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Whats In The Glass

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by jimmyjack, 15/12/07.

 

  1. jimmyjack

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    Posted 15/12/07
    My all D saaz ale. I woke up this morning to find my Psi on the regulator had gone down. So naturally I had to test the beer to see if Carbonation was still sufficient. 6 beers later it appears to be perfect!!

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  2. Jye

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    Posted 15/12/07
    Nice one JJ.

    Whats happened to the old thread? It appears to be locked and Im unable to open it to checkout the sweet, sweet beer :(
     
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  3. bconnery

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    Posted 16/12/07
    Maybe it was just time for a new one?
    Maybe someone posted a pic of their AABC entry ;)

    Anyways...
    My D Saaz/Simcoe Pale ale currently drinking very nicely. The pic doesn't quite bring it across but all three of my kegged beers currently have great clarity, which is a nice change from some of my more recent ones...
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  4. bconnery

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    Posted 16/12/07
    My german pilsner with NZ hallertau...
    This will be the keg to be taken to the in-laws for christmas and I'm expecting a serious dent in it.
    I am very happy with this beer...
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  5. bconnery

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    Posted 16/12/07
    One of the two or three bottles of the weizen that formed the base of my strawberry wheat...
    Definitely a better base beer than the last one I made, will be following a similar recipe and procedure for most now I think...
    WB06 makes great summer weizens I think. The banana etc isn't there sure but on a hot day by the BBQ it just didn't seem to matter...
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  6. THE DRUNK ARAB

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    Posted 16/12/07
    All Challenger Summer Ale. I LOVE this hop, would have to be in my top 5 favourites.
    It's got haze, I know :lol: !

    C&B
    TDA

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  7. sluggerdog

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    Posted 16/12/07


    3 posts / beers in 6 minutes. We breed them stong up here in QLD. :p
     
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  8. Jye

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    Posted 16/12/07
    TDA, how about some tasting notes or recipe.

    Ive had this hop in the freezer for a while and have been meaning to brew a blonde or IPA with it for a while.
     
  9. Ross

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    nice one TDA, I told you you'd love it :) makes a fantastic summer ale...

    cheers Ross
     
  10. THE DRUNK ARAB

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    Posted 16/12/07
    Ross, I knew I'd love it as well ;)

    I have brewed with Challenger a bit and as far as a citrusy type hop goes it has it in spades.

    Jye, I may have posted this in the Summer Ales thread somewhere. Ross was the one who commented on the grain bill and it works well. :beer: The flavour is citrusy with a real marmalade hit, great with toast :lol:

    Here it is anyway:

    Altise Summer Ale
    Extra Special/Strong Bitter (English Pale Ale)


    Type: All Grain
    Date: 3/11/2007
    Batch Size: 23.00 L Brewer: Mark Rasheed
    Boil Size: 30.33 L Asst Brewer:
    Boil Time: 90 min Equipment: Marks Equipment
    Brewhouse Efficiency: 72.0


    Ingredients

    Amount Item Type % or IBU
    4.50 kg Bairds Marris Otter (5.9 EBC) Grain 90.0 %
    0.50 kg Weyermann Pale Wheat (3.9 EBC) Grain 10.0 %
    25.00 gm Challenger [8.30%] (60 min) Hops 27.0 IBU
    25.00 gm Challenger [8.30%] (15 min) Hops 7.2 IBU
    20.00 gm Challenger [8.30%] (Dry Hop 7 days) Hops -
    1 Pkgs London Ale (Wyeast Labs #1028) Yeast-Ale

    Beer Profile

    Measured Original Gravity: 1.050 SG
    Measured Final Gravity: 1.010 SG
    Actual Alcohol by Vol: 5.2 %
    Bitterness: 34.2 IBU Calories: LOTS
    Est Color: 9.2 EBC

    C&B
    TDA
     
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    Posted 16/12/07
    Well, i finally got around to setting up my kegs that i have had for 6 months. This was the first beer poured, so there is no need for any adjustments.
    I used the phone camera so the clarity is not to good as this beer was fairly clear.



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  12. warrenlw63

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    Some inviting looking Christmas drinking chaps!! :icon_drunk:

    Rook... About time you got that keg system running ya slacker! :p

    TDA Have you come down off the Pacific Gem high yet? :lol:

    Warren -
     
  13. reVoxAHB

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    Posted 18/12/07
    I know many of you like to photograph beers in front of your swimming pools. Figured I'd follow suit:

    Roggenbier on a balmy Melbourne afternoon:
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    more on this beer here

    edit: tried to use the spoiler feature. no go. removed.

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  14. winkle

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    Posted 18/12/07
    Those who've ventured to my place know that there is usually a Smoked Robust Porter on tap, based on a recipe I'd got off Ross. Those who know me also know that I am addicted to fiddling with recipes even when pretty happy with the result.
    This is the latest version of the Smoked Robust Porter.
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    The verdict Perfect - well to my palate anyways, great balance of flavours, bitterness and smoked malt.
    It'll be a bugger to replicate - did I stir clockwise or anti-clockwise? what time of day did I brew it? was I wearing my lucky jocks? :unsure:
    Best to just enjoy it while it lasts I guess - thanks for the recipe Ross :super:
     
  15. Muggus

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    Looking nice and sounds fantastic TDA! I keep seeing Challenger in my LHBS staring at me, begging to be used in a beer, and your beer has inspired me!
     
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  16. THE DRUNK ARAB

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    Muggus,

    All I can say is you have to try the Challenger hop and try it in a single hop brew to see what it is all about. It really adds a great flavour to your beer. :icon_drunk:

    C&B
    TDA
     
  17. randyrob

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    Posted 19/12/07
    Tony's IIPA

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    sorry even with a new camera my skills lead a little to be desired.

    i acutually drank this a couple of weeks ago and have only just woke up out of a coma,

    TOP DROP mate, smooth bitterness and a very warming beer.

    Rob.

    edit: i poured 2 glasses, drank one at fridge temps and the other once it had warmed uo quite a bit, the warmer version was much tastier!
     
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  18. bindi

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    The 2nd is a Belgian [style] Strong Dark Ale....Smooth :rolleyes:
    The first is Steve's Nelson Lager [NS hops].......Very nice.

    Edit: Photos arse about.

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  19. bindi

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    A little treat to myself, almost as good as mine. :lol: :lol:

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  20. winkle

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    The new improved Hogshead India Pale Ale.
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    Version 3 and I've finally got the balance of fuggles and cascade right on the money.
    (Sorry about the piss-poor photo)
     

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