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First day of the holidays and it's brew day. 3kg of pilsner grain, 1.5kg of wheat, 50 grams of Galaxy hops and 25 litres of water. Four ingredients, a whack of time and a damn tasty Stone and Wood Pacific Ale clone.

 

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I live not far from the stone and wood brewing company i still prefer coopers though

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I live not far from the stone and wood brewing company i still prefer coopers though

 

Coopers make a damn fine beer, their Sparkling Ale is very nice. However, I like my pale ales to be quite hop forward and Stone and Wood make some bloody nice, hoppy pale ales. Certainly not to everyone's taste though. One of my mates describes them as like drinking a bunch of fruity flowers. He is not a fan and likes his malt forward beers, like lagers.

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First day of the holidays and it's brew day. 3kg of pilsner grain, 1.5kg of wheat, 50 grams of Galaxy hops and 25 litres of water. Four ingredients, a whack of time and a damn tasty Stone and Wood Pacific Ale clone.

 

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Ive made a clone of this but used a pale malt/wheat combo rather than the pilsner malt.

Will you be dry hopping this too?

 

Ill need to get my Grainfather out when my holidays start in 2 weeks.

 

And get my deck built to put this on

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Ive made a clone of this but used a pale malt/wheat combo rather than the pilsner malt.

Will you be dry hopping this too?

 

Ill need to get my Grainfather out when my holidays start in 2 weeks.

 

And get my deck built to put this on

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The recipe comes from Brewer's Choice, although I buy the grains at my local brew shop. I only just got into all-grain brewing, so I am just following basic recipes. I also just no-chill it, so hopping needs to be done carefully, as I don't chill the wort quickly when it's done. I use 5g of Galaxy for bittering @ 40 minute boil. Then 30 grams dry hopped. The recipe calls for 25 grams @ 0 minute boil, but as I am no-chilling, I can't really do 0 minute boils.

 

I have no room for a keg system :( Still bottling everything I brew. When my wife and I buy/build a bigger house a few years down the track, I will have enough space for a keg system. Yours looks very nice and I would love something similar in my games room. When we expand, I will have a wet bar/brew area in my games room, then I'll be living the dream. Also likely to become a fully fledged alcoholic...

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I took up airbrushing to repair my pinball playfields and backglasses. "Gorgar" was one of my firsts. I found I wasn't to bad at doing it so I started painting pictures, surfboards etc. I have never tried painting a mural so this is my first. Its inside my carport looking out.

First picture is my sketch. 2nd picture most of the middle done still the sides to do. Is used Auto paint using a lot of pearl colours.

 

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My new hobby is renovating houses, My wife and I have been doing this one every weekend for the last year.

Just went on the market this week @ $720,000, I hope it sells soon so I can do another, I enjoyed it

 

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Just did my first reiterated 2-stage mash in the Robobrew to make an all-grain Russian imperial stout. Target OG was 1.095 and I have brought it in at 1.090 so I am pretty pleased with the results. Drinking this is going to get me absolutely stonkered. Should end up with an ABV of 8%-9%. Oh yeah. I'm going to nickname it 'The Fall of the Tsar' :)

 

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I kept fresh water and marine tropical fish too, But sadly had to leave them back in Melbourne when I bought the farm. It was very successful & I had Tomato Clowns breeding regularly. These are the only digital photos I have, The rest are on colour film negatives.
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Any others into older vintage hifi?

I buy and sell mostly 80s 90s early 00s. Good 70s gear is hot at the moment and too pricey

Have had quite a few NAD integrateds,favourite being the 3140 but now finally got my hands on a separates setup being the 1155 pre and 2200 power amp

After reading lots of positive feedback all of it seems true,effortless power and clarity. Best analogy would be steroids for the speakers. Great bang for bucks without spending $1000s on Denon POAs :)

It's running some Subsonic XM2 mk2s and Jamo P190.

 

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surprising dyno test

 

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I’m also another fish guy. I just stick to African Cichlids though.

 

I’ve got a decent collection of m&m dispensers although I haven’t added to it in years.

 

A really big collection of ex-casino poker chips.

 

I’ve got quite a bit of LEGO that I collect (unopened).

 

I’m also heavily into cars.

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I’m also another fish guy. I just stick to African Cichlids though.

 

I’ve got a decent collection of m&m dispensers although I haven’t added to it in years.

 

A really big collection of ex-casino poker chips.

 

I’ve got quite a bit of LEGO that I collect (unopened).

 

I’m also heavily into cars.

 

Car pictures please or they are nothing more than matchbox cars.:lol

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I have always had an interest in model trains. I loved trains as a kid but it was never a hobby that fully developed. I will probably get into it properly when I am too old and short-tempered to deal with fixing pins! The Sydney Model Railway Exhibition is on this weekend in Liverpool - highly recommended for those that are interested in model trains as a hobby.

 

I never knew the level of commitment that train enthusiasts put into their hobby until I met my friends father who is an avid train buff.

 

He has the most extravagant train arrangement under his whole house which requires 5 people to run. They run their trains by a schedule with digital clocks on the walls which changes every week. They organise break downs and track diversions .. it is ridiculously impressive to say the least. Not to mention the hand crafting of trains, tracks, trees, buildings, people etc.

 

In their spare time whilst not running their own tracks they travel Australia and the World and go train spotting and exploring more and more - yup trains!

 

Gotta love your passion otherwise it becomes a 'chore' and there isn't much fun in that ;)

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I never knew the level of commitment that train enthusiasts put into their hobby until I met my friends father who is an avid train buff.

 

He has the most extravagant train arrangement under his whole house which requires 5 people to run. They run their trains by a schedule with digital clocks on the walls which changes every week. They organise break downs and track diversions .. it is ridiculously impressive to say the least. Not to mention the hand crafting of trains, tracks, trees, buildings, people etc.

 

In their spare time whilst not running their own tracks they travel Australia and the World and go train spotting and exploring more and more - yup trains!

 

Gotta love your passion otherwise it becomes a 'chore' and there isn't much fun in that ;)

 

My father took me to a few model train shows when i was younger its amazing the detail that they put into them

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I was thinking of potato farming...

 

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Hey Brett, Great pic, laughed heaps. Don't give up mate, I grew stuff in CQ and also CQ folk are allowed to brag and lay sh*t on each other as long as you buy them a beer afterwards. So if we meet the beer is on me :)

 

Admittedly had never grown potatoes before but had a crack - sweet potato for the first go. I was surprised at harvest time as everything above ground just looked wildly out of control. Cool little score though which mostly went to the neighbours who kept asking when the next crop was ;). Cheers Bret

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I just use them for playing records
Can't say I've ever seen those out in the wild. Only smaller bookshelf ones that were made in Italy.

A bit of googling says they were outsourced to another manufacturer ..

NAD is more known for their amps

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My other hobby/s?

 

Well I helped start a club that enables us to operate our (own privately owned) railway Section Car legally on certain railways. This is my unit (730) on the Normanton to Croydon isolated railway in Queensland. We operated on a day when the Gulflander didn't.

 

The shed I keep these Section Cars in is slowly becoming my Pinny Parlour, so make way for more pinballs (PinBot and Stern's Dracula one day!)

 

I also like collecting VW Beetles.

 

So a great weekend would be, drive the VW to a railway meet, go out on track for the day, end up at a country pub with a few pinny's, the eat drink and be merry. Head home the next day on track, park up the Section Car, and then drive the Beetle home.

 

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My other hobby/s?

 

Well I helped start a club that enables us to operate our (own privately owned) railway Section Car legally on certain railways. This is my unit (730) on the Normanton to Croydon isolated railway in Queensland. We operated on a day when the Gulflander didn't.

 

The shed I keep these Section Cars in is slowly becoming my Pinny Parlour, so make way for more pinballs (PinBot and Stern's Dracula one day!)

 

I also like collecting VW Beetles.

 

So a great weekend would be, drive the VW to a railway meet, go out on track for the day, end up at a country pub with a few pinny's, the eat drink and be merry. Head home the next day on track, park up the Section Car, and then drive the Beetle home.

 

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Hey Ken,

 

That sounds like a pretty perfect day mate. It's nice to hear people's passions and your's are very interesting to hear .. good on ya!

 

Would be great to see some extra pictures of your exploits - I am sure folks would be very interested.

 

Happy railing, driving, pinny'ing, eating and drinking. Best regards.

 

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Still got mine too mate. Not as professionally shown as yours but in the original Matchbox case. Same as original Star Wars figures .. part of growing up so rarely touch, but know they're there :)

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My other hobby/s?

 

Well I helped start a club that enables us to operate our (own privately owned) railway Section Car legally on certain railways. This is my unit (730) on the Normanton to Croydon isolated railway in Queensland. We operated on a day when the Gulflander didn't.

 

The shed I keep these Section Cars in is slowly becoming my Pinny Parlour, so make way for more pinballs (PinBot and Stern's Dracula one day!)

 

I also like collecting VW Beetles.

 

So a great weekend would be, drive the VW to a railway meet, go out on track for the day, end up at a country pub with a few pinny's, the eat drink and be merry. Head home the next day on track, park up the Section Car, and then drive the Beetle home.

 

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Wow that’s unreal

 

 

 

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I'll chime in :)

I'm VERY new to pinball so this will hopefully become a hobby one day. I have built a RetroPie arcade controller so have dipped my toes in the water in this hobby previously.

Otherwise my main hobby would be computer animated Christmas lighting display - been doing it for a few years now, an example of my work below (plenty other vids on my YT channel if you're interested.)

 

I've also been a mobile DJ for almost 25 years, but pretty much gave it away last year to focus more on the family & the above hobby.

Being a mobile DJ it's basically just top 40 and all the usual "party" hits from the 70's through to today, but at home I like to play and listen to house music of various genres and a bit of rnb. if anyone is remotely interested in some DJ mixes, I've been uploading them to the below site for the past few years, so feel free to stream or download as needed :)

https://www.house-mixes.com/profile/dj%20graham%20evans

 

Cheers, Graham

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