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Does anyone have any suggestions on where to start for a recipe of Powers Bitter,

have looked everywhere cant find a thing 

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Dunno about powers but if you want an Australian-ish type of lager I’d go for 4.5kg of Barrett burston pale malt, .5kg of dex and POR  bittered to 35 IBU and use s-189 yeast.
 

I believe XXXX used cluster so maybe you could look at that instead of POR

 

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XXXX 100% use cluster so i would say that Powers would be Pride of Ringwood.  I also think there would be some cane sugar in the brew as well.  Mitch is probably on the money but I would increase the sugar and decrease the Barley.  I would start will Mitch's and keep decreasing the barley and increasing the sugar until you hit it.  Another thing they use a great deal in commercial beers is rice. I know XXXX use a lot of it now.

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cheers thanks for the reply's

I tried CUB just to see what hops they used and they said that was a close guarded secret

why rice and how long has XXXX been using it for ?

speaking of XXXX you reminded me of something I saw recently searching for recipes

https://www.change.org/XXXXBitter

 

 

 

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10 hours ago, homa said:

why rice and how long has XXXX been using it for ?

Rice is cheap. I don't know how long they have been using it but a logical guess would be since Kirin bought into Lion Nathan. I dobt know the full details but my guess would be that the majority of the worlds commercial beers now use rice in some form.  I dont know but my guess is beers like Great Northern and Iron Jack are rice beers. 

 

 

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XXXX BITTER is a big-hearted lager which is full of pride. That pride runs deep in the ingredients; pure local water, Australian malted barley, Queensland cane sugar, unique Golden Cluster hops and yeast grown at the XXXX Brewery combine for a beer with a signature clean, crisp taste and satisfying after-bitterness.

 

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5 hours ago, MartyG1525230263 said:

I dont know but my guess is beers like Great Northern and Iron Jack are rice beers. 

Rice or corn i think. The other megaswill are not great beers but i tell you the VBs and XXXX and New's kick the crap out of Great Northern and Iron Jack. Got me buggered how they were successfully launched.

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Marketing. The target market thinks all craft beer drinkers are hipster wankers and that these bland excuses for beer are what real men drink while/after doing manly things, because marketing told them so. And they won't try anything else because it might make them less of a man to drink hipster juice. That's about what it boils down to. 

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5 hours ago, Otto Von Blotto said:

Marketing.

Am afraid I cannot agree more with Kelsey on this - whether it is Corona, XXXX Gold, Gt Nth or whatever joke-swill.... it is purely sold on Ads making people THINK they are having a great time...

Any Beer Company that HIGHLIGHTS low bitterness (Gt Nth Jokebeer)  = we are too fkkn cheap to buy any hops = is a an absolute JOKE beer company.

And they can bag us for being 'hipsters' - the pure fact is that - we are making - and drinking - real beer.  Not brown coloured alcohol flavoured softdrink.

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Hmm, guess i am a hipster wanker, and bloody proud of it, home brew craps all over mega-swill 🤣🤣

I have a mate and all he drinks is the Gt Northern dogsh#t, he thinks it’s better than sex, obviously doesn’t get much action in the bedroom 🤣🤣🤣🤣

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18 minutes ago, MartyG1525230263 said:

My brother in-law drinks GN Crisp cans by the truck load. Will not touch anything else.  

Not even the AG home brew ?

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10 minutes ago, Red devil 44 said:

Not even the AG home brew ?

Na always brings his own.  It is too bitter, too dark, too hoppy, too yeasty, too sweet, too too .... you get the drift , then he says....dont know how you can drink that sh^& Marty here get a real beer into ya while I am drinking a 3 month keg lagered  AG Pils. 

 

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On 4/17/2020 at 2:56 PM, Greeny1525229549 said:

Pure local water huh? Right from the brisbane river?

I won’t have you say a derogatory word about the brown snake (Brisbane River)  Greeny! Hahahaha 😉

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The old powers of piss....Mate i had no idea this still had any kind of following, i just assumed they went broke & castelmaine brewery  bought them out... my first recollection  of powers was that one needed to take a monthfull and punch the nearest wall & try to swollow it , it burnt your throat if you took your time, that was the 80'/90s & they sponsored the Broncos prehaps it improved since those dark old days.

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1 hour ago, Ocean's of Ale- said:

The old powers of piss....Mate i had no idea this still had any kind of following, i just assumed they went broke & castelmaine brewery  bought them out... 

Nothing of the sort.  They built a state of the brewery at Yalta which was sold to Carlton for a very healthy profit.  It is now the CUB headquarters in Qld.   Powers made several very drinkable beers but they got caught up in the Bond/Lion and the CUB duopoly that destroyed all the local state breweries.  

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On 4/15/2020 at 6:18 PM, MitchBastard said:

Dunno about powers but if you want an Australian-ish type of lager I’d go for 4.5kg of Barrett burston pale malt, .5kg of dex and POR  bittered to 35 IBU and use s-189 yeast.
 

I believe XXXX used cluster so maybe you could look at that instead of POR

 

just stabbing here...

How many litres would I start with ? 

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On 5/23/2020 at 11:03 PM, homa said:

How many litres would I start with ? 

23L 

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