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Witbeer (Coriander and Orange) – Blackrock

Friday, December 2nd, 2016

1×1.7kg Blackrock Coriander and Orange Kit 1×1.5kg CBW Bavarian Wheat Liquid Malt 1x11g Danstar Belle Saison Dry Yeast 1x.25tsb Citric Acid 200g Dry Corn Syrup 23L Water OG: 1.042 FG: (target: 1.014 – ~4%abv)   Shooting for a refreshing belgian style wit beer. Will add another 0.25 tsb citric acid at bottling time, top just […]

Fasolia (Bean Soup)

Saturday, March 19th, 2016

500gm cannellini/great northern beans 1/2 cup good quality olive oil 1 large onion 4 teaspoon garlic 3 large carrots 2 celery stalksĀ (more/less dependant on taste) 1 tin tomato puree 1/4 cup tomato paste 1-2 teaspoons oregano 1/2 pot of water Garnish/Serving: Cubed Feta Crusty Bread   Directions: Wash beans by placing in a bowl and […]

Rasputin’s Betrothed – Brewing 14 Feb 2015 (Russian Imperial Stout).

Saturday, February 14th, 2015

So I’ve had an idea to make a RIS and age it for a bit in a barrel previously housed some Kellermeister Wild Witch, but before I get up to seeing if I can’t come to some agreement with Markus that I better get in a bit of practice making them. So kicked off with […]

Home Brew Oct 14 – Hop Slam (UK)

Saturday, November 1st, 2014

This brew is shooting to be a UK style IPA with an overt hoppy character. Ferment Ingredients: 1.7kg tin Thomas Cooper IPA 1.5kg time Morgans Extra Pale Malt 200gm Simpsons Medium Crystal Malt 45gm Bramling Cross Hop pellets 11gm Nottingham Ale Yeast Dry Hop: 25gm Bramling Cross Hop pellets Method: Slow boil the Bramling cross […]

Fruit Salad Ale Homebrew Oct 2014

Saturday, October 11th, 2014

Today I put down a “Fruit Salad Ale” derived from a recipie on the Coopers home brew site. I did things a little differently. The ingredients were: 1x 1.7kg Coopers Australian Pale Ale Can 1x 1.5kg Morgans Extra Pale Malt Extract Can 150gm Simpsons Medium Crystal Malt 20gm Amarillo Hops 20gm Citra Hops 20gm Cascade […]

Trial Stout #1 – July 2014

Sunday, July 6th, 2014

This trial stout is to make a rich stout, with less than usual bitterness to see if it suits the wifes palate – still desiring heaps of chocolate/coffee/toffee up front but without the bitter finish (that I love). Ingredients: 1.7kg tin – Coopers (Thomas Coopers Irish Stout) 1.5kg – Dark Liquid Malt Extract 200gm – […]

M&D “The Uncle Fred” Stout – Special Reserve (22 June 2014)

Saturday, July 5th, 2014

Laid this one down on 22/June to keep the laundry company while a heater was used to dry out due to a slow drip from the washing machine. 18.6L of Wort (over shot the filling by 3%) 3KG of ESB “Extra Special Stout” kit + 200gm of simpson chocolate malt (2L water/200g/20min), the starting gravity […]

Eden Road (April 2014 Cellar Door Visit)

Saturday, June 28th, 2014

A relatively new winery in the Canberra region. A fantastically presented cellar door. As the new kid on the block these guys have a simply massive range of wines available for testing. They’re massive range must give them scope to play around and determine what works best from a wine making perspective. As a punter […]

Shaw Vineyard Estate (Apr 2014) Cellar Door Visit

Saturday, June 28th, 2014

The Shaw Vineyard Estate cellar door is locate up the back of Murrumbateman near the top of a hill, it’s in a nice location, and the restaurant attached looks appealing. There are a decent range of wines available to taste and buy.   [ Key ]: B = Purchased S = Smelled T = Tasted […]

Clonakilla (CD Tasting/Smelling Notes April 2014)

Saturday, June 14th, 2014

Clonakilla: The cellar door was manned by the winemaker Tim Kirk on our visit. He’s a man who’s got a good product and he knows it. One of the best things at the cellar door was that all wines available for purchase were available for tasting, including their wonderful Shiraz Viognier. As per the history […]