control conditions and with a proper offset does not really effect the oem rated compressor life. Infact i think compressor life will be improved.
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  9. #granted+brew

    a good day for the brew rookie

    I've had a good week in my brewing journey. I'm starting to get a bit of stock up now and have been able to have 5 different beers of my own over the last 5 days. My last Czech Pils on Saturday, a few of my fresh Draught on Sunday, then my mosaic amber ale on Monday. Sampled my first hop slam IPA on Tuesday and yesterday I had a sneaky longneck of my toucan stout at 17 days in glass. Super happy with the IPA and OMG the stout is awesome! It was one of the few i did with 2 carb drops and I've stashed most of the rest away for a long rest Loving it! Cheers, Lee
  10. Foam is where the heart is.
  11. Lab Rat

    Brew #5

    Thanks Guys. Had beery aromas with strong ferment before, but not anything like this. Tastes pretty bland, but not nasty.
  12. John304

    The Friday Night 6 Pack Session

    same here, have to do it alone!
  13. Otto Von Blotto

    Brew #5

    You probably just got a hit of CO2
  14. John304

    Glassware

    you would be surprised at what you find at second hand shops!
  15. Otto Von Blotto

    Now here's an idea I like

    I'd quite happily drive that
  16. Otto Von Blotto

    Glassware

    I have a whole heap of different ones. A few of the headmaster schooner glasses that are my main ones, a few pint glasses of various shapes including a beer boot, a couple of litre steins that come out on special occasions and a genuine German stein with a lid on it. I think it's ceramic but not sure. I use it occasionally but it's more of a decorative piece.
  17. supernerdy

    Glassware

    Just found these as well https://www.ikea.com/au/en/catalog/products/90242033/
  18. Hairy

    Glassware

    If you want something fancy then I like the glasses from here: https://craftdglass.com/ Spiegelau make nice glasses if a little brittle. But sometimes you can't beat the versatile Aussie schooner glass like the Headmaster. A good all-rounder.
  19. supernerdy

    Glassware

    Hey guys, So I am starting to look at beer more seriously other than a way to get drunk. I see most people drink from a glass, and obviously a better option for home brew as well. What do you drink from ? Steins? Beer glasses? Pay day tomorrow so might go shopping on the weekend
  20. Hairy

    BRUT IPA

    The Captain started a thread a little while ago and made one.
  21. Phil_McGlass

    Cheap Coopers, Where D'ya Get It?

    Here in the UK Coopers kits generally sell for between £11 and £15. Which at the exchange rate is around $22 to $30 a can. But they are considered good value. Your International and Original range cans seem insanely cheap. What's a bit odd is that over here the tbree ranges dont vary much in price. The TC cans are often the same price as the ofhers, or just a pound more.
  22. GianAvur

    BRUT IPA

    HI HOP HEADS Anyone taken on the challenge of a Brut IPA or a Juicy IPA. Not that I like the modern use of IPA to me being old school it is still just Indian Pale Ale, but hey every old stick in the mud must move with the times occasionally? Cheers from the Rabbit Rabbit Home Brew Emporium
  23. supernerdy

    The Friday Night 6 Pack Session

    Its close enough to Friday yeah? Reading the posts and watching brew videos has me wanting beer early so grabbed a 6 pack of Gage Roads IPA. Just wish my woolies was a Dan's so I had a bigger selection to choose from so might have to drive a bit further next week
  24. Hairy

    Now here's an idea I like

    Tickets please!!!!!
  25. I agree (especially regarding Corona). It sounds like the number of exploding bottles is quite small relative to the quantity of beer produced. Given the amount of significantly dry hopped beer now I would have thought it would be more of a problem.
  26. Norris!

    Brew #5

    If the sample tasted fine it should be good. You will taste an infection or excessive phenols or esters.
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