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captain crumpet

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Cascade rhizomes - Melbourne SE

15 May 2017 - 02:11 PM

I have about a dozen pieces of cascade that all have shoots/roots growing off them. Can't be bothered with posting so first person to get here can have them all for a homebrew. PM me if interested. Im located in Aspendale.

NZ pale

01 May 2017 - 09:08 AM

I have my engagement coming up which i've been brewing for. There are about 90 people coming so have planned for 8x 19L kegs for the event. If anyone can comment on if they think this should be enough beer I'd appreciate it.
The other brews have been tailored for the average beer drinker. Cream ale, something that resembles Carlton Draught but way too much flavour, and a very basic 70% pilsner 30% invert 90min summer addition @20ibu fermented with 34/70. So really a bunch of boring AF brews.
The last brew I wanted something tasty and drinkable by most, and something I could still experiment with. I've never used NZ malt or NZ hops so in the spur of the moment I decided to buy both. With this recipe I'm trying to have the NZ hops shine through, but using small amounts of columbus and citra in the dry hop to add something familiar.
Should I rid the US hops and keep in all NZ? Are these NZ hops a good choice for a pale? IS there too much toffee malt? Does it need the RB for the colour or should I keep it light? Anything you can pick at go ahead, I don't want to try and proudly stand behind a shit tasting beer.
Type: All Grain
Batch Size: 45.00 l
Boil Size: 58.93 l
Boil Time: 90 min
FG: 1.011
IBU: 33.4
colour: 6.5SRM
Est abv: 4.8%


9000.00 g Gladfield American Ale Malt (2.5 SRM)  89.7 %

1000.00 g Gladfield Toffee Malt (5.3 SRM) 10.0 %

30.00 g Roasted Barley (Joe White) (710.0 SRM) 0.3 %

30.00 g Columbus (Tomahawk) [14.00 %] - Boil 90.0 min

30.00 g Riwaka [5.25 %] - Boil 10.0 min

30.00 g Wakatu (Hallertau Aroma) [7.50 %] - Boil 10.0 min

30.00 g Riwaka [5.25 %] - Boil 0.0

30.00 g Wakatu (Hallertau Aroma) [7.50 %] - Boil 0.0 min

1.0 pkg Dry English Ale (White Labs #WLP007)

40.00 g Riwaka [5.25 %] - Dry Hop

40.00 g Wakatu (Hallertau Aroma) [7.50 %] - Dry Hop

20.00 g Citra [12.00 %] - Dry Hop

20.00 g Columbus (Tomahawk) [14.00 %] - Dry Hop


The 0min additions will be a hop stand at 70c for 30 minutes before being chilled and inoculated.