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3 hours ago, King Ruddager said:

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.

Similar stage to you although it's been a week or 2 longer in the bottle. Maybe I'll try one Friday night to decide whether or not it's worth entering. 

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On 6/27/2019 at 4:40 PM, porschemad911 said:

Similar stage to you although it's been a week or 2 longer in the bottle. Maybe I'll try one Friday night to decide whether or not it's worth entering. 

I've been enjoying mine from the keg, but popped one of the bottles tonight as they can present a little different especially early. Carbonation level is good, but the head development is not as good as my kegged beer atm. Given the slower maturation of naturally conditioned beers in the bottle & that there is roughly another month before judging starts etc. I feel the beer will be at a better point by then.

So far, so good. 🙂

Cheers,

Lusty.

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Had a first taster after 1 week in the bottle. Obviously carbonation isn't 100% yet but colour, taste and fresh hop taste is there. Not sure it's winner but I'll give it another few weeks to decide whether to enter. 

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Posted (edited)

Whatever it is, this is it. Tastes like a kit beer ... not sure how to classify it either 

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Did a FG check of mine today and 1 point under what I expected by BeerSmith.  Taste and aroma is right where I wanted it to be for the style. 

Very keen to see how it is once carbonated!

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I tried one of mine Friday night. Needs more time. Plenty of flavour but at this point I can definitely tell there's a kit base.

Cheers, 

John 

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Yeah exactly the same with mine. Hopefully getting onto it fairly early is an advantage in that respect

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I am re doing my entry. I did not get the kit flavour, very clean and crisp, but not enough hops for the style I wanted. I am fermenting my second attempt now. The fridge smells great, but haven't tasted it yet except for the OG, so fingers crossed. Good luck y'all.

I tried experiementing a little, which came out very drinkable but now going with an old favourite with a slight adjustment. It will be tight but should have 21 to 19 days to ferment in the bottle. I went with repeatability over trying to experiment, which I should of done first off, live and learn.

 

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Getting better, and no way could I be bothered brewing another attempt so I guess this’ll do! Still struggling to classify it though

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6 hours ago, King Ruddager said:

Still struggling to classify it though

Haha I've got the opposite problem. My beer looks and tastes pretty much spot on for the style but minus some crispness that will hopefully come in time.

But I'm not sure if I like it yet... Think I either prefer the bitterness to be way out of style guidelines or the kit base didn't provide enough IBUs post-fermentation to meet style guidelines.

I've had kit beers like this before that come into balance with some time, so hopefully this one will too... 

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Got mine in the bottle the other night after a weekend away camping. 

Best freaking beer I think I’ve made! Probably shit still but I was damn happy it came out ok!

Now to fill out the entry form.

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On 7/12/2019 at 1:14 PM, NewBrews said:

Probably shit still but I was damn happy it came out ok!

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Well, I've just gone to enter and discovered that I didn't save my recipe.

Video tape to the rescue ... again

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Hang on ... found it. Phew!!

Still have to figure out what the hell I've actually made style-wise though

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It looks just as I had intended but I made a bit of an error and it doesn't quite taste as it should 😥

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Finally did my online entry... hopefully the beer tastes good by 31 July. Unfortunately I won't be able to taste it to find out if it's worth entering until it's too late, so fingers crossed.

Cheers, 

John 

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2 hours ago, King Ruddager said:

Mine's pretty bad actually and not at all what I intended ... should I enter anyway?

I figured I'd just save my $20 haha.

BUT, mine was definitely not worth the entry.

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Such masters, can't even get the beer to turn out as intended 😂😜

(I'm kidding around before anyone gets irate)

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😁 A title never claimed by me! I do like the idea of the competition for a bit of fun though.

Everything is spot on. Except it's a bit salty.  In my spur of the moment wisdom, I thought it would be a good idea to add just a pinch of gypsum to my partial mash. I had it out with the other brewing gear and thought it couldn't hurt. It does hurt. Enough to taste the beer and know something is wrong 

I don't know much about water and additions and had only done a little bit of reading at the time. I have done a bit more now.

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The problem with mine was I tried to bend it to fit with a potential ROTM pack and it was just too compromised

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I'm not sure Gypsum leads to salty flavours, nothing in it should. 

I didn't bother making anything for this comp, but if I did I probably would have done something I knew 100% would turn out pretty much exactly how I wanted it to. Still interested to see what happens with it though.

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Hmmm. Well I'm not sure then. There's the presence of something there that gives it that kind of taste.

Yeah, the outcome will be interesting to see.

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6 hours ago, King Ruddager said:

Mine's pretty bad actually and not at all what I intended ... should I enter anyway?

Probably not, save the $20. Unless you're confident everyone else's will be worse! Might be a case of 'no medal awarded in this category'. 

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4 hours ago, Otto Von Blotto said:

Such masters, can't even get the beer to turn out as intended 😂😜

(I'm kidding around before anyone gets irate)

Haha I'm no master, but mine did turn out as intended. Just that I don't like what I intended lol. Let time work it's magic and maybe I'll like it. 

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