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sosman

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Anyone brewing a commemorative brew today?

I have just been bottling a Belgian Tripel (11.5%). Due to some 'spillage' I don't think I will be doing much at all today.
 

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Not brewing, but hopefully doing a bit more work on the 6-tap chest freezer after I've done some housework.

Maybe we should share the joy of cup day with our interstate brothers and sisters?

It's warm and sunny, there's no traffic on the roads, most of us had the day off yesterday as well (no point going back to work for just 1 day is there?).

Wish you were all here :beerbang:
 

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original plan was a smoked porter but have put it off till tomorrow.lazy day today.
get the grains and yeast starter ready.

cheers
big d
 

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It's not only the Mexicans who have the day off. I have given myself the day off :D and am just making an experimental beer with some glacier hops. I got them in the hop bulk buy a few months ago, never used them before and I'm looking forward to seeing what they are like.

Not sure it's a commemorative beer, but it's sure nice to be brewing rather than working. :super:
 

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Not doing a commemorative brew, but putting down an American Amber

American Amber Ale

Type: All Grain
Date: 31/10/2005
Batch Size: 30.00 L
Brewer: Ross
Boil Size: 42.96 L Asst Brewer:
Boil Time: 90 min Equipment: My Equipment
Taste Rating(out of 50): 0.0 Brewhouse Efficiency: 75.0
Taste Notes:

Ingredients

Amount Item Type % or IBU
4.70 kg Pale Malt, Traditional Ale (Joe White) (3.0 SRM) Grain 72.5 %
1.00 kg Munich, Dark (Joe White) (15.0 SRM) Grain 15.4 %
0.50 kg Crystal, Dark (Joe White) (125.0 SRM) Grain 7.7 %
0.25 kg Cara-Pils/Dextrine (2.0 SRM) Grain 3.9 %
0.03 kg Carafa III (525.0 SRM) Grain 0.5 %
30.00 gm Fuggles [5.00%] (20 min) Hops 7.9 IBU
10.00 gm Simcoe [13.60%] (20 min) Hops 7.2 IBU
10.00 gm Palisade [9.00%] (20 min) Hops 4.8 IBU
10.00 gm Challenger [7.00%] (20 min) Hops 3.7 IBU
15.00 gm Simcoe [13.60%] (5 min) Hops 3.6 IBU
5.00 gm Northern Brewer [9.90%] (20 min) Hops 2.6 IBU
15.00 gm Amarillo Gold [8.50%] (90 min) (Mash Hop) Hops 2.4 IBU
15.00 gm Palisade [9.10%] (5 min) Hops 2.4 IBU
26.00 gm Goldings, East Kent [5.00%] (5 min) Hops 2.1 IBU
20.00 gm Amarillo Gold [8.50%] (2 min) Hops 1.3 IBU
20.00 gm Palisade [9.00%] (2 min) Hops 1.3 IBU
1.00 tsp Irish Moss (Boil 10.0 min) Misc
1 Pkgs American Ale (Wyeast Labs #1056) Yeast-Ale



Beer Profile

Est Original Gravity: 1.051 SG
Est Final Gravity: 1.012
Estimated Alcohol by Vol: 5.0 %
Bitterness: 39.2 IBU Calories: 0 cal/l
Est Color: 15.4 SRM Color: Color
Mash at 65c - Batch sparge
 

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It wasn't intended to be a commemorative brew, but right now I'm brewing Old Regret, an Australian strong ale.
 

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Kai said:
It wasn't intended to be a commemorative brew, but right now I'm brewing Old Regret, an Australian strong ale.
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Maybe you could subtitle it with the name of the nag that gets up.
 

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I could, but just between you and me I don't care about the cup. I do like the coincidence that I decided to brew it today, though.
 

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Maybe a brew called "Dogfood, gelatin and glue."
 

pint of lager

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Ross, looks like you are doing a spring clean of the hops storage area.

Maybe you could call it "Clean Sweep" in keeping with Melbourne Cup day.
 

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yeah, you do have an amazing collection of hops Ross.
 

Ross

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pint of lager said:
Ross, looks like you are doing a spring clean of the hops storage area.

Maybe you could call it "Clean Sweep" in keeping with Melbourne Cup day.
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LOL - may well call it that - Does look like a clean out, but actually carefully worked out.... :D Hops steeping at the end of boil as we speak...
 

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Today i've been brewing my NSW xmas case which is in the style of an an American brown ale. I have yet to name it but maybe i should name it after the winner of the melbourne cup? i have left it till the very last minute i know, but my contribution should be carbonated and conditioned enough for you guys to drink around the 10th dec..... so its before xmas which is the main thing!
 

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tangent said:
yeah, you do have an amazing collection of hops Ross.
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love trying new hops, especially all the new American varieties...
Just about to put in an order for a heap more as well...Will probably be offering some up on here, as I have to order in 1kg packs & that'll be a few too many in some varieties...
 

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Keep us posted :)
I'm stuck on Fuggles, Simcoe and Cascade ATM.
Love to try some newies.
 

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I'm going to do a Post Melbourne Cup brew... honey porter. Just because I can.
 

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kirem said:
Where do you order your hops from Ross?
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Anywhere I can get them :D

Getting some from Hopco & importing some from the States...
 

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Ross said:
tangent said:
yeah, you do have an amazing collection of hops Ross.
[post="87423"][/post]​
love trying new hops, especially all the new American varieties...
Just about to put in an order for a heap more as well...Will probably be offering some up on here, as I have to order in 1kg packs & that'll be a few too many in some varieties...
[post="87431"][/post]​
Maybe an auction at the Xmas Case would be the go Ross. :p Looking forward to checking out the hoist on your setup.

:beer:
 

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I just did an ultra simple pale ale...
Joe White Malt, bittered with POR and flavoured with Cascade and a recultured Coopers yeast.

I was going to call it "Diva Ale", but it's hardly worthy.
Amazing horse. Great ride.
No winner backed. :(
 

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