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    Porter, Very High Krausen

    Hi Holden4th. Re your yeast pitching routine... no need to attempt to oxygenate dried yeast. Just rehydrate exactly as per Lallemand instructions and pitch. All energy reserves are contained within the dried yeast. You MUST oxygenate if repitching that yeast. tdh
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    Did anyone see the new beer with shipwrecked yeast?

    I didn't just see the beer... I drank The Wreck tonight. Surprised how well this beer was attenuated. The back story is brilliant too.
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    Grumpy's Brewhaus

    Koelsch and Altbier.... love it! Visited Duesseldorf again last year and another Altbier micro has joined the established brewers, what a great place. Gotta love Altbier... a malty grist, a bitter wort and a dry ferment. GT
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    Grumpy's Brewhaus

    Hi Steve, good to hear that you're still kicking. What's in today's fermenter? GT
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    Grumpy's Brewhaus

    Hi gents! My ears were burning... Yep, sort of in the wine business... company called Winequip... tanks, crushers, presses, pumps, refrigeration etc. Distilling and brewing equipment as well. Been here nearly 9 years. Steve and Ducati Stu still lurking!!! Still brewing??? I'm still brewing...
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    Inspire me

    Brew your fave recipe but go for an estery Belgian yeast and 1% roasted malt (e.g. Carafa). GT
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    High Final Gravity

    Hi Halfwit. Your attenuation is only 50% and therefore I's be reluctant to bottle a beer that could slowly keep fermenting in the bottles. I'd keg rather than bottle, PET bottles at a pinch. To work out attenuation - OG = 70 points Current gravity = 35 points Gravity drop = 35 points 35/70 =...
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    Amarillo Poll

    Drank Mikkeller Amarillo Single Hop at the Wheaty the other night (on tap) and not that pleasant. I hanker for resinous hop flavour and high bitterness which this beer had but the flavour was not the tastiest. The Simcoe version was far better. tdh
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    Best Multi Purpose High Aa Hop

    POR, German and US Northern Brewer as all-round hop. I'd add the mighty Simcoe but it's toooo American in flavour and aroma to be an all-rounder. tdh
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    Johnno On The Radio

    I prefer fermented pineapple juice beer out of shaved armpits. tdh
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    Johnno On The Radio

    Tune in to 891 on the AM scale. tdh
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    Chinese Varieties

    Yep. tdh
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    Chinese Varieties

    Not hard to find out. Certainly aint any of them new fangled type hops! Amarillo... seriously. tdh
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    Chinese Varieties

    For a CAP I'd go Amarillo Amarillo in a CAP? What??? That ain't no place for Amarillo my son. tdh
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    Water Skiing

    Water skiing is the best. Did it for years at Hindmarsh Island and Walker Flat. The easiest boats to ski with and maintain all had Holden V8's (253 and 308). Loads of torque were you need it and were never highly modified (only marinised, extractors and K+N air filter) Weren't as high pitched or...
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    Wyeast 2112 Cal. Lager At Lager Temps

    Why faff about fermenting a Cal Common so cool? The beer is fermented at ale temps for the ester character and ideal fermentation characteristics. The yeast just happens to be classified as a lager strain. Ferment at 18-20*C, no wukkas then with attenuation etc. tdh I'm fermenting my first...
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    100ibu Nz Ipa - Recipe Advice

    Recipe and schedules look great. I say go for it. tdh
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