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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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    A combination of having visitors stay with us, hot temperatures making brewing difficult, Christmas festivities and the consumption that goes with that has created an imperfect storm whereby my beer stocks are running desperately low. I'm on holidays for another 11 days and I don't think I'll have enough beer to survive. For this reason I'm embarking on a crowd funding drive. If you'd like to support a drunken cause just place your name, address and number of bottles you'd like to donate below. (SA residents only) This is a very worthy cause (in my selfish opinion). All help is appreciated. PS. Just kidding folks but I'm so loathe to have to buy beer again. I think March 2018 was the last time I bought a carton.
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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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    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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    My mocha stout experiment. Only bottled 10 days ago but with 41 degree heat I figured fermentation would be quicker. Wasnt sure what to expect as it was a warmer brew but surprisingly tastes ok and high ABV
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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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    Have you ever thought about trying a blended hop brew of the Saaz & Hallertau, but a little more the other way around? Hallertau has a better aromatic profile than does Saaz, so I'd be more inclined to use the Saaz up to approx. 10mins before the end of the boil & then Hallertau 10mins & below & flameout/whirlpool. You'd get the typical nice spice from the Saaz, but a better aromatic profile from the later additions of Hallertau (IMHO). If I could dare challenge you with something (you might find interesting? ) for 2019 with your brewing, it would be to experiment with the backend boil hops of your Pilsner recipe. Some food for thought maybe. Cheers & good brewing, Lusty.
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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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    Yep. The quality of their range is variable but I really liked their Hatlifter Stout.
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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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    ...I fixed the shower hun! Cheers, Lusty.
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    I don't own a dog but I walk him everyday. He belongs to an old bloke who has had a hip replacement and is struggling with the rehab, so for the past 12 months I have walked Cody. He is a husky and he is almost 14. But he loves his walk except in the hot weather. I have to get up early and walk him before it gets too hot. It's good exercise. I get all the benefit of owning a dog and none of the costs. And I help old Vic out in the process...
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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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