Mayhem - May 2018 - BeerCo Brewing News...???

Mayhem - May 2018 - BeerCo Brewing News...???

Dermott Dowling
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? that order please...and oh, we almost forgot to tell you Crop 2018 AU Hops are here! Check them out here:

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)
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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.


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


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


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)


  • 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
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


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


Grain Bill



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







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


Liquid | GigaYeast


Water Adjustments:


  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