NZ IPA

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  1. Lionman

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    Posted 27/10/17
    Really enjoying this batch so I thought I would share it.

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    23L

    4.5KG Vienna Malt
    3KG Wheat Malt

    30g Nelson Sauvin FWH
    20g Nelson Sauvin @ 15mins
    20g Motueka @ 15mins
    20g Nelson Sauvin @ 5mins
    20g Motueka @ 5mins
    20g Nelson Sauvin Whirlpool
    20g Motueka @ Whirlpool
    50g Nelson Sauvin Dry Hop 5 days
    50g Motueka @ Dry Hop 5 days

    US-05

    Single infusion @65c

    Came out at 7%ABV, was hoping for more but efficiency was a bit low on this one.

    I started this one of in the plastic fermenter and racked it to to a kegmenter with dry hops once it was under 1.020 and let it naturally carbonate.

    Nice biscuity notes from the Vienna, classic white wine and tropical fruits from the NZ hops, crisp finish. I could drink it all day, super refreshing.
     
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    Posted 27/10/17
    Looks good. Don't think I could get 7.5kg in the Robobrew though. Might have to scale a bit.
     
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    Posted 27/10/17
    I live in Sweden but hops from NZ and AU is my favorite hop.
    I maybe try your recipe next time I brew a Ipa.
     
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    Posted 29/10/17
    next time sub out the motueka for Rakua.

    combined with NS its a solid combination.
     
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    Posted 29/10/17
    there’s a ‘what are you drinking?’ thread which is perfect for this sort of post - chuck your piccie in there too
     
  6. Lionman

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    Posted 13/11/17 at 9:38 AM
    You'll get 7.5kg in there.

    Yeah this is the first time for me with NZ hops and I am really impressed. My main bulk hop supplier is going to get in more NZ varieties and I'll definitely be snapping more up in the future.

    I'll have to try that. Been meaning to order some Rakau to try out.

    Nice, I've missed that thread somehow.

    I put down another one of this on the weekend. I upped the hops a little, mainly by adding some pacific Jade I had in the freezer into the mix.

    Struggled with efficiency again though. I think its the wheat. It was a very slow flowing lauter/sparge. Hoping my new Mash Master Mini will help as I have been using a Corona style mill and I think its a bit too aggressive.
     
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    Posted 13/11/17 at 9:45 AM
    I reckon this will be my first beer in the new year, thanks for the share mate
     
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    Posted 14/11/17 at 5:11 AM
    Fark, that's a quarter kilo of hops!! How much did that set you back.
    How would you describe the bitterness?
     
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    Posted 14/11/17 at 5:55 AM
    Cost was about

    Hops ~ $18
    Grain ~ $15
    Yeast ~ $2 (3rd gen harvested from initial 2 packet pitch of US-05)

    Probably a few bucks of power to brew it.

    20L + of delicious IPA for under $40 is a bargain.

    Its got a crisp bitterness that fades fairly quickly. Not harsh at all.
     
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  10. Bellyup

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    Posted 14/11/17 at 6:01 AM
    Do you think the Vienna malt is noticeable as opposed to a p.a.malt?
    Got to say, I might have to try this one.
     
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    Posted 14/11/17 at 8:13 AM
    Yeah, its got a distinctive, pleasant maltiness to it. Not sweet, but a kind of rich toasty,grainy/bready type flavour that is not overpowering. Just strong enough to make it interesting. Its a little like Munich but not as intense. I rate it highly as a base malt and find you can get away without using specialty malts like caramalts and still have a nice malt character to the finished beer.

    YMMV though.
     

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