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  1. RepSpec

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    im on your side Muzzy, but more with my grass than garden. I will sit there with a beer after having just mowed. Often for more than 1 beer, while i contemplate the lawn even further. Nothing better than sitting back watching the grass, enjoying a beer or 2.
  2. Dry pitch yeast or re-activate it? And how many packets...reading the notes on the yeast, it suggest 1 pack for 10-15ltrs? Im assuming 1 would be sufficent? I always re-activate us05 when i do my ales. How long did u leave it before trying it?
  3. so...this was just 1.8kg LDM .6kg white sugar POR 30g @ 60mins (how much LDM was in your boil? S23 yeast. Question for the largering process... Can you give a run down of how you actually fermented it and temps etc. Also Re lagering... I use PET bottles...do they have to stay at cold temps while secondary fermintation is happening and in storage? Because i dont have the room for that, and kegs arent an option. Most of my ales sit in boxes out of the sun, but not at cold temps. I would like to try this, however if i need to store it cold, i cant and dont want to "ruin" the beers (further )
  4. i actually ran into this issue a few years ago at a local Micro brewery that was 6 months into their life (still going now) Had one of their pales and thought it was more of a IPA...tried their IPA and it was way more of a pale. I even went and asked if they had their taps around the wrong way (admittedly i was fair pissed at this stage) but they just gave me a weird look
  5. Check out this link a recipe i have made a few times. Went down nice and easy. To make it higher abv, boost the LDM to 1-1.5kg and up the dextrose. To get decent flavour out of your hops, you need to do a boil.
  6. I havent had many ambers, but it didnt seem sweet enough for that. Had a few Rye IPA and the same flavour came through.
  7. Anyone had a crack... I've had a couple and while I'm not going to enter because I can't pick the hops used, I reckon it's a rye IPA... Nice beer!
  8. ive often thought about this as well. Especially coming into summer with hot cold tap temps. Ive sometimes filled the sink, then dropped the pot in and then put ice in, but it still takes forever. Can hop boil be done the day before like Mitch was asking?
  9. Im part of their "Posse beer club" So have been getting a regular supply of their beers this year. Their Saison is a great beer, but ive found that buying it locally can be an issue. The Dans near me all stock it, however they have normally been sitting there for a while. Can change the flavour. If your ever in the Beechworth area, 100% worth a stop in on them. Try to do the tour as well!
  10. Keen to see how this goes as well. Wouldn't mind trying to make a megaswill
  11. Id be more interested to see if the "premium label" turns people away. Looks a bit "craft beer" for the audience it is aimed at. Just throw a picture of a bigger fish than a Marlin on it and more people will buy it
  12. majority of my brews are made using the APA can, a short boil with ldm and hops, then a dry hop. I also use LDM rather than the BE2/3 mix. They all turn out pretty good to me. Havent used any of the other items you mentioned however.
  13. I dont use BE2 but use LDM and Dextrose. I got similar readings. I thought (like you) mine was finished after day 6, but checked my other readings and they were out. So i left it (again, like you) for a couple of days and it was where it should be. This was using US05 though.
  14. i had one of those brew Mitch...i called it Murphys pale ale... everytime i went to do something with the brew i messed up. Turned out to be a ripper brew that i just bottled up my 2nd batch of it! Fingers crossed for you!
  15. Next... Hazy Bling from Bridge road... Dank, hop heavy, dense beer If your a fan of dank...try it. You won't be disappointed
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