Fruit Beer

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  1. Gigantorus

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    Posted 13/7/17
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    I wasn't trying to be rude, i was saying you are cautious. No need to go on and write a egocentric butthurt monologue.

    You say you've done your research and although you can't understand my English, so have I. Sorry for having conflicting ideas.
     
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    Posted 14/7/17
    Yes I'm cautious. I have not had an infection ever in the 5+ years of brewing and I want to keep it that way.

    There you go again being a rude goose. Keep that up and you won't last here too long. Mod's will block your access.
     
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    Posted 24/7/17
    Finally brewed the Blood Orange Pale Ale yesterday.

    Used 3kg Maris Otter, 2kg Vienna and 500grams CaraPils, and 28grams of Magnum at 30mins.

    Ended up doing a 90min boil (not 75mins) and also throwing 4 litres of frozen blood orange juice (not 3Litres) into the brew at flameout.

    All went well and the brew looks nice and orangey and has a wonderful aroma. Pics from yesterday attached (1) straining wort into pot with 4 x 1L frozen blood orange blocks, (2) fermenter in the brew fridge - great orange colour.

    Cheers,
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    Posted 26/7/17

    I guess with all that blood orange juice and fruit sugars, the brew has been bubbling away for a few days now and doesn't show any signs of slowing. When I opened the brew fridge late yesterday all I could smell was oranges :) So all going great.

    If only we have time travel technology, as I can't wait to take my first slug of this brew.
     
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    Posted 26/7/17
    I had a Tangelo Gose from Holgate a couple of times recently.

    Awesome beer. Not always (Kreik Lambics aside) a massive fan of fruit beers but this one rocked my socks off.
     
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    Posted 26/7/17
    I've also had the Holgate Tangelo Gose, which was OK. The blood orange pale ale is not like lambics/sours etc., as it does not use funky Belgium farmhouse/sour yeast. I've used West Coast Ale yeast. It will be more like a lighter Fanta flavoured type beer. Time will tell :)
     
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    Posted 26/7/17
    Next brew will be a Grapefruit IPA. Plan on using a big chunk of Maris Otter again and some small amounts of CaraPils & Pale Crystal (Bairds). Then a flameout addition of 150g of honey and 3litres of fresh grapefruit juice. Will use some Columbus, Mandarina Barvaria and Fortnight hops for bitterness and some late boil flavour/aroma. Yeast this time will be MJ's New World Strong Ale (3 packets). Specs should be something like: 6.3%, 61 IBU.
     
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    Posted 24/8/17
    Blood Orange Ale turned out OK. Probably didn't need the whole 4litres of juice - though it is tasting like Fanta. Could have only gone 2litres max of the juice. But good to know for future brews. It's damn refreshing though and has a great colour. Pic attached.

    Next brew will be a pale ale using 4.5kg maris otter and 1kg of UK wheat and some fruity hops (Galaxy, Fortnight, Mandarina Bavaria & Cascade). Will come back to the grapefruit IPA after this.

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    Posted 7/9/17
    Love to know how the grapefruit turns out when you make, think it could add some interesting flavour.
     
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    Posted 7/9/17
    Blasta brewing in perth does a pretty good grapefruit IPA.
     
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    Posted 7/9/17
    Theres quite a few grapefruit infused beers these days. I love the Brew Dog Elvis Juice. Also Fortitude Brewing (QLD) has produced a grapefruit IPA, which is excellent as well.
     
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