An Evening With The Sun God: Nick Visits Helios

By Nick Holt. Back in 2015 I met this guy Scott at the Embassy during their annual homebrew comp. He was one of the other homebrewers so naturally we started chatting. He mentioned he was in the process of starting a brewery in West End and that it was going to be an environmentally friendly …

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Mini-comp Results 2017

Congratulations to Igor Veljacic for taking home the Ernie Melville most consistent brewer award for his performance in the mini-comps throughout the year. Trophy winner: Igor Veljacic First runner up: Nick Holt Second runners up: Troy Parker and Dion Clark Third runner up: Tony VanDerLinder

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Women’s Brew Day 2017

By Mish “Mash” Woodhouse. The weather was ominous but the mood was positive as Donna, Anna and I started setting up for Womens Brew Day (#WBD2017). Ben, legendary distiller and owner of Humpybong assisted in erecting a marquee to keep us dry, and keep our brews safe from diluting. Ladies started arriving a little after …

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How to Fill a Keg the Troy Parker Way

Clean, sanitise and purge keg with CO2. (The purge allows checking the keg for leaks before filling) Hook up beer line to keg out post allowing excess sanitiser in the keg to pour out and release any pressure in the keg. Once the CO2 slows to a stop attach to fermenter. Remove beer line from …

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Black Hops: Covert Visit

By Anthony “Ziggo” Zigenbine. While everyone else was at the QABC judging QLD’s best homebrew, I was down the Gold Coast (finally) checking out Black Hops. After reading through Operation Brewery and seeing the effort that went into its setup, I was keen to check out the brewery in person. The venue itself is a …

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