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Beer kegs for sale and party hire

From mid-July 50 litre kegs of Lounge and Titfer will be available for retail sale from the website. Great if you have a kegerator. Will also have complete set ups for for party hire: beer, jockey box/magic box, gas, regulator, keg coupler.

New branded kegs should be arriving this week.

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Open day Sunday May 6

Sunday, May 6, is the monthly open day, from 11 till 2. Come along for tastings and sales.

I also have some PTC taste test strips. Most people can taste PTC as bitter, about 25% are quite sensitive to its taste, 50% moderately sensitive, and 25% can’t taste it. How does this relate to your preferred bitterness in beer? Come along and find out.

Genetics & Beer


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Red Ale postponed

The planned brewing of the red ale was postponed because of an equipment failure. The connector for the compressor on the glycol chiller burnt out the day before the planned brew. Without the chiller I would not be able to properly cool the wort.

Burnt connector

It was replaced within a couple of days. Because of tank scheduling with contract customers there has been no opportunity to brew this beer until now. I’ll be brewing it on Monday.

It is inevitable that things go wrong. I love it when they go wrong like this. It was the least inconvenient moment.


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Open day & red ale

The first open day went quite well. It was nice to see both new and old faces.

For me the really good part of the day was just how well the trial red ale was received. It’s a smokey red ale. I’ve used a reasonable amount of smoked malt in it, but nowhere near enough to make it a smoked beer. The resulting smokiness is gentle.

And the colour was pretty good. I plan to brew this beer in a week or so and will make a couple of small adjustments to enhance the colour. It should be available mid-October.

The next open day will be Sunday October first.