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  1. porschemad911

    RDWHAHB - WHAT ARE YOU DRINKING IN 2019?

    Of course all beer tasting happens in the vicinity. Otherwise it wouldn't be quite the same. Drink (very) fresh and drink local.
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    TOUCAN STOUT QUERY

    My only thought would be the temperature. What temp is the CCA yeast batch at now?
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    What is Your Go-To Beer to Brew

    I dissolved raw honey in 40C water for my mead. I guess the high ABV (14%+) would have resisted infection from wild yeasts. Aroma was beautiful. So make your next honey stout an imperial version? Cheers, John
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    What's in your fermenter? 2019

    Personally I reckon anything with a Coopers LME tin or kit in it is fair game, no matter who came up with the recipe. I don't think Coopers would mind brewing one of their DIY recipes on a large scale if it won a national comp. Cheers, John
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    What's in your fermenter? 2019

    Yeah, with the AIBA awards that just happened (75 judges for nearly 2500 beers)... Being a part of that massive exercise would take the shine off it really quickly! And the Coopers entry cap of 3000 is even more! At least it is broken up by state and territory, and there isn't draft beer to deal with as well as bottles. Cheers, John
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    RDWHAHB - WHAT ARE YOU DRINKING IN 2019?

    Haha sure it does. My rack of brewing gear is a metre and a half away from the cat in my profile pic's litter tray. The x-factor in those truly great batches... Although it does get scooped out morning and night if need be... And my fermenter is in a different room. Cheers, John
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    MASTER OF THE BREWNIVERSE!

    Yeast pitched! It is looking promising so far... on the money for volume, gravity and flavour. My smack pack swelled up nicely, so yeast seems good to go. Cheers, John
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    bulk priming question

    I stopped bulk priming after my jerry can developed a leak (from storing Starsan long term). This thread made me realise that I haven't felt the need to buy another bulk priming vessel. Using my 6l Tap-a-draft bottles with 6 carb drops or 330ml / 500ml bottles with 1 carb drop each (depending on the style) gives pretty good results. Cheers, John
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    MASTER OF THE BREWNIVERSE!

    I brewed my entry up last night. I used half of (866g anyway, not a bad estimate in one pour lol) a 1.7kg kit in my 11l batch. I would have preferred to use an unhopped LME kit, but they're harder to get hold of vs walking to Big W at lunch. My LHBS was out of stock for next couple of weeks and I didn't want to go the online order route. Unfortunately that means I can't get any flavour influence from my bittering hop of choice, but oh well. More of a malt-driven style anyway. I did put 2 (yes first one, then the other) hop pellets into the boil to help with the hot break a little. I guess there's no point doing the entry forms until it is packaged, just in case my yeast doesn't behave or my little boy tips the fermenter over with a cry of 'Daddy makes beer!' If the comp is full at that point then I guess I'll have a nice beer to drink. Don't know what I'm going to do with the other 834g hopped LME in the fridge. I guess this means my next batch is going to be a partial mash too. Cheers, John
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    RDWHAHB - WHAT ARE YOU DRINKING IN 2019?

    I found a few saisons in the back of the cupboard... Really good, love 3726. Also realised I had a lot of a Bravo-hopped American Brown... Really nice after a decent amount of time in the bottle. Then I found the Ardbeg.
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    Dry Pitch vs Rehydrating yeast

    Me too. Also extremely versatile in terms of the styles it works well in. Also pretty alcohol tolerant, it got my mead to over 14% ABV. Cheers, John
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    RDWHAHB - WHAT ARE YOU DRINKING IN 2019?

    I'll find out tomorrow night I guess, but I somehow doubt it...
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    AIB Awards 2019

    How did you figure out my comp recipe dammit?
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    MASTER OF THE BREWNIVERSE!

    Well I've got my recipe sorted. Going to ride up to the LHBS at lunch time tomorrow to buy ingredients. Hopefully they have the Coopers LME tins in stock.
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    MASTER OF THE BREWNIVERSE!

    Maybe not any more Christina, Pride of Ringwood is no longer being grown commercially. Cheers, John
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