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  1. Hairy

    New Gabs beer. IIIIIPA - 18%

    I’m going to the evening session this year. That doesn’t clash with my kids sport.
  2. Hairy

    Todays tastings

    Probably an old beer. It is awesome when fresh.
  3. Hairy

    New Gabs beer. IIIIIPA - 18%

    Are you going to GABs Mr Baron? In the past they only sold those beers in thimble sized tasters or half a middy glass.
  4. Hairy

    What are you listening to right now????

    Any Tool fans out there? If you are sick of waiting 10 years for an album then check out: Wheel - Moving Backwards It's like they got sick of waiting too and just decided to make a Tool album. It's good stuff!
  5. Hairy

    80 Batches and still going strong

    I have no idea how many I have done; record keeping has changed a lot over time and I have also starting brewing the same recipes over the past few years to try to perfect them. I started about 10 years ago with kits. First was a Coopers Lager with Brewing Sugar. It was actually OK as I got lucky with ambient temps. Second was a Canadian Blonde with BE1. This wasn’t as good as my first. Then I started using malt and adding some specialty grain and hops. Then onto full extract brews. Then partial mash beers. Mostly using a hopped kit with the rest made up with grain. Then a few stovetop AG brews. Then progressed to 3V system with a big esky, false bottom, 50 litre kettle and Italian Spiral burner. Then I switched to the Grainfather and that is where I am now. The main thing is just to brew what you like and how you like. If you like kit and kilos then do it. If you want to do AG then do it. If you want to make the same beer over and over then do it. Just have fun and enjoy the fruits of your labour. It sounds a bit wanky but that is what this hobby is about.
  6. Hairy

    What's in your fermenter? 2019

    When I wear my pantyhose during the boil they tend to stay up. But seriously, I used to use stockings/pantyhose for dry hopping and boiled them in water for 10-15 minutes. That didn't appear to degrade them at all. Not sure about a longer boil in wort. Also, if they are dyed then make sure you boil it first to remove the dye so that it doesn't get into your beer.
  7. Hairy

    Gusher

    Very interesting!
  8. Hairy

    Cruise Beers

    Looks like a fair selection. Good stuff!
  9. Is he your biggest fan? Actually no, I can see it in the background.
  10. Hairy

    Adding hops after bottling?

    I have made a hop tea and then frozen it in an ice cube tray. I added a cube to a lager to jazz it up. It was awful.
  11. Hairy

    Todays tastings

    I went for dinner at Barangaroo on Saturday night and called into Beer Deluxe for a couple beforehand. I tried the Biggie Juice and Mrs Hairy had the Brooklyn Lager. The Biggie Juice wasn't that great.
  12. Hairy

    What is an XPA??

    We shouldn't be using Roman numerals. What have the Romans ever done for us?
  13. Hairy

    The Friday Night 6 Pack Session

    Did you like the Moon Dog Double Love Tap? I found it almost undrinkable.
  14. Hairy

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

    Just make a big batch. Brew one of those Largers that people talk about.
  15. Hairy

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

    Looks good @Beerlust Is 1007 similar to K97? If so it should produce a nice beer. Do you notice a difference using the 5.2 stabiliser?
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