Discussion in 'Beer Styles' started by Gigantorus, 30/6/17.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
Love to know how the grapefruit turns out when you make, think it could add some interesting flavour.
Blasta brewing in perth does a pretty good grapefruit IPA.
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.
Here's a recipe from the Beer & Brewing (USA) web site that I might do in a month or so. It looks a tasty offering.
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