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2 hours ago, porschemad911 said:

Maybe not any more Christina, Pride of Ringwood is no longer being grown commercially.

Cheers,

John

Well, Super Pride then? 

Cheers,

Christina. 

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I brewed my entry up last night. I used half of (866g anyway, not a bad estimate in one pour lol) a 1.7kg kit in my 11l batch. I would have preferred to use an unhopped LME kit, but they're harder to get hold of vs walking to Big W at lunch. My LHBS was out of stock for next couple of weeks and I didn't want to go the online order route. 

Unfortunately that means I can't get any flavour influence from my bittering hop of choice, but oh well. More of a malt-driven style anyway. I did put 2 (yes first one, then the other) hop pellets into the boil to help with the hot break a little.

I guess there's no point doing the entry forms until it is packaged, just in case my yeast doesn't behave or my little boy tips the fermenter over with a cry of 'Daddy makes beer!' If the comp is full at that point then I guess I'll have a nice beer to drink.

Don't know what I'm going to do with the other 834g hopped LME in the fridge. I guess this means my next batch is going to be a partial mash too.

Cheers, 

John 

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15 hours ago, porschemad911 said:

I brewed my entry up last night. 

Yeast pitched! It is looking promising so far... on the money for volume, gravity and flavour. My smack pack swelled up nicely, so yeast seems good to go.

Cheers, 

John 

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Got the ingredients for mine just now. It's a bit of a "one-two-three-hopefully" but we'll see how it goes

Stay tuned in one year for the brew day video 🤣

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Posted (edited)

Started my brew today and is the fermenter now but forgot I broke my hydrometer so here is hoping my calculations are right and the mash went well.

I brewed a....ah, almost had me there Coopers!

Good luck everyone!

Norris

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Haha, I didn’t get my OG either due to ... some reason that would reveal something I can’t say.

Ugh. This competition sucks for discussion 👎

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43 minutes ago, King Ruddager said:

Ugh. This competition sucks for discussion 👎

Dude so agree!

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Sounds like I'm sure to win then, having taken gravity samples at several different stages prior to pitching yeast.👼

Forgot to take one since then though, I how is actually fermenting lol. 

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On 5/9/2019 at 3:40 PM, PaddyBrew2 said:

So what’s the prize other than Coopers and Dans profiting from your blood , sweat and tears ?

A palletload of your beer in its commercial form, and a couple of trips to Adelaide.

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Mine seems to be coming along ok. I've avoided one certain thing for certain reasons though, or perhaps I haven't, but I can tell it's missing ... or can I?

Stupid secretive rules.

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Got a recipe sorted, Ingredients ordered for tomorrow and thats all I can say! 

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@Coopers DIY Beer Team, @Coopers.

Hi guys.

Given there are only 3000 slots, I was wondering if there could possibly be a weekly update/post (of sorts) stating available entry slots still available based on those already entered/received?

The contest has created a lot of interest, & it would be a shame if you were a home brewer planning on entering & going to the trouble of producing a beer for the contest, if only to be told, at some point earlier than you expected, "Sorry, too late".

Of course I'm speaking very selfishly here, but imagine there are others likely thinking the same thing.

Cheers,

Lusty.

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5 hours ago, Beerlust said:

Given there are only 3000 slots, I was wondering if there could possibly be a weekly update/post (of sorts) stating available entry slots still available based on those already entered/received?

That sounds like a good idea.  Especially if you are considering more than one entry.  Perhaps brewing a couple of different styles.  It would be a shame to get an entry done and then find out the comp is full and closed off.  

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My entry is safely bottled, but somehow I'm not too worried if the comp is full by the time I get around to doing the entry form. It wasn't a beer I'd normally brew with a kit base, so that bit of experimentation was fun regardless. 

Although heaps of free beer and 3 free flights to Adelaide where my family is sounds pretty enticing! 

Cheers, 

John 

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Hey @Beerlust and @Shamus O'Sean,

 

It is absolutely prime brewing time at the moment for entry into the Master of the Brewniverse competition.

It's first in best dressed as you would expect, however most brewers are currently still crafting their entries so there are plenty of spots still available.

As a reminder for those who haven't yet started brewing, there is still time! Entries close on the 31st July 2019. 

 

Cheers,

Coopers DIY Beer Team

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Got mine in the fermenter last night, colour looks great, OG spot-on and had a good krausen this morning which I was quite surprised about. 

Even the OG sample tasted good so that can’t be a bad sign!

And now we wait....

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11 hours ago, King Ruddager said:

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Zero points for carbonation!!

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12 hours ago, King Ruddager said:

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Bit light for a vanilla maple cream stout isn't it? 

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14 hours ago, King Ruddager said:

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I've heard of small batch brewing, but that is taking it to extremes.

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Finally got my sh%#t together and got my brew going for this, I can't wait to taste this ........... beer

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Mine's been in the bottle for a week now ... but I have to remember that it's extract based (or is it?) and that I shouldn't taste any for at least another week. Then I'll decide whether to enter it or start again.

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