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  1. syl

    American Brown Ale 2.0 - Post VicBrew - Feedback appreciated

    So after VicBrew the BJCP judges gave me very solid feedback, they loved the appearance and body in particular (copper/brown, tan head w/ good retention) But I lost most of my points on some taste elements A little cloying Lacking "richness" Bittersweet aftertaste with lingering...
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    First attempt at aussie mega swill - help appreciated!

    Hi all, I am going to attempt my first mega swill on the weekend, for bogans attending our fantasy footy draft night. They have asked for 'Pure Blonde or Carlton' Now I am not going to use any adjuncts to achieve this abomination and I have never even thought about the constitution of these...
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    Schöfferhofer Hefeweizen AG Clone

    Looking to make a clone of this as it is one of the only Hefe's I like and 60L of beer I don't like is a tough sell! 60% Wheat Malt 40% Barrett Burston Pale (BB Galaxy) IBU: 20 OG: 1046 EBC: 6 Hallertauer Mittelfrueh @ 60minutes Wyeast 3068 That's the recipe from BeerSmith in a nutshell...
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    WTB Cascade Rhizomes

    Hi all, Just putting it out there in case anyone has any left at all! Cheers, syl
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    Mountain Goat Steam Ale

    Ok, had a good look on here and can only see very old threads so I hope I am not pissing anyone off with my lack of Google-Fu! I am working to make a Steam Ale clone for SWMBO. She loves this stuff, I love Hightail and I have 200 litres of Amber/APA's already ;) From their website, they have...
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    Melbourne: Grain Bulk Buy September 2013

    It's time for the next Melbourne Grain Bulk buy, it will be hosted by Grain and Grape in Yarraville. EDIT: PICKUP DAY IS NOW THE 21ST, OTHER DATE ADJUSTED ACCORDINGLY Pickup Saturday 21st September, between 11am and 1pm. CLICK HERE TO ADD TO YOUR CALENDAR at Grain and Grape, 5/280 Whitehall...
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    Melbourne: How long until another grain bulk buy?

    I missed the last one and I have been waiting impatiently for the next one. Are people getting close? It's been around 3 months now. EOI?
  8. syl

    Starter Smells Like Yoghurt

    Crap. Was just about to pitch this evening and I think my starter is buggered... stinks like yoghurst and had a thick set ob bubbles up its entirety today and being flat this morning. Here's an album - little black dots settiling at the bottom very quickly. http://imgur.com/a/uZwQa What do...
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    Critique My Process - Photos Inside

    Put this brew down yesterday - it's been nicknamed the Shane Macgowan's Teeth American Brown Ale cheers manticle! I have got photos of the process, I realised that I haven't had anyone look over my shoulder in a couple of years. It would be nice if people could critique it and let me...
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    American Brown Ale Receipe Help

    Hi guys and gals, Long time lurker, never posted before but I may as well start by asking for help! I normally brew APA's but I am looking to make an Amaerican Brown Ale for this crappy winter we're in the midst of! I have a couple of questions re getting the malt profile/EBC correct for...