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Mayhem – May 2018 – BeerCo Brewing News…📡📩🍻

Wow! Where did April go? Have you got your tickets and events lined up for Good Beer Week in MELbrewin? There is so much happening at the moment here at BeerCoAU we don’t know where to start…

We know your valuable brewing time is precious and we don’t want to bore or spam you so we keep our mailouts to monthly and encourage you to find us on your favourite social media channels @BeerCoAU for regular updates.

Much more to announce in months to come but for now let’s just stay focused on the core ingredients to brew amazing Beer and some Bling! to #brewlikeapro! So what are you waiting for?…read…drink…brew…happy…drink…happier…in that order please…and oh, we almost forgot to tell you Crop 2018 AU Hops are here! Check them out here: http://www.beerco.com.au/product-category/hops/au-hops/

Harraways Flaked Wheat

$4.95/1Kg – $64.95/20Kg Incl. GST

Harraways unmalted Flaked Wheat has been steamed and rolled to gelatinize its starches, making them accessible for conversion to sugars. Must be mashed with base malts for conversion to occur. Flaked Wheat is a common ingredient in wheat beers such as Bavarian Weisse, and is essential to Belgian Lambics and Wits. Adds the essential starch haze and high levels of protein required in these beers. Flaked wheat adds more sharp wheat flavour than malted wheat.  Popular in US IPAs both West Coast and East Coast available now in Australia for the first time!

  • 1 Kg Bags at $4.95 / Kg Incl. GST
  • 5 Kg Bags at $19.95 Incl. GST (SAVE 20% ON 1KG PRICE)
  • 20 Kg Bags at $64.95 Incl. GST (SAVE 34% ON 1KG PRICE)
Read More, Recipe Ideas and Buy Now!

Harraways Company Video

Hop of the Month! Mosaic T90 US Hop Pellets

Mosaic® (HBC 369) is an aroma hop variety that offers a unique and complex blend of floral, tropical, fruity, and earthy characteristics that translate very favourably into several beer styles.

Form:

  • Type 90 Hop Pellets | 100g | 250g | 500g | 1Kg Foils

Pedigree

Developed by Hop Breeding Company and released in 2012, Mosaic® Brand HBC 369 contains high alpha content and features a unique and complex aroma profile that translates favorably into a variety of beer styles. It is a daughter of Simcoe® Brand YCR 14 and a Nugget derived male. Mosaic® is named in honor of the artistic assortment of aromas and flavors it is capable of presenting.

Brewing Usage

  • Aroma

Aroma

Specific aroma descriptors include blueberry, tangerine, papaya, rose, blossoms, grass and bubble gum.

Typical Beer Styles

  • IPA

Brewing Values:

ACID/OIL             RANGE        LOW           HIGH

ALPHA ACID            10.5-14%              0                 20         (medium/high)

BETA ACID                  3-4.5%              0                 15           (low)

TOTAL OIL         0.8-3 mL/100g          0                   4           (medium)

General Trade Perception:

  • An excellent aroma variety

Craft Beer Examples:

Pack & Price Options:

Buy Now! What you waiting for? Mosaic up a myriad of flavours!

GigaYeast of the Month: GY029 NorCal Ale #5 GigaYeast

$14.95 Incl. GST

GigaYeast NorCal Ale #5 GY029 is more flocculent and less attenuative than GigaYeast NorCal Ale #1 GY001.  GY029 NorCal Ale #5 ferments more slowly and leaves a clear beer with residual sweetness and a slight fruity nose.  Excellent for full bodied, malt forward beers.

Attenuation Medium Gravity*

  • 69% – 73%

Attenuation High Gravity*

  • 69% – 72% (8.5% – 9.2% ABV)

Temperature Range†:

  • 19˚C – 24˚C (67˚F – 75˚F)

Flocculation:

  • Medium/High

Representative Beer Styles:

  • Amber
  • Brown
  • Pale
  • Porter
  • Stout

Pack & Price Options:

  • Gold Pitches for 21 L / 5 US Gallon Homebrew Size $14.95 Incl. GST
  • GY029 NorCal Ale #5 GigaYeast ProPitch – DHL Express in 5-7 days to your Craft Brewery!

Gigayeast Pro Pitches

Price List 6-May-18 AUD:USD  $           0.75
AUD – excludes GST
Yeast
HL Pitch RRP Shipping Total
1 $136.10 $187.95 $324.05
5 $254.14 $187.95 $442.09
10 $437.32 $187.95 $625.27
15 $558.58 $239.18 $797.76
20 $670.14 $239.18 $909.32
25 $810.13 $246.13 $1,056.26
30 $952.51 $255.39 $1,207.90
35 $1,084.98 $264.66 $1,349.64
40 $1,202.71 $273.92 $1,476.63
45 $1,320.44 $290.91 $1,611.35
50 $1,460.61 $337.21 $1,797.82
55 $1,591.90 $360.37 $1,952.27
60 $1,725.41 $391.24 $2,116.65
70 $1,980.21 $503.30 $2,483.51
80 $2,248.15 $584.16 $2,832.31
Buy Now! GY029 NorCal Ale #5 GigaYeast – Get Your Giga On!

Equipment of the month: Brew-Tek™ BrewFresh™ Fermentation Vessel – 50 Litres

$1,895.00 Incl. GST

Brew-Tek™ Labs innovation team have created the BrewFresh™ 50 Litres Fermentation Vessel for your brews to blossom.  Fabricated using certified 304 stainless steel for all material and components. Inspection and pressure tested.  Unsurpassed tank quality and fantastic value with all valves and fittings included.

Features include:

  • 50 Litres big batch or single keg brewing for the serious homebrewer or pilot batch craftbrewer.  Larger sizes available upon request.
  • Built from the highest quality, certified (304) stainless steel to exacting specifications.
  • Fitted with Stainless Steel valves [1 ” side cone and bottom]
  • Pressure Gauge
  • Adjustable Pressure Relief Valve
  • Gas inert
  • Easy to clean, rinse and sanitise via top manway
  • Rolling structure for easy transport whether full or empty
  • Universal yeast propagation vessel [additional stirring fitting available as an extra]
  • Safety elements include a pressure & vacuum relief safety valve. (30psi/>2bar).
Buy Now! Find out More! Get some Bling! #BrewLikeaPro!


Brew of the Month – Fall Over – IPA – BeerCo Recipe Kit

Who doesn’t love #themule.  That great mate who whenever s/he is flying “across the dutch” to Moo Zealand or “across the Pacific” to God Bless Merica! is always willing to go above and beyond the call of duty of mateship and #mule back some superfresh liquid enjoyment.  Our beloved “Mule” aka Gus or G Dog! recently returned from a fleeting visit to Seattle, WA where as you do he just strolled into a local supermarket where all the beers were stored cold in fridges and asked the knowledgeable bearded beer guy for his tips and recommendations on some good local fresh craft beer!

Muling this one bomber and a few other fine gems inside well packed insulated check-in all the way home and straight into the fridge we got to enjoy a glass together with some fine food over the Easter long week.  Here is our crack at brewing your own at home!

Vital Stats:

Batch & Boil

  • Batch Size: 21 Litres
  • Boil Time: 90 mins

Properties

  • OG 1.070
  • FG 1.017
  • IBU 51
  • ABV 7%
  • Colour  9 EBC
  • Balance – 0.726 IBU/SG Bitterness Ratio

Malt:

Grain Bill

%

Kg

German Pilsner Malt 90% 6.0
Harraways Flaked Wheat 10% 0.66
100% 6.66

Hops:

Hops

AA

Gram

Time

IBU

Mosaic 11.8% 20 60 mins 26 IBU
Mosaic 11.8% 40 5 mins 17 IBU
Cascade 7.2% 30 5 mins 8 IBU
Mosaic 11.8% 20 3 days 0
Cascade 7.2% 35 3 days 0
Mosaic 11.8% 20 3 days 0
Cascade 7.2% 20 3 days 0

Yeast

Liquid | GigaYeast

Dry

Water Adjustments:

Method:

  1. Fill clean Kettle with 21 litres of water and pre-boil your water to precipitate our chlorides and chloramines.   Add Mash Salts –  10g or 2 tsp of Calcium Sulphate (Gypsum) and 5g or 1 tsp of Calcium Carbonate
  2. Mill the grains and dough-in targeting a mash of around 3 Litres of water to 1 Kg of grain (a liquor-to-grist ratio of about 3:1 by weight) and a mash temperature of  67 °C (152 °F).
  3. Hold the mash at 67 °C ( 152 °F ) until enzymatic conversion is complete for around 45 minutes to 1 hour.
  4. Infuse the mash with near boiling water while stirring or with a recirculating mash system raise the temperature to mash out at 76 °C (168 °F).  Mash out for 10 minutes.
  5. Fly sparge slowly with 12 Litres of 76 °C (168 °F ) water, collecting wort until the pre-boil kettle volume is around 25 L (6.5 gallons).
  6. The total boil time will be 90 minutes.  Bring to a rapid rolling boil and make first addition of 20g of Mosaic at 60 mins from end of boil.
  7. Deltafloc or Irish Moss is added with any yeast nutrients at 15 mins remaining on the boil.
  8. Make second addition of 40g of Mosaic and 30g of Cascade at 5 mins from end of boil.
  9. At flameout, cool wort to 19°C (67 °F ), decant starter or open Gold Pitch and pitch liquid GigaYeast or 2 x sachets of dry yeast into pre oxygenated wort.
  10. Over the course of the two-week fermentation, ramp the temperature slowly up to 22°C (72 °F ) to ensure full attenuation.
  11. On approximately Day 5-7 of fermentation when primary fermentation appears to be complete and secondary fermentation is appearing hit with your first dry hop of 20g of Mosaic and 35g of Cascade for 72 hours (3 days).
  12. Do a double dry hop of 20g of Mosaic and 35g of Cascade for a further 72 hours (3 days).
  13. After 2nd dry hop of 3 days, Cold crash, rack off into keg or bottling bucket for immediate carbonation or priming.
  14. Carbonate this beer to 2.5 volumes of CO2 and serve it #freshas. cheers!

Sauces of brewspiration:

Buy Now! Bits & Bobs – All Grain Recipe Kit – $59.50 – $64.95 Incl. GST
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Marchin’ on! – March 2018 – BeerCo Brewing News 📡📩🍻

“Are we there yet Papa Smurf?”
“No far, brewer smurf, put down your mash paddle and pick up your latest copy of the Marchin’ On – March 2018 – BeerCo Brewing News…there’s things to be learning about brewin’ there little brewer Smurf!”
You have so much to learn little brewer Smurf and if there is one thing for sure in brewing whether your a new to brewing homebrewer or a seasoned pro your always learning…the Month of March is Marchin On! We hop your getting your Brewing on! We certainly did in Febrewery and we are excited to share some of our “learning from a Pro” in our Beer & Wood Brew & A with Matt Houghton @Boatrocker Brewery & Barrel Room – just click the link below and pull up a stool and a lovely wood aged beer – clean or sour – we don’t mind and enjoy watching…but wait there’s more…do not forget to read on about our “Malts of the Month” the limited edition Gladfield Chocolate & Crystal Rye Malts – oh so good! Hop of the Month – Huell MelonGigaYeast of the Month – GB110 Fast Sourcing Lacto and of course why not chew on some “French Toast” our Double Brown Ale with Maple Cinnamon and Vanilla Bean aged on you guessed it Wood!…well what are you waiting for Brewers? Drink, Watch, Read & Brew Happy always 🙂
What’s Brewing at BeerCo HQ?

Gladfield Malts of the Month! Your Ryes Want It!

Gladfield Crystal Rye Malt – Strictly Limited Release

Gladfield Crystal Rye Malt is made by wetting the rye and carefully kilning produces a remarkably delicious and complex crystal malt with a slightly spicy caramel finish caramel and a nutty aroma. Superb in a range of beers including Pales and IPA’s, brings a new level of complexity to Golden Rye’s and is fantastic in a rye lager where a little spiciness changes things up rather nicely.

Use up to 25% but as with all Ryes consider adding a few rice hulls as the ratio increases to assist lautering efficiency. Please use the malt as fresh as possible and see our suggested recipe for a for a delicious Golden Rye.

Package & Price Options:

  • 1Kg Bags at $4.95/Kg
  • 25Kg Sack at $89.95 Incl. GST (SAVE 27% ON 1KG BAG PRICE)

Gladfield Chocolate Rye Malt

Richly roasted to bring a smooth espresso creaminess to your dark beers with a touch of rye spiciness. Beautiful in a porter or oatmeal stout where the coffee spice character is particularly well matched with the roast malts. Adds a further level of complexity to Vienna in a Dunkel or even something a little uncommon to a mild or English brown.

Use 1-5% to enhance aroma and flavour characters without imparting bitterness or astringency. Please use the malt as fresh as possible and see our suggested recipe for a for a simple but surprisingly complex NZ Dunkel.

Pack & Price Options:

  • 1Kg Bags at $4.95 / Kg
  • 25Kg bags at $89.95 Incl. GST(SAVE 27% ON 1KG BAG PRICE)
Read More, Recipe Ideas and Buy Now! Strictly Limited Release!

Hop of the Month! Huell Melon GR Hops

With over 50 different hop varieties from around the globe and counting it is hard for us to pick one out of the bunch because come on Brewers – who doesn’t love Hops! Hmmm Hops! Well we think this one is worth you looking at a little closer especially as it is freshly dropped into store Crop 2017!

Huell Melon is new German hop variety with a distinctive honeydew melon and strawberry aroma. The variety was bred at the Hop Research Institute Hὓll and released in 2012. Hὓell Melon was bred in response to the craft beer industry’s demand for bold tastes and differentiating flavours.

Form:

  • Type 90 Hop Pellets 100GM / 250GM / 500GM / 1Kg Foils

Aroma:

  • Strawberry and honeydew, melon nuances

Pedigree:

Huell Melon is one of the new Hüll research varieties.  Huell Melon is a daughter of Cascade crossed with a Huell male and has been bred and planted in German hop fields of the Hallertau and Tettnang regions in response to demand from the craft beer industry and its desire for bold tastes and differentiating flavours.

Pack & Price Options:

  • HUELL MELON T90 HOP PELLETS 100GM  $8.95
  • HUELL MELON T90 HOP PELLETS 250GM (SAVE 10% ON 100GM RRP) $19.95
  • HUELL MELON T90 HOP PELLETS 500GM (SAVE 15% OFF 100GM RRP) $37.95
  • HUELL MELON T90 GR HOP PELLETS 1KG (SAVE 20% OFF 100GM RRP) $69.95
Buy Now! What you waiting for Melon Hop Head?

GigaYeast of the Month: GB110 Fast Souring Lacto

Gregory Hughes Review on GB110 May 15, 2016

Pitched into a no boil berliner weisse at 30c. The pH dropped down to 3.5 after 4 days and tasting amazing. Dropped temp to 20c and pitched Norcal #1, didn’t take off so pitched some us05, also didn’t take off, so pitched GB121! Gravity has started dropping and the pH is down to 3.35. Still tasting amazing. Might need to change my process next time to get it to attenuate without the use of brett.

Trust Hughesy! This bad boy is a trusted friend of many at top tier craftbrewer in the US and here in AU and it will work a charm on your home or craft beer to bring down pH and lift the pucker factor through the roof!

GigaYeast Fast Souring Lacto GB110 is a robust, fast souring lactic acid bacteria.  Produces a clean tart flavour. Lactobacillus Sp. Pronounced sourness.

Pack & Price Options:

  • Gold Pitches for 21 L / 5 US Gallon Homebrew Size WAS $14.95  NOW! $9.95 Incl. GST (SAVE 33%)
  • Craftbrewer Pro-Pitches – DHL Express drop-shipped in 5-7 days to your Craft Brewery!
HL Pitch Total A$ including Shipping
1 $321.77
5 $437.58
10 $617.32
15 $787.52
20 $896.98
25 $1,041.28
30 $1,190.24
35 $1,329.49
40 $1,454.26
45 $1,586.76
50 $1,770.59
55 $1,922.58
60 $2,084.43
70 $2,446.50
80 $2,790.25
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Hungry for more? Want a recipe for French Toast?

French Toast – Double Brown Ale with Maple Cinnamon and Vanilla

Wood, Whisky, What is there not to love?  Every brewer loves everything made from malt including Single Malt Whisky of course. So when by luck chance and happenstance we came across the opportunity to join a Bulk Buy! for a couple of 20L Single Malt Whisky casks from a name Craft Whisky Distillery in Tasmania, who shall remain nameless for now…well the offer was simply too good to be true and miss out on an opportunity to crack a Woodie and get our Brewing on!  So we did! cheers #brewhappy #barrelsoffun

French Toast – Double Brown Ale with Maple Cinnamon and Vanilla Beans aged in Wood!

Vital Stats:

  • Type: All Grain  Batch Size: 21.00 l  Boil Size: 23.77 l
  • Boil Time: 60 min
  • Est Original Gravity: 1.081 SG Est Final Gravity: 1.014 SG
  • Estimated Alcohol by Vol: 8.8 %
  • Bitterness: 34.9 IBUs Est Color: 58.1 EBC
  • Mash Name: Single Infusion @67C
  • Date: 14 Feb 2018 Brewer: Dermott Dowling Asst Brewer: Roger Lew
  • Equipment: Robobrew with Pump Efficiency: 72.00 % Est Mash Efficiency: 72.0 %

Ingredients

Amt       Name                                                     Colour          %

5.20 kg Gladfield Ale Malt                                                   (6.0 EBC)            68.4 %
0.60 kg Gladfield Dark Crystal Malt                                 (190.0 EBC)           7.9 %
0.60 kg Gladfield Munich Malt                                          (15.5 EBC)              7.9 %
0.60 kg Harraway’s Rolled Oats                                          (2.8 EBC)              7.9 %
0.20 kg Gladfield Biscuit Malt                                             (60.0 EBC)           2.6 %
0.20 kg Gladfield Brown Malt                                             (178.0 EBC)          2.6 %
0.20 kg Gladfield Light Chocolate Malt                            (900.0 EBC)         2.6 %

Hops

25 gm Perle [8.50 %] – Boil 60.0 min Hop 8 21.4 IBUs
25 gm Willamette [4.70 %] – Boil 30.0 min Hop 9 9.5 IBUs
25 gm Willamette [4.70 %] – Boil 5.0 min Hop 11 4.0 IBUs

Adjuncts:

  • 2 Vanilla Bean (Boil 5.0 mins) Split beans and scrap out contents and all in the boil @5 mins from flameout
  • 0.11 oz Cinnamon Stick 1 Scroll (Boil 5.0 mins) add a scroll @5 mins from flameout
  • 750ml Maple Syrup (Boil 0.0 mins) add at flameout – save another 250mL for addition into secondary fermentation

Yeast:

Method:

  1. Mash In Add 21.82 l of water at 72.3 C 65.6 C 75 min
  2. Sparge: Fly sparge with 10.56 l water at 75.6 C
  3. Ferment at 18-22C letting the beer free rise and ferment out the primary before adding last 250mL of Maple Syrup into secondary Fermentation
  4. Fine, rack into Barrels and let age for 1-3 months tasting using a wine thief nail or other such methods that reduce oxygen entering the beer
  5. Bottle or Keg to your liking using 111 grams of Dextrose (Corn Sugar) to a C02 level of 2.3
  6. Sip, Savour and enjoy! Prost!

Sauces of Brewspiration:

More pics and news coming but you might enjoy this BrewTube with Matt @Boatrocker talking about Wood and Beer and Brewing!

Special thanks and shout out to Matt Houghton @Boatrocker Brewers & Distillers for helping a fellow brewer learn more about brewing with wood
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French Toast – Double Brown Ale with Maple Cinnamon and Vanilla

Wood, Whisky, What is there not to love?  Every brewer loves everything made from malt including Single Malt Whisky of course. So when by luck chance and happenstance we came across the opportunity to join a Bulk Buy! for a couple of 20L Single Malt Whisky casks from a name Craft Whisky Distillery in Tasmania, who shall remain nameless for now…well the offer was simply too good to be true and miss out on an opportunity to get a Whisky Barrel and get our Brewing on!  So we did! cheers #brewhappy #barrelsoffun

French Toast – Double Brown Ale with Maple Cinnamon and Vanilla Beans aged in Wood!

Vital Stats:

  • Type: All Grain  Batch Size: 21.00 l  Boil Size: 23.77 l
  • Boil Time: 60 min
  • Est Original Gravity: 1.081 SG Est Final Gravity: 1.014 SG
  • Estimated Alcohol by Vol: 8.8 %
  • Bitterness: 34.9 IBUs Est Color: 58.1 EBC
  • Mash Name: Single Infusion @67C
  • Date: 14 Feb 2018 Brewer: Dermott Dowling Asst Brewer: Roger Lew
  • Equipment: Robobrew with Pump Efficiency: 72.00 % Est Mash Efficiency: 72.0 %

Ingredients

Amt       Name                                                     Colour          %

5.20 kg Gladfield Ale Malt                                                   (6.0 EBC)            68.4 %
0.60 kg Gladfield Dark Crystal Malt                                 (190.0 EBC)           7.9 %
0.60 kg Gladfield Munich Malt                                          (15.5 EBC)              7.9 %
0.60 kg Harraway’s Rolled Oats                                          (2.8 EBC)              7.9 %
0.20 kg Gladfield Biscuit Malt                                             (60.0 EBC)           2.6 %
0.20 kg Gladfield Brown Malt                                             (178.0 EBC)          2.6 %
0.20 kg Gladfield Light Chocolate Malt                            (900.0 EBC)         2.6 %

Hops

25 gm Perle [8.50 %] – Boil 60.0 min Hop 8 21.4 IBUs
25 gm Willamette [4.70 %] – Boil 30.0 min Hop 9 9.5 IBUs
25 gm Willamette [4.70 %] – Boil 5.0 min Hop 11 4.0 IBUs

Adjuncts:

  • 2 Vanilla Bean (Boil 5.0 mins) Split beans and scrap out contents and all in the boil @5 mins from flameout
  • 0.11 oz Cinnamon Stick 1 Scroll (Boil 5.0 mins) add a scroll @5 mins from flameout
  • 750ml Maple Syrup (Boil 0.0 mins) add at flameout – save another 250mL for addition into secondary fermentation

Yeast:

Method:

  1. Mash In Add 21.82 l of water at 72.3 C 65.6 C 75 min
  2. Sparge: Fly sparge with 10.56 l water at 75.6 C
  3. Ferment at 18-22C letting the beer free rise and ferment out the primary before adding last 250mL of Maple Syrup into secondary Fermentation
  4. Fine, rack into Barrels and let age for 1-3 months tasting using a wine thief nail or other such methods that reduce oxygen entering the beer
  5. Bottle or Keg to your liking using 111 grams of Dextrose (Corn Sugar) to a C02 level of 2.3
  6. Sip, Savour and enjoy! Prost!

Sauces of Brewspiration:

More pics and news coming but you might enjoy this BrewTube with Matt @Boatrocker talking about Wood and Beer and Brewing!

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Febrewery 🍻 – Feb 2018 ☀– BeerCo Brewing News

 
Hop you had a fantastic festive season with family and friends and made a whopping dent in your beer cellar and enjoyed some quality food and beer and conversation with family and friends.  One of the many stand out styles if you could call it that from 2017 was the “New England” or “North East” or East Coast or Vermont IPA!  The Craze for Haze certainly has crossed the Pacific Ocean from the United States of Craft Beer to Australia and we have seen many excellent local examples of the hazy beer styles in our “fresh, local, craft” scene.

Some cracker local craft examples of the style we enjoyed drinking in 2017 along with a lot of other craft beer drinkers are below:

We are all set to serve you our customers better than ever before in 2018 and we look forward to bringing you more excellent brewing materials and equipment to help you brew like a pro and show off your marvellous creations to great mates.

That’s enough from me…on with the real brewing news…read, listen, watch and most importantly brew and enjoy responsibly with friends and family your better quality beers in 2018! Hoppy New Beer Brewers!

cheers #brewhappy

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Malt of the MonthGladfield Munich Malt

Gladfield Munich is a great addition to the APAs and IPAs that I regularly brew. The 5kg bags are fantastic as they are great value and the perfect size so that I can maintain a good turnover of base malt and specialty malts and brew with fresh premium Gladfield malts”  julian.w.chan October 25, 2017

We wholeheartedly agree with Julian and his 5* review on Gladfield Munich Malt.  Munich is widely considered a malt that can substitute for traditional pale malt. Professional brewers, however, would advise its use in moderation, as its enzymatic power is low (170 vs 210 for Vienna or 250 for Pilsner).  Munich works well for bringing a deep orange color and a malty, grainy flavor to your brew.

Gladfield Munich Malt is produced using higher kilning temperatures. This results in malt that has a higher color rating, increased aromatic quality and rich body enhancers.   Munich is typically the flavour that comes to mind when drinkers think of maltiness.  Matt Brynildson of Firestone Walkeris a huge fan of a small Munich malt addition in virtually all pale ale recipes.

Whilst, there are not hard and fast rules around addition rates for Munich Malt to your grist each brewer will make judgments based on his or her own tastes, I find that 10-15% Munich malt contributes plenty of character to most ales. Lagers, on the other hand, may require much larger percentages, especially if the intent is to brew characterful Bavarian Dunkels or Bocks. Several authors have proposed using Munich malt as the majority of the grist for Bocks and particularly Doppelbocks.

Complementary Malts:

Specification:

  • Moisture (%) Max 5  Typical Analysis 3
  • Extract (fine dry) min% 79  Typical Analysis  81.0
  • Saccharification time 10
  • Wort Colour (EBC) 14-17  Typical Analysis 14.5
  • Total Nitrogen (%) 1.6-1.8
  • Kolbach Index 37-43  Typical Analysis  40
  • pH 5.6-5.9  Typical Analysis  5.9
  • Diastatic Power (WK) min. 160  Typical Analysis  170
  • FAN (mg/l) min 120  Typical Analysis 125
  • Friability (min) % 85  Typical Analysis  88

Typical Uses & Styles:

  • Bavarian Lager
  • Bavarian Dunkel
  • Doppelbock
  • Marzenbier
  • Pale Ale
  • IPA

Usage Rate Guidance:

  • Up to 100% of the Grist, use your brewers discretion 10-15% in a Pale Ale or IPA is great but you can go as high as 30% in a Marzenbier and higher again in Dunkels and Bocks where the intent is to create more malt character in your beer

Package, Price and Availability Options:

  • 5 Kg Bag for $16.95 incl. GST
  • 25 Kg Sack for $64.94 incl. GST (Save 23% on 5 Kg Price)
  • Or Hop into one of our growing list of valued Retail Partners and ask for Gladfield Munich Malt by name!

BeerCo Brewing Recipe Kits featuring Gladfield Munich Malt:

Sauces of Brewspiration:

  1. Jim Busch (2015) The Magic of Munich Malt 26 August originally published in Brewing Techniques (Volume 4, Number 5)  https://www.morebeer.com/articles/using_munich_malt
  2. John Mallett (2014) Malt – A Practical Guide from Field to Brewhouse, Brewers Publications, Boulder, Colorado, USA
  3. Thomas J. Miller Using Munich & Vienna malts: Tips from the Pros https://byo.com/article/using-munich-vienna-malts-tips-from-the-pros/
Buy Your Gladfield Munich Malt Now! From $16.95 incl. GST for 5 Kg

Hops of the Month:

Eureka!™

Hopsteiner Experimental Hop #05256 – US Hops


Complex in nature, Eureka!™ is dank and resinous with fruity notes ranging all the way from tropical-citrus to dark stone fruit. Eureka rounds out blends and truly shines as a late hop addition. A variety for the “classic hop head,” Eureka is one you won’t want to miss!

Pedigree:

  • Apollo
  • Merkur

Brewing Usage

  • Dual Purpose

Aroma

  • Blackcurrant
  • Dark fruits
  • Strong herbal notes
  • Pine tree

Typical Beer Styles

  • American Pale Ale
  • English Ales
  • Golden Ale
  • Pale Ale

Typical Brewing Specification

BITTER COMPONENTS

  • Alpha-Acid %  17.0 – 19.9
  • Beta-Acid %  4.6 – 6.0
  • Co-Humulone % rel. 28 – 30

POLYPHENOLES

  • Xanthohumol (EBC 7.7)  0.5 – 0.6

AROMA COMPONENTS

  • Total Oils (ml/100g)  2.5 – 4.4
  • Farnesene % of total Oil  0.10 – 0.30
  • Linalool % of total Oil  0.2 – 0.5

General Trade Perception

  • Craft brewers treat Palisade as a good “blending hop,” a character actor that supports other hops in leading roles.

Craft Beer Examples

Pack & Price

  • Eureka!™ T90 US HOP PELLETS 100GM $9.94 Incl. GST
  • Eureka!™ T90 US HOP PELLETS 250GM (SAVE 10% ON 100GM PRICE) $21.95 Incl. GST
  • Eureka!™ T90 US HOP PELLETS 500GM (SAVE 15% ON 100GM PRICE) $41.95 Incl. GST
  • Eureka!™ T90 US HOP PELLETS 1KG (SAVE 20% ON 100GM PRICE) $79.95 Incl. GST

Hops of the Month:

Palisade® – Brand YCR 4 – US Hops

Developed by Select Botanicals Group, Palisade® Brand YCR 4 is known for its high yield and unique aroma profile.  Palisade shows a range of tropical fruit aromatics and is sometimes reminiscent of mango, with notes of apricot and freshly cut grass.  Many American craft brewers treat Palisade as a good “blending hop,” a character actor that supports other hops in leading roles. It blends particularly well with Amarillo and Cascade and has found its way into many American West Coast pale ales and India pale ales.

Pedigree:

Palisade® Brand YCR 4 cv. was bred by by Chuck Zimmerman, at Yakima Chief Ranches who recorded it as an open-pollination product of Tettnanger  It was developed as a dual purpose hop with moderate bittering potential and unique aromas.

Brewing Usage

  • An Aroma Hop

Aroma

  • Earthy
  • Floral
  • Fruity

Aroma & Flavour Characteristics

Specific aroma descriptors include notes of mango, apricot, and freshly cut grass alongside clean floral characteristics.

Possible Substitutions

Complementary Hops:

Typical Beer Styles

  • American Pale Ale
  • English Ales
  • Golden Ale
  • Pale Ale

Typical Brewing Specification

  • Alpha Acid  6.5 – 10%
  • Beta Acid  5.5 – 8%
  • Co-humulone  26 – 28%
  • Total Oil  0.8 – 2 mL/100g
  • B-Pinene  0.6 – 0.8% of total oil
  • Myrcene  45 – 52% of total oil
  • Linalool  0.4 – 0.6% of total oil
  • Caryophyllene  8 – 16% of total oil
  • Farnesene  < 1.0% of total oil
  • Humulene  10 – 20% of total oil
  • Geraniol  0.1 – 0.5% of total oil

General Trade Perception

  • Craft brewers treat Palisade as a good “blending hop,” a character actor that supports other hops in leading roles.

Craft Beer Examples

Pack & Price

  • Palisade® T90 US HOP PELLETS 100GM $9.94 Incl. GST
  • Palisade® T90 US HOP PELLETS 250GM (SAVE 10% ON 100GM PRICE) $21.95 Incl. GST
  • Palisade® T90 US HOP PELLETS 500GM (SAVE 15% ON 100GM PRICE) $41.95
    Incl. GST
  • Palisade® T90 US HOP PELLETS 1KG (SAVE 20% ON 100GM PRICE) $79.95 Incl. GST
Buy Now – Palisade® – Brand YCR 4 – US Hops $9.94 – $79.95 Incl. GST 100g – 1Kg Foils

Yeast of the MonthGY005 Golden Gate Lager GigaYeast

GY005 Golden Gate GigaYeast is a versatile Lager yeast used to create the California Common style. GY005 ferments warm and still retains a lager character.
GY005 ferments unusually high for a lager strain and still retains a lager sensibility (up to 20˚C (68˚F)). GY005 GigaYeast leaves a slightly sweeter beer than our other lager yeast— perfect for creating a subtle, malty undertone against a clean lager background.

Golden Gate Lager GigaYeast GY005 creates a moderate amount of sulfide under some conditions that will dissipate with a short rest.  Fermentations at traditional lager temperatures may be slow.  Recommended fermentation temperature 13˚- 20˚C  (55˚- 68˚F).

Attenuation Medium Gravity*

  • 79% – 83%

Attenuation High Gravity*

  • 57% – 60% (7.5% – 8.1% ABV)

Temperature Range:

  • 13˚C – 21˚C  (55˚F – 70˚F)

Flocculation:

  • Medium

Representative Styles:

  • California Common
  • Cream Ale
  • Stout

Availability:

  • Available in Gold Pitches for 25 L Homebrews RRP $14.95 Incl. GST Special Price $9.95 incl GST save 33%
  • Also available in Pro-Pitches for the Professional Brewer drop shipped from GigaYeast Laboratory to your Brewery Lab to Brewery Door in 6-8 days using DHL Global Express tracked all the way

SALE!

GY005 Golden Gate Lager GigaYeast $14.95 $8.95 Incl. GST

Buy Now – GY005 Golden Gate Lager GigaYeast RRP $14.95 SALE! $8.95 Incl. GST

Equipment of the Month:

Bottle Filler Beer Gun

$74.95 Incl. GST


Do you want to fill a couple of growlers of your favourite brew to take over to a friends house or to a party to impress everyone? Well this is the essential piece of equipment you need in your brewery or bar!

Need to bottle some of your finest homebrew to enter a competition?  Again you need the Bottle Filler Beer Gun!

Bottle Filler Beer Gun fills bottles quickly, easily, without the risk of oxygenation and without complicated counter pressure filling equipment. This easy to use Bottle Filler Beer Gun works with almost any bottle size and shape. All components in contact with beer are made from stainless steel or silicone.  The Bottle Filler Beer Gun includes beer line, 2 stainless clamps and the gun itself.

Don’t forget to stock up on a couple of

Bottle Filler Beer Gun – Replacement Tip

$1.99 Incl. GST

Bottle Filler Beer Gun – Replacement Tip is the replacement silicon tip for the Bottle Filler Beer Gun.

PS – Fermentasaurus Starter Kits are back in stock! Get in quickly as they are flying out the door!

Oxebar – Fermentasaurus – 35 Litre – Uni Tanks

$129.95 Incl. GST

Oxebar Fermentasaurus is the world’s first conical PET fermenter that is pressurisable up to 2.4 Bar working pressure.  This new model of fermenter has only been possible to manufacture using a highly specialized PET grade and a new type of PET injection/blow moulding machine that has been commissioned in Springvale, Victoria, Australia.  Australian made right here in Melbourne, this product will truly change the way home brew is made and greatly simplify brewing at home from fermentation to carbonation.

Buy Now – Bottle Filler Beer Gun $74.95 Incl. GST
Video on what is a Bottle Filler Beer Gun and How to Use one

Recipe of the Month:

Hazy Trucker – NEIPA – BeerCo Recipe Kit

$69.95 – $77.50 Incl. GST | Milled or Unmilled | Dry or Liquid Yeast – you take your pick!

Pull over! Stop the Truck! This Hazy Trucker NEIPA or Double IPA is a velvet sledgehammer. Soft bitterness and tropical Juicy Hops including El Dorado, Equanot and Galaxy fermented down low by GY054 Vermont IPA GigaYeast resting on soft pillow of Gladfield Ale Munich and Wheat Malt and Harraways Rolled Oats…hmmm?  Sounds like a meal in a glass!

Feeling like it’s time to park up the semi-trailer for the night and grab a goblet of Hazy Trucker?  Well, what are you waiting for? Get your brewing on!  cheers #brewhappy #drinkhappier #enjoyresponsibly

Product Description

Driving a semi all night you can start to feel a little Hazy!  Time to pull over, find a truck stop, or a place to rest your head and fill you belly with some grub and maybe wash it down with something that is going to not only taste great but help you sleep like a baby.  Hazy Trucker – NEIPA or Double IPA is here to do just that and won’t let you down.  It has so many tropical hops in it you will think its a fruit bomb and it hides its alcohol oh so well behind a full malty body and a well-balanced soft bitterness.

Feeling like it’s time to park up the semi-trailer and get hit by a Hazy Trucker?  Well, what are you waiting for? Get your brewing on with this bad boy!

Vital Stats:

Batch & Boil

  • Batch Size: 19 Litres
  • Boil Time: 90 mins

Properties

  • OG 1.078
  • FG 1.012
  • IBU 80
  • ABV 8.7%
  • Colour  14.4 EBC
  • Balance – 1.032 IBU/SG Bitterness Ratio

Gladfield Malt:

Amt       Name                        Colour                  % Grist

4.25 kg      Gladfield Ale Malt           (6.0 EBC)                      65%
1.00 kg      Gladfield Munich Malt   (15.5 EBC)                     15 %
0.65 kg      Gladfield Wheat Malt     (4.2 EBC)                      10 %
0.65 kg      Harraways Rolled Oats  (2.8 EBC)                      10%
6.55 Kg      TOTAL                           14.4 EBC                       100%

Hops:

Amt Name   Alpha Acids                   When   Time                   IBU

20 g Topaz             [17.20 %]                             First Wort   20 mins                   27 IBUs

20 g El Dorado      [13.90 %]                 Steep/Whirlpool   20 mins                   10 IBUs

20 g Equanot         [14.70 %]                 Steep/Whirlpool   20 mins                   10 IBUs

20 g Galaxy            [16.10 %]                  Steep/Whirlpool   20 mins                   11 IBUs

10 g El Dorado      [13.90 %]                 Steep/Whirlpool   40 mins                       7 IBUs

10 g Equanot         [14.70 %]                 Steep/Whirlpool   40 mins                       8 IBUs

10 g Galaxy            [16.10 %]                  Steep/Whirlpool   40 mins                       8 IBUs

35 g El Dorado      [13.90 %]                First Dry Hop          5 Days                         0 IBUs

35 g Equanot         [14.70 %]                First Dry Hop          5 Days                          0 IBUs

35 g Galaxy            [16.10 %]                 First Dry Hop          5 Days                          0 IBUs

35 g El Dorado      [13.90 %]                Second Dry Hop     5 Days                          0 IBUs

35 g  Equanot        [14.70 %]                Second Dry Hop      5 Days                          0 IBUs

35 g Galaxy            [16.10 %]                 Second Dry Hop     5 Days                          0 IBUs

Yeast

Liquid | GigaYeast

Dry | Mangrove Jack’s

Method:

  1. Mill the grains and dough-in targeting a mash of around 3 Litres of water to 1 Kg of grain (a liquor-to-grist ratio of about 3:1 by weight) and a temperature of  67 °C (152 °F).
  2. Hold the mash at 67 °C ( 152 °F ) until enzymatic conversion is complete.
  3. Add first wort hop addition.
  4. Infuse the mash with near boiling water while stirring or with a recirculating mash system raise the temperature to mash out at 76 °C (168 °F).  Mash out for 10 minutes.
  5. Fly sparge slowly with 12 Litres of 77 °C (170 °F ) water, collecting wort until the pre-boil kettle volume is around 28.5 L (6.5 gallons).
  6. The total boil time will be 60-90 minutes.  Do not add Deltafloc or Irish Moss.
  7. At flameout, wait until wort cools to 82°C (180 °F ) to avoid volatizing hop oils.  Set time for 40 mins and add first hop stand addition.
  8. After 20 mins add the second hop stand additions.
  9. After the total hop stand of 40 minutes, chill wort to 19°C (67 °F ), decant starter or open Gold Pitch and pitch Yeast and aerate.
  10. Over the course of the two-week fermentation, ramp the temperature up to 23°C (73 °F ) to ensure full attenuation.
  11. On approximately Day 5 of fermentation when attenuation has reached about 80 percent, add the first dry hop addition.
  12. Wait 5 days, then remove the first dry hop addition and add the second addition of dry hops and dry hop for another 5 days.
  13. Chill the wort rapidly to 18 °C (65 °F ), let the break material settle, rack to the fermenter, pitch the yeast and aerate thoroughly.
  14. When finished, carbonate the beer to approximately 2.5 volumes (5 g/L) of CO2 (or add 125g of table sugar or 180g of Light Dried Malt Extract if bottling) and drink fresh. Prost!

Sauces of brewspiration:

Buy Now – Hazy Trucker – NEIPA – BeerCo Recipe Kit $69.95 – $77.50 Incl. GST

Febrewery – February – BeerCo Brewing News 🍻

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Decembeer 🍻 – Dec 2017 🌲– BeerCo Brewing News

The Silly Season is upon us with a vengeance and no doubt your flat out brewing, kegging, bottling and selling you socks off before you can put the feet up and take a load off over the festive season.  With all those functions and presents to organise we thought you might like to kick back relax with a cold beer and read the BeerCo Brewing News for Decembeer so here we go…What a year we have had at BeerCo taking possession of new digs at BeerCo Warehouse and a new co-worker Greg on board and some fantastic talks to great clubs around the country including a recent talk to Inner Sydney Brewers at Atlassian followed by a talk about Hops at Queensland Homebrewers Conference in October.We are also thrilled to have sponsored so many clubs and competitions with the generous help of our supply partners Gladfield Malt and GigaYeast as well and for those clubs and comp winners we wish you well on your brewing journey.Last but not least we managed to squeeze in a special collab brew day with Andrew @StassBrewing where we tested side by side the Grainfather Connect vs. Robobrew with Pump brewing up a Blood Orange DIPA with a special guest drop in…read and watch more on that and the recipe up on the blog

PS Rest assured we will not be resting over the festive season.  Unless there is a public holiday or family feast we will be picking and packing and dispatching your precious Gladfield Malt + Hops GigaYeast to keep you brewing like a pro!

Until the Hoppy New Beer – cheers #brewhappy always and thanks for your wonderful support in 2017.

We love you all and together we are all curing this world of beer poverty one good brew at a time!  What are you waiting for? Read on…then get your Brewing On!

Buy Your Gladfield Vienna Malt Now! From $16.95 incl. GST for 5 Kg

Malt of the MonthGladfield Vienna Malt

Gladfield Vienna Malt is a favourite go to malt at BeerCo often used in a variety of beer styles to add some extra malt layering of complexity and sweet malty character with light toast flavour.

Cut into your favourite Pilsner recipe at around 15% or a hoppy Pale Ale or IPA at up to equivalent levels of your go to base malt and you will notice the extra sweetness and complexity nicely offsets the hops and gives a beautiful colour and mouth feel.

Gladfield Vienna has a kiwi twist but still has the normal characteristics of your typical Vienna malt. The germination and kilning allows a sweeter maltier character with out over doing it. It is ideal for darker lagers or Marzen style beers.

Gladfield Vienna malt goes well with Gladiator Malt and Toffee Malt giving a big white head and lovely golden lager for that drinkable session beer.

Complimentary malts

Specification:

  • Moisture (%) Max 5 Typical Analysis 3.5
  • Extract – Fine Dry min % 79 Typical Analysis 80.5
  • Extract – Coarse Dry Typical Analysis 79
  • Extract – Fine As-is Typical Analysis 78
  • Extract – Coarse As-is Typical Analysis 77
  • Saccharification time 10 Typical Analysis 10
  • Odour Typical Analysis normal
  • Colour (wort) 6.5-8.5 Typical Analysis 6.8
  • Total Nitrogen (%) 1.6-1.8  Typical Analysis 1.65
  • Kolbach Index 37-43 Typical Analysis 40
  • pH 5.6-5.9  Typical Analysis 5.9
  • Diastatic Power (WK) min. 200 Typical Analysis 210
  • FAN (mg/l) min 120  Typical Analysis 140

Typical Uses & Styles:

  • Marzen
  • Pilsner
  • Vienna Lager

Usage Rate Guidance:

  • Up to 100% of the Grist

Package, Price and Availability Options:

BeerCo Brewing Recipe Ideas featuring Gladfield Vienna Malt:

Gladfield Vienna Malt Customer Reviews

Megan November 6, 2017

Lovely malt, perfect for 100% use in a Vienna lager I just made – seems slightly maltier in flavour profile than Weyermann alternative. I’ll definitely be using this again.

 

Hop of the MonthCashmere US Hops

Cashmere was released by Washington State University in 2013.  A daughter of Cascade, it includes Northern Brewer germplasm through the male parent. The alpha acid content of Cashmere is higher than Cascade. Cashmere contains no Farnesene and twice as much Humulene as Cascade

Brewing Usage

  • Dual Purpose.

Cashmere really shines when used for aroma and flavor in hop-forward styles, or where the intensity of its exotic tropical notes will complement sour, fruited, or funky ales.

Its respectable alpha content combined with low co-humulone lets it contribute smooth bitterness if used early in the boil.

Aroma & Flavour Characteristics

Tropical coconut, peach and tangerine filled out the aroma, while a similar flavor profile paired coconut, melon, tangerine and lemongrass.

Analytical Data

Cashmere Lot ID CSM-0601

  • Crop Year: 2016
  • Lot ID: CSM-0601
  • Alpha Acid  6.4 %
  • Beta Acid 5.2%
  • HSI 0.279
  • Total Oil 1.1 mL/100g
  • Co-humulone 22%
  • Colupulone 40%
  • Terpene Breakdown
    • a-Pinene 0.06%
    • b-Pinene 0.81%
    • Caryophyllene 11.91%
    • Citral 2.04%
    • Farnesene 0.5%
    • Geraniol 0.3%
    • Humulene 28.16%
    • Limonene 0.09%
    • Linalool 0.28%
    • Myrcene 37.34%
    • p-Cymene 0.29%
    • Terpinolene 0.00%
    • Unidentified 18.22%

Style Guidance:

IPA all the way. Pair this with exotic Mosaic for an absolute tropical hop bomb.

BeerCo Customer Reviews on Cashmere:

Muzza October 24, 2017

Wow..used this as a bittering addition and teamed with mosaic for late and keg additions.. One helluva cocktail there. Next run I will pop some super pride or similar in for the bittering but that could become my ironclad IPA right there

Fergus  reviewed BeerCo – 5 star  26 November at 16:50 ·

Bought some of the new cashmere hop. Awesome flavours of pine and citrus
One batch I dry hopped with cashmere and mosaic and this is an absolute winner
The other batch I straight cashmere with no dry hop – wonderful taste too

Pack & Price

Buy Now – CASHMERE US HOPS $9.95 – $79.95 Incl. GST 100g – 1 Kg Foils

Yeast of the MonthGY020 Portland Hefe GigaYeast


GigaYeast Portland Hefe GY020 from the famous American Hefeweizen creates a delicious cloudy wheat beer with negligible amounts of Banana and clove flavor.  Used to make a famous American Wheat Beer.  Creates a clean tasting crisp brew with just a hint of banana and spice.  Very low flocculation means a hazy beer true to the hefe style.

Attenuation Medium Gravity*

  • 76% – 80%

Attenuation High Gravity*

  • 44% – 47% (5.5% – 6.0% ABV)

Temperature Range:

  • 18 – 23˚C  (64˚F – 74˚F)

Flocculation:

  • very low

Recommended Styles:

  • American Wheat Beer
  • Weizenbock
  • Dunkelweizen
  • Hefeweizen

Availability:

  • Available in Gold Pitches for 25 L Homebrews RRP $14.95 Incl. GST Special Price $9.95 incl GST save 33%
  • Also available in Pro-Pitches for the Professional Brewer drop shipped from GigaYeast Laboratory to your Brewery Lab to Brewery Door in 6-8 days using DHL Global Express tracked all the way
Buy Now – GY020 Portland Hefe GigaYeast – $9.96 Incl. GST

Equipment of the Month:

Splash out its Christmas – buy that special piece of equipment you have been saving for all year or tell your special someone to buy it for you. Do not be disappointed and wait for the New Year – get your brewing on during the holidays.

We will even throw in the shipping to get it to you fast and free if you order now on the following 5 go to essentials in your brewery….did someone say FREE SHIPPING!!!

Decembeer Featured Products

Grainfather Connect – BeerCo – All Grain Single Vessel Electric Brewery – FREE SHIPPING AU WIDE  $1,350.00 Incl. GST  Add to cart

The Grainfather is your ultimate all in one brewing system to make beer from grain.  FREE SHIPPING to all customers in Australia and you can take your pick of one of our popular BeerCo Recipe Kits and we will throw one in for FREE as well.


RoboBrew – with Pump – 35L All in One Brewery – FREE SHIPPING AU WIDE  $594.99 Incl. GST Add to cart
This awesome little Aussie designed Robobrew 35 L micro-brewery with a Pump is the complete turnkey solution for those who are looking to get into all grain brewing.

Malt Mechanics – 30 L / 8 Gal – Conical Fermenter – FREE SHIPPING AU WIDE  $349.95 Incl. GST Add to cart

Malt Mechanics fermenters are the only plastic home-brewing conical which come fully featured with tri-clamp fittings and stainless steel valves in 1/2″ for the take-off, and 1″ for the yeast-dump. The fermenters are suitable for transferring beer under pressure and come with everything you need to get your beer fermenting right out of the box.

Mill Master – Mash Master – Mini Grain Mill – FREE SHIPPING AU WIDE

Rated 5.00 out of 5  $289.95 Incl. GST  Add to cart
Mill like a pro with the Mill Master Grain Mill – the only geared roller mill on the market.  Brew when you want to brew with fresh cracked grains using hardened 420 Stainless Steel Fluted Rollers.  Mill Master Geared 2 Roller Grain Mill feature cutting edge design with good old fashioned reliability so you can mill your heart out and brew like a pro with consistent crush with a fully adjustable precision mill.

Crown Heavy Duty Hot Water Urn 40 Litre Concealed Element – BeerCo – FREE SHIPPING AU WIDE $295.00 Incl. GST  Add to cart

Crown Urns include a range of built in features that place them at the top of the list of entry level all grain homebrewers acquisitions.  Suitable for use as a Hot Liquor tank or for a full B.I.A.B. (Brew in a Bag) mash / kettle.  Manufactured locally in Melbourne, Australia and exported around the world Crown Urns are a trusted friend to many an Aussie Home brewer for many years.  Crown Industries Heavy Duty Hot Water Urn has a large 40 Litre capacity with a concealed element and safety cut off switch set to a higher 150 degrees Celsius to avoid element burn out whilst maintaining a healthy robust boil for the homebrewer.  FREE SHIPPING AU WIDE

Recipe of the Month: Pulp Fan Fiction DIPA with Blood Orange and Fresh Orange Rind

We love getting our brewing on at BeerCo and when a great customer and friend suggested we do a side by side brew day in the name of research and exploration of new and exciting brewing equipment comparing the Grainfather Connect vs. Robobrew v 2.0 (with Pump)we could not resist or hide our excitement.

Special thanks to Andrew @Stass Brewing for his great suggestion and beering with us as we found a mutually free date for the brew day as we set about the most important thing of coming up with a beer and recipe to brew on the day!

As luck would have it the Oranges in the back garden were plump and juicy and screaming at me “throw me in an IPA and Pulp me!”

So Pulp them we did!

Andrew @Stass Brewing got to work on the recipe and I reached out to a friend in our local craft brewing industry who I knew could point us in the right direction.

Alana Rees – Innovation Brewer @MountainGoatBeer   gave us some excellent tips and pointers as we set out to brew an IPA with Oranges inspired by her own marvelous creations Mountain Goat Beer Pulped Fiction IPA.

This strictly limited edition Rare Breed based was based on one of Alana’s old homebrew recipes and the commercial release took out a couple of Gold Medals at AIBA2017including best draught IPA.

Ever so helpful and with Alana’s guidance Andrew and myself put our own twists and peels on her award winning recipe as we set about designing a homebrew recipe we are more than glad to share with you below:

Pulp Fan Fiction DIPA – Recipe

Vital Stats: Beer Smith Predicted

Brew Vol: 23 litres Boil Size: 29 Litres
OG 18 plato Boil Time: 80 mins
FG 4 plato End of Boil Vol: 25 Litres
IBU 80 Final Vol: 21 Litres
SRM 8 Efficiency: 78%
ABV 8.70%

Malt:

Kg

Gladfield

EBC

40% 2.90 American Ale 5
40% 2.90 Vienna 6.8
8% 0.58 Red Back Wheat 27
7% 0.50 Shepherds Delight 280
5% 0.38 Supernova 1350
7.25

Hops:

grams

Variant

Alpha

Time

Bittering: 30 Waimea  15.6% First Wort
Aroma: 25 Mosaic 11.8% 15 mins
25 Citra 14.0% 10 mins
25 Mosaic 11.8% 5 mins
30 Citra 14.0% Steep/Whirlpool
Amount:
Dry Hop: 45 Mosaic 11.8% 3 days 2g/L
45 Citra 14.0% 3 days 2g/L
Yeast:
GigaYeast GY001 Nor Cal Ale #1 GigaYeast 2 gold pitches or 1L starter
Adjuncts: QTY Time Process
1 tab Deltafloc 15 mins from end of boil
Oranges 20g Fresh Orange Rind 10 mins from end of boil
1 tsp Yeast Nutrient 10 mins from end of boil
200ml Rossos Blood Orange Juice Day 5-7 secondary fermentation
Water: grams
15 Gypsum (Calcium Sulfate) Mash
10 Calcium Carbonate
Lactic acid Mash PH 5.40
Mash: Temp: Time:
67C 60 mins
78C 10 mins

Method:

  1. Mash grains at 67° C for 60 mins.  Mash out for 10 minutes at 78C
  2. Sparge with 11.7 Litres of Water at 76 C. 2) Boil for 75-90 minutes, adding the first hops so that they boil for 60 minutes and the secondary additions from 15 minutes to end of boil.
  3. Pitch with an 1-2L of GigaYeast GY001 Nor Cal Ale #1 Strain or 2 x Gold Pitches
  4. Ferment at 18-21° C
  5. Add 200mL Blood Orange Juice and dry hops (45g of Citra and 45g of Mosaic) post primary fermentation and 3 days or 72 hours prior to racking or kegging.
  6. Keg or Bottle as per your normal process target a keg carbonation of 12.5 psi
  7. Condition for 4 weeks and enjoy responsibly – Prost!

Sources of Inspiration: Mountain Goat Beer | Pulped Fiction Blood Orange IPA

Special tanks to Andrew @Stass Brewing and Alana @Mountain Goat Beer who kindly dropped by with a bottle of Mountain Goat Beer latest Rare Breed: Back to the Brewer Double Steam Ale another mighty fine beer indeed!

Here is Stass Brewing amazing video work done simultaneously to brewing an amazing beer!

Hat’s off to Andrew @Stass Brewing – we love your work!

Head on over to his YouTube or BrewTube channel to watch some of his other informative and entertaining videos on brewing and drinking beer!

Pulped Fan Fiction Brewday (Robobrew V2 Vs Grainfather)
Want to see how to brew on the Grainfather with Connect Controller v Robobrew with Pump watch this video with Andrew brewing up a Blood Orange Double IPA!

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Queensland Homebrewers Conference 2017 – Hops – BeerCo

Here we talk Hops 101 – from where in the world do hops come from, biggest growing regions, harvest quantity and growth, use in the brewery, how to check your hops for hop quality, what is new in hops? US Hops, GR Hops, NZ Hops and AU Hops.
This talk was delivered to a full auditorium at QHC2017 Queensland Homebrewers Conference in Oct 2017 attended by home and probrewers from across the state and received positive feedback.
Whether you are new to brewing, love your beer or want to geek out on hops there is something in the slideshare and more in the references to geek out on Hops!

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BeerCo Inner Sydney Brewers Club Talk at Atlassian

BeerCo talk to Inner Sydney Brewers at Atlassian on Quality Craft Malt + Hops + Yeast = Beer.

We cover topics like why Gladfield Malt? How to spot good malt?

Hops and how to spot good hop pellets?

Yeast 101 and GigaYeast.

We dive deep into a new flowable hop extract called FLEX™ from John i Haas and taste 3 different beers all brewed with the same ingredients and bittered to 3 different IBU levels using Flex.

We taste Conan’s American Pale Ale – APA then Jay’s IPA India Pale Ale then Barls iIPA imperial India Pale Ale.

The talk was a lot of fun and engaging with a good in depth QandA.

 

 

 

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Hoptoberfest – Oct 2017 – BeerCo Brewing News

Summer is almost here folks and the Sun is finally starting to Shine.  We know what that means…kicking back with good friends and family good food and cheers – better get your brewing on…weather your Spring Sunshine is a Saison or a Hoppy Pilsner or a Red Kolsch (read on for that recipe) there is something for everyone in the shop at http://www.beerco.com.au so Hop to it and fire up the mash tun! Oh yeah…time to brew some beer…

In other BeerCo related news we welcome our newest Co-Worker Greg Kemp to the team who is a proud Westie through and through who has barracked for the Tigers all his life so he’s smiling pretty wide this week!  Greg is a handy bloke to have around as a fully qualified electrician and studying to be a paramedic.  Greg is helping us to ship awesome brewing goodies to you at lightning fast speed and keeping us in stock of quality Gladfield Malt + Hops + GigaYeast + Equipment and more…Stay tuned for more news over the summer as we turn up the heat and stay on our feet running fast to serve you awesome brewers even better…on with the real news…the BeerCo Brewing News…

Malt of the MonthGladfield Red Back Wheat

Gladfield Red Back Wheat Malt is here for a STRICTLY LIMITED TIME ONLY!

Gladfield Red Back Wheat Malt is prepared by a special process before going into the roaster, where it is roasted to favour certain maillard reactions which cause the malt to produce a lovely red hue in the resulting beer without the opalescence that can occur with other similar malts.

Use in place of Wheat Malt noting it has NO Diastatic Power or as a added colour body and foam addition to some of your favourite “Brewing with Wheat” beer styles.

Specification:

  • Colour:  27 EBC
  • How does it taste? The flavour in a “malt tea” is fairly mild – lightly bready/toasty with a raisin/dry cranberry type finish to it.
  • Aroma: Lightly fruity & bready.

Typical Uses & Styles:

  • Doppelbock
  • Hefeweizen
  • Kölsch
  • Munich Dunkel
  • Pilsner

Usage Rate Guidance:

  • 10-15% if this was the sole specialty malt in your brew.  There is no Diastatic power to come with this malt.

Pack and Price:

  • 1Kg Bags at $4.95 incl GST
  • 25Kg Sacks at $74.25 incl GST (Save 40% on 1Kg Bag Price)

Recipe Ideas:

Buy Your Gladfield Red Back Wheat Malt Now! From $4.95 incl. GST for 1Kg

Hop of the MonthColumbus US Crosby Hop Hash

COLUMBUS US Crosby Hop Hash is here from Lot # H-496.

COLUMBUS US Crosby Hop Hash™ is sticky resinous and concentrated hop matter that will test the lupulin threshold of even the most experienced hop fiends with 22.1% Alpha and 6.9% Beta Acids.
Columbus is often referred to as CTZ, a trio of similar hops including Tomahawk® and Zeus.  Specific aroma descriptors include black pepper, licorice, curry and subtle citrus.Available in 100g, 250g, 500g, 1Kg Foils

Analytical Data

  • Certificate of Analysis  CA-H 16-496 COLUMBUS HOP HASH

  • Columbus
  • Form: HopHash
  • Crop 2016
  • Lot: 16-496
  • Alpha Acids 22.1%
  • Beta Acids 6.9%
  • HSI 0.328
  • Total Oil: 4.5 mL / 100 gm
  • Test Date: 28 Oct 2016
  • Pelleted at Crosby Hop Farm, Woodburn, OR

Brewers Guidance

Columbus is a great all-rounder excellent for bittering, late additions to whirlpool or kettle and dry-hopping.  Think of Columbus like the base beat of any great band or brew!

What is Hop Hash™?

COLUMBUS US Crosby Hop Hash™ is sticky resinous and concentrated hop matter that will test the lupulin threshold of even the most experienced hop fiends.  Hop Hash ™ is made from scrapping the concentrated build up of hop residue off the pellet mill @CrosbyHopFarm and was first discovered and made famous by Sweetwater Brewing Company in Atlanta, Georgia in their Hop Hash Double IPA

For some more info on what exactly is Hop Hash ™ you can watch this video on Hash Session IPA from Sweetwater Brewing Company

Hash Session IPA from Sweetwater Brewery

Buy Now – COLUMBUS US Crosby Hop Hash $19.95 – $159.50 Incl. GST 100g – 1Kg Foils

Hoptoberfest: Hops on Sale!


We are cleaning out the fridges to make way for even more fresh hops as they continue to land.  As you know we have you covered A to Z from Azacca to Zeus and every letter in between.  Jump online to our Specials Page to check out some great clearance steals and deals on Crop 14, 15 and 16 AU, EU, NZ and US Hops.  They have all been vacuum packed and foil sealed and stored cold and are good to brew before 31 Dec 2017 and will store well if kept cold and oxygen free!  What are you waiting for? Hop to it! Limited Quantities on Limited Lines of Hops.

Specials or as some like to say “Deal$ & $teal$”

Azacca US Hops SALE!$5.95 – $14.95 Incl. GST Select options

Cascade AU Hops (Crop 2016) SALE!$4.95 – $9.96 Incl. GST Select options

Chinook US Crosby Hops Rated 5.00out of 5 SALE!$14.85 – $34.95 Incl. GST Select options

Comet US Hops SALE!$6.95 – $36.95 Incl. GST Select options

EL DORADO ® US Hops Rated 5.00out of 5 SALE!$9.94 $5.94 Incl. GST Select options

Ella AU Hops SALE!$4.95 – $22.30 Incl. GST Select options

FALCONER’S FLIGHT® US Hops SALE! $21.95 $9.94 Incl. GST Select options

Fuggle UK Hops SALE!  $15.75  $12.95 Incl. GST Select options

Hallertauer Mittelfrüher GR Hops SALE!$5.50 – $24.75 Incl. GST Select options

Helga AU Hops SALE! $5.94 – $47.50 Incl. GST Select options

Hersbrucker GR Hops SALE! $5.40 – $12.95 Incl. GST Select options

Huell Melon GR Hops Read more

Jarrylo US Hops SALE! $9.96 $6.55 Incl. GST Select options

Kohatu NZ Hops SALE!$9.96 – $33.00 Incl. GST Select options

Loral ™ US Hops SALE!$7.15 – $60.50 Incl. GST Select options

Mandarina Bavaria GR Hops SALE! $5.98 – $60.50 Incl. GST Select options

Mount Hood US Crosby Hops SALE! $9.94 $5.94 Incl. GST Add to cart

Moutere NZ Hops (Crop 2015) SALE!$15.68 – $29.70 Incl. GST Select options

Northern Brewer – GR Hops SALE! $4.95 – $24.20 Incl. GST Select options

Nugget US Crosby Hops SALE! $6.95 $5.95 Incl. GST Add to cart

Pacific Jade NZ Hops SALE! $8.95 $7.70 Incl. GST Select options

Pacifica NZ Hops SALE! $7.95 – $44.95 Incl. GST Select options

Perle GR Hops SALE! $7.70 – $35.95 Incl. GST Select options

Rakau NZ Hops SALE! $7.70 – $18.30 Incl. GST Select options

Saaz CZ Hops (Crop 2014) SALE! $9.94 $5.94 Incl. GST Select options

Styrian Goldings SV Hops Select options

Summer ™ AU Hops SALE!$6.05 – $27.23 Incl. GST Select options

Super Pride AU Hops SALE! $6.95  $4.95 Incl. GST Select options

Taiheke NZ Hops (fka NZ Cascade) SALE! $7.85 – $69.95 Incl. GST Select options

Wakatu NZ Hops SALE! $4.95 – $19.95 Incl. GST Select options

Willamette US Hops SALE! $17.05 – $33.28 Incl. GST Select options

Yeast of the MonthGY048 Golden Pear Belgian GigaYeast

GigaYeast Golden Pear Belgian GY048 is a traditional yeast from the originator of the Belgian Golden Strong Ale style.   Robust attenuation makes this yeast an excellent choice for low or high gravity Belgian and farmhouse style ales.  Leaves a dry, slightly tart finish with an estery profile reminiscent of apple and pear with a subdued level of spicy phenolics.  This yeast produces a moderate amount of sulfide  that will dissipate quickly with conditioning.

Attenuation Medium Gravity*

  • 83% – 85%

Attenuation High Gravity*

  • 78% – 81% (9.6% – 10.2% ABV)

Temperature Range:

  • 18˚F – 27˚F (65˚F – 80˚F)

Flocculation:

  • Low

Representative Styles:

  • Belgian Golden Strong Ale
  • Biere De Garde
  • Dubbel
  • Farmhouse Ale
  • Tripel
  • Saison

Availability:

  • Available in Gold Pitches for 25 L Homebrews at $14.95 Incl. GST
  • Also available in Pro-Pitches for the Professional Brewer drop shipped from GigaYeast Laboratory to your Brewery Lab to Brewery Door in 6-8 days using DHL Global Express tracked all the way
Buy Now – GY048 Golden Pear Belgian GigaYeast – $14.95 Incl. GST

Equipment of the MonthRoboBrew – with Pump – 35L All in One Brewery

This awesome little Aussie designed Robobrew 35 L micro-brewery with a Pump is the complete turnkey solution for those who are looking to get into all grain brewing.

NEW MODEL 2017 MICROBREWERY – ROBOBREW WITH IN-BUILT PUMP

This awesome little Aussie designed micro-brewery is the complete turnkey solution for those who are looking to get into all grain brewing.

  • FAST – Fast to setup, brew and clean up
  • EASY – Very simple design and easy intuitive design
  • VALUE – Great value for money

For any all grain brewer wanting to get into this fantastic hobby this is the perfect first step.

The Keg King Designed 35 L Robobrew system is designed for you to do brews up to 30 Litres so there is enough head space during the boil.

This Brewery can be run of a single phase 240 volt standard household power outlet.

System Includes:

  • Immersion Chiller
  • Digital Backlit Temperature Control/Display
  • Malt Pipe
  • Dual Element Control
  • Stainless 1/2 inch Ball Valve
  • Magnetic drive pump mounted in the base of the unit

Robobrew with Pump Instructions

$594.99 Incl. GST (Qualifies for FREE SHIPPING AU WIDE)

Want to see how to brew with the Robobrew with Pump – Watch this Video of Kee at Keg King using the brand new Robobrew with Pump!
RoboBrew – with Pump – 35L All in One Brewery $594.99 Incl. GST

Recipe of the Month – Resistance | Kölsch | BeerCo Recipe Kit

Vital Stats:

  • 1.053 OG
  • 1.013 FG
  • 19 IBU
  • 5.2% ABV
  • 2 SRM
  • 0.37 IBU/OG
Malt:
% Kg Gladfield Malt
90% 4.50 German Pilsner
10% 0.50 Wheat or Red Back Wheat
5.00
Hops:
grams Hops Time
Bittering: 40 Styrian Goldings SV Hops 50% at 45 mins
Aroma: 10 Hersbrucker GR Hops 25% at 15 mins
30 Hersbrucker GR Hops 75% at 5 mins
80
Yeast:
Dry:
Fermentis Safale US-05 2 x 11g packets
Lallemand BRY-97 US West Coast Ale Yeast – 2 x 11g Packets
Liquid:
GigaYeast GY021 Kölsch Bier GigaYeast
Method:
1. Mash – the brewer should do normal mas regime, probably mashing at around 64-66 C for at least 60 mins
2. Sparge – once again the brewer should do normal regime at around 75C
3. Boil – vigorous boil for 90 mins
4. Yeast & Fermentation – Pitch your favourite German ale Kolsch type yeast and ferment at 18C

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Staub Brewing Co – Jarrlyo Pale Ale – Beer Recipe – How to brew

Here we share another recipe from the man on a mission to brew like a pro Dave Ferguson from the lovely Daylesford in Victoria, Australia who put the newish ADHA Jarrylo™ US Hop variety through its paces in a Pale Ale.  Dave aka #mule2 did some serious beer #muling to our CTO Gus in SF, USA who was kind enough to do a cupboard beer review complete with screaming baby Rafa in the background, never losing his cool and showing care and class in the glass using a wine glass to capture the subtle aromatics of this distinctive US Hop – Jarrylo™ US Hop so on with the recipe and watch the beer review at the bottom for an insight into this unique beer – cheers Dave & Gus for the share – share what we know – its how we all grow as brewers – home and pro!

Staub Jarrylo Pale Ale

Vital Stats:

  • Style: American Pale Ale (10 A)
  • Type: All Grain
  • Batch Size: 23.00 l
  • Boil Size: 29.08 l
  • Boil Time: 60 min
  • End of Boil Vol: 27.08 l
  • Final Bottling Vol: 21.00 l
  • Fermentation: Dry Hopped

Date: 25 Jun 2017
Brewer: David Ferguson
Equipment: 01 – RoboBrew Ale
Efficiency: 72.00 %
Est Mash Efficiency: 81.4 %
Taste Rating: 30.0

Gravity, Alcohol Content and Color
Est Original Gravity: 1.059 SG
Est Final Gravity: 1.013 SG
Estimated Alcohol by Vol: 6.1 %
Bitterness: 42.5 IBUs
Est Color: 13.7 EBC

Measured Original Gravity: 1.046 SG
Measured Final Gravity: 1.010 SG
Actual Alcohol by Vol: 4.7 %
Calories: 427.1 kcal/l

Mash Profile: Single Infusion, Medium Body
Sparge Water: 10.37 l
Sparge Temperature: 75.6 C
Adjust Temp for Equipment: TRUE
Est Mash PH: 5.69

Measured Mash PH: 5.20

Total Grain Weight: 6.10 kg
Grain Temperature: 18.0 C
Tun Temperature: 22.2 C
Target Mash PH: 5.20

Ingredients

All available for you to order right here right now online at www.beerco.com.au – what are you waiting for? Get your brewin’ on!

Amt Name Type # %/IBU
3.30 kg Gladfield Pilsner Malt (3.8 EBC) Grain 1 54.1 %
2.20 kg Gladfield American Ale Malt (5.0 EBC) Grain 2 36.1 %
0.35 kg Gladfield Munich Malt (15.5 EBC) Grain 3 5.7 %
0.22 kg Gladfield Gladiator Malt (10.0 EBC) Grain 4 3.6 %
0.03 kg Gladfield Light Chocolate Malt (900.0 EBC) Grain 5 0.5 %
20.00 g Magnum [12.40 %] – Boil 60.0 min Hop 6 23.5 IBUs
1.22 Items Whirlfloc Tablet (Boil 15.0 mins) Fining 7
20.00 g Idaho #7 [14.60 %] – Boil 15.0 min Hop 8 13.7 IBUs
1.22 Items Yeast Nutrient (Boil 15.0 mins) Other 9
20.00 g Jarrylo [14.10 %] – Boil 5.0 min Hop 10 5.3 IBUs
25.00 g Jarrylo [14.10 %] – Boil 0.0 min Hop 11 0.0 IBUs
2.0 pkg American West Coast Ale (Lallemand/Danstar #BRY-97) Yeast 12
60.00 g Jarrylo [14.10 %] – Dry Hop 7.0 Days Hop 13 0.0 IBUs

Mash Steps:

Name
Description
Step Temperature
Step Time
Mash In Add 15.91 l of water at 76.9 C 66.7 C 60 min
Mash Out Add 8.91 l of water at 95.1 C 75.6 C 10 min

Sparge:

  • Fly sparge with 10.37 l water at 75.6 C
Mash Notes:

Simple single infusion mash for use with most modern well modified grains (about 95% of the time).

Carbonation and Storage

  • Carbonation Type: Keg
  • Pressure/Weight: 86.48 KPA
  • Keg/Bottling Temperature: 7.2 C
  • Fermentation: Dry Hopped
  • Fermenter: Fermentasaurus

Volumes of CO2: 2.3
Carbonation Est: Keg with 86.48 KPA
Carbonation (from Meas Vol): Keg with 86.48 KPA
Age for: 3.00 days
Storage Temperature: 7.2 C

Tasting Notes:

Cupboard Beer Review c/- Gus our CTO live from SF, USA!

Editor:  Got a great beer recipe you want us to share on our Learning Centre?  Got an awesome Beer Review on your or a great mate’s Homebrew?  Drop us a line at feedback@beerco.com.au and we will chuck it up as fast as monkey on an organ grinder! cheers #brewhappy

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Winter Warmers – Aug 2017 – BeerCo Brewing News ?

Where you been man???…we hear you say…No June or July Brewing News! How are we supposed to do our great work ridding the world of beer poverty without additional brewing inspiration in our inbox each month…sorry brewing brothers and sisters…we have been busy brewers…bagging…tagging…and shipping out your orders on top of moving warehouses into our own new digs…in Unit 1 / 1-3 Disney Ave, Keilor East, VIC 3033 where your and our brewing dreams come true! More news on that front in months to come…

Dermott ducked across to RADelaide in July to hang out with our wonderful supply partners and a lot of Aussie craft brewers at ACBC2017 and took the chance to share some of what he knows on how to grow your business outside Australia in a Keynote talk and panel Q and A on Export – Triumphs and Tribulations with some great Aussie Craftbrewers.  Gus has been a busy bee in the back end on the website and with a new baby boy Rafa on board is still keeping our IT platforms in check and our CFO Rog has even bagged and tagged some orders while Dermott was on the road…but that’s enough dribble from us on with the real brewing news…PS drop us a line anytime with your views on how we can improve our range and service of awesome brewing materials to keep you #brewinghappy and send us your feedback to feedback@beerco.com.au

Gladfield Dark Malts of Winter:

Author: Caleb De Frees – Gladfield Malt Editor: Dermott Dowling – BeerCo

Brown AlePorter and Stout… Oh, My!
As the weather cools our go-to beers at Gladfield Malt in NZ [and BeerCo in AU] quickly change from the crisp bright beers of summer to the more robust, darker – maltier beers of winter.  Instead of comparing the complexity of the hop profile we look for some warmer flavours that are a bit more filling and rich, especially after a chilly day working out in a cold southerly wind.

For darker beers, I choose my malts in two distinct ways.

1. Simple. Let one specialty malt be the showcase and provide all the flavour to the finished beer. Stout is my favourite example as I only use a rich roasted barley and base malt. I think of it as a showcase of all the flavours you can get from just one specialty.

2. Complexity and Layering. For different styles of Porter and Boch, I like a more complex approach. In this case, I will choose malts from different colour ranges and blend them to achieve layers of flavour. Roasted Wheat at 600 EBC has a much different flavour contribution to a Dark Chocolate at 1350. Balancing these flavours that come from different roast levels is the challenge of a good dark beer.

There is a lot of hype about using a de-husked malt to reduce astringency. The theory being that with the husk intact burning happens during roasting which adds the astringent bitter flavours. But much of that hype is misplaced. As Maltsters, there are many ways we can adjust our roasting process to reduce any burning that could happen in the roasting drum. Using careful water additions we can allow the husk to steam as it darkens, preventing any charring and allowing a very even roasted product. One thing a dehusked version of malt is often missing is the deep flavours of true chocolate malt.

For some recipes using the darker Gladfield Malts to keep you warm in the darker depths of winter head on over to our Recipe Library on the Blog and if you have some to share then send to us at feedback@beerco.com.au and we will post them for the benefit of other brewers out there! Share what we know it’s how we grow as brewers.

Buy Your Dark Gladfield Malts Now! From $4.95 incl. GST for 1Kg

Hop of the MonthEnigma™ AU Hops

Enigma™ formal tasting sessions have given interesting terms like ‘Pinot Gris’, ‘raspberries’, and ‘redcurrant’, through to rock melon and light tropical fruit.  Enigma™’s great fun to play with. A bit of a chameleon – different aspects of her enigmatic character shine, depending on how you use her.  Dry hop or add her late in the brew to maximise her flavour and aroma potential.Available in 100g, 250g, 500g, 1Kg and a box of 5Kg!

Analytical Data

  • Alpha acids (%) 13.5 – 16.5
  • Beta acids (%) 4.8 – 6.4
  • Alpha/Beta Ratio 2.4 – 3.5
  • Cohumulone (% of alpha acids) 38 – 40
  • Total Oils (ml/100g) 2.4 – 3.0
  • Oil Concentration (microlitres of oil/g alpha) 147 – 184

Brewers Guidance

As you’d expect from one so cheeky and enchanting, Enigma™’s great fun to play with. A bit of a chameleon – different aspects of her enigmatic character shine, depending on how you use her.

Dry hop or add her late in the brew to maximise her flavour and aroma potential.

Our newest plays nicely with her sisters, Ella™ Galaxy™ Topaz™ Vic Secret™ Australian Cascade Helga and Super Pride taking the lead or supporting them in many beer styles. Equally Enigma™ stands strong on her own.

Craft Beer Examples

BeerCo Recipes featuring Enigma™ HPA AU Hops

Buy Now – Enigma™ AU Hops $9.96 – $345.00 Incl. GST

Yeast of the MonthGY044 Scotch Ale GigaYeast

GY044 GigaYeast Scotch Ale #1 is one sweet yeast.  Neutral flavors emphasize the malt.  Leaves a slight residual sweetness and body in high gravity beers perfect for malt forward styles like scotch ales, wee heavy, stouts and porters.

Availability:

  • Available in Gold Pitches for 25 L Homebrews at $14.95
    Incl. GST
  • Also available in Pro-Pitches for the Professional Brewer drop shipped from GigaYeast Laboratory to your Brewery Lab to Brewery Door in 6-8 days using DHL Global Express tracked all the way
Buy Now – GY044 Scotch Ale #1 GigaYeast – $14.95 Incl. GST

Equipment of the Month: Malt Mechanics Conical Fermenters

Malt Mechanics fermenters are the only plastic home-brewing conical which come fully featured with tri-clamp fittings and stainless steel valves in 1/2″ for the take-off, and 1″ for the yeast-dump. The fermenters are suitable for transferring beer under pressure and come with everything you need to get your beer fermenting right out of the box.Malt Mechanics have designed their fermenters to be flexible enough that home-brewers can add to and adapt them to suit the needs of their own home brewing methods, while having out-of-the-box functionality that lets you just get on and brew.

These fermenters come standard with all-stainless hardware. Valves, sanitary fittings, lid, legs, latches and fasteners are all manufactured in 304 stainless steel, and all seals are made from food-grade silicon. The body of the fermenter is manufactured right here in New Zealand in 1/4″ thick high-density polyethylene (HDPE). This is a trusted material in home-brewing which, combined with our inherent design features, provides a sanitary, low oxygen-permeable environment for your fermenting beer.

HDPE is also an incredibly strong material, and we have designed the fermenter in a way that (with your own suitable fitting added through the 22mm or 7/8″ lid hole ) brewers are able to use their own CO2 source to gently push beer into their kegs – once again preserving it from the spoils of oxygen.


Malt Mechanics Kickstarter launch video

Buy Now – Malt Mechanics – 30 L / 8 Gal – Conical Fermenter $349.95 Incl. GST
Buy Now – Malt Mechanics – 60 L / 16 Gal – Conical Fermenter – $419.95 Incl. GST

Recipe of the Month – BeerCo Brown Ale


This BeerCo Brown Ale is kept nice and simple and low on the hopping and tight on the malt bill in the aim of making a well balanced easy drinking session-able brown ale more in the style of a Northern English Brown Ale.

Aroma:

  • Light, sweet malt aroma with toffee, nutty and/or caramel notes

Appearance:

  • Dark amber to reddish-brown color

Flavor:

  • Gentle to moderate malt sweetness, with a nutty, lightly caramel character and a medium-dry to dry finish. Malt may also have a toasted, biscuity, or toffee-like character. Medium to medium-low bitterness. Malt-hop balance is nearly even, with hop flavor low to none (UK varieties).

Mouth feel:

  • Medium-light to medium body. Medium to medium-high carbonation.

Vital Stats:

  • 1.050 OG
  • 1.013 FG
  • 25 IBU
  • 4.8% ABV
  • 23 SRM
  • 0.51 IBU/OG

Malt:       Kg Gladfield Malt EBC

Hops:              grams            Variant                Time

Bittering:              30 gm        Magnum              45 mins
Aroma:                 30 gm        EK Goldings       15 mins
60 gm

Yeast:

Liquid:

Dry:

Method:

  1. Mash all grains at 150 ºF (66 ºC) for 60 minutes or until full starch conversion has been accomplished.
  2. Sparge – once again the brewer should do normal regime at around 75 °C.
  3. Boil until formation of hot break is seen then add 15 grams Target and boil 45 minutes. Add Irish Moss and 30 grams East Kent Golding and boil 15 minutes.
  4. Yeast & Fermentation – Pitch your favourite American ale-ish type yeast and ferment around 20-22 °C.Sources: BYO.com

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