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  1. Norris!

    BREW DAY!! WATCHA' GOT, EH!? 2019

    Truth! The longest part was the sanitation.
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    BREW DAY!! WATCHA' GOT, EH!? 2019

    Nice. I love me a good ginger beer too!
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    BREW DAY!! WATCHA' GOT, EH!? 2019

    Just added US05 slurry to a ginger beer fwk. I am looking forward to having this on tap again. Cheers Norris
  4. Norris!

    It is Cheating - isn't it?

    I have tried the mercenary and it was well received, but I felt that it needed more hops. I ended up keg hopping with 25g of simcoe and Amarillo, or whatever it suggested. Funny thing is the bottled batch was perfectly hoppy and much more preferred by my friends. But they are not hop heads. So keep that on mind. I think you will like the beers. I love a good fwk and will gladly buy one when I need to fill a keg fast. The cost is relative to the convenience and I feel well worth it. Looking forward to the review.
  5. Norris!

    What's in your fermenter? 2019

    I think you might be right, the Queens demands it. Some spice is nice but honestly I have 0 experience making ginger beers, I just toss yeast in it and pray. But the recipe looks like a cracker.
  6. Norris!

    fermenting times

    Hahahah! I found it... "Don't drink VB."
  7. Norris!

    fermenting times

    Instant classic! Hahaha! I will be using this quote.
  8. Norris!

    What's in your fermenter? 2019

    I am about to make a fwk kit of ginger beer, that will be awesome, but I want to make my own, as we all do! Good luck with the ginger beer, the recipe looks pretty nice. I haven't been game enough to make one but with a 5l demijohn, why not experiment...I need one!
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    fermenting times

    Second that. Thank you Kelsey for your contributions. Shout out to everyone else, also, who contribute! It has been said several times, but this site offers a wealth of information. Except for what I say, please disregard my comments, in your own best interests.
  10. Norris!

    What's in your fermenter? 2019

    @drewbert I would really like to know how this ginger brew comes out. I love a good ginger beer. If only coopers made one...
  11. Norris!

    Lack of Hoppiness

    I used to wait until it was finished but I have noticed some issues with large dry hops. But I would agree with Captain to wait until 1.012 if going for lower. I might try that, instead of 80% completion than dry hop.
  12. Norris!

    Lack of Hoppiness

    That is usually around day 4. Well I start taking gravity samples on day 4 and go from there. I want to taste the beer before I toss in $$ worth of hops.
  13. Norris!

    Lack of Hoppiness

    I like to dry hop when fermentation is almost done. So if I started at 1.045 I would dry hop when the gravity is about 1.02 or 1.016. That is just my preference.
  14. Norris!

    Lack of Hoppiness

    Sorry meant this: 15 min 12.5g centennial 25g of citra, centennial and Amarillo at flameout for 10 to 15 minutes. Then 7g a liter dry hop. If you are not getting good aroma and flavour similar to the Balter XPA I would be surprised.
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    Lack of Hoppiness

    When I want big hop flavour and aroma and I am using the cerveza as a base, I go with a 10 min and flameout addition and about 8g a liter dry hop. If you are searching for the hops you need more and also need to ensure you are keeping them in the freezer as airtight as you can make them and that they are fresh and stored properly at the store. If they keep the hops in the store window, keep walking. The XPA looks like a fair recipe, it just needs more hops. I would double the flameout addition. If the current beer is slightly under bittered, I would keep the 10min addition. If It is the right bitterness or overbittered I would drop the 10 min addition for about a 75g flameout with those three hops equally. Basically plug it into some software or whatever to ensure your bitterness is where you want it. Hope that helps Norris
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