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I tried this fantastic drop over the weekend and would like to have a go at doing something very similar, has anyone on here tried it or know of a receipe I can have a go at?
I can probably just answer that question with the first letters of the store I purchased it from:bum said:I wonder if it just hasn't held up well, WarmBeer?
Any idea on quanties and when hops are to be added to the kettle?slash22000 said:I actually liked it quite a lot. It was on special for almost nothing at my local Woolworths bottle shop so I guess most people don't? It's pretty intense at 80 IBU's, would probably give a VB drinker a bloody stroke.
It says on the bottle all the information you'd need to replicate it:
Malt: Ale | Amber | Wheat | Vienna | Crystal | Roast
Hops: – Kettle: Topaz | Summer | Stella | Galaxy – Dry: Summer | Stella | Galaxy
You'd just have to guess what the ratios were.
Whatever you do you'll end up with beer, so go nuts.
slash22000 said:Nope. I have as much information as you do.
You know how it's been described by the brewer: *"... the brew is described as having “a distinctive floral, and tropical aroma reminiscent of citrus and passionfruit, with a hint of spicy anise”. And despite the hefty bitterness the malt profile has been ramped up, with six specialty malts, to provide an, apparently, surprisingly sessionable brew."*
You know about the hops:
"As a flavor addition Topaz can provide spice (almost clove) character and earthy notes similar in character to old English cultivars, and fruit flavour such as lychee can be detected in later additions and higher gravity brews"
"Summer provides distinctive light apricot and melon fruit notes nicely balanced by a background hop character"
"Stella is a new aroma variety which contributes hoppy and floral notes, with subtle hints of anise and a satisfying fullness of palate"
"Galaxy contributes a striking flavour best described as a combination of passionfruit and peach"
Given what we know about the hops and the description of the beer ...
Topaz, Stella and Galaxy are all high alpha and are all candidates for the bittering addition. I'd say it was primarily Topaz for bittering, given Topaz being excluded from the aroma selection. Obviously there's a big Galaxy and Summer presence in the flavour and aroma, with some Stella as well (but not as much).
As for quantities, the hop aroma is described as "distinctive" so I'd use a good solid dry hop but nothing too extreme, this is Gage Roads we're talking about after all. Bittering/flavour etc just have to be logical about it, we know it's 80 IBU's so we have a rough guideline.
As for malt ...
I know it's extremely dark in colour - the specs say EBC 20 but that's bullshit, the glass I had was almost as dark as a porter. We know it's 7.2% ABV and we know that most beers are limited to about 15% specialty malts, so you can figure out how much malt you'd need to hit 7.2% ABV and which combination of the listed spec malts will give you that dark brown colour.
Cheers that looks like a fantastic tool! Do you happen to know of anything similar to use on a Mac or an App thats just as good?Bizier said:Just get Brewmate brother, free and will let you design a full beer, and made by a local champ.