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    BREW DAY!! WATCHA' GOT, EH!? 2019

    Sorry didn't really answer you're mash question. If you're aiming for 23 litres need to start with 30+ litres. Each system will be different I'm sure guys on here who know way more than me will have a formula! To mash at 68c the water would need to about 71c before grain added.
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    BREW DAY!! WATCHA' GOT, EH!? 2019

    Smash meaning single malt and single hop. Boil is a countdown so 60 mins total and your first addition at 60 mins. Half a tablet of whirlfloc at 10 mins remaining. 30@0 means 30g of the hops added at the end of the boil. So the dry hop is added to fermenter after fermentation is complete approx 7 days. Hope that helps.
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    BREW DAY!! WATCHA' GOT, EH!? 2019

    My first Biab was a smash brew. 6.5 kg golden promise mashed at 68c for 60 mins. Mosaic 15g@60, 25@15,whirfloc at 10 30@0 and 30g dry hop. Us05 yeast.. Great beer.
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    BREW DAY!! WATCHA' GOT, EH!? 2019

    First brew of the new year. Something different from my usual hoppy ales/ipas. 2.2 kg of pilsner and 2.2 of wheat. 60 min boil with 20g hallertau at 45 No chill. Add to fermenter tomorrow arvo. Still not sure on temp thinking 19-20? Wb-06 yeast. Half the batch (10l) is gonna be an experiment with raspberries added to a secondary after fermentation. Pressure is on Mrs wants a raspberry beer as good as the ones she's been drinking from Ministry brewing Barossa Valley! Thinking 1kg fruit for 10l? Any help or previous experiences would be appreciated. Cheers
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    BREW DAY!! WATCHA' GOT, EH!? 2019

    Looking at doing something similar with raspberries. Haven't made a fruit beer before do you pasteurise the fruit? Do you add fruit to primary fermenter or transfer to a secondary fermenter containing the fruit?
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    What are you growing? 2018

    Finally got my patch sorted and fenced to prevent access from my bluey and the kids so last thing I want is the heat destroying my crop!
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    What are you growing? 2018

    Looks a mess in the photo but there is a path through the patch. Plenty of tomatoes, corn, herbs, avocado tree from next door and figs. Got the umbrella out cause the temperatures in Adelaide this week are real hot. Don't want everything to get burnt.
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    What did Santa bring?

    Santa brought me a selection of IPAs, some raspberry beer and cherry sour for the mrs.
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    Todays tastings

    Tried a Pagans Empire Ipa from Prancing Pony. Really enjoyed it. Also like their red Ipa but don't rate the rest of the range. Also tried a Deschutes Ipa, not bad but not sure of its freshness probably be a lot better if it was actually fresh!
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    RDWHAHB - What Are You Drinking in 2018?

    Can't compete with Blacksands great photos! Enjoying a Marris Otter/Golden Promise Mosaic IPA. 3 weeks in the bottle so it's still extra hoppy
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    All Grain for Newbies

    After years of doing kits and bits, steeping grains and extract brews went all grain. Basic set up- keggle, biab, no chill and inkbird controlled fridge. Found the difference to be night and day. Amazing flavour, freshness and can design whatever you want to brew. I use to think my beers were good but still had a slight homebrew/kit taste. My first 3 AG brews have been really tasty and couldn't be happier with the results.
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    What are you growing? 2018

    Hi all, Not growing any hops but thought I'd give an update on my summer vegetable patch. Plenty of cherry and full size tomatoes, sweetcorn, basil, lettuce still going, avocado from next door, figs and plums not in picture starting to fruit.
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    Brew Day!! Watcha' got, eh!? 2018

    Resin? Love the Mosaic. Did a brew similar not long ago with 50g less hops and it was a real hit with everyone that tried it.
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    Brew Day!! Watcha' got, eh!? 2018

    Brewday this arvo, 5kg Golden Promise 1.5kg Marris Otter 15g Mosaic @ 60 40g Mosaic @ 15 60g Mosaic @ 0 In the cube will use US 05 Then dry hop 35g Mosaic Was gonna be all Golden Promise but LHBS only had 5 kg. Should be spot on for Christmas!
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    Todays tastings

    Hi super, Love the PL Mosaic one of my favorites, a bit pricey but a great beer. Guessing you didn't enjoy the iipa? It's a big beer and not for everyone. What was the Balter like ? I haven't seen that one before.