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#1021 Coodgee

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Posted 13 October 2016 - 12:54 PM

^^ Not having a go at you or anyone. I just think it's an interesting phenomenon, this DSGA. So many different versions. I like to be more creative with my naming conventions. New malt/yeast/hops = new beer, new name for me. But each to their own. It does seem the different combinations of yeast, malt and hops that fall under the banner of a version of DSGA is increasing exponentially with time! 



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Posted 13 October 2016 - 01:23 PM

^^ Not having a go at you or anyone. I just think it's an interesting phenomenon, this DSGA. So many different versions. I like to be more creative with my naming conventions. New malt/yeast/hops = new beer, new name for me. But each to their own. It does seem the different combinations of yeast, malt and hops that fall under the banner of a version of DSGA is increasing exponentially with time!


That's because each time i brewed a variation it retained the name.

I brewed it.

It was golden and an ale.

Don't overthink it.

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Posted 13 October 2016 - 02:00 PM

I loved this receipe, done it lots, really like the rye version as well.

Cheers

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Posted 13 October 2016 - 02:18 PM

This is so popular at my place it has it's own tap. Rye version, except I've never gotten hold of carabohemian. sub carapils instead. Can anyone tell me what I'll missing out on in flavour. cheers.



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Posted 19 October 2016 - 10:46 AM

Can someone please point me in the direction of the original recipe that everyone loves? I downloaded it on beersmith, but not sure what version it is, as there appears to be a million. The recipe I have is:

Recipe Specifications
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Boil Size: 28.00 l
Post Boil Volume: 26.00 l
Batch Size (fermenter): 23.00 l
Bottling Volume: 21.00 l
Estimated OG: 1.045 SG
Estimated Color: 13.2 EBC
Estimated IBU: 35.2 IBUs
Brewhouse Efficiency: 73.00 %
Est Mash Efficiency: 79.3 %
Boil Time: 60 Minutes

Ingredients:
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Amt Name Type # %/IBU
2.54 kg Pilsner (Weyermann) (3.3 EBC) Grain 1 56.4 %
0.85 kg Munich II (Weyermann) (16.7 EBC) Grain 2 18.8 %
0.85 kg Wheat Malt, Pale (Weyermann) (3.9 EBC) Grain 3 18.8 %
0.27 kg Caramunich I (Weyermann) (100.5 EBC) Grain 4 5.9 %
18.00 g Amarillo Gold [8.40 %] - Boil 60.0 min Hop 5 16.9 IBUs
23.00 g Amarillo Gold [8.40 %] - Boil 20.0 min Hop 6 14.4 IBUs
0.25 Items Whirlfloc Tablet (Boil 15.0 mins) Fining 7 -
23.00 g Amarillo Gold [8.40 %] - Boil 0.0 min Hop 8 3.9 IBUs
1.0 pkg Safale American (DCL/Fermentis #US-05) Yeast 9 -
36.00 g Amarillo Gold [8.40 %] - Dry Hop 5.0 Day Hop 10 0.0 IBUs


Mash Schedule: Single Infusion, Medium Body
Total Grain Weight: 4.51 kg
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I have 450g of Amarillo to use, so keen to brew this one for Christmas day. I'm thinking I might move the 20min addition to about 5 or 10min and bump it up a fair bit, then move 0min boil addition to whirlpool and bump that up too.

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Posted 19 October 2016 - 02:02 PM

http://aussiehomebrewer.com/recipes/

its #1 in the Ales style


Edited by Coalminer, 19 October 2016 - 02:03 PM.


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Posted 19 November 2016 - 09:05 PM

That's because each time i brewed a variation it retained the name.

I brewed it.

It was golden and an ale.

Don't overthink it.

 

If you renamed every variation of every beer made, we would run out of names. The simple beauty is to look at the original and how it has taken upon itself a life of it's own. Look at the original (or any subsequent variation) and vary it to suit your tastes, your stock on hand, even your location.

 

This isn't the good Doctor's beer, its the people's beer. Give credit though to the man who published it, refined it, made a number of versions of it then answered a zillion questions (sensibly) to anyone who asked. Still a great beer for noobies (and experts) to make. And play with. And give your own fancy name too.

 

Well done DrSmurto :super:


Edited by Fatgodzilla, 19 November 2016 - 09:05 PM.


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Posted 15 April 2017 - 03:54 AM

Any wheat free versions of the good doctors golden ale?



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Posted 15 April 2017 - 12:38 PM

Sub wheat for carapils, I guess

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Posted 15 April 2017 - 02:37 PM

Have done it with rye instead of wheat.

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Posted 15 April 2017 - 04:19 PM

18.8% rye? Should be.. Interesting

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Posted 15 April 2017 - 04:32 PM

Of course maybe thinking about this should post a question in ingredients to not drag this off topic. Would still love to hear ideas just for this recipe need to give it a crack.

Cheers guys

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Posted 15 April 2017 - 04:39 PM

^^ Not having a go at you or anyone. I just think it's an interesting phenomenon, this DSGA. So many different versions. I like to be more creative with my naming conventions. New malt/yeast/hops = new beer, new name for me. But each to their own. It does seem the different combinations of yeast, malt and hops that fall under the banner of a version of DSGA is increasing exponentially with time! 

I think the relation back to DSGA, refers to the brewer having gained inspiration from the original and as such it is still steeped in DSGA heritage,,,,just as yanks like to refer to hoppo pale ales as AIPA.



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Posted 15 April 2017 - 06:58 PM

I've made my fourth batch of this today - the good doctors latest version.
Only this time I did an additional hop stand with an additional 35g of Victoria that I grow - got from him I believe. I did the stand at 78c for 20 minutes.
I've had so many compliments on this beer it's amazing. Kudos to you Dr. It's my house beer and I keg it. Ive re-used the Wyeast 3 times now.
Check out the flowers. Got 89% efficiency on this go around with the grainfather.
I also kinda like that I don't have to dry hop it and it always turns out amazing.

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Edited by SixStar, 15 April 2017 - 07:00 PM.


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Posted 18 April 2017 - 02:36 PM

18.8% rye? Should be.. Interesting

I think replacing the wheat with rye and caramunich with carabohemian is Smurto's preferred version of it. Or at least it was a few years ago when I was brewing DSGA quite a bit. Have done both recipes a fair few times.

I'm pretty sure it can be found somewhere in the previous 52 pages. I'm not in the mood to be searching tho.



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Posted 18 April 2017 - 02:44 PM

I made 50L of the original all Weyermann on the weekend.

After being all over the place with finishing volumes & gravities, I've finally dialed in my volumes thanks to a post by Midnight Brew but overshot my gravity by 6 points. Clearly my efficiency was set too low which has now been rectified. I'm looking down the barrel of a 5.1% ABV instead of the 4.7% I was aiming for. All good though, I'll just have to drink one less beer.



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Posted 22 April 2017 - 11:27 AM

Any wheat free versions of the good doctors golden ale?


Sub the wheat for rye, it's how i brew this beer these days.