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  1. Having a go at my first FWK today, a Stronghold Assassin Double IPA base. I added 1 Lt of Pineapple Juice and 4Lt of spring water to the wort and 10g of Mangrove Jack’s Belgian Tripel M31 yeast. Will dry hop with Vic Secret, Citra and Topaz hops at day 4/5 and add another 2Lt pineapple juice once primary fermentation complete. Hoping this turns out okay. I was actually torn between the initial Pineapple IPA recipe on this site, bastardising an IPA wetpak for the same or the FWK. Might try wetpak next time just to try the grain aspect. hope everyone is well and brewing up a storm!
  2. Cheers for that @Journeyman I’ll just put it down with the juice near the end and see how it goes
  3. Hi team, I’m wanting to put down a Pineapple IPA this weekend and looking to enter it into the Ian H spreadsheet so I have an idea of how / where I’m at. My trouble that I have encountered is that Pineapple Juice is not in the spreadsheet adjuncts list and I have zero idea of how to get the required info for it i.e. EBC, Potential & Fermentability. Anyone have experience in this and able to set me in the right direction? Cheers and beers you mob!
  4. My version of the XPA (used El Dorado & Azacca hops instead of Simcoe & Lemondrop), also used a 100gm extra of the light crystal grain. The hops make for quite a nice heady aroma of fruit and some welcome bitterness. 6.8% in the bottle and at 3 weeks is a tasty drop with good head retention and mouthfeel.
  5. True story @Lab Cat! I’ll have to take 20% off the looks
  6. I bought a USD $8 lifetime premium membership to https://www.beerlabelizer.com/ you can save your label designs and download as PDF. For printing I actually use https://app.print.avery.com as I use this brand of label from office works. Very easy to add your own design.
  7. How many bottles did you get out of your cider?
  8. I did similar with the El Dorado and Azacca hops. Did you use the Australian Pale Ale can?
  9. Drinking my “Rona XPA” more of an IPA I guess in the end but bloody beautiful! It was an attempt at the Coopers XPA but I wasn’t able to get the simcoe or lemon drop hops. I used El Dorado and Azacca hops in the boil and also dry hopped.
  10. Motueka, Azacca and El Dorado are also a couple of hops that impart a tropical fruit flavour and aroma. I’ve used these before with positive results
  11. Hey @Shamus O'Sean, cheers for the feedback. Looks way different to be fair, do you have a clean copy of the IanH spreadsheet? Not sure where in the forums to look for one, I've just previously downloaded ones that I have seen.
  12. All done and waiting for it to carbonate. Was short on time because of work so it ended up 15 days in the FV, OG 1.050 FG 1.001 (not sure why?) great flavour and aromas.
  13. Cheers Thecko mate flavour is actually pretty nice, just enough bitterness from the hops and not too bad mouth feel for not having used any LDM. Has a pleasant aroma too!
  14. I did a similar project to try and jazz up the Coopers Lager kit that came with the DIY Brew Kit. 1.7kg Coopers Lager kit 1kg Coopers BE2 Kit yeast 12g Galaxy Hops (Aust 15% Alpha) 12g Motueka Hops (NZ 7.3% Alpha) OG 1.038 FG 1.011 Approx ABV after carbonation 4%
  15. Mate it smells great in here! Smells like driving past the brewery up here in Brisbane
  16. Ok, 5 days in the wort...first time using the LDME, Crystal Grain and liquid malt extract. Took the krausen collar off yesterday, starting to look quite nice in colour.
  17. I also use the EC-1118 Champagne yeast for my ciders, I don’t use juice available at supermarkets though, I get mine from Sutton’s Juice Factory & Cidery in Stanthorpe. Absolute pure juice - 1 litre = 1kg pure Apple My father in law owns & runs the farm, he uses a Danish Champagne yeast for his and has won many gold medals for his ciders. I’m nowhere near his standard, he makes thousands of litres at a time though
  18. Hey Gman81, I used the Coopers lager recently as well and added 12gm of Galaxy and 12gm of Motueka hops, turned out bloody brilliant! Hope you like the end result of yours pal
  19. Are you in the search for a higher ABV?
  20. I actually just made the Coopers Lager kit with Cascade and Motueka hops...tastes ok to be fair!
  21. I won’t have you say a derogatory word about the brown snake (Brisbane River) Greeny! Hahahaha
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