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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.