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by nicko
2 years ago
Forum: Bags, Mashers, Thermometers, Kettles etc.
Topic: Stuff it... I bought a Thermapen!
Replies: 46
Views: 11538

Ive got an old webber out side that i hvnt used much. I might have to fire it up again It's worth the time! If you've got a Facebook account, jump onto the Webber addicts page (called something like that), some great ideas on there! Good luck with the stout! might go refrigerate a bottle in your ho...
by nicko
2 years ago
Forum: Bags, Mashers, Thermometers, Kettles etc.
Topic: Stuff it... I bought a Thermapen!
Replies: 46
Views: 11538

Finally ordered a thermapen. My last brew was lacking in acurate/quick temp readings. plus it was cheap http://m.ebay.com.au/itm/371301661764 http://m.ebay.com.au/itm/291426972118 I got the moustache one :mrgreen: You'll love it mate, I also use it on most cooked meats, there's a huge difference be...
by nicko
2 years ago
Forum: General Chit-Chat, Nonsense & Rambles
Topic: Overshot my mash temp.
Replies: 18
Views: 5243

My brew turned out great, I was lucky I guess. I just gave the last two bottles away, a brew club member really liked this brew, first 'lovely' I've ever gotten from a brewer :thumbs: A non-brewer friend who really likes beer says it was one of the nicest beers he's ever had. I think from now on I'l...
by nicko
2 years ago
Forum: Bags, Mashers, Thermometers, Kettles etc.
Topic: Stuff it... I bought a Thermapen!
Replies: 46
Views: 11538

Exactly three seconds mate, fast and awesome.
by nicko
2 years ago
Forum: Bags, Mashers, Thermometers, Kettles etc.
Topic: Stuff it... I bought a Thermapen!
Replies: 46
Views: 11538

I got the same sort mate, refurbished and never had a drama with it, I love it for brewing and cooking and my wife has started using it too, very cool device.

Cheers.
by nicko
2 years ago
Forum: BIABrewer.info and BIAB for New Members
Topic: My First Post! - Post here to become Fully Registered
Replies: 8388
Views: 919056

G'day guys and welcome to the forum. I've only got a handful of BIAB brews under my belt but I've found BIABacus really worthwhile, from brew one I was making really nice beers. I haven't jumped into the world of creating my own recipes yet, but I plan to with a series of mini-biab stovetop brews wh...
by nicko
2 years ago
Forum: Australia & New Zealand
Topic: A list of Queensland BIAB brewers.
Replies: 1
Views: 1717

A list of Queensland BIAB brewers.

I think this will be handy when searching on here should you end up in a new town/city, or should you be on holidays and fancy a beer swap. I just drove down to Bundaberg and if I knew of other brewers along the way I would have taken beers along for possible beer swaps which would have been fun. If...
by nicko
2 years ago
Forum: Bags, Mashers, Thermometers, Kettles etc.
Topic: Dis-advantages of a Large Pot
Replies: 7
Views: 3198

The worst thing I find with using a large (70L) pot is that I could easily use a 100L pot.. Then eventually I'd want two 100L pots :thumbs: :lol:
by nicko
2 years ago
Forum: Hopping
Topic: Hop Sock
Replies: 17
Views: 5396

For what it's worth I've used a paint strainer bag for dry hopping but it was into a no-chill cube, so it was a tight fit getting the bag out later. Next time I'll chill in the cube but I'll ferment in a normal FV as adding/removing dry hops is so much easier. Just my two cents! Also I just throw th...
by nicko
2 years ago
Forum: BIABrewer.info and BIAB for New Members
Topic: Hi everybody! Suggestions wanted.
Replies: 6
Views: 1584

Right then lads, I've downloaded and updated the BiaBacus. Very nifty ss you've got there by the way. I'm taking your advise and going with the one recommended for my first batch. Supplies are ordered and awaiting pick up the weekend. I've already sourced a few other recipes to try including a spec...
by nicko
2 years ago
Forum: Australia & New Zealand
Topic: Cairns....anyone....at all....?
Replies: 4
Views: 2486

i've just moved to Cairns for Nunzed, anyone know of a good grains supplier, I'm looking into it at the moment Even better Slash, there's a small but keen brew club in Cairns. I'll PM you my email and I'll get you in touch with the guys, there's a six monthly large grain buy at excellent rates. Nic...
by nicko
2 years ago
Forum: BIAB Recipes
Topic: Who has a BIABacus for Hop Hog (Aces High?)
Replies: 13
Views: 4119

Thanks mate.
by nicko
2 years ago
Forum: General Chit-Chat, Nonsense & Rambles
Topic: Overshot my mash temp.
Replies: 18
Views: 5243

Very Very belated reply to this sorry I had a Munich Dunkel stop at 1.030 tried all the usual then found out my temps were out. Got a Lo-carb Enzyme (Amyloglucosidase)phial from a NZ brewshop amd in 2 weeks it went down to 1.000 then I lagered it for 4 weeks then bottled as normal Hoping it turns o...
by nicko
2 years ago
Forum: BIABrewer.info and BIAB for New Members
Topic: My First Post! - Post here to become Fully Registered
Replies: 8388
Views: 919056

Welcome to THE best BIAB site in the world guys! With BIABacus you'll be making great beer easily.
by nicko
2 years ago
Forum: BIABrewer.info and BIAB for New Members
Topic: Partigyle?
Replies: 4
Views: 1315

I have done it a couple of times Nicko. There isn't much too it really. What OG are you planning for your 1st runnings? If high enough, and your 2nd runnings volume is low enough you may be able to just rinse out without adding more grain. Depends what you are hoping to achieve. I know you say you ...
by nicko
2 years ago
Forum: BIABrewer.info and BIAB for New Members
Topic: Partigyle?
Replies: 4
Views: 1315

ok great thanks Laxon. Has anyone ever done what I suggested and made a second beer with just a bit of fresh grain added?
by nicko
2 years ago
Forum: BIABrewer.info and BIAB for New Members
Topic: Partigyle?
Replies: 4
Views: 1315

Partigyle?

Hi guys, I'm thinking about doing a partigyle this weekend, the first back will be a normal IPA, I'll dump the bag temporarily into a bucket and won't return the runnings into the kettle. I'll finish the first brew, then i plan on adding a couple kg of fresh grain to the bag and making a second beer...
by nicko
2 years ago
Forum: BIABrewer.info and BIAB for New Members
Topic: My First Post! - Post here to become Fully Registered
Replies: 8388
Views: 919056

G'day guys, welcome and happy new year!
by nicko
2 years ago
Forum: Bags, Mashers, Thermometers, Kettles etc.
Topic: Stuff it... I bought a Thermapen!
Replies: 46
Views: 11538

Here's a cheaper option, reads in 5-6 seconds...

http://www.thermoworks.com/products/low ... mopop.html
by nicko
2 years ago
Forum: Bags, Mashers, Thermometers, Kettles etc.
Topic: Stuff it... I bought a Thermapen!
Replies: 46
Views: 11538

nosco wrote:Thermopen on....Ebay.....$99AU.....cant afford it.....must...not buy......AAARRRGGGGG!

Its in Melbourne too so quick postage. Dam it!
Oh that's a good price!
by nicko
2 years ago
Forum: General Chit-Chat, Nonsense & Rambles
Topic: Brewing this weekend.
Replies: 2
Views: 1296

This should almost be ready now. Details please. How is that hop combination? I'm itching to try galaxy . . . Galaxy is fantastic. I've made this recipe before with the galaxy and it's about to be kegged again (Batch 2). I did Daemons recipe of 'sticks and stones' off AHB and it's fantastic. I'll p...
by nicko
3 years ago
Forum: BIAB Recipes
Topic: Who has a BIABacus for Hop Hog (Aces High?)
Replies: 13
Views: 4119

nicko, on Xmas Eve, I bought a $20 bottle (750ml) of beer from Deschutes brewery (Chasin' Freshies) that was brewed solely with Mozaic hops (my bottle did not mention Bravo as it does in the link). Three of us tasted it who know Feral Sly Fox and Hop Hog well. Mozaic definitely plays a big part in ...
by nicko
3 years ago
Forum: General Chit-Chat, Nonsense & Rambles
Topic: Christmas beer swap idea - Aussie brewers.
Replies: 4
Views: 1662

We'll I was expecting more interest. Bung and PP you're each other's beer Santa. PM each other to get address details. Cheers.
by nicko
3 years ago
Forum: Brew Day Stories and/or Pics
Topic: Today's brew - good amount off the trub?
Replies: 9
Views: 1937

It sounds like you can choose to increase VAW and leave as much trub in the kettle as you want or you can leave the recipe as is and fill the cube up trub and all. I would probably increase the VAW and try to fill the cube up with as little trub and hop matter as possible so as to maximize the volu...

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