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    Hi guys. Given the number of posts across quite a few threads I thought this might make for a good off-beer brewing topic. I got a smoker for Xmas & have been dying to put it to use. Today was the first day since Xmas that was safe enough to do so using charcoal. 2 x 1.7kg rolled slabs of beef. I rubbed one with a pretty standard rub I would use if regularly roasting & the other with "McCormick's Grill Mates "Smokin Texas Slow and Low BBQ Rub". First ever time using a natural fuel source at home for cooking that tore my hair out trying to get to a good temp & then regulate, but I eventually got there. I used a mix of hickory & mesquite wood chips for imparting a smoke flavour into the meat along with the spiced rubs. I'm sorry I don't have a post-cook pic as I & those here with me were so anxious to taste the meat once it was cooked I had carved a good whack of it up & we had eaten about half of it before I remembered to take a pic! LOL Both pieces turned out well & with the desired smoke ring & flavour. The American based McCormick's rub was the more flavourful of the two. I've used a couple of their range before on pieces of meat & they are really terrific. Cheers & good BBQ'ing! Lusty.
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    Must be a day for darker beers. Drinking one of my hop Gobblers. It's matured quite well but I'm not a massive fan of the strong clove flavor especially after accidently chomping down on a full clove in a Christmas ham.
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    It's a simple kit + extract brew based on the OS Dark Ale can and yet it's perhaps one of the nicest if not THE nicest beer I've ever brewed and it poured with a beautiful tight creamy head too. It's an early tasting of my brown IPA. Couldn't be simpler - the can plus 3kg LME with Kohatu, Motueka steep/whirlpool hops and a generous dose of Mosaic as a dry hop addition. Absolutely bloody delicious!
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    I have found the answer ! Cheryl to the rescue... One of the funniest videos I have seen in a long time. I love this on so many levels...
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    I'm in a similar boat too with moving house coinciding with holidays so that interrupted production a bit and obviously consumption increased from the working period of the year. I'd have probably had my lager kegged by now and onto another batch if it wasn't for that but I am planning a brew day next week and maybe another one on the 14th to get production going steady again. Just gotta give the urn a touch up clean (majority was done after last brew day) and come up with a couple of recipes.
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    Just laid down The Coopers Red Rattler Ale last night, I have brewed this before and was very good so visiting it again, INGREDIENTS 1 x 1.7kg Coopers Australian Pale Ale 1 x 1.5kg Thomas Coopers Amber Malt Extract 1 x 500g Light Dry Malt 1 x 300g Caramunich ( III ) Grain 1 x 25g Willamette Hop Pellets If it turns out like the last batch ill be extremely happy. Cheers
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    I'd like to help you out Muzzy, but being an SA boy myself, I'm in the same boat atm! The weather has been awful for brew days etc. the last month or so combined with all the Xmas & New Year's hustle & bustle. I haven't put a new brew down since late November. I've been predominantly on a Coopers commercial Pale Ale diet through this period just savouring the odd glass of my very nice Ella, Columbus, Simcoe, Riwaka, Motueka Pale Ale from the keg at random intervals. That keg is almost empty which means I'll be completely dry of keg beer before I have something to fill them with. That will be a 1st (I think?) here at the Beerlust Brewery since I switched to kegging my beer. Good luck with the beer donation drive, & let us know how you get on.....as I might try it next year around this time! Cheers & good brewing, Lusty.
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    That is PB2’s role; managing all the clowns on here.
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    My eyes are pretty bad but the reflection in the beer looks like a naked person!!!!
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    Grassy tones often appear with very leafy whole hops &/or in conjunction with longish exposure times. Some hop varieties are more prone to this trait than others as well. I've tested this theory with Saaz as a dry hop & proved (to myself at least) that it can be dry hopped successfully. Just limit the contact time they are exposed to the beer. Either wrap them so they can be removed, or time your dry hop with it so that the hops are not exposed to the beer for more than 3 days prior to you bottling/kegging it. As a dry hop Saaz is not highly aromatic, & I found it only lended a light lemony aroma. It's much better used in the boil phase or steeped (IMHO). Just my 2 cents. Lusty.
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    Bloody phone data switched off again, but I did get a picture of the pale ale. Didn't use any isinglass in this batch as I didn't have time, so the yeast haze is pretty crappy, but I did throw some polyclar into the keg which has helped clear it a bit. Still looking for a good location for beer pictures. Found one spot that would probably work well later in the arvo when the sun's gone down further, but this one will have to do for now.
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    I think im good. What saved the day was fast carb at ambient temperature. Poured one this morning and all good.
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    Behold lads!! The Shiraz of beers!... the covenant ... ...Coopers Best Extra Stout! 6.8 % of sexy in your face roast and chocolate flavours with a subtle coffee finsh make an intensly black and intensly sexy brew! I brewed it back in june 2018 in some grolsh bottles, not exactly your typical summer quoff, but one or two from time to time is ..highly recommend!
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    Most important bit to hitting the flavour of the real thing is the Coopers commercial yeast reactivation.
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    Bugger it, brewing today as well. Bashed this recipe together this morning. Dry hop will be a mixture of those hops up to about 180g
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    The Aldi trolleys are the better ones to get. They usually come with $2
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    I've often wondered why they walk home with them... ...now I know why. 🤣 Lusty.
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    I am stoked that others find it useful. This attached version (1.2) includes Enterprise Lager and Pavlova Pale Ale. You can update your own sheet or add you own recipes easy enough as the spreadsheet is unprotected. I will add the recipes of the month to subsequent versions when they are released. Coopers Recipes v1.2.xlsx
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    Forgot about the early present the mrs got me the other day. A station clock, which was mounted on the end of a wall at the entrance to the kitchen.
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    Just fire and brimstone at my house. Oh damn this dyslexia, I need to stop writing letters to Satan.
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    Since I posted the spreadsheet I have found some minor errors that mess with the filters. You can fix them manually or just download version 1.1 below. They are : Some brews were listed with Hefe Wheat as the base, others with Preacher's Hefe Wheat - filter for those listed as Hefe Wheat and add 'Preachers' to the description. Some brews were listed with Cerveza as the base instead of Mexican Cerveza - filter for those listed as Cerveza and add Mexican to the description. Wee McHeravy should be Wee McHeavy Several brews were listed with Dark as their base rather than Dark Ale - filter for those listed as Dark and add Ale to the description That's about it. Version 1.1 attached Coopers Recipes v1.1.xlsx
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    Yeah it is a shame something like the pale ale or even a voucher to redeem the supermarket kit of your choice would be better. Maybe Cooper's have no idea what to do with them so they are giving them away[bandit] I tend to have a blind allegiance to the Cooper's brand except for 2 things - Original Series Lager and the (un)functionality of this website.
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