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Fergy1987 last won the day on July 23 2018

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  1. Fergy1987

    Newbie to brewing questions and advice :)

    For a first brew I wouldn't go using things like SafLager - just use the kit yeast. First brew never turns out amazing. Use it more as a test run to get your cleaning and sanitising processes down before you start using expensive yeasts and hops etc.
  2. Fergy1987

    GABS Hottest 100 Aussie / Kiwi Craft Beers

    No "Two Birds" brewing this year.....outrageous!!!
  3. Fergy1987


    Drinking my RoboChoc. Put in an extra 100g black patent which has made it nice and roasty. Going to age these until winter months.
  4. Fergy1987

    Stupid heat

    Time for a temperature controlled shed me thinks! Can you hook an inkbird up to it null
  5. Yeah the first brew is never great - Not until you get your process down etc. I'm about 8 brews in and the improvement in just that time is outrageous. Ive since got a fermentation fridge and got more confident in dry hopping and grain steeping that my beers now have gone from terrible to quite drinkable. Not as good as what some of the others here are producing, but I've not had to tip any just yet!
  6. Fergy1987

    What's in your BBQ 2019?

    I may have to buy the already dead kind haha
  7. Fergy1987

    What's in your BBQ 2019?

    I think I'm going to have to look at investing in a Smoker this year. I've tried to do ribs low n slow in the Weber Q but just ended up with dry ribs because I couldn't regulate the heat and get it low enough. So ribs are back in the oven. I'd love to do my own bacon. Cant think of anything better than cutting off a slab of bacon and cooking that up on a weekend.
  8. Fergy1987

    What's in your fermenter? 2019

    I had some nottingham from a previous brew so just threw that in
  9. Fergy1987

    What's in your fermenter? 2019

    Just put down my rip off of OVB's Red Ale with a Kit. 1.7kg Pale Ale Kit 1.0kg Light Dry Malt 300g CaraAroma 200g CaraPils (No black patent unfortunately) 15g Cascade @20mins 20g Cascade @0mins 20g Centennial @0mins Will dry hop with 25g Cascade and 25g Centennial Brew day went a bit rubbish, forgot to chill some water last night so pitching temp was a bit too high at around 25 degrees, but got it straight in the fridge so hopefully cools down fast. First time using re-used slurry so hopefully all goes well! Was aiming for 1.047 and got 1.042 so bit off, although i did spill a fat chunk of grain pouring it into the bag, maybes thats my 5 points lol Now I just have to start drinking what I have in stock because I do not have enough bottles to bottle this haha
  10. Fergy1987

    Red-X Malt & CaraRed

    This was my pale ale kit with 200g of Carared and a bit of pale crystal......yep got a bit sweet so balance hops accordingly
  11. Fergy1987

    What's in Your Fermenter? 2018

    Damn I've never had a krausen like that....the highest mine have been is like an inch!
  12. Fergy1987

    All Grain for Newbies

    So I'm thinking of going all grain but before I go all in, what am I actually looking forward to? I always read about freshness etc but am I really going to be knocking up beers that are like what a commercial brewery produces. Is there that much of a difference in flavour? Or it just gives you more options and control in what you brew?
  13. Fergy1987

    LG Beer Bot

    Isn't an immersion chiller just using even more water in an already water hungry process?........input from the guy who still uses kits and cools in the sink........
  14. Fergy1987

    Reusing yeast - the starter method

    If its one of those Glasstop stove tops yeah I think that's what they do where they go on and off once the heat is up. You will definitely miss cooking with gas!
  15. Fergy1987

    Can the seal on Coopers taps be removed

    You can buy the new o rings separately I wonder if you rip off the red seal will the new o rings go straight over where it was.