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Movembeer – BeerCo – Brewing News¬†ūüćĽ

Brew with a Mo-Bro or Mo-Sis this Movembeer

Alleviating the world of beer poverty one brew at a time is a life’s work. ¬†There are many social benefits of brewing and sharing a beer with mates is one of life’s greatest pleasures. ¬†As life speeds up for us, change and technology amps up, some of your great mates might feel a little lost at times and out of sorts. ¬†We encourage you this Movembeer to reach out to a mate you haven’t seen in a while or are worried about and invite him or her over to brew with you or share a brew with you. ¬†There are lots of things we can do during Movembeer from growing a Mo, to raising funds for men’s health and here at BeerCo Home Brewery we are going to focus on inviting friends to brew or share a beer and spend some quality time over the mash tun or with an ale and pizza at the end of a busy brew day.

Malt of Month – Gladfield Supernova‚ĄĘ


Gladfield Malt latest release Supernova is here! Supernova is ideal as a replacement for traditional crystal malts, to change the flavour characteristics and reduce a beer’s residual sweet taste.

Supernova has a typical colour of 114 EBC with a malty and caramel finish.  Great in Pale Ales (5-10%) for a caramel flavour that will not overpower your hops.  Supernova also adds rich, malty depth to Amber Ales (<25%) and can accentuate a Porter (<15%).

We recommend you look to use Supernova judiciously in your grist around 10-25% and see where the flavour takes you before you dial it up!

Gladfield Supernova Malt is made using Canterbury winter barley, taken through germination before roasting to develop flavour and colour and malt depth to your beer.

Supernova is a roasted malt designed for nutty, caramel flavour and a dark glorious colour.

For more info on this wonderful new malt – watch this short video with Doug @GladfieldMalt and Stephen @HallertauBeer in Auckland, New Zealand:


Hop of Month – Loral‚ĄĘ US Hops¬†(HBC 291)


Loral‚ĄĘ formerly known as HBC 291, provides¬†a more traditional yet unique hop character,¬†providing the floral and herbal notes one would¬†expect from a fine noble aroma hop. Loral ‚ĄĘ¬†mother is the U.S. developed aroma variety Glacier;¬†the grandmother being the long established¬†European noble aroma variety known as Tardif¬†de Bourgogne originating in the Bourgogne¬†region of Eastern France. The father is a son of¬†the U.S. developed Nugget variety.

Loral‚ĄĘ is¬†characterized by having numerous small, dense¬†cones with moderate alpha acids. The variety was first commercialized in 2016 with notable early craft beer uses including:


  • Very pleasant, floral, peppery, lemon-citrus and dark fruit.
  • A touch of sweet¬†fruity aroma rounds out this well-balanced hop.
  • In beer, the floral notes are accentuated yet¬†complemented nicely by fruity and citrus with¬†just a hint of herbal.

Style Guidance:

  • IPA
  • Pale Ales
  • Lagers

Pack Sizes Available:

Yeast of the Month – GY054 Vermont IPA GigaYeast


Beer Recipe of the Month – Supernova‚ĄĘ Amber Ale

With the launch of Gladfield Supernova Malt this month and a recent trip across the dutch to see our friends at Gladfield Malt, Dermott took some time out to have some fun and brew with Gabi @Gladfield Malt – A Supernova American Amber Ale that you might or might not like to brew your own at home!

Vital Stats:

  • 50 litres (1/2 everything for 25L brew length)
  • Pre boil Gravity 1.042 SG
  • Post boil Gravity 1048 SG
  • Mash temp 65.6 C
  • Target 4.5-5.3% ABV
  • Target 35-45 IBU

Gladfield Malts



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We talk about Hops and Beer with Crosby Hops

We love it when a supply partner comes to town and we get out and about visiting customers and friends in the Australian brewing industry.  We also love it when we get to sit down with good friends @InebriationNation Good Beer Radio and talk about important things like Hops and Beer and Craft Beer Styles and Craft Beer in Australia and the US and growing your own hops at home.

Cutting some tracks @InebriationNation DK Studios

So it was with great pleasure that we shared a good local craft beer or two with Brian Crosby @CrosbyHopFarm¬†and Josh “Pies” Button and Kevin “DK” McDonald at Inebriation-Nation to record a podcast that well, talked about hops and beer and a few things more…we hop you like it – cheers to Hops and Beer!

We cover a lot of ground in this podcast pardon the pun, but we beerly scratch the surface of hops (there we go again Рforgive us please) and their role in beer and brewing and the challenges growers and marketers of hops like Crosby Hop Farm face in the increasingly fast-changing world of craft beer.

Some of the many topics we chat about over a local fresh Sydney craft beer or two include:

  • Beer Styles – Does Australia have its own unique craft beer style or styles? ¬†Do Aussie craft beer styles differ State by State?
  • The state of the Sydney craft beer scene right now in mid-2016 – it’s very exciting, dynamic and changing fast!
  • The state of the craft beer scene in the US today through a hop grower and suppliers eyes.
  • Crosby Hops and what they do with their own hops in terms of growing and processing their hops to be more gentle on the hop and better fit the unique needs of the craftbrewer and homebrewer.
  • Growing Hops at Home – Pies goes deep into the rhizome, bine and picking and brewing with homegrown hops.
  • and let us not forget – DK4Senate and his campaign to form the Inebriation-Nation Political Party and take his fight to the Australian State and Federal Government to give a ‘fair go’ to small Aussie craft brewers ¬†– sign on and give your support to the cause with a local fresh craft beer in hand ūüôā¬†DK4Senate
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Maineliner – IPA – Homebrew Recipe – BeerCo

Everyone has a craft beer epiphany ‚Äď yours could be sitting on the front or back deck with a Sundowner, or a Golden Ale at the pub or if you live somewhere near Maine in the US it might be an Epiphany from Foundation Brewing Company ‚Äď a Maine IPA or a Maineliner as we are going to call this take on their new style. ¬†Sounds so good we thought you better brew your own at home and pay tribute to the creators of styles and givers of craft beer epiphanies ‚Äď cheers you Mainelanders!

Maineliner IPA

Selected Style and BJCP Guidelines

  • 14B-India Pale Ale(IPA)-American IPA

Vital Stats:

  • 1.068¬†OG
  • 1.017¬†FG
  • 70¬†IBU
  • 3¬†SRM
  • 6.7%¬†ABV
  • ¬†Mash Efficiency: 70 %
  • Boil Duration: 60 mins
  • Fermentation Temperature: 18 degrees Celsius


Ingredient                                    Amount                   %

  • Gladfield Ale ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬†3.00¬†kg ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬†46 %
  • Gladfield Pilsner ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† 3.00 kg ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬†46 %
  • Harraways Rolled Oats ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† 0.50¬†kg ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬†8 %
    Total Grain Bill                          6.50 kg                 100%


Variety                             Alpha    Amount            IBU                    Form                                     When

Crosby Nugget¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† 13.9 % ¬† ¬† ¬†30¬†gm ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬†40 ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† Loose Pellet Hops ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬†¬†60 mins ‚Äď start of boil
Crosby Columbus¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬†12.0 % ¬† ¬† ¬†20 gm ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬†13 ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† Loose Pellet Hops ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬†¬†15 mins ‚Äď from end of boil ¬† ¬† ¬† + 20g dry hop 72 hours from end of fermentation
Crosby Cascade¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† 5.1 % ¬† ¬† ¬† 20 gm ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬†4 ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† Loose Pellet Hops¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† 10 mins ‚Äď from End of Boil ¬† ¬† ¬†+ 40g dry hop 72 hours from end of fermentation
Simcoe¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬†14.1 % ¬† ¬† ¬†¬†20¬†gm ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬†6 ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† Loose Pellet Hops ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬†5 mins ‚Äď from end of boil ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬†+ 20g dry hop 72 hours from end of fermentation



  1. Mash ‚Äď the brewer should do normal mash regime, mashing at 66 C for at least 65 mins
  2. Sparge ‚Äď once again the brewer should do normal regime at around 76C
  3. Boil ‚Äď vigorous boil for 60 mins
  4. Hops: Add 30g of Nugget or clean bittering hops @60 mins, 20g of Columbus @15 mins, 20g of Cascade @10 mins and 20 g of Simcoe @ 5 mins from end of boil.
  5. Pitch Yeast & Fermentation ‚Äď Aerate well and ferment at 18C until FG is reached or terminal gravity is table for two days.
  6. Yeast off and dry hop after primary for 72 hours with 1g/L of Crosby Columbus and Simcoe and 2g/L of Crosby Cascade.
  7. Crash chill and bottle or keg as normal.
  8. Mature for 10 days before carbonating.

You can find all you need to brew this beer in the shop to build the recipe yourself or if you want to save time and get it delivered to your door ready to brew in a box – just click here and buy the BeerCo Recipe Kit: Maineliner IPA BeerCo Recipe Kit

Sources of inspiration:

Foundation Brewing Company – Epiphany

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