I’ve been thinking about brewing a New England IPA (NEIPA). The style has been hugely popular for several years now. I first learnt about it maybe three or four years ago when Sam Haldane from Shennanigans sent me some articles about it. He sent me the articles because he knew I really liked the Wyeast … Read moreNew England IPA: hype & disappointment
Casey’s Brewery will be at the Australia Day in the Hawkesbury festival again this year. It’s a Saturday this year. The festival goes from 4 pm to 9 pm at Governor Phillip Park on the river bank. We will have three beers on tap: Lounge, Titfer and Night.
The first runnings strong dark ale has been bottled. I did call this beer a stout, but I now think that misses the mark. The base beer is a dark ale, Night, with an OG of 1048. After boiling, the first runnings had an OG of 1084. The grain bill has crystal malt in it, … Read moreFirst runnings brettanomyces dark ale now bottled
While brewing a new batch of Night several weeks ago, I collected about 35 litres of the first runnings. This is the best part of the wort. After boiling the gravity was 1085, it was hopped to 50 IBU with Fuggles. The cooled wort was divided into two batches, one of about 26 litres, the … Read moreFirst wort beer – Brettanomyces Stout
I’ve got all the paperwork done with Penrith Council and the Office of Liquor, Gaming and Racing. Starting this Sunday October 28th the brewery will be open for cellar door sales of bottles, growlers and keg fills: Thursday 6pm to 8pm Friday 6pm to 8pm Saturday 2pm to 6pm Sunday 11am to 4 pm
The DA for cellar door sales has been approved. Still more officialdom to come. Need to apply for changes to the retail hours on the liquor licence. And still need to have Council come and inspect the “work” for the DA and issue and Occupation Certificate. Getting there.
Full set ups are now available to hire – along with the beer! The set up features a single or twin tap Andale deluxe chiller plate esky (just add ice), these units have a bigger capacity and thicker walls so the beer will pour colder and better. Gas, regulator and keg coupler are of course … Read moreParty keg hire now available
In the next month or so I hope to have regular retail hours for cellar door sales. Looking at Thursday and Friday evenings, Saturday afternoons, and Sunday days. Currently wading through officialdom to get it done. Will be able to do growlers and keg refills while you wait as well as bottle sales.
Now able to offer filling of growlers, corny and mini kegs. All fills are done under counter-pressure. For the time being, you will have to order your fill online and either i) drop your container off at Absolute Homebrew (map) and pick it up the following day, or ii) arrange a time to come to the … Read moreGrowler & keg refills
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.