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  1. Keg King Cup 2024

    Keg King Cup 2024

    The Keg King Cup is BACK! 

    2024 marks the second year of one of THE BEST brewing competitions in Australia.

     

    Year two is going to be even better with more prizes to the winner!

    We have more sponsors including our friends at Hop Products Australia and Voyager Malt plus we have the NEW highly coveted golden PET trophy cup itself!

     

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  2. You can buy beer at Keg King Now!

    Keg King sells 10 & 20L kegs of cold beer for you to take home and pour straight away. Grab one now for our springvalve store.

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  3. Unlocking Convenience and Flavor with the Kegmaster Mini: Your Ultimate Brewing and Drinking Companion

    Unlocking Convenience and Flavor with the Kegmaster Mini: Your Ultimate Brewing  and Drinking Companion

     

    Crafting your own beer is a delightful journey that blends science, artistry, and patience. In the world of homebrewing, the Kegmaster Mini stands as a game-changer, offering a myriad of advantages that elevate your brewing experience to new heights. This compact and versatile device empowers homebrewers with control, convenience, and quality like never before.

    1. Compact Design, Mighty Features: The Kegmaster Mini's design is both functional and space-saving, making it a seamless addition to your brewing setup. Its compact form factor belies its powerful capabilities. This device can cool and heat wort in fermenters and kegs, a dual-purpose functionality that streamlines your brewing process. When the fermentation is done it also serves as your bench top kegerator either at home, in your motorhome or at a campsite.
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  4. Keg King Cup 2023 Winner Interview with Fiona Foley

    Keg King Cup 2023 Winner Interview with Fiona Foley

    Keg King Cup 2023 Winner Interview with Fiona Foley

    Congratulations on winning the very first Keg King Cup, the competition was tough with a very strong

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  5. Keg King PET Pressure Fermenter FAQ

    Pressure Fermenting

    I am new to pressure fermenting, what is the recommended pressure for fermenting?

    Pressure fermentation allows for the suppression of some yeast ester formations. This means that the esters that would have been produced at higher temperatures can be supressed so temperatures can be raised to speed the fermentation process. We feel that the sweet spot for LAGER (spelled LARGER on most homebrew forums) fermentation is somewhere around 15psi or 1bar of pressure to help the beer remain crisp and help suppress the two no no’s in crisp lager which are banana and clove esters!

    Higher pressures can be damaging to the yeast’s cell walls.

    Ale fermentation, in general, seeks to nurture ester production so by keeping the pressure low, around 8 to 10psi, you’ll have virtually no detectable difference in flavour unless you’ve got a palate as sensitive as a gas spectrometer. 

    Is it easy to get into brewing and pressure fermenting?

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  6. Keg King Apollo Apollo 30L and 60L FAQ

    What is Apollo?

    Apollo

    Apollo is the highest evolution of the PET Pressure Fermenters and unitanks available in the world. Our PET tanks are the strongest in the world thanks to our patented Australian Made manufacturing process that ensures every single tank is individually pressure tested before sale. The handles on all Apollo tanks are strong enough to lift with even when the tanks are full of liquid and the stainless steel frames make it simple to orient your tank wherever you require. 

    With our unique design and built in ergonomic handles, Apollo is stronger and easy to carry around.

    What is the thermowell for?

    The Termowell is a hollow, food grade stainless steel tube, that is closed at the bottom and in which you can insert the temperatur probe of your temperatur controller. Controlling your fermentation

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  7. Dry Yeast FAQ

    Dry Yeast Usage

    Is it recommended to rehydrate dry yeast?

    A big part of homebrewing comes down to what works best for you and also following producers' recommendations. We would encourage you to read instructions before use.

    Do I need to rehydrate the yeast before pitching?

    Typically, dry yeasts do not need to be rehydrated before use and can be pitched directly into our fermenters. However, some brewers prefer to rehydrate dry yeasts as they think it speeds up the start of fermentation.

    How do I rehydrate dry yeast?

    To rehydrate yeast, simply add around 300ml of lukewarm water to a sanitised conatainer, and add the content of the packet then cover with a layer of tin foil. You will notice that after an hour or so, the yeast will start to buble and activate.

    Storage Recommendation

    How do I store my dry yeast?

    Store in the fridge or dry and cool place.

    How long can I store my dry yeast

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  8. Kit & Kilo, Tin and Can FAQ

    Tins usage

    How do I get the malt out of the tin?

    You will need to open the tin and warm it up gently in a pot of water to help liquify all the malt goodness. Once the content seems runny enough, it is reday to transfer to your pot or fermenter.

    How many tins do I need?

    Most recipes call for 1 tin however the world is your oyster and you can experiment with 2 or even 3 tins! we recommend you take a look at our recommend tin or Kit & Kilo recipes.

    Storage

    How do I store my tin?

    Similarly to all other food tins, in a dark and dry place such as a regular food pantry.

    How long can I store my tin for before usage?

    Every tin will have a best by use date on the bottom or top of the tin.

    My tin has passed its best by use date, what do I do now?

    Most people will discard the tin however some warriors have used them in the past and lived to tell the tale. There will be loss of flavour
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  9. Hops FAQs

    What are hops?

    Hops are the female flowers of the hop plant (Humulus lupulus). They are used in brewing to add bitterness, flavor, and aroma to beer.

    How do I use hops in brewing?

    Hops can be used at different stages of the brewing process. They can be added during the boil to impart bitterness, added toward the end of the boil for flavor and aroma, and used for dry hopping during fermentation to enhance aroma.

    How much hops should I use in my beer?

    The amount of hops to use depends on various factors such as the beer style, desired bitterness, and hop characteristics. Recipes typically specify the amount of hops to use, but you can also experiment and adjust according to your taste preferences.

    How do I measure hops?

    Hops are typically measured in weight, usually in grams or ounces. A digital scale is a useful tool for accurately
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  10. Fresh Wort Kits FAQs

    What are fresh wort kits?

    Fresh wort kits are convenient and time-saving options for homebrewers. They consist of pre-made, ready-to-use wort (unfermented beer) that has been professionally brewed and then packaged for homebrewing.

    How do fresh wort kits work?

    Fresh wort kits eliminate the need for the homebrewer to go through the entire brewing process, including mashing and boiling. Instead, the kits provide a pre-boiled and cooled wort that can be transferred directly into a fermenter, where yeast is added to begin fermentation.

    What are the benefits of using fresh wort kits?

    Fresh wort kits offer several advantages, including:
    • Time-saving: With pre-made wort, you can skip several hours of brewing and focus on fermentation and other aspects of brewing.
    • Consistency: Professional brewing ensures a high-quality and consistent wort base for your beer.
    • Convenience: Fresh wort kits provide a convenient solution
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