Home Brew Beer

Come on, pull the trigger, nothing better than all grain brewing!

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I don’t understand. Of course you can make an okay beer with a small pot (I used to do 10L batches on the stove in a 19L pot), but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t get something better. PULL THE TRIGGER!

Oh my god…

Hahaha, of course it’s a nice bit of brewing gear to nerd out on.

BUT SIX HOURS TO BREW!! Who the heck has six hours to sit around watching something boil on a weekend?

Yeah, try it with two kids! I’ve managed to get it down to 5.5 hours, and I can get a few things done while I’m waiting. I did it over a couple of nights for a while, so, mash one night and boil the next, which was OK, but it’s better if I can get it all done in one hit.

I will have to pick the brains of people with a robobrew. If I can get things started and then go for a ride for an hour and a bit, thats making good use of time.

all this nerd talk is making me lust after an MB longneck. yum.

The beer went well and is now bubbling away in the laundry. I made a few last minute changes to the recipe. One being the yeast as the homebrew shop didn’t have the Wyeast 1056 American Ale, I ended up going with the Safale us-05.

I changed the hop additions as well and have decided not to dry hop.

I am going to do the same process but with some Calyspo hops as well, and then cube it until I am ready to bottle.

How’s your temp control in the laundry? Do everything you can to keep that fermentation temperature constant.

Temp control is swinging about a degree depending on the time of day. I did put the heat belt on it but found that it ran it too hot. It looks to be sitting at 20 for most of the time.

Id’ like to dedicate a proper area to fermenting, but that requires buying a few things

That’s awesome, cos you love buying things.


Used old fridge or standing freezer with a temp controller makes for a good ferm chamber. I keep my home conical in a Mitsubishi standing freezer. Had to cut a little space out for the legs, and is a tight fit, but works treat. Can lager all through summer if I wanted to.

Yeah, I will see if I can find an old fridge. Space is tight in the garage at the moment with all the construction tools.

Alright. I have been discussing this with Luke today… check it out and discuss.

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Construction tools? Just build a fridge mate.

Haven’t watched the sous vide vid yet, but if a guy named Art Whitaker tells me to do something, Imma probably do it. What a name.

Happy to sacrifice my sous vide machine if you want to have a crack at a brew together :beers:

A heap of free recipes right here:

Is one of these Brewzillas complete overkill for somebody looking to try brewing at home?

It really depends on what you are trying to achieve in my opinion. If you are just going for Malt Extract brewing, yes it is overkill. If it is full grain, it’s a cheaper way to get into that rather than a 3 vessel set up.

Robobrew has been put on hold. Need to sort out my temperature control for fermentation before I go for the big dog brewing machine. The current batch has been sitting in there with temperatures ranging from 18-24. I would like to have it sitting on a solid 19.

Will try and find a bar fridge this weekend, I ordered one of these today: