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#21 Yob

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Posted 03 January 2017 - 07:01 PM

Preesh..

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Posted 03 January 2017 - 10:36 PM

Just letting you all know I'm finally using the Chinook flowers I got, this weekend. A Galaxy, Amarillo and Chinook session IPA. Aiming for around 4% and 45 IBU, with the full 100g of flowers going into both late and dry hopping :)

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Posted 04 January 2017 - 05:58 AM

Added some of the Victoria to a cube of brown wort using the Argon method. It added a lovely kind of pineappley fruitiness with a bit of dank, backing up the roasted malts just rightly so. I love Victoria :wub:

Unfortunately BelgraveBrewer you've re-ignited my interest in a hopback. A nice little hopback packed with a couple hunge of Victoria flowers…yep yep yep. Fortunately I have the perfect vessel, just need to work out the build.

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Posted 05 January 2017 - 06:37 AM

Added some of the Victoria to a cube of brown wort using the Argon method. It added a lovely kind of pineappley fruitiness with a bit of dank, backing up the roasted malts just rightly so. I love Victoria :wub:

Unfortunately BelgraveBrewer you've re-ignited my interest in a hopback. A nice little hopback packed with a couple hunge of Victoria flowers…yep yep yep. Fortunately I have the perfect vessel, just need to work out the build.

Awesome Mardoo! I'll be using my Mash Tun as a hop back. Fermentors arrived in Melbourne yesterday...I should have them by next week. Brewery buildout happening soon.



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Posted 05 January 2017 - 07:48 AM

Awesome Mardoo! I'll be using my Mash Tun as a hop back. Fermentors arrived in Melbourne yesterday...I should have them by next week. Brewery buildout happening soon.


Wow, what size brews are going to able to put out BB?

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Posted 05 January 2017 - 10:26 AM

Wow, what size brews are going to able to put out BB?

50L finished product to start, then bump up to double brews for 100L finished. I'll Gypsy brew to supply Melbourne and beyond. The small batch brews will be primarily for Oscar's Alehouse.



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Posted 08 January 2017 - 09:03 PM

Finally brewed the session IPA yesterday and opened the vacuum sealed bag of Chinook flowers for the first time. Should be a nice little brew - came in at 1.042 and should finish around 1.010 for a 4.2% summer slammer.

Man, I love flowers. Not as in your face as the pellets, but the Chinook flowers just smelt so crisp. So much more subtle than the pellets but a wonderful aroma.

While they completely packed out my kettle (used 60g total + pellets), they actually assisted in being able to draw all of the wort out on transfer. Normally I lose a lot of wort to the pellets, but the flowers formed a nice filter around the actual filter. When I emptied for the clean, I just dumped a heap of damp flower material.

Dry hopping with a further 40g flowers + 95g of pellets, so will be interested how the flowers go with that. It's all going in loose and then being cold crashed for 48 hours.

Good stuff mate - you've got a good product here and you've certainly opened my eyes to using flowers over pellets.

I'll update this when I finally get to have a taste :)

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Posted 09 January 2017 - 09:37 AM

Finally brewed the session IPA yesterday and opened the vacuum sealed bag of Chinook flowers for the first time. Should be a nice little brew - came in at 1.042 and should finish around 1.010 for a 4.2% summer slammer.

Man, I love flowers. Not as in your face as the pellets, but the Chinook flowers just smelt so crisp. So much more subtle than the pellets but a wonderful aroma.

While they completely packed out my kettle (used 60g total + pellets), they actually assisted in being able to draw all of the wort out on transfer. Normally I lose a lot of wort to the pellets, but the flowers formed a nice filter around the actual filter. When I emptied for the clean, I just dumped a heap of damp flower material.

Dry hopping with a further 40g flowers + 95g of pellets, so will be interested how the flowers go with that. It's all going in loose and then being cold crashed for 48 hours.

Good stuff mate - you've got a good product here and you've certainly opened my eyes to using flowers over pellets.

I'll update this when I finally get to have a taste :)

Cheers BKBrews! Looking forward to hearing how it comes out. :)



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Posted 13 January 2017 - 10:05 AM

Took me a while but finally got to use these for the first brew of 2017. I had planned an American wheat with a bit of Rye but the Rye shipment was late so I changed to a PA on the run. 

Same as Indica I had a few brew day fuck ups.

Firstly I had unpacked all my gear from the shed and started filling the urn only to discover that I hadnt unpacked my 2 STCs out of the urn. Both drowned.

Secondly the urn (HLT) started tripping out so out came the old burner and kettle. This actually knocked about an hour and a half of my brew day so will probably become a permenant fixture.

Thirdly- flowers in the tap. I managed to unclog with a well directed poke with a thermometer and recieved some scalding wort to the hand but all good. Held a sanitised sieve over the tap for the rest of the drain.

 

After all of that it turned into some very clean and unreal smelling wort. The flowers smelt beautiful and I have a good feeling about this drop.

 

I think I will call it the FUPA. But instead of Fat Upper Pussy Area it will be an anagram for the Fuck Up Pale Ale.

 

Thanks very much to Brad and Yob for these. As soon as there is another crop of anything Ill be putting in an order.

 

Will post tasting results in a couple of weeks.

 

48L

5%ABV

32 IBUs

 

85% Pale

10%Munich

5% GF toffee

 

20g Warrior 60min

30g Vic 10 min

30g Vig 5min

40g Vic whirlpool.

 

US05.


Edited by Droopy Brew, 13 January 2017 - 10:08 AM.


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Posted 24 January 2017 - 09:13 PM

Kegged the FUPA today with Vic flowers. I found the yeast activity stripped a lot of aroma so I gave it 1g/L dry hop with citra for 3 days before cc.
Initial tasting tells me it is a damn nice beer. The Vic is actually very dank and resinous with some spice and some tropical fruit but the citra may be adding to that.
Worked on 10%aa and I think that is about right, perhaps it is a little higher based on my taste buds.
Very nice hop and I will line up for when you have more of them. Would love them in an IpA and or Amber Ale. Thanks mate.

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Posted 24 January 2017 - 09:14 PM

Double post.

Edited by Droopy Brew, 24 January 2017 - 09:38 PM.


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Posted 24 January 2017 - 09:28 PM

love this shit...

 

harvest season is near, I expect my flower page to be filled next year by our own crew.. thats wild



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Posted 25 January 2017 - 09:44 PM

I was going to hold off on trying this until it had fully carbed and cold conditioned a bit longer, but couldn't wait. I have finally kegged my session IPA that included the Chinook flowers from Belgrave.

This is my best beer to date. Came in at only 4.2% but full of flavour and very drinkable.

I will 100% be buying more flowers when they are in stock. Personal preference though, I will keep them for the kettle and will not dry hop with them. I didn't have any issues and they have given my beer a great flavour, they just soaked up more beer than I'm used to and we're harder to introduce to the wort (not mentioning how much space they took in the fermenter).

Great product guys - can't wait to try some other varieties 🏻🏻🏻

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Posted 25 January 2017 - 11:01 PM

Were gunna give it a run, stay tuned.. you just may see some sooner rather than later :)



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Posted 26 January 2017 - 06:44 AM

Finally got to do a Black "IPA" entirely with BB's Victoria, Chinook and Cluster (brewed with Yob on a very fun evening/early morning). I'll be pitching my first cube this weekend. It'll also be dry hopped with the same varieties of BB's flowers. First ferment will be on WY1217. Really stoked to try the final product!

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Posted 26 January 2017 - 10:41 AM

Finally got to do a Black "IPA" entirely with BB's Victoria, Chinook and Cluster (brewed with Yob on a very fun evening/early morning). I'll be pitching my first cube this weekend. It'll also be dry hopped with the same varieties of BB's flowers. First ferment will be on WY1217. Really stoked to try the final product!


Have you dry hopped with whole flowers before? Any tips? I'm not adverse to trying it again, I just wasn't really prepared for the mountain of flowers opening up on top of my wort. 40g flowers is a LOT of space!

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Posted 26 January 2017 - 12:50 PM

Very large hop bag with some cleaned and sanitised stainless steel bits or marbles in it to weight it down. Either that or dry hop in a keg under low-pressure CO2 and use one of these for when you transfer. Remember to put it on before transferring the beer into the keg! Keg would be preferred in my book.

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Posted 28 January 2017 - 09:06 PM

seems there is on remaining bag of the Victoria..

 

Not on the site yet but firs in best dressed, postage only



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Posted 28 January 2017 - 09:21 PM

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Posted 28 January 2017 - 09:34 PM

Me me?


You won't regret it. Me...well I'm impatiently waiting for my bottles of American Amber with Victoria flowers to carb up. Will be opening for the first time next weekend and will report back then.