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    It's Kegging Time!

    Kegged my Desperation Pale Ale after three weeks in the FV. I was pleasantly surprised when tasting the SG sample, this desperate bid toget a beer down using only what was left over in the brewary looks like it will be a winner. My last 4 brews have only rated as good and its been a while since i brewed an excellent beer, an exceptional beer, or my best beer ever. Who would have thought that four base malts mashed together and fermented by pouring part of the trub from one FV into the other would produce something better than ordinary Cheers & Beers Scottie Valley Brew
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    RDWHAHB - What Are You Drinking in 2018?

    Tangerine Dream V2.0 I missed the mark here, the original had a beautiful tangerine fruit burst up front followed by a refreshing bitterness. I amped up the Amarillo trying to increase the effect, however 100g in 20 litres was overcooking it a bit, out of practice over winter. Still a nice beer, mind you the only one on tap at the moment, with plenty of aroma and a refreshing bitter bite. Cheers & Beers Scottie Valley Brew
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    Brew Day!! Watcha' got, eh!? 2018

    Hey Brew Dudes Brewed properly today with all freshly purchased ingredients from the LHBS. I'm back. Cascella Valley Pale Ale OG came in at 1.057 so I'm looking at at big American Pale Ale. Late hopping provided by Cascade and Ella. Fermenting with US05. Cheers & Beers Scottie Valley Brew
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    Brew Day!! Watcha' got, eh!? 2018

    Brewed yesterday, Out of Beer and Out of Grain and yeast. Desperation Pale Ale 1.58 kg Pilsner (2 Row) Ger (3.9 EBC) Grain 1 31.9 % 1.38 kg Pale Malt (2 Row) US (3.9 EBC) Grain 2 27.8 % 1.00 kg Pale Malt, Golden Promise (6.0 EBC) Grain 3 20.2 % 0.90 kg Pale Malt, Golden Promise (6.0 EBC) Grain 4 18.1 % 0.10 kg Chocolate Malt (689.5 EBC) 25.00 g Magnum [12.00 %] - Boil 60.0 min Hop 6 23.8 IBUs 20.00 g Columbus (Tomahawk) [14.00 %] - Boil 20.0 min Hop 7 13.5 IBUs 20.00 g East Kent Goldings (EKG) [5.00 %] - Boil 5.0 min Hop 8 1.6 IBUs 20.00 g Cascade [5.50 %] - Boil 0.0 min Hop 9 0.0 IBUs 20.00 g East Kent Goldings (EKG) [5.00 %] - Boil 0.0 min Hop 10 0.0 IBUs Pitched the trub from my previous Brew Cheers & Beers Scottie Valley Brew
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    Brew Day!! Watcha' got, eh!? 2018

    Hey Brew Dudes Nearly 4 months since I put a brew down, so its on. Tangerine Dream Two (DVGA) Golden Promise, Columbus and a shed load of Amarillo. I hopes it's as good as the last one. Doing a 90 minute mash on this one about 25 minutes in. Cheers & Beers Scottie Valley Brew
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    Pirate Life Clone - All Grain

    Good Luck BB Trying to clone a beer is good fun and can produce surprising results as well. I like that Pirate Life give you clues on the can, I've tried cloning three of their offerings with great success. The pleasant surprise came when I nailed the PL Pale, it was 90% their which is pretty good for a home brewer. I pushing for the extra 5% increased the Mosaic and ended up with a totally different beer. A fruity concoction that turned out to be my best beer ever. My recollection of the IPA, which I haven't tried to clone, is the way the hop aroma hit me in the face when i opened the can. With 300g of Dry Hop it sounds like your on the right track and I hope you get the same effect. Cheers & Beers Scottie Valley Brew
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    Brew No.2 - Bootmakers?

    Is it a Toucan without the extra brew can?
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    Brew No.2 - Bootmakers?

    Hey LABRAT It's because Coopers are reading your mind. I think you will find going with the Bootmakers and 1.5kg of LDM will take you where you are wanting to go. The LDM is going to give you the body and a truer malt flavour, while the Bootmakers will have a bit more going on being that it is the American Style. I brewed it and I liked it. Cheers & Beers Scottie Valley Brew
  9. Good Stuff Lee The second toucan sounds like a good one as well. Cheers
  10. Scottie

    What are you listening to right now????

    Deep Purple - Burn Remastered (30th Anniversary Edition)
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    Newbie Needs Help !!!

    Welcome to the forum DA It is quite unfair for BA to tell a newbie to wait 14 days before bottling, you know to allow fermentation to finish and the yeast to clean up the byproducts of fermentation. Next up he'll be telling you that beer in the bottle hits its peak after 3 months of conditioning so you should wait till then. You're probably going to die of anticipation if you listen ??. You are going to have to build up some stocks before you are able to bottle and store to these ideal/optimum targets. The Coopers yeast smashes through the sugars in the kits and i bottled my first brew after 10 days. I sampled my first home brew after 14 days in the bottle and for a number of reasons, mostly psychological, it was the best beer I had ever tasted. I brewed flat out for 12 months, bought a second Coopers DIY Fermenter, and was able to hit optimum bottling targets after 2 months of brewing. The Beers are Great Scottie Valley Brew
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    Coopers in a can

    the last ale ale ?
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    about ourselves

    Nuff Said
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    Pitching yeast

    Did you know that you can't edit posts ?
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    Pitching yeast

    Hey Efilnikufesin In 1256 brews i have only pitched two packets of yeast (Coopers Kit) once, 14g into 1.067 Specific Gravity. Since then my average OG has been 1.042 and my maximum OG has been 1.057, unlike other brewers here I always pitch from the 11 gram packet (mostly Lallemand) when using dry yeast. Now I always re-hydrate before pitching. Cheers & Beers Scottie Valley Brew
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