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    Might have a dud first brew

    Sourdough by the sounds of it
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    My NEIPA

    Brewed it Saturday and pitched the yeast . US 05. OG was 1063 Activity on Sunday and monday, but noticed Tuesday the krausen was a thin layer on top of the wort. I use 05 in all of my brews and i usually get an inch krausen with foam. Its never volcanic or anything but the one on my NEIPA is pretty small compared to the others Anyway took a reading last night as i was scheduled to do my first dry hop today. Didnt want to dry hop first in case i needed to re-add some yeasr in case it stalled. Anyway reading was 1018 so obviously its fermenting away. I chucked in my first 90 gms of dry hop today . Anyone have similar experiences with US05. I know its not gonna be volcanic but rarely have i seen it so thin and obviously it chewed through the yeast in no time for it to drop that fast
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    Beersmith 3

    just about to purchase beersmith Few options to purchase for individuals One time basic $34.95 USD Gold sub $15 per year Platinum sub $22 USD per year just wondering what do most people on here have ?
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    Real Toucan

    Good to hear What’s it tasting like. I found the regular toucan way too malty for my tastes even after leaving it settle for six months
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    RDWHAHB - WHAT ARE YOU DRINKING IN 2019?

    Where’s the lhbs shop down there.
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    RDWHAHB - WHAT ARE YOU DRINKING IN 2019?

    You’re down south ain’t ya
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    RDWHAHB - WHAT ARE YOU DRINKING IN 2019?

    Cracked one of the Coopers ROTM I bottled just before xmas. The Downhill IPA. Tastes more like a Belgian blonde than an IPA but it’s really good. Pacific gem hops, no dry hop and a lot of malt. One of the good ones
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    BREW DAY!! WATCHA' GOT, EH!? 2019

    Yip. Was nice. Ferals biggie juice is miles better
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    BREW DAY!! WATCHA' GOT, EH!? 2019

    It’s $3.80 per litre i purchased some cheeky monkey NEIPA from their brewery a few weeks back for $4.50 for 350 mils which equates to $12.86 per litre what stung me was the hops and the 18$ APA can. All grain I would have the grain in bulk and would be a fraction of the cost
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    Glassware

    I ordered the francois and brother constantin from craftd on Thursday. Paid the extra for express post. Log in today and order is ‘unfulfilled’ so much for express post
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    Chilli Beer

    Had one in Austria last week from a brewery. I find the beer itself is pretty bland but the kick from the chilli is awesome. Would be good if you could add the kick to a beer that’s decent. Will keep an eye on this thread and see how it goes for you.
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    BREW DAY!! WATCHA' GOT, EH!? 2019

    I Coopers APA extract 1.4 kgs Coopers Ale Malt 100gm Crystal Malt 1 kg DME 1 kg Dextrose ( only used 200 gms but had to buy a kilo) US05 100gms Amarillo 100gms Centennial 100 citra ( sold in two 50 gms bags ) i’ll get more use from the dextrose so all up was $80
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    BREW DAY!! WATCHA' GOT, EH!? 2019

    I went with US 05 as per gash sluggs recommendations. I know 04 or an English ale yeast is preferable but his worked out well
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    ESVA ROTM

    It’s different for sure as it’s more of an amber ale compared to their IPA styles from previous years as per their recipe section. But still very drinkable. Although would be nice if they reverted to norm for 2019 @PB2
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    BREW DAY!! WATCHA' GOT, EH!? 2019

    Just finished my NEIPA. Brew day went well. $84 for ingredients so let’s hope she’s worth it. Got an OG of 1.063. I added 200 gms of dex to bump it up a fraction. Dry hop day 3 with 30 gms each of citra Amarillo and centennial. Then day 7 with the same
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    BREW DAY!! WATCHA' GOT, EH!? 2019

    King Rudd has some great biab vids on YouTube which makes the process look very do-able for any level of brewer. Recipes aren’t overly complex either
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    BREW DAY!! WATCHA' GOT, EH!? 2019

    First brew of 2019 kicking off in earnest tomorrow. Gonna do a partial mash NEIPA. Using a variation of gash sluggs recipe 1.4kgs Coopers Ale malt 100gms crystal medium light Coopers APA 1.7 kg extract 1 kg Light dry malt extract 350 gms quick oats 300 gms of hops 40 gms citra, centennial and Amarillo whirlpool the rest dryhopped after day 4 and day 7 looking forward to a juicy thirst quenching NEIPA
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    Euro craft beer

    Found a nice little brewery in Vienna today. They were in the middle of mashing in when we arrived. Also doing some bottling
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    Euro craft beer

    I’m xurrently in Vienna having a nice wheat beer. The last theee weeks has seen me drinking craft in Ireland , Hungary and Austria. One thing I’ve noticed. The IPAs and the IIPAs ( for the most part) have this apricot after taste. I’ve tried researching the hops in the beers but I can’t find much. It’s almost a sweet aftertaste. One I don’t like. One that takes away from the malty hop balance that most of these styled beers should have. Does anyone know the hop or hops that cause this apricot taste ?
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    ESVA ROTM

    It’s a cracker alright. I got two of the rotm packs. However I used us05 in both and even though she’s a great beer she is just missing that little bit of coopers magic that the harvested yeast provides I’ll know in future not to take shortcuts
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    brew enhancer 3

    1. Signs up with personal email address - check 2. Punctuation skillz - check 3. Deserves 3 4 loads of shit even concrete blocks - check
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    Beersmith 3

    With beersmith, do you just download the app and then it updates once there is a new release. Or do you have to buy each seperate update
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    Happy holidays ya’ll

    Want to wish every codger on here a happy hols. My brewing started in January this year with a gift of the coopers kit from the misso. This place has been a veritable fountain of brewing knowledge so much so that when I get back from Ireland in mid jan , I’m taking the plunge into all grain. Couldn’t have done it without each and every contributor on here where no question is too small or too stupid. Blow a few froths of some hombrew this chrissy. I’ll have to make do with some creamy Guinness instead. See you in 2019 happy holidays
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    No chill

    I’m gonna take the plunge into AG when I get back from Ireland in January. Gonna get me a robobrew. Obviously no chill is big here in Aus and I’ve been reading up on it. I read an article on brulosophy where old mate advocates this method for malt driven beers but states to steer well away when brewing hop bombs ipa’s etc which are my favourite. I know there are some calculations done for hop additions during the boil when doing no chill but just wanted to ask the wider community who no chill , how they find it when doing IPAs etc ?
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    Happy holidays ya’ll

    Damn straight. I’m in Australia almost seven years and I would take the sun , the beers, the cricket and the bbq over the cold, the snow, being dragged to mass and everything being shut, any day of the week
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