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NickB

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Assuming this list is right..... Updated my entry, and took an educated guess at the non labeled/non numbered/non specified beers....

If I'm wrong, update as you go....

1. Gav21 - (glass???)
2. Gav21's friend - (glass???)
4.Bradsbrew- Mild bitter ale- Only bottled on day of swap give it 2-4 weeks. Bottle conditioned. Leave out of fridge for 2 weeks
7. NickB - Liquid Lunch Bitter - ready now, carbed low, drink at cellar temp
8. Stillscottish - Passionfruit-infused Belgian Wit (black lid, no number?)
9. King Brown - Something big and Stinky
13. BPH87 - BIPA
14. Scoundrelrogue - ????
15. BPH87's Friend - Summer Ale
16. Kegs23 - Nelson Summer Ale
17. Parks - Doppelbock
20. Aydos - very Black Stouty IIPA
21. tazman1967 - Red Rye IPA
22. Bazza - Bazza's Smokey Bacon Ale

Brad - is your beer bottle conditioned, and if so, do we need to leave out of the fridge?


Cheers
 

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1. Gav21 - (glass???)
2. Gav21's friend - (glass???)
4.Bradsbrew- Mild bitter ale- Only bottled on day of swap give it 2-4 weeks.Bottle conditioned. Leave out of fridge for 2 weeks
7. NickB - Liquid Lunch Bitter - ready now, carbed low, drink at cellar temp
8. Stillscottish - Passionfruit-infused Belgian Wit (black lid, no number?)
9. King Brown - Double Pacific North West IPA. Ready to drink now.
13. BPH87 - BIPA
14. Scoundrelrogue - ????
15. BPH87's Friend - Summer Ale
16. Kegs23 - Nelson Summer Ale
17. Parks - Doppelbock
20. Aydos - very Black Stouty IIPA
21. tazman1967 - Red Rye IPA
22. Bazza - Bazza's Imperial Bacon Ale. 10 %. Ready to drink now.
 

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1. Gav21 - (glass???)
2. Gav21's friend - (glass???)
4.Bradsbrew- Mild bitter ale- Only bottled on day of swap give it 2-4 weeks.Bottle conditioned. Leave out of fridge for 2 weeks
7. NickB - Liquid Lunch Bitter - ready now, carbed low, drink at cellar temp
8. Stillscottish - Passionfruit-infused Belgian Wit (black lid, no number?) - there was ONE bottle with no number
9. King Brown - Double Pacific North West IPA. Ready to drink now.
13. BPH87 - BIPA
14. Scoundrelrogue - ????
15. BPH87's Friend - Summer Ale
16. Kegs23 - Nelson Summer Ale
17. Parks - Doppelbock - Ready now
20. Aydos - very Black Stouty IIPA
21. tazman1967 - Red Rye IPA
22. Bazza - Bazza's Imperial Bacon Ale. 10 %. Ready to drink now.
 

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4.Bradsbrew- Mild bitter ale- Only bottled on day of swap give it 2-4 weeks. Bottle conditioned. Leave out of fridge for 2 weeks


Brad - is your beer bottle conditioned, and if so, do we need to leave out of the fridge?


Cheers
Yep bottle conditioned. Good pick up Nick.



Cheers
 

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1. Gav21 - (glass???)
2. Gav21's friend - (glass???)
4.Bradsbrew- Mild bitter ale- Only bottled on day of swap give it 2-4 weeks.Bottle conditioned. Leave out of fridge for 2 weeks
7. NickB - Liquid Lunch Bitter - ready now, carbed low, drink at cellar temp
8. Stillscottish - Passionfruit-infused Belgian Wit (black lid, no number?) - there was ONE bottle with no number
9. King Brown - Double Pacific North West IPA. Ready to drink now.
13. BPH87 - BIPA
14. Scoundrelrogue - ????
15. BPH87's Friend - Summer Ale
16. Kegs23 - Nelson Summer Ale
17. Parks - Doppelbock - Ready now
20. Aydos - very Black Stouty IIPA
21. tazman1967 - Red Rye IPA Ready to drink now.
22. Bazza - Bazza's Imperial Bacon Ale. 10 %. Ready to drink now.
 

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1. Gav21 - (glass???)
2. Gav21's friend - (glass???)
4.Bradsbrew- Mild bitter ale- Only bottled on day of swap give it 2-4 weeks.Bottle conditioned. Leave out of fridge for 2 weeks
7. NickB - Liquid Lunch Bitter - ready now, carbed low, drink at cellar temp
8. Stillscottish - Passionfruit-infused Belgian Wit (black lid, no number?) - there was ONE bottle with no number
9. King Brown - Double Pacific North West IPA. Ready to drink now.
13. BPH87 - BIPA Ready To Drink Now
14. Scoundrelrogue - ????
15. BPH87's Friend - Summer Ale Ready to drink now
16. Kegs23 - Nelson Summer Ale
17. Parks - Doppelbock - Ready now
20. Aydos - very Black Stouty IIPA
21. tazman1967 - Red Rye IPA Ready to drink now.
22. Bazza - Bazza's Imperial Bacon Ale. 10 %. Ready to drink now.
 

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1. Gav21 - (glass???)
2. Gav21's friend - (glass???)
4.Bradsbrew- Mild bitter ale- Only bottled on day of swap give it 2-4 weeks.Bottle conditioned. Leave out of fridge for 2 weeks
7. NickB - Liquid Lunch Bitter - ready now, carbed low, drink at cellar temp
8. Stillscottish - Passionfruit-infused Belgian Wit (black lid, no number?) - there was ONE bottle with no number (crappy stickers) Ready Now
9. King Brown - Double Pacific North West IPA. Ready to drink now.
13. BPH87 - BIPA Ready To Drink Now
14. Scoundrelrogue - ????
15. BPH87's Friend - Summer Ale Ready to drink now
16. Kegs23 - Nelson Summer Ale
17. Parks - Doppelbock - Ready now
20. Aydos - very Black Stouty IIPA
21. tazman1967 - Red Rye IPA Ready to drink now.
22. Bazza - Bazza's Imperial Bacon Ale. 10 %. Ready to drink now.
 

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Ok, onto the first of the weekend.... 16. Kegs23 - Nelson Summer Ale

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Lovely and clear, beautiful golden colour, head holds well. Carbonation med-low. Citrusy aroma initially, slight stone fruit and a touch of 'winey' aroma typical of Nelson Sauvin hops.

Very well balanced, with just enough sweetness in the finish to counteract the slightly harsh character I tend to get from these hops. Citrusy with a hint of bitterness, but very smooth. Body on the thinner side, which suits this beer well.

Overall, a top effort!

Do you chill or no-chill? I can very rarely get that delicate hop character out of my APAs/IPAs when no-chilling... Also, do you adjust your water?

Cheers!
 

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Next up, 8. Stillscottish - Passionfruit-infused Belgian Wit

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Pours a hazy golden colour, head billows on pouring and falls down to a thin layer in a few seconds (carbonation probably a touch low for style). Aroma of clove and slight bubblegum. Initial flavour is sweet passion fruit, with supporting phenolic flavours that balance out the slightly sweet aftertaste.

Very pleasant, well balanced, very drinkable.

A nicely made beer, would have been good as a plain wit, but the passion fruit really adds another layer. Pretty sure I had a taste of this at the swap, but can't say for sure :ph34r:

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Second half of Campbell's warmed somewhat in the bottle, and damn, it is very, VERY good.. Loving the last mouthful probably more than the first! Top work!

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I just had No. 8. Stillscottish - Passionfruit-infused Belgian Wit.
Number 8 on your card
Same as NickB's tasting notes..
Nice lacing in the glass at the end
It gets better on the second glass and warms up.
Love it.. be a awesome beer for sitting around the pool on a hot day. :icon_drunk:

Next... NickB's Liquid lunch Bitter
 

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No. 7. NickB - Liquid Lunch Bitter.

I let it warm up, pours easy into the glass, soft thin head, medium body, nice ruby/garnet colour.
Aroma of EKG ? English hops with a nice balance with the malt.
A great Bitter mate, very much fits the bill for a " sneaky" lunchtime pint.
Loved it.. nice beer
 

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Thanks mate!

Recipe tells me Northdown and Fuggles for 90 mins, Boadicea 10 from the end....

This thing is ok from the bottle, and bloody brilliant off the beer engine!

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I'll have to try it sometime off your engine..
Never had Boadicea hops before either, I must try it in my next Bitter.

Next.. King Brown - Double Pacific North West IPA.

Wow.. first sip is just singing hops at me..
 

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Hey tazman, you never pulled out that Berliner Weisse, did you?
 

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I had some at the swap for you, but I never got round to giving you a taste, NickB and a couple others had a taste earlier on. Still only 3 months old, will take another 3 to really get sour. Sorry mate, will save you some.
 

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King Brown - Double Pacific North West IPA.

Wow, I love my hops and my IPAs but this really hit the spot..
Pours easy into the glass, medium body, amber colour, big hit of C hops on the nose,
soft bittering, packs of flavour and aroma hops, malt balances it out nicely, no winey or harsh alcohol notes.

Yummy, could put this on a permanent tap.
Great IPA

Cheers
Peter
 

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Ive tasted 7, 8, 9 tonight.. will try 1, 2, 3 ,4 tomorrow..
Im going to try and taste all by the end of the week.
So far the standard of beer was the same as I tasted on swap day.. :icon_drool2:
Cheers
Peter
 

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Ok, onto the first of the weekend.... 16. Kegs23 - Nelson Summer Ale

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Lovely and clear, beautiful golden colour, head holds well. Carbonation med-low. Citrusy aroma initially, slight stone fruit and a touch of 'winey' aroma typical of Nelson Sauvin hops.

Very well balanced, with just enough sweetness in the finish to counteract the slightly harsh character I tend to get from these hops. Citrusy with a hint of bitterness, but very smooth. Body on the thinner side, which suits this beer well.

Overall, a top effort!

Do you chill or no-chill? I can very rarely get that delicate hop character out of my APAs/IPAs when no-chilling... Also, do you adjust your water?

Cheers!



i use the water out of my 10.000L water tank collected from my roof in brisbane,i run it though a carbon filter,some time if im out of tank water its just town water though the carbon filter,
i cube my beer now im doing bigger batches and just put them straight into the pool to cool down,(mainly to save 1hour of my brew day) i havent noticed any taste difference,recipe was

2 cube batch size
9kg maris otter
800g wheat flaked
25 nelson 60 min
25 nelson 20 min
40 nelson 5 min

and i think i dry hoped with 45g nelson aswell

im glade you enjoyed the beer,,,,,i havent rally done any hoppy beers like that before,but my pallet is slowly changing and i really starting to enjoy meny different beers now,
 

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