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Silvern

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Hey guys,

I've got two beers to put down today so that I've got something ready to go for Australia Day: Can you guys sanity check the following recipes? Any advice appreciated.

Brew One: Hoppy Pale Sessional
6L Boil
Coopers Draught
Coopers LME
500g LDME
25g Cascade 6.2% @ 30min
25g Cascade 6.2% @ 15min
Nottingham Ale Yeast

Brew Two: Amarillo Golden Ale
6L Boil
Coopers Real
Coopers AME
500g LDME
25g Amarillo 10.1% @ 30min
25g Amarillo 10.1% @ 15min
50g Amarillo 10.1% dry hop @ 4 days primary
US-05

Going with Nottingham for pale because I didn't want to have two beers on US-05. These are both a little playful/experimental :)

I normally strain my beers into the fermenter to remove the hops but I've seen a lot of advice here saying that the hops will just settle at the bottom anyway. What are your thoughts on this?
 

verysupple

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Yeah they both look nice. Although I'm not sure what extract you mean by "Coopers LME" and "Coopers AME". Which LME and what is AME? Anyhoos, I try to keep my recipes simple and find that a can and light DME makes good beer.

EDIT: I just looked at the Coopers website and I figure you mean Light Malt Extract and Amber Malt Extract. The amber will be great but why bother with 2 different types of light extract for the pale? I'd just use more of the cheaper one.
 

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Yeah they both look nice. Although I'm not sure what extract you mean by "Coopers LME" and "Coopers AME". Which LME and what is AME? Anyhoos, I try to keep my recipes simple and find that a can and light DME makes good beer.
Sorry that should have been Coopers Amber LME and Coopers Light LME :)
 

warra48

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Both look nice, but I'd swap the Amber and Light LME between the two recipes. A Golden Ale is usually lighter in colour and malt than a Pale Ale.

Hops will settle to the bottom. Up to you whether you wish to strain or not. Straining them out probably makes it a little easier at bottling time, but there's not much in it really.
 

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Hey guys,

I've got two beers to put down today so that I've got something ready to go for Australia Day: Can you guys sanity check the following recipes? Any advice appreciated.

Brew One: Hoppy Pale Sessional
6L Boil
Coopers Draught
Coopers LME
500g LDME
25g Cascade 6.2% @ 30min
25g Cascade 6.2% @ 15min
Nottingham Ale Yeast

Brew Two: Amarillo Golden Ale
6L Boil
Coopers Real
Coopers AME
500g LDME
25g Amarillo 10.1% @ 30min
25g Amarillo 10.1% @ 15min
50g Amarillo 10.1% dry hop @ 4 days primary
US-05

Going with Nottingham for pale because I didn't want to have two beers on US-05. These are both a little playful/experimental :)

I normally strain my beers into the fermenter to remove the hops but I've seen a lot of advice here saying that the hops will just settle at the bottom anyway. What are your thoughts on this?

HI, I brew with LDM, a little wheat 250g dex 250g and corn syrup 100g and half a shovel full of hops at varying times (generally 50min 30min and 5min). I never sieve the hops off into the fermenter. If you really want too you can cool the fermenter down to around 10 degrees C for a couple of days after its finished to clafiy. You get a solid bunch of gunk sitting on the bottom and the brew is clearer, hardly worth it as the hops all settle regardless. I generally add a teaspoon of geletin disolved in about 100m water to the keg after filling to clear the beer.

Cheers Tom
 

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recipes look nice, i'm a big fan of both hops you're using... but you've left it pretty late if you're aiming for Australia Day 2013 drinks! :beer: good luck!!!
 

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If you are kegging and have a fridge for CC the Notto fermented brew may make Aussie Day. But it won't be the best it could be.

My Notto ales normally ferment to FG in 3-4 days, but i leave them until day 10, when I CC them (packs the trub, yeast, hops matter down nicely). 3 days later (or 14th day since dropping in the fermenter) I keg them.
1 week on top of this they are about right (carbonation levels coming up, associated acid bite from force carbing gone), another week they are the best, then plateau for a while.

Probably not worth rushing 40L of beer trying to hit a set date. Best let it do its thing on its own schedule.
Buy a carton of swill if desperate for a beer on AD.
Rushed homebrew, (emphasis on rushed not homebrew), would be cheaper, but probably not much better.


Yeah I said it.... :ph34r:

Cheers,
D80
 

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