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Re: Commercial brew tin

Postby Listo » Sun Aug 01, 2021 6:20 pm

RuddyCrazy wrote:Well that second batch I did using the Dutch lager is reminiscent of the reason I gaveup making homebrew beer :angry-banghead: where my first batch was full clingy goodness this batch is no head and flat as a tack. Now I did put the same amount of priming sugar in with both batchs so where it went wrong has got me beat. Now shaking the bottles does show some activity and as prior learning goes open the stubbies outside after shaking :laughing-rolling: :laughing-rolling: :laughing-rolling: this batch didn't even fizz up one bit. So there are going in a few box's to forget about for 6 months and when I get a chance I'll do a reat of batch one.


It might not be all lost, you could try soda stream? Our apprentice at work has been experimenting with it, because it has a little bit of precarbination it will take a little bit of experimentation to see what works, but with no secondary fermentation at all, soda stream sounds like it works pretty good.
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Re: Commercial brew tin

Postby Listo » Fri Aug 13, 2021 2:22 pm

I got off call yesterday and was half clubbed up all day thinking of getting home and tasting my NZ pale ale to see how the hops experiment went. Looked nice and golden and had a thick creamy head (that doesn’t mean a lot to me, but does for others).
First sip was fairly strong, a little too much like an IPA I thought. By half a schooner, it was down the sink and it took a can and a half of goat to get the bitterness off the back of my tongue. I now have 46l of fertiliser. I believe the hops experiment was a failure :sad:
I’ll have to buy a 30 pack on my way home now
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Re: Commercial brew tin

Postby RuddyCrazy » Sun Aug 22, 2021 1:52 pm

Had a couple of stubbies of this Dutch Lager now it has aged a bit and the first one did taste pretty nice with the stubbie staying clingy but the second one wasn't the same and no matter of shaking the stubbie would leave a head.

So this batch is going down for 6 months atleast and when I get a chance I'll do another batch of that first lager brew I did. I don't think this is a ride off and it just needs time to mature.

Now the difference between the first and second brew I did with the first I bottled it pronto after it finished fermenting where with the second one I left it for a month. So that may be the cause of the slow maturation rate of this batch and lesson learnt to bottle the brew as soon as 3 readings show the same. I did try bulk priming with my apple cider runs but I went back to priming each bottle with the beer as the cider bottles were close to exploding bombs when opened.

A few years ago I read a PDF off a lager forum where it is said by putting a re-hydrated yeast in at the end of fermentation will aid in the second fermentation in the bottle so I tried that with the cider and found out it did work out too well :laughing-rolling: :laughing-rolling: :laughing-rolling:

Cheers Bryan
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Re: Commercial brew tin

Postby Wellsy » Sun Aug 22, 2021 5:01 pm

KABOOMMMM!!!!!!
There is supposed to be an earth shattering KABOOM
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Re: Commercial brew tin

Postby RuddyCrazy » Sat Jan 15, 2022 3:31 pm

Went into the local HBS this morning to see if they finally got in that Aussie lager only to be told no shipment have turned up since November last year :angry-banghead:

The gal did say have a look at the discounted range where I saw a Beermakers Draught for $10 and a kg of the No.20 mix for $6 :handgestures-thumbupleft: I already had a cooper No.2 blend here so $16 for just under 30 litres of draught aint gunna break the bank :laughing-rolling:

Got the sg to 1040 which should result in a 4-5.5% beer and with the warmer weather could even be bottling next weekend :laughing-rolling:

Cheers Bryan
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Re: Commercial brew tin

Postby RuddyCrazy » Sun Feb 13, 2022 3:14 pm

Well what to say about this beer man for a quick ferment this has tirned to be a nice drop on ice and after going upto the shed for 3 more to put on ice the stubby still kept a head :handgestures-thumbupleft:

Ok a 10940 SG and a finishing SG of 1005 does make a low alc beer but after a month of aging I won't say this is bad stuff more like get the beers on ice while I have ice

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Re: Commercial brew tin

Postby BigRig » Sun Feb 13, 2022 7:28 pm

I was actually gifted 12L of a wheat beer which the father in law was not a fan of, I am also not a fan.

It's only enough for a 1/4 boiler charge so will need to combine it with something else. Any suggestions ?

I am guessing it will turn out like a wheat whiskey or am i on the wrong path ?
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Re: Commercial brew tin

Postby The Stig » Sun Feb 13, 2022 7:46 pm

Weet-bix
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Re: Commercial brew tin

Postby RuddyCrazy » Sun May 29, 2022 10:19 am

G'Day Guy's,
Well as my shed supply of homebrew beer was out of stock it was time to get a lager going so went to the local HBS and buggerall Morgans so went with a Coopers European Lager and got a kilo of wheat malt for something different :handgestures-thumbupleft: Used 2 off No.2 enhancers to get a SG of 1039 and I used a pack of S22 Lager yeast.

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