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Tasty Moussaka

Sunday, April 23rd, 2017

  Base ingredients 6 eggplants vegetable oil (for frying the eggplants) For the meat sauce 750g minced beef or lamb (26 ounces) 2 red onions (chopped) 2 cloves of garlic (chopped) 1 tin chopped tomatoes (400g/ 14 oz.) 2 tbsp tomato puree 1 teaspoon sugar 1 glass of red wine sea salt and freshly ground […]

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 stalks (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 […]