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  • RECIPE OF THE MONTH

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    RECIPE FOR BREWERS OUTSIDE AUS:  Hop Slam IPA (USA - Sequoia).pdf

  • CRAFT RECIPE OF THE MONTH

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    RECIPE FOR BREWERS OUTSIDE AUS:  Code Breaker IPA.pdf

  • Posts

    • Yep finally we can share a brew with a mate again but you had better be careful that 1 mate does not turn into 4 or 5 as they will soon clean all your good brews out.  Nice free beer has a multiplying effect on mates.😉
    • nice feeling as a homebrewer when you finally get to have a mate over and they spend a fair bit of the afternoon topping up their glass from one of your brews. happy days.
    • HH, what did you sub the Coopers Pale malt for in that recipe as its not listed?  I presume the bigger chunk of grain weight i.e the 5 kg Joe White pale.
    • Considering you bottle, add .5%
    • Brew day yet again today – Another Leighs Lager, a double keg batch. In time for Christmas breakup for the boys. Batch # 66 - AG Batch #25 Volume: 44 L Estimated specs:  OG = 1.044, FG = 1.007, ABV = 4.9%, EBC = 9.3, IBU = 22.2, BU:GU = 0.523 Grains: VIC ale malt = 6.30 kg, Maris Otter (SIMP) = 1.20 kg, Carapils = 0.50 kg, Light Crystal 88 ebc = 0.15 kg Mash schedule: AR = 50 C for 10”, 65 C for 60”, MO = 78 C for 10’ Boil: 60” Hops schedule: 12 g x Super Pride (14.5%) for 60”, 35 g x PoR (9.0%) for 10”  White can sugar 0.40 kg at 15”, Yeast nutrient 5.0 g at 15”, Whirlfloc 1.4 g at 5” Yeast: Recycled W-34/70 from double batch of Royal Lager batch #62
    • Had another look through Woolies and BigW whilst I was in Seaford today,  BigW had heaps but no discount, Woolies had discount but Sold out.... I've missed the boat!
    • The original instructions day 8g per litre. I'm doing 8g for 750ml.   Perhaps I could make it 7g per 750ml.   This is a Real Ale I just opened. Head is ok. But not fantastic.   https://brew2bottle.co.uk/pages/coopers-beer-kits-instructions
    • I was using DLM 500g. But giving the BE3 ago. Seems much the same to me. Head is fine
    • Yep, a consistent reading over 2 days will be a good indication that fermentation has finished and you can safely bottle. Keep the Hydrometer sample at the same temp as the fv. A lot of guys (me included) do let the brew sit for another few days for the yeast to clean things up a bit before bottling.  Next challenge will be getting carbonation right. Can I suggest trying Muzzys 2.1 method which is 2 CSR sugar cubes per large PET bottle as a very good, consistent starting point. Just add to the bottle before filling then cap. No need to agitate or invert (in fact doing so is detrimental to the finished product). Looking good, not long to wait now.
    • I agree, the cans of extract are the gateway to brewing, if you want a basic brew you can just follow the instructions & bingo, you have made some beer. However adding different fermentables & experimenting with grains & hops lifts it to another level & the sky is the limit, you can push the boundaries & eventually create your own teaks & recipes to your own tastes. The simplified method & the low cost add to the advantages of being able to brew without more equipment & investing more in to it.
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