Bruit | April 22 News | Brewing and Distilling Brewsletter

Bruit | April 22 News | Brewing and Distilling Brewsletter

Dermott DowlingApr 10, '22

Hop this brewsletter finds you well during an Up and Down year with a few Ins and Outs and a lot of Strikes and Gutters! We are still experiencing exhorbitant supply chain costs and as we all know the price of petrol at the pump flows through to everything we eat and drink and more. We are working tirelessly to search, secure and procure your necessary brewing and distilling ingredients and get them to you as efficiently as possible. If there is anything your chasing that is out of stock with your regular supplier please do reach out to us at and we will do our beery best to get your goodies to you ASAP!

Lots to share this month, so on with the News! here's hop-ping that April is a hopping good month for everyone of you out there!

NEW! Products

American Oak Fans - Balance AB - 2.0M2 $179.95

Bruit | BeerCo Fruit Purees

Bruit | Passionfruit Signature Fruit Puree $121.95

Bruit | Mango Signature Fruit Puree $122.95

Bruit | Strawberry Signature Fruit Puree $136.95

Bruit | Mixed Berry Signature Fruit Puree $159.85

Steals and Deals!

Crisp Extra Light Crystal 100 Malt

1Kg Bag $4.00 (WAS $5.95 Save $1.95)

5Kg Bag $16.00 (WAS $23.80 Save $70)

25Kg Sack $60.00 (WAS $89.25 Save $29.25)

Crisp Amber Malt

1Kg Bag $4.00 (WAS $5.95 Save $1.95)

5Kg Bag $16.00 (WAS $23.80 Save $70)

25Kg Sack $60.00 (WAS $89.25 Save $29.25)

Crisp Dextrin Malt

1Kg Bag $4.00 (WAS $5.95 Save $1.95)

5Kg Bag $16.00 (WAS $23.80 Save $70)

25Kg Sack $55.00 (WAS $74.95 Save $19.95)


Featured Products of the Month!

Crisp Premium Pot Still Malt

5Kg Bag $15.00 (WAS $19.95 Save $4.95)

25Kg Sack $60.00 (WAS $79.95 Save $19.95)

Strata® X-331 US Hops

100g $9.00 (WAS $10.95 Save $1.95)

250g $20.00 (WAS $24.65 Save $4.65)

500g $38.00 (WAS $46.55 Save $8.55)

1Kg $70.00 (WAS $87.60 Save $17.60)

5Kg $330.00 (WAS $383.25 Save $53.25)

Mandy | Mango Gose | Brewers Kit $49.95

Events and Learning!

Grafton Brewing Competition 30 April 2022

Hunter Homebrew Competition 4 June 2022

Pencil Product Hub Podcast with Dermott Dowling |

In this episode, Tim Demetriou CEO of Pencil Pay interviews Dermott Dowling, the founder of BeerCo. is responsible for Brewers and Distillers Kits for early-stage brewers and distillers as well as the highest quality ingredients from hops, malt, and barley to yeast, adjuncts and aids for large commercial breweries and distilleries.

We talk about everything from BeerCo's origin story to supply chains and the effect that short-sighted government policy is now having on alcohol producers and licensed venues. Dermott is incredibly insightful and smart. You are going to love this one.

Podcast Links:

To listen on Spotify, click here

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To watch on Youtube, click here

Short 3-5 minute clips

Product Hub Shorts | Business systems and efficiencies with Dermott DowlingProduct Hub Shorts | Supply chain disaster with Dermott DowlingProduct Hub Shorts | Talking trends with Dermott Dowling

If you are an Australian Craft Brewery or Distillery or Licenced Hospitality Venue or Bottle Shop owner and interested in a FREE Trial of Pencil Pay please hit the link below:

cheers #brewhappy always #distilhappy always

Dermott Dowling | Managing Director

Crisp Premium Pot Still Malt

Crisp Premium Pot Still Malt

Crisp Premium Distilling Malt, made from two-row spring barley, aims to deliver a high level of extract and fermentability, which combine together to provide the optimum level of predicted spirit yield (PSY).

Tasting Notes:

- Neutral Malt Flavour

PSY (Predicted Spirit Yield):

- 410 Litres of alcohol – per tonne

Pack Sizes:

- 5 Kg Bag $15 (WAS $19.95 Save $4.95 25%)
- 25 Kg Bag $60 (WAS $79.95 Save $19.95 25%)

Batch Analysis: 

- SS18372 Best Before 31 May 2022 ON SPECIAL PRICE!

Insist on Crisp Premium Pot Still Malt
Strata® X-331 US Hops

Strata® X-331 T90 US Hop Pellets

Strata® X-331 US Hops are “taking it to 11” in such an elegant manner. Passionfruit, melon, strawberry, grapefruit, rock concert cannabis and dried chili peppers. Hard to resist. Strata has a character that is unmistakably hoppy in a way that is fresh, vibrant, and explosive! Aroma Hops.

Pack Sizes and Prices:

- 100g $9.00 (WAS $10.95 Save $1.95)
- 250g $20.00 (WAS $24.65 Save $4.65)
- 500g $38.00 (WAS $46.55 Save $8.55)
- 1Kg $70.00 (WAS $87.60 Save $17.60)
- 5Kg $330.00 (WAS $383.25 Save $53.25)

Brewing Values:

- Crop: 2020 Batch: I-00531-1 15.5% AA ON SPECIAL PRICE!

Strata T90 US Hops ON SALE NOW!
Lallemand Brewing WildBrew™ Philly Sour Yeast

Lallemand Brewing WildBrew™ Philly Sour Yeast

WildBrew™ Philly Sour is a unique species of Lachancea selected from nature by University of the Sciences in Philadelphia, PA, USA. (Patent pending N° PCT/US20 18/043 148). WildBrew™

Philly Sour produces moderate amounts of lactic acid in addition to ethanol in one simple fermentation step. This first yeast in the WildBrew™ series is a great choice for innovative, sessionable sour beers with refreshing acidity and notes of stone fruit. With high attenuation, high flocculation and good head retention, WildBrew™ Philly Sour is an ideal yeast for traditional styles such as Berliner Weiss, Gose, American Lambic Style, American Wild Ales and its resistance to hops make it perfect for Sour IPAs.

Pack Sizes and Prices:

- 11g Sachet $7.95
- 500g Brick $269.95

Beer Styles: - Berliner Weisse, Gose, lambic-style, American Wild, and Sour IPA

Aroma: - Sour, red apple, stone fruit, peach

Attenuation: - High

Fermentation Range: - 20°C (68°F) to 25°C (77°F)

Flocculation: - High

Alcohol Tolerance: - 9% ABV

Pitching Rate: - 50 - 100g/hL to achieve a minimum of 0.5 - 1 million viable cells/mL

Sour Brew Easy with Philly Sour
Bruit | Mixed Berry Signature Fruit Puree

Bruit | Mixed Berry Signature Fruit Puree


BeerCo Bruit Mixed Berry Fruit Puree is a tangy tart blend of lucious mixed berries incluing: Strawberries (25%), Blackberries (20%), Raspberries (10%), Blueberries (5%).

Made in Australia from imported and local ingredients.

Asceptically filled and packed into 15Kg Bag in Box with 180 days Shelf Life

Pre-orders and MOQs apply.

Send all purchase inquiries to us at
Minimum Order Quantity: - 900 Kg
- We can accommodate smaller MOQ 450 kg for our signature range only if we have an additional demand for the same products so the standard 25 working days lead time cannot be confirmed.

Pre-order Leadtime: - Standard lead time: 25 working days (based on rolling forecast) and if orders meet MOQ

Pack Type and Sizes:- 15 Kg Bag In Box

Ingredients: (in decending order)

Strawberries (25%), Blackberries (20%), Sugar (20 ± 2%), Water, Raspberry Pulp seed in (10%), Blueberries (5%), Modified Starch (Tapioca-1442), Acidity Regulators (331, 296), Natural Flavours


Metal detection: 1.5mm Fe, 2mm Non Fe, 2.5mm Stainless Steel
pH: 3.9 ± 0.2 (20oC pH METER (AFLAB WI -0066)
SPECIIC GRAVITY: 1.12 ± 0.01 (information only)

Shelf Life:

- 180 days in unopened package
- Aseptic packaging and filling: Yes
- Process Method: Pasteurisation
- Maximum Recommended breaches: 1

Country of Origin:

Made in Australia from imported and local ingredients
Australian Content % (includes water): 36.3

Start Brewing with Bruit!
American Oak Fans - Balance AB - 2.0M2

American Oak Fans - Balance AB - 2.0M2


American Oak Fans (oak staves) offer controllable oak-integration.  American oak with plenty of impact: Barrel-like oak contribution with toast, charcuterie and vanilla characters.

This oak has the ability to highlight bright red fruit aromatics as well as underpin darker fruit on the palate. The fire-toasted oak provides depth to the mid-palate as well as line and length.

Lots of impact. An alternative to a new, toasty American oak barrel.

These American Oak Fans are approximately 910 mm long, 40 mm wide and 10 mm thick.

Toast: - Fire

Oak: - Quercus Alba

Aromatics: - Sweet, toasty oak and vanilla.

Flavour: - Toasty cedar oak with hints of char and vanilla.


- Structural oak, with lots of impact for length.

Lots of oak impact here – cedar, toast and vanilla impact.

Recommended Applications

The ‘fan’ pack can be used during alcoholic and malolactic fermentations as well as for maturation applications. The surface-to-volume ratio provides optimum control over the transfer of oak flavours and characteristics.

The pack has been designed for easy installation across small to medium sized tanks (i.e. as small as 1000L and up to 25kL tanks.

Applications of between one square meter and three square metres per 1000 litres of wine delivers the required integration sought by winemakers.  Trials are still underway with Brewers and Distillers and we welcome your feedback on dosing levels to

The surface area/weight ratio of these ‘fans’ provides for moderate uptake of oak flavours.

Single use for medium to long term extraction time has delivered low integration rates across six-to-12 months.

Multiple use aimed at short-term extraction times can also be managed for high extraction across a shorter timeframe (one-to-three months).

Please note: The dosage rates are recommendations only and individual trials according to grape varieties, liquid (beer or spirit or wine) and desired outcomes are highly recommended.

Pack Sizes:

- 2 metre square Oak Fan
- 910 mm long x 40 mm wide x 10 mm thick staves
- 22 staves per fan pack


The oak is seasoned at the mill in North America for two winters, where it receives an annual precipitation of 1600mm (plus snow) prior to shipment to our cooperage in the Barossa. The oak then spends another two-to-six months in our seasoning yard for further conditioning, which further enhances the unique properties, and to stabilise the moisture content.

Technical Specifications

Complete with stainless steel wire and carabiner (snap hook) for securing to existing rings, lugs or the tank lid. No assembly is required.  The dry weight of each pack is between 5.1 and 5.3Kg per pack

Oak Your Beer or Spirit the Smart Way
Mandy - Mango Gose - BeerCo All Grain Brewers Recipe Kit

Mandy - Mango Gose - BeerCo All Grain Brewers Recipe Kit


Mandy loves Mango and the sights, sounds and taste of Summer!  She is happy to lie down in a hammock or relax in the garden bar with a nice refreshing glass of Mango Gose.  Brewed with a balance of Pilsner and Wheat Malt and some sea salt, coriander and heaps of Mandy's beloved Mango chunks in the secondary, this is a summer squeezer that will please everyone anytime the sunshine is out in your backyard! Do not stress about the lactic acid production either as we let Philly Sour yeast do all the work there for you!  So, what are you waiting for? Get to it and say Hi Mandy!

cheers #brewhappy #enjoyresponsibly

Vital Stats:

Batch & Boil

- Batch Size: 21 Litres / 5.25 US Gallons
- Boil Time: 60 mins


- OG 1.04
- FG 1.011
- IBU 10
- ABV 4.3%
- Colour 7.1 EBC


Amt     Name                                         Colour       % Grist

2.25 Kg  Malteurop Pilsen Malt                          3.8    EBC         50%

2.25 Kg  Crisp Wheat Malt                                  4.8    EBC         50%

4.50 Kg  TOTAL                                                  7.2    EBC       100%


- 35 gm Saaz CZ Hops - Alpha: 3.2% – 30 minutes from end of boil (start of boil)


- Lallemand Brewing WildBrew™ Philly Sour Yeast 2 x 11g Sachets


Add 10 mins from end of Boil.

- 7g fresh ground Coriander Seeds
- 14g Sea Salt
- 2Kg of Diced Frozen Mango (thawed) added to the secondary


- 1 tab of Deltafloc or 1 tsp of Irish Moss 


- Mill the grains, and mash in with a generous 3L to 1Kg of grain ratio and allowance for any false bottom in your mash tun (approx. 15 Litres).  Note: the high ratio of Wheat Malt 50% will require stirring to avoid a stuck mash and sparge. 
- Target mash holding temperature of 64 °C.  Hold the mash temperature for approximately 60 minutes or until the conversion is complete.
- Raise the temperature of the mash to 76 °C and begin sparging with 77 °C water until you collect 25 L of wort in the kettle.
- Boil for 60 minutes. 30 minutes into and from the end of the boil, add your scheduled hop addition. When there are 15 minutes remaining in the boil, be sure to add your Irish moss or Deltafloc tablet to help with precipitation of the hot break.  At 10 minutes remaining, add both the ground coriander seed and the sea salt.
- The coriander seed you add should be fresh and freshly ground. You may even want to toast the seeds in a dry pan for 5–10 minutes like the chefs do to bring out the essential oils.
- You can correct low levels of salt or coriander in the keg or bottling bucket — another reason to start at the low end.
- Cool the wort to 25°C, transfer to your fermentation vessel and aerate the wort adequately. Add the contents of your yeast starter to the chilled wort. Ferment around 27°C to accelerate lactic acid production and accentuate the fruit esters in the Philly Sour Yeast until the final gravity is reached, which should be in 5 to 7 days.
- As fermentation wraps up, thaw and refreeze the mango two or three times to help break down the fruit cell walls. When fermentation is complete, add the thawed mango and let it sit in the fermenter for five days.
- Cold crash for two days and ensure fruit has settled at the bottom of the fermenter before packaging
- Package it up and carbonate to 2.75 volumes of CO2 - much like the Berliner, a Mango Gose this should be a highly carbonated, "spritzy" beer!

Food Pairing Suggestions:

- Cheese - fresh chevre and young Asiago's
- Seafood - shrimp and scallop ceviche with mango salsa

BeerCo Recipe Kit Contents:

- Malt  - 5.0 Kg (Milled or Unmilled - You Choose)
- Hops - 35 gm Saaz CZ Hops
- Yeast - Lallemand Brewing WildBrew™ Philly Sour Yeast 2 x 11g Sachets

BeerCo Recipe Ingredients NOT INCLUDED:

- Adjuncts (Coriander and Salt and Mango Chunks) - not included.
- Aids (Irish Moss or Deltafloc) - not included. 
- Water adjustments optional.

Mandy Loves Mango Gose - So will You!