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Home Brew News No.14
21st March 2010
Welcome to Newsletter No.14.
Earlier this year we undertook a review of our range of beers. All our local products were compared to those imported from the United Kingdom and New Zealand. We found that our local stuff was better suited to our tastes and represented better value for our hard earned buck. We have since rationalised our range to include only Australian made products. Our new range comprises 41 different Kits including, Cascade, Coopers, Morgans and Tooheys. We also believe that as an Australian company we should be supporting our local products wherever possible. If you need anything else outside this range, please contact us by email and we’ll source it.
Autumn and spring are the best two seasons to be brewing. The weather is not too hot or cold and most beers will ferment at a more even temperature. It is also a great opportunity to build up your stocks before the really cold weather arrives.
New Product – Keg and Line Cleaner
Brewcaft’s Keg and Line Cleaner is specially formulated for beer keg systems. Simply dissolve 3 teaspoons of the cleaner in 3 litres of warm water. Clean the keg and the flush it through the pipes to clean them. Then rinse both in warm water.
New Product – Cooper’s International Series Beer Kits
This month we have included the Cooper’s International Series of 1.7Kg Beer Concentrates. The range includes Australian Pale Ale, Canadian Blonde, English Bitter, European Lager and Mexican Cerveza.
Out and About
The tiny township of Nindigully is located on the edge of the Queensland outback –160km west of Goondiwindi, about 530km west of Brisbane, and approximately 70 km north of the Queensland/New South Wales border.
Nindigully Pub is Queensland’s oldest hotel, located in its original condition and position on the banks of the Moonie River. The licence was issued in 1864 after operating as shearer’s accommodation for the Nindigully Station.
The boom town has now been reduced to just two houses, the pub, the old general store and the town hall, with a population of six!
Nevertheless, it was voted the Best Country Pub in Australia in 2006 by 44 Australia magazine. You can see why it has become famous for its truckies feed of the Nindigully Road Train Burger.
This giant hamburger is served with French fries, onion rings and a selection of sauces, says it will feed 1-4 people, and costs $36 - the meat patty alone is 1.2kg
Here’s a recipe for anyone looking at making a special Amber Ale which has a fantastic red colour and a creamy caramel finish:
1 x 1.7Kg Morgans Export Royal Oak Ale
1 x 1.5Kg Coopers Liquid Light Malt
1 x Morgans Golding’s finishing hop and 1 x sachet of Finings
Also, if you are looking for a great Amber beer with a bit more bitterness why not try this recipe:
1 x 1.7Kg Coopers India Pale Ale
1 x 1.5Kg Coopers Liquid Light Malt
1 x Morgans Hallertau finishing hop and 1 x sachet of Finings
Last month we advised our best Drambuie was the Top Shelf Skyebuie mixed with Still Spirits Liqueur Base B. For something completely different this month, we added 300ml of the Skyebuie to a 3 litre batch of Edwards Single Malt Whisky and the result was sensational.
When making a Spirit wash, it is extremely important to follow the directions on the packet of yeast as every type will have different quantities of Sugar, different starting water temperatures and different optimum air temperatures.
Mansfield Men’s Shed Update
Beer Brewing workshops are now being conducted at the Mansfield Men’s Shed every Wednesday night between 5 and 7pm. Every-one is welcome and if you need more information please contact us.
Happy Home Brewing
Regards Aussie Brewmakers