QABC 2019 Wrap-up

By Steve “Snow” Wharton The annual Queensland Amateur Brewing Championships (QABC) were held recently at Newstead Brewing Co in Milton. The largest event in the competition’s history, 483 beer, cider, and mead entries were brewed, served and judged by 199 participants over 2 days. I personally feel it was the best run competition I have …

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BABBs Annual Club Comp 2019

by Tony Van Der Linden Our Club’s annual competition was judged again back on Saturday 6th July. The folks at Ballistic Brewing at Salisbury were kind enough to host us on judging day for the second year now. We did notice the space felt a little smaller this time, with perhaps half a dozen new …


Club Championship 2019

TROPHIES Champion Beermaker  WINNER Daniel Angus  2nd Liam Anderson  Champion Beer (Best Of Show)  WINNER Daniel Neuhausen Lagerregal 3A: Czech Pale Lager 2nd Daniel Angus Tropical Storm 16C: Tropical Stout  3rd Craig Mander Fis Ris 20C: Imperial Stout  Champion Stoutmaker  WINNER Daniel Angus  2nd Craig Mander  3rd Tony Van Der Linden  Champion Lager  WINNER Daniel …

Beer fault sensory training

Common Beer Faults

by Dion Clark These faults were sampled in our March 2019 education night sensory training session. They represent some of the most common beer faults. Tips aim to be relevant to our member’s brewing practices. Diacetyl Aroma of butter, Werther’s caramel, or artificial popcorn butter.  Taste is buttery, and leaves a characteristic oily slickness on …


Needs More Hops!

Guide to improving your hoppy beers by Nick Holt The Hops The first and most basic is the hop itself. Look at the type and try and select more classic American hop types for that typical hop character. Australian and NZ hops can be great, but start with a classic well known hop you know …


Brisbane Water Analysis

The table below table shows the full results of water analyses commissioned by BABBs in March 2019. Note that the City and West sources come from the same source, while the Cleveland, Northgate, and Rochedale South all come from separate reservoirs. There is quite an amount of variation in metals across samples from the City …


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