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  1. MUZZY

    Home brew famine

    After running out of home brew after the festive season I was keen to get brewing again and I managed to get a batch bottled this week, only to discover my FV tap is leaking. Didn't want to chance making another brew with a leaker so I ordered a new tap. This is me awaiting the new tap, below:
  2. Hey Newbrews, was it the 4% version or the 4.8% version you bought? I'm willing to give the 4% version a try if you reckon it's good but my experience in 4% beers is they tend to taste a bit watery eg. Fosters "Classic", Carlton Cold etc.
  3. MUZZY

    'You Supply' - Where from?

    PET bottles available at Dan Murphy and Big W.
  4. MUZZY

    Little carbonation

    I've done about 4 Mex Cerveza with the recommended BE2 and stuck to the recipe., not added hops or the like. Haven't had problems with carbonation but I've always done at least 3 weeks second ferment in the bottles. Head retention hasn't been great for me on this beer but similar beers like Corona and Sol aren't very foamy either, so I figured it's probably just a trait of this particular style of beer. It certainly tastes ok.
  5. Well I ran out of home brew today, so I went to Dan's to grab my favourite cheap commercial beer, Arc Valley, to get me through the famine. To my surprise it hadn't gone up in price since last year. Discovered the ABV had dropped from 4.8% to 4.0%. I didn't buy it....not even at that price. So disappointed.
  6. MUZZY

    What are you listening to right now????

    The singer is Andy Seymour who's been on the Adelaide music scene for many years. Going by their FB page, the guy on keyboards and the bassist are the mainstays of the band and they rotate guest musos through their line up. I've seen John Swan on a few clips. They really do a great job.
  7. MUZZY

    Show us your current brewing set-up !

    I hope you know this photo looks like a prop from Mission Impossible. "Jim, your mission, if you choose to take it, is to disarm the bomb...."
  8. MUZZY

    Show us your current brewing set-up !

    Otto, from someone that would never consider having a bar, that's a f***ing pretty impressive bar. Nice work and kudos to Otto's dad as well.
  9. MUZZY

    What are you listening to right now????

    I'm 52 y.o. so my music taste is more retro than current. This Adelaide cover band are making me get a little firm in the groin region. Take a look at their FB page and see/hear what they do. So good.
  10. MUZZY

    What are you growing? 2019

    I'm not much of a gardener and live very close to an excellent greengrocer. However, it annoys me having to cough up $3-5 for a whole lettuce or bunch of parsley when most of the time I only require a few leaves or sprigs. So this week I filled a pot with a punnet of each in the hope I can harvest as I need it.
  11. MUZZY


    While glass is probably best I like the practicality of PETs. They're light, easy to store, they go firm when carbonated or soft when they fail and the absence of explosions is a real bonus.
  12. MUZZY

    What's in your BBQ 2019?

    You definitely have to try it in the smoker or else you won't know which method is best. I have a rotisserie also but it's only suitable for the charcoal BBQ.
  13. I thought rule 1 was cleanliness. I guess it's back to the old drawing board for me.
  14. Good luck with it all, Joseph. Here's how I try to get a few degrees cooler. Wet towel, fan on low speed and a tray underneath the fermenter to stop water going everywhere. Some people use a tub underneath full of water but be careful not to contaminate your tap.
  15. MUZZY

    What's in your BBQ 2019?

    I recently bought a gas Weber Family Q and love it but instead of dumping the old 4 burner, hooded, gas BBQ, we ripped out the very deteriorated burners and my son got a metal working mate to craft a tray to replace the drip tray to enclose it more. We now have a rudimentary charcoal BBQ/smoker. We're still in L plate mode in regards to getting the heat right but looking forward to the smoky future. Best of both worlds - gas and charcoal.