Cracking Our First Brew!!!

Cracking Our First Brew!!!

As I write, I’m licking my lips at our beautifully handcrafted IPA, cracked for the first time only a few short hours ago. It was all worth it. Every drop of blood, sweat, tears and every dollar invested. This is quite possibly the best beer I’ve ever tasted. The...
The brewing equipment’s here!

The brewing equipment’s here!

It actually arrived in December last year… It sat in the neighbour, “Chicken Man Dave’s”  shed for the past 2.5 months while I’ve worked out how to Dad. While on that subject, hats off to anyone out there that’s ever had a child. Asher McDonald was born, ...
The 100L Brewery Is On It’s Way!

The 100L Brewery Is On It’s Way!

Today we took a leap of faith. We wired across 95% of the remaining payment ($8,000USD) to our friends the Chinese city of Jinan with a population of 7mil. Basically a country town over there. These guys now have a fair whack of our cash, so I’ve asked for as many...
Pilot Brewery Ordered!

Pilot Brewery Ordered!

Today is a great day. Today is the day I ordered and paid a deposit on our first piece of brewing kit. A stainless steel chariot containing a 100L kettle, 2 x 100L fermenters and a 300L glycol cooling unit. Here’s a photo of a similar kit the manufacturers had just...
Time to Get a Pilot Brewery

Time to Get a Pilot Brewery

Ok, it’s time to get serious. Let’s buy our first piece of legitimate brewery tech. The pilot brewery. The problem with regular home brew setups is their susceptible to margins of error. If temperature drops slightly without you noticing, then there is a chance the...

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