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33 minutes ago, grogdog said:

xpa's in general are underwhelming.

I actually like them - fill a different part of my tastes to IPA, which I only tend to drink a few of.

I used to hate most lagers (in the true sense of the word lager - not the megaswill lager that is marketed as ales), but definitely getting a taste for them now

Horses for courses and each to their own.

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Mismatch Brewing Co. used to do a terrific XPA. I say "used to" as I only found out the other day they pulled it from production! 😲

I was told by a reasonably reliable source that they beefed up their pale ale recipe to make it a little more hop forward after halting production on the XPA. So that is a good thing if true.

I'll have to hunt down some of their pale ale & give it a whirl.

Cheers,

Lusty.

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12 hours ago, Beerlust said:

Mismatch Brewing Co. used to do a terrific XPA. I say "used to" as I only found out the other day they pulled it from production! 😲

I was told by a reasonably reliable source that they beefed up their pale ale recipe to make it a little more hop forward after halting production on the XPA. So that is a good thing if true.

I'll have to hunt down some of their pale ale & give it a whirl.

Cheers,

Lusty.

Yeah their pale ales go alright. I've bought a few of them. 

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I was down in Port Campbell for the week and on my way home today came across the Sow & Piglets Brewery. Stopped in for a look and a sample of the beer they had on tap. All we excellent. I ended up with a mixed 24 can slab. This one they didnt have on tap but its also exceptional.

 

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1 hour ago, supernerdy said:

I'm bewing a porter/stout next year!

I've got a vanilla porter on the calendar for late January.  Should get 4 months in the bottle before I destroy them over winter, which is really only a few weeks here. 

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1 minute ago, NewBrews said:

I've got a vanilla porter on the calendar for late January.  Should get 4 months in the bottle before I destroy them over winter, which is really only a few weeks here. 

My exact same thoughts!  I'm new to home brew and also new to all the styles.. At the footy I only drink the Ace of Spades porter and love it.. Looking for a choc/coffee stout or port hopefuklly to out down over the xmas break (Holidays started today =D)

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Brew it now, the ageing will do it wonders. My big stout has been in the keg just over a month now, won't be tapped til June next year.

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5 minutes ago, Otto Von Blotto said:

Brew it now, the ageing will do it wonders. My big stout has been in the keg just over a month now, won't be tapped til June next year.

Dare I ask any recommended recipes ?

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4 hours ago, supernerdy said:

Its rainy.. i wanted something different. I'm bewing a porter/stout next year!

Brew it late this year/early next year & it will be very nice to drink (after some ageing) come the colder months mid next year. 😉

Cheers,

Lusty.

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2 hours ago, Otto Von Blotto said:

Brew it now, the ageing will do it wonders. My big stout has been in the keg just over a month now, won't be tapped til June next year.

My Extra Stout is coming along perfectly. Taste test a month in indicates it is getting better by the week. Not sure it will get to winter next year.

Time for another 21l ES brew I guess?

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12 hours ago, Otto Von Blotto said:

Brew it now, the ageing will do it wonders. My big stout has been in the keg just over a month now, won't be tapped til June next year.

Keen to try an all grain version, but don’t want to go nuts on my first ag batch. Have a nice little AG Blue Moon clone to try in slot 1, and then have a go at the porter after that.

Just doing a couple of 11l BIAB batches in my $20 bigW pot to see how it goes before the slide into the rabbit hole.

It can’t be that big a leap from a 30 min grain steep....

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I have a porter recipe that reminds me of that Jack of spades one. It was another one of those fluke recipes that turned out so well the first time that I never changed it. Unfortunately I won't have the computer set up with internet access until next Friday unless I can find a black box or something in or around the house that they can activate remotely. Much easier to copy paste it that write it out on a phone 😜

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20 hours ago, supernerdy said:

Dare I ask any recommended recipes ?

Hi Sups,

Not sure what'll be like, but here's the recipe I'll be doing - it's a Vanilla Stout, not a Porter. It's for an 11l batch. OG 1.046, FG 1.010, Est ABV 5.6%

Amt Name Type # %/IBU Volume
2.50 kg Pale Malt (2 Row) US (3.9 EBC) Grain 1 90.7 % 1.63 L
0.10 kg Roasted Barley (591.0 EBC) Grain 2 3.6 % 0.07 L
0.05 kg Black (Patent) Malt (985.0 EBC) Grain 3 1.9 % 0.03 L
0.05 kg Chocolate Malt (689.5 EBC) Grain 4 1.9 % 0.03 L
0.05 kg Wheat, Roasted (837.3 EBC) Grain 5 1.9 % 0.03 L
10.00 g Glacier [5.00 %] - Boil 60.0 min Hop 6 11.6 IBUs -
5.00 g Cascade [6.00 %] - Boil 60.0 min Hop 7 7.0 IBUs -
5.00 g Challenger [8.00 %] - Boil 60.0 min Hop 8 9.3 IBUs -
1.0 pkg Safale American (DCL/Fermentis #US-05) [50.28 ml] Yeast 9 - -
1.00 Items Vanilla Beans (Secondary 10.0 days) Flavor 10 -

 

I might change the hops yet and go for something I have on hand given they are bittering (might be a job for Magnum 😉 ). It's based on a recipe I found on BeerSmith and simplified a little - it had 7 grains in it previously.

 

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4 hours ago, karlos_1984 said:

Can't knock the good old

 

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Well ya can...........cause they’re sh!t

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5 minutes ago, The Captain1525230099 said:

Well ya can...........cause they’re sh!t

What I love about west end is I can pick who drinks it miles away.

We had a new guy join us at work, before he even started I called it and yup! West End only. Typical West End drinks have a block a week also. I know of 4 drinkers only who probably are the ones keeping the brand alive

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1 minute ago, supernerdy said:

What I love about west end is I can pick who drinks it miles away.

We had a new guy join us at work, before he even started I called it and yup! West End only. Typical West End drinks have a block a week also. I know of 4 drinkers only who probably are the ones keeping the brand alive

It tastes very similar to our swan draught. 

Got a few mates in Lincoln that still drink west end. Each to their own, I just think it’s terrible.

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Just now, The Captain1525230099 said:

It tastes very similar to our swan draught. 

Got a few mates in Lincoln that still drink west end. Each to their own, I just think it’s terrible.

Dont disagree although I can drink it.. find it loads better from tap

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As far as megaswills go, there's much worse. It has its place. Can drink it. If I'm at the oval watching the strikers I'll pick west end over super dry any day. At least it tastes like a beer and not soda water.

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