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  1. Scottie

    It is Cheating - isn't it?

    Hey Kelsey I agree, that's why i always have 60 minute additions. I posted on here how I wasn't a fan of hop bursting after trying one of those new gen beers. Maybe his is what Marty has experienced. I hope this leg breaker has a good 60 minute addition of that Columbus. Cheers
  2. Scottie

    It is Cheating - isn't it?

    Hey Marty This is an age old argument. My Father reckons my 40 IBU beers were too sweet for him a XXXX Gold and Mainstream Lagers. I recently gave him a Cricketers Arms Pale Ale to try. At $21 for 10 at Dan's he was going to purchase some. I however think the recipe has changed down a bit and it has lost some of its hop. A good IPA such as the Pirate Life has a hop aroma that hits in you in the face as soon as you rip the can open. But you could hardly call it sweet, the balance needs to be between hop and malt although I see what your saying if the bitterness isn't there. For the record I will happily drink Great Northern on the tap if the pub doesn't stock a craft beer. My other go to non Craft Beer is Cascade Pale Ale. Cheers & Beers Scottie
  3. Scottie

    It is Cheating - isn't it?

    My eldest ended up homeless just before Xmas. Moved in with us and the Brewery is currently a storage unit with all the brew gear at the back. Cheers
  4. Scottie

    It is Cheating - isn't it?

    Hey AK Can't get access to my AG brewing kit at the moment as the Brewery is full of me recently separated son's household items. I went to my LHBS looking to put down a Coopers Hop Slam IPA. These caught my eye and at $50.50 with the US05 I thought it was a better deal, especially as the Cube doubled as a water container that could hold the extra 5 litres of water. This made mixing it in the garage directly into the Brew Fridge an easy task with no heavy lifting, i.e 15 litres with a handle rather than 20 litres in an FV with no handles. The wort smelt amazing and I am planning a Cascade Dry Hop which should compliment the other hops nicely. Cheers & Beers Scottie Valley Mixer
  5. Hey Brew Dudes My Fermenter has 20 litres of Wort bubbling away. The brew has Four Malts; Ale, Wheat Crystal and Aurora. It also has three hops; Columbus, Centennial and Citra. It came as 15 litres in a cube from All In Brewing, all I did was add 5 litres of water and one packet of re-hydrated US05. All up including clean and sanitising of the FV this took 20 minutes. Oh well I'm on a journey. Cheers & Beers Scottie Valley Mixer
  6. Scottie


    I'm afraid T&C number 21 disqualifies me. I was going to brew my Styx River Pale Ale. Even if I brewed another K&K I wouldn't be able to maintain the level of confidentiality for what would be deemed my best beer ever. Number 21 sucks actually, can you imagine how deprived the global brewing fraternity would have been had Dr Smurto entered a similar competition all those years ago? Cheers & Beers Scottie Valley Mixer
  7. Scottie

    IPA recipes?

    So what has happened to the forum in the few months that I was in hiatus? If 400 grams of Dry Hop is what you need then so be it. However the recipe that I quoted to Dylan is in fact called Moteuka Hop Slam IPA. I brewed it after reading PB2's post, PB2 raved about about and so did everyone else on the thread. At that point most of us there were brewing kits and bits and were novices in that we hadn't used hops to the extent where more is always better. I suspect that after four brews this is where Dylan is. I also suspect that there is no better way to turn a new brewer away from this exciting hobby than encouraging them to brew something that their palate is not ready for. Don't get me wrong I like hops, check my Avatar, however one of my top three brews to date has only 125g of hop in total, and only 30 grams in the Dry Hop. Most of my Pale Ales and Session IPAs are between 120 and 150. Cheers & Beers Scottie Valley Brew
  8. Scottie

    IPA recipes?

    Hey Dylan The good thing about the recipes in the recipe resource is that they are tied and tested. The Hop Slam IPA is a PB2 creation and has a few iterations. If it was me I would choose one and brew it as it is before changing it up. It all depends on the availability of hops in your area but I reckon you should give the original a go. That is the Moteuka Hop Slam IPA, it has its own dedicated thread on here somewhere and the reviews are great. I brewed it after making the move away from kits and it was still a standout brew. In fact given that I can't get near my brewery at the moment I might look at putting down a Hop Slam IPA as your post has made me thirsty. Cheers & Beers Scottie Valley Brew
  9. Scottie

    Cruise Beers

    Hey Lusty Over summer i only brewed three brews. There was a fair bitb of upheaval at my place the week before Christmas and i havent been able to get near my kit, last brew went down on December 8 and imanaged to botle it on Jan 5 and it ran out months ago. Cheers & Beers Scottie
  10. Scottie

    Cruise Beers

    Hey Brew Dudes Just back recently from a RCI Cruise to New Zealand. A lot more beers on Royal than on the Princess Cruise 4 years ago. English Ales they had the Bass Ale which is top notch from Burton on Trent and I've had several times before. Had a Newcastle Brown for the first time. I haven't had a homebrew for a while so forgive me if others don't agree but I became partial to the Boddington's Pub Ale with the Nitrogen Widget. I really enjoyed the malty Pauliner Dopplebock, Salvator, if you haven't tried it do yourself a favour. Wasn't a huge fan of Blue Moon. As per my Avatar I couldn't stay in Europe too long and journeyed to the West Coast for a few Stone IPAs, this was the best beer on the ship out of teh selection of APAs and IPAs that they stocked. They Had SNPA, LCPA, Fat Yak and Red Hook IPA. I regret to say that I didn't have a crack at the Foster's Oil Can, though I can vouch for the fact that people on board were drinking it. Having said that I had a few Caronas as a predinner drink and even a few Buds. On top of that I had numerous Bourbons, Brandy's, Rums, Cab Savs, Merlots and Shiraz'. I even put quite a few Martinis and Cocktails away - Don't sue me I had a drinks package and needed to ensure I got my money's worth. Cheers & Beers Scottie Valley Brew
  11. Scottie

    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
  12. Scottie

    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
  13. Scottie

    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
  14. Scottie

    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
  15. Scottie

    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