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  1. goatus

    My Pirate Life Throwback IPA clone

    Its a simple sugar so will be entirely consumed by the yeast, resulting in a lower finishing gravity reading - the beer will have a drier finish. Pretty common in big IIPAs so you end up with a less malty finish, bringing the hops forward. You could sub with dextrose to get the same effect.
  2. goatus

    My Pirate Life Throwback IPA clone

    23L Batch: 5.3 kg Pale Ale 2.4 kg Maris Otter 0.3 kg Cane Sugar 0.3 kg Carapils 0.2 kg Wheat Malt 90.0 g Centennial (US) 90 min (First Wort) 50.0 g Mosaic™ (US) 5 min 35.0 g Simcoe (US) 0 min 35.0 g Mosaic™ (US) 0 min 20.0 g Centennial (US) 0 min Mash at 64 degrees, Ferment with...
  3. goatus

    2017 Hop Plantations, Show Us Your Hop Garden!

    What are you feeding those monsters and how often?
  4. goatus

    2017 Hop Plantations, Show Us Your Hop Garden!

    This sounds great. Can you post photos of your rope setup?
  5. goatus

    Oxygen D size $69

    How many batches do you think you get out of a bottle?
  6. goatus

    Brewometer

    How accurate are you finding the readings? Does it get thrown off by krausen etc?
  7. goatus

    Holgate Hop Tart

    Did you end up lowering the PH prior?
  8. goatus

    Where do you buy LOW quality ingredients?

    I cracked a really old one to make up some wort for a yeast starter when i ran out of dme and couldnt be assed going to the LHBS.. worked a charm =)
  9. goatus

    Holgate Hop Tart

    This could make for a nice lazy brew day. Mash the night before, transfer to kettle, add some grain for lacto, boil in the morning. Do i trust my crummy chinese temp controller to hold temp though? heh.
  10. goatus

    Holgate Hop Tart

    That makes sense. Cheers
  11. goatus

    Holgate Hop Tart

    Oxygen bad when souring? Is it worth pumping co2 in there before sealing then? Might have to try this as an experimental brew. Edit: This link has some more info - looks like they did use grain to introduce the lacto:
  12. goatus

    Pirate Life IPA

    Their new New Zealand Pale Ale is great as well. Every beer they put out is top quality. I'd love to know what they are doing in their dry hop process, they get insane hop aroma into the can.
  13. goatus

    When will 2016 hops be available for sale

    Will be interesting to see if southern hemisphere hop varieties start to become sparse too, there must be more demand seeing as the US crops seem to be short.
  14. goatus

    Hop Dealz Australia

    Citra gone for the season?
  15. goatus

    2016 Hop Plantations, Show Us Your Hop Garden!

    I heard you get better performance next year if you dont cut them early. Ill wait til mine become a total eyesore, then chop em back =)
  16. goatus

    2016 Hop Plantations, Show Us Your Hop Garden!

    Anyone got any advise on what to feed hop root system though winter. My bines are still quite green, but starting to yellow in parts. Is there any benefit in giving them some nutrients that might help out the root system over winter for next year? Or just leave it alone now?
  17. goatus

    2016 Hop Plantations, Show Us Your Hop Garden!

    Not 100% sure, but they look a bit like male flowers. Apparently hop plants can go hermaphrodite. I would chop them off. You don't want them fertilizing your hop cones, they are no good for brewing once they go to seed. You could do that on purpose and get some seeds, but 50% of the seedlings...
  18. goatus

    Storing rhizomes long term.

    Agree with keeping them in the ground if possible. They seem to still put a lot of work into root growth even after the growing season is done. On that point: I've got a few plants in the ground in really crappy soil (lifeless, hydrophobic sand pretty much ). Needless to say they didnt do as...
  19. goatus

    Heating elements - do they NEED to be fully immersed while running?

    Hmmm.. guess i should stop being lazy and mount it from the bottom then. No doubt i would blow the element one day and have to do it anyway.
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