Resilience - June 2020 - BeerCo Brewing & Distilling News...  🍻 📡📻 📺📜

Resilience - June 2020 - BeerCo Brewing & Distilling News... 🍻 📡📻 📺📜

Dermott Dowling

Hang in there! We will Survive!

Hop this finds you lightly rested after a long Queen's Birthday Weekend.  Like QE2 we all need to be Resilient and Hang in There during these difficult times.  Remember the Australian Bushfires?  They came after the crippling drought and before the floods and CoVid-19 Pandemic.  Well, 2020 has surely delivered more than a few brutal blows to all our great mates in Craft Brewing and Distilling Communities. Did you know that 55% of all Craft Brewers and 95% of all Craft Distillers are based in Regional and Rural Australia! 

There are signs of light at the end of a beery long tunnel as lockdown restrictions lift, pubs slowly reopen their doors and city dwellers jump in their cars and go out into the country to get familiar with the natural wonders this great land has to offer.  Remember when you are out and about to do your bit to choose independent and local businesses to support.  It really helps in times like these.

We are thrilled at with the support for the Resilience | BeerCo Kit with 8 SOLD and $200 donated to the World Wildlife Fund of Australia. May not sound like much given an Aussie comedian raised over $50m on the Facebook but it all adds up as they say, so tanks again to all you awesome Aussie Home Brewers who bought and brewed a Resilience | BeerCo All Grain Kit for the Bushfire Relief over the past 3 months.

Please note its not all doom and gloom in rural and regional Australia either right now and Victoria has experienced one of its best malting barley harvests in 30+ years.  Read all about it in the Australian Barley Harvest - Crop Report 2020 from Jack King at Malteurop Australia.

Speaking of thanks - we have been truly grateful to all our customers who have supported us over the past 7 years and throughout the CoVid-19 Lockdown.  We are thrilled to announce we are growing up slowly and surely and We are Hiring!  Are you are keen to come and join the team at Do you want to Sling some Malt and Deal some Hops and Wrangle some Yeast and Adjuncts and Aids out the door to our great customers? Well, what are you waiting for? Head on over to the blog and read about the job...We are Hiring

If you are a keen Distiller and interested to learn more about using Malt for flavour in Distilling checkout the latest Crisp Malt - WEBINAR NO 10: USING MALT FOR FLAVOUR IN DISTILLING.  We plan to run deep dives into topics of interest for Craft Distillers in future webinars with Crisp Malt so please do feedback topics of interest to cover off in more depth.  Drop us a line anytime to with any suggestions and ideas for future topics.

Also, if you are Brewer looking to learn happy during CoVid-19 Lockdown jump online and enjoy some of the fine Crisp Malt Webinars covering everything from CoAs to Milling to Mashing to Boiling to Fermentation to Conditioning to Malting and Specialty Malts and How to Brew the Perfect New England IPA - so much great FREE content to learn happy and brew like a Pro from the fine folks at Crisp Malt. So what are you waiting for??? Learn Happy!

There are a lot of exciting NEW! products of the month and news to share this month on with the News....

Malt of the Month - Crisp Distilling Malt - Hop of the Month - Lotus US Hops - NEW! - Yeast of the Month - DistilaMax® LS - Lallemand Craft Distilling - NEW! - Adjunct of the Month - UniGrain Rolled Rye - NEW! - BeerCo Recipe of the Month - Oblivion - Double IPA All Grain Recipe Kit - Equipment of the Month - Beenleigh Distillery Rum Barrels - 200L - How to Brew like a Pro Video - FAQs with Stass and I and what has been and gone and is coming up on our Brewing and Distilling NEW! Virtual Events Calendar in 2020.  This Friday we are holding a BrewAndA with our great friends at Lallemand Brewing - so send us your Yeast 101 / 202 or 303 questions to me at

On with the Brewing & Distilling News....Be Resilient! Hang in there! Stay Safe and Healthy .... and we will all have a happy Brewing and/or Distilling month of June!

Cheers #BrewHappy #DistillHappy always

Dermott Dowling
Managing Director, BeerCo Pty Ltd
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We are Hiring! Applications close Fri 12 June
Crisp Premium Pot Still Malt
Crisp Premium Pot Still Malt
$19.95/5Kg - $79.95/25Kg (SAVE 20%)

Tasting Notes:

  • Neutral Malt Flavour

PSY (Predicted Spirit Yield):

  • 410 Litres of alcohol – per tonne

Made from spring distilling approved varieties, our Premium Pot Still Malt is GN free to avoid any ethyl carbamate issues in the still. Flavourful and high alcohol yielding, this malt is the workhorse of many a Scottish distillery. The north east of Scotland produces especially low nitrogen barley which translates into excellent spirit yield in the distillery. With enough diastatic power to convert itself and other malts, you can combine it with our speciality malts to create complex and layered whiskies.

Pack Sizes:

  • 5 Kg Bag $19.95 inc GST (SAVE 20% on 1Kg Price)
  • 25 Kg Bag $79.95 inc GST (SAVE 40% on 1Kg Price)
  • Trade Account Wholesale orders $1.90/Kg exc GST (SAVE 60% on 5Kg Price) please sign up for a Trade Account with us if your a Craft Distiller or Home Brew Retailer

Batch Analysis: 







4.5% max

4.5% min

4.5% max


310.0 L°/kg




77% as is



Predicted Spirit Yield

410 LAA/t




max 1.55%

max 9.7%

max 9.7%

SNR/KI/ST ratio




Friability 90% min 90% min 90% min

Other Crisp Distilling Malts you might like to try!

Insist on Crisp Premium Pot Still Malt in your Whisky!
Lotus™- Hopsteiner Experimental #06297 - US Hops - NEW!
Lotus™- Hopsteiner Experimental #06297 - US Hops - NEW!
A$9.95 - A$348.25

Lotus™ offers exceptional aromatic characteristics, boasting waves of orange and vanilla followed by notes of candied grape and tropical fruit aromas.


  • Type 90 AU Hop Pellets

Pack Sizes and Prices:

  • 100 g $9.95 inc GST
  • 250 g $21.95 (SAVE 10% on 100g Price)
  • 500 g $41.95 (SAVE 15% on 100g Price)
  • 1 Kg $79.95 (SAVE 20% on 100g Price)
  • 5 Kg $348.25 (SAVE 30% on 100g Price)


  • 50% Eastern Gold, 25% Apollo, Cascade, USDA 19058.


  • orange
  • vanilla
  • berry
  • tropical fruits

Analytical Data:

  • Alpha: 15.2% Crop: 2019
  • Batch: 14518 Lot: P-365-19

You might also like to try some of these other fresh in Store Crop 2019 Hopsteiner US Hops that have just dropped into the Warehouse!

  • Trident - NEW! - developed for those seeking a hop forward punch to the nose fruity, citrus, tropical, passion fruit blend to fit any beer style.
  • X10416 NEW! - exhibits aroma characteristics of orange, citrus, pine, mint, tropical fruits.
  • Lemondrop - unique lemon-citrus character with a pleasant aroma.
  • Sultana - exhibits big, fruity, ripe pineapple notes, bright citrus, and a subtle hint of pine
Brew Hoppy with Lotus NEW! US Hops
NEW! Lallemand DistilaMax® LS Yeast
NEW! Lallemand DistilaMax® LS Yeast
$69.95 / 500g sachet

DistilaMax® LS active dry yeast is a selected strain of Saccharomyces cerevisiae bayanus isolated from Champagne selected for use in the production of Tequila, Mezcal and fruit brandies.

Product Features:

  • Temp. range 20°C – 33°C
  • Stress tolerant
  • pH range 3.5 – 5.2


  • Tequila
  • Mezcal
  • Fruit Brandies

Pack Size and Price:

  • $69.95 inc GST for 500g Brick

Other DistilaMax® Lallemand Craft Distilling Yeast and Yeast Nutrients you might like to try: 

Try NEW! DistilaMax® LS in your next Spirit!
UniGrain Rolled Rye - NEW!
UniGrain Rolled Rye - NEW!
$4.95/1Kg - $74.25/25Kg (SAVE 40% OFF 1Kg Price)

UniGrain Rolled Rye is traditionally dehulled rye grains that have been steamed and rolled into flat flakes under heavy rollers. The rye shall be fresh, sound and free from signs of pest infestation and rodent contamination. The quality of rye should comply with all relevant food standards and regulations.

Product of Australia. Australian Grown and Locally Milled by UniGrain.

UniGrain Rolled Rye do not require milling before being added to the mash.

Pack Sizes and Prices:

  • 1 Kg Bag $4.95 inc GST 
  • 5 Kg Bag $19.80 inc GST (SAVE 20% on 1Kg Regular Price)
  • 25 Kg Sack $74.25 inc GST (SAVE 40% on 1Kg Regular Price)
  • Trade Account Wholesale orders $1.95/Kg exc GST (SAVE 55% on 1Kg Price) please sign up for a Trade Account with us if your a Craft Brewer or Distiller or Home Brew Retailer

Beer Styles:

  • IPA
  • Double IPA
  • Rye Beers

Typical Usage Rate:

  • Use up to 40% as a cereal adjunct in the total grist to create Rye Beer.
  • Start at 5-10% and increase in increments of 5% because of the concentrated flavor of Rolled Rye Flakes.

Batch Analysis:

Other UniGrain Rolled Cereals you might like to try in your next Brew Happy!
  • UniGrain Rolled Oats - Hazys, NEIPAs, Porters and Stouts.
  • UniGrain Rolled Red Wheat - American Wheat, Bavarian Weisse, Belgian Lambic and Witbiers and can be used to give body and flavour to IPAs and haze and mouthfeel to New England IPAs.
  • UniGrain Rolled Triticale - a hybrid of wheat and rye.  Use up to 30% as a cereal adjunct in the total grist to create Rye Beers, Belgian Wit Beer, Amber Ales and MultiGrain Beers.
  • UniGrain Rolled Barley - promote head retention and add body to the finished beer.
Use UniGrain Rolled Rye in your next IPA!
Oblivion - Double IPA - BeerCo All Grain Kit
Oblivion - Double IPA - BeerCo All Grain Kit
A$69.95 - A$74.95

Sometimes you want to be taken to or by Oblivion, well, here is an Aroma Coma coming right at you Hop Heads!  Oblivion Double IPA is our take or hat tip to some fine folks Stateside who have been pumping out Hop forward in balance IPAs and DIPAs since Adam and Eve were Brewers.

New World American Hops Citra and El Dorado sit alongside old school classics Cascade and Centennial and balance nicely on top of a Pilsen, Ale, Rye and Cara Gold Malt Base fermented out clean with a Nor Cal Ale Yeast.  If this DIPA does not take you to Oblivion or release you from Oblivion we do not know what will!  Enjoy Responsibly, Sip, Savour and Share! Cheers #BrewHoppy #BrewHappy always

Pre-Order Beenleigh 200L Rum Barrels
Pre-Order Beenleigh 200L Rum Barrels





These barrels originally started off as Heaven Hill Bourbon barrels, and were then shipped to Beenleigh Distillery, Australia’s oldest registered distillery, to be filled with rum.  The exact date of each of their first fills isn’t know, but chatting with the master distiller, he confirmed that they would’ve been first filled in the 1990s. And boy, can you smell it!

We took a couple of bungs out today and breathed in 20+ years of rum maturation. The aromas are of intense Rum and Raisin, with hints of vanilla, and a good dose of 5-spice thrown in as well. They smell utterly amazing. The last batch of Beenleigh Rum barrels have been used to mature both spirits and beer, and the feedback from both camps has been sensational.

These barrels are 200L, and priced to SELL OUT FAST! 

Get Your Beenleigh 200L Rum Barrels NOW!
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