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Old 18-05-2010, 22:55   #46
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Darn friends! One came by tonight and took my last two beer. Strangely enough later I found four beer in the cockpit. Either I've discovered something about the reproductive cycle of beer or I'll have to reassess my belief in the beer fairy (and I'm not speaking of my uncle bob here).
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Old 18-05-2010, 23:06   #47
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4 degrees C!!!

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Any Poms on here would want it tropical but real drinkers like it 4 degrees C
4 degrees. Celsius. I had no idea that Aussies were so civilized.

But I'd still rather see Nicole pictured on the label. That would, undoubtedly, smooth out the rough spots.
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And what the heck is a Pom?
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Old 19-05-2010, 00:34   #49
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And what the heck is a Pom?
An esteemed member of the country that used to own us, and indeed used to own the USA.

They have few failings, but one is they like their beer tepid... warmish.

Ask David-o-J.

They might like it as hot as their tea






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After much discussion we've decided that a brewery on our boat is a no go. We've solved the problem another way. New Horizons is heading for Turkey and we're going to drink Markj's beer Fairs fair though, we'll bring the crisps and popcorn and a few litres of Italian Red

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MarkJ,
Not familiar with the kit you used. I'm a PM or AG brewer. I can't see managing 7gal of boiling wort on a rolling deck. I'd think you would have yeast fermentation issues in primary with all the motion too. Then there's secondary, I can't imagine it would settle out very well.

How to you manage the items above?

Additionally do you use sea water for chilling? or how do you cool the wort in a decent amount of time?

I'll probably brew a few kegs and put them in storage connected only to CO2 then 'Hopefully" have a big enough fridge to place one in and use a picknick tap for dispensing.

I'll have to measure any potential boat to make sure this thinking will work.... Or I'll have to evaluate the buy decision.

Good on you for making the effort to brew on boat!

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Old 23-05-2010, 23:16   #52
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. I can't see managing 7gal of boiling wort on a rolling deck.
Nor can I.

No boiling / cooling at all

These kits are now available world wide. The do stiff the USA folks in price, but, hey, you guys are all rich

The Coopers website is nearly impossible to navigate... far to trendy and totally useless but here is the link you can find out about the home brewing kits http://www.coopers.com.au/the-brewers-guild/brewing-products/brew-accessories/micro-brew-kit



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After much discussion we've decided that a brewery on our boat is a no go. We've solved the problem another way. New Horizons is heading for Turkey and we're going to drink Markj's beer Fairs fair though, we'll bring the crisps and popcorn and a few litres of Italian Red

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I don't know how an Aussie can go on about Poms when they inflicted Fosters on us.
Hi Fishwife, and apologies to MarkJ,
Aussies don't drink Fosters, that's why we sold it to our wet weather cousins.

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If anyone has questions or wants tips for brewing better beer, just let me know. The temperatures during fermentation would be the biggest issue on a boat (higher is bad, resulting in poor "home-brew" flavour and headaches). The correct fermentation temps and proper sanitation can make a huge difference.
Hi, what's your method for mashing - I've done some half-mash brews but would really like to get in to full-mash
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But please don't tell Nickers........
Then who took the photo? lol
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And I thought I was the only guy crazy enough to consider brewing on my boat. I am constructing the keel, and already I am at a loss as to where to install a brewing set-up. I will be brewing in kegs soon. I have always used snap cap bottles. I may have to try some of that third rate stuff like Cooper's, unless I can talk one of our West Coast fantastic breweries to make up such a kit. [yes, I'm grinning]. Great thread, everybody. And any beer label looks better with a pretty woman than with some ..... well, never mind......
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Hello? Did I just hear an alarm sound?
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I just shoved a couple in the fridge.

I shall report back later
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Should be chilled by 10 AM then...Good man
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Its a good brew.

I'd share it around but none of you are here! Actually there is one CF memeber here but leaving today and we havent been able to catch up.

The beer could do with a few more weeks in the hold
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