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1 year 4 months ago #2836 by Cherry1
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Thanks Gash.

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1 year 4 months ago #2837 by Cherry1
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Gash, just a quick question on another topic, what is your number 1 go to recipe?

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1 year 4 months ago #2838 by Gash
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Thats a hard one, I guess I'd have to say pale, kind of like this one.. usually not with gladiator malt, maybe 200g of Simpsons Medium Crystal instead. And very often there is a lot more hops, but usually the same timings for hops just different hops and bigger or smaller amounts. I love IPAs but I find it hard to empty kegs of really strong beer, so I mostly make hoppy pales or XPAs as they are known by sometimes these days. I also usually have an amber/esb on tap. the other tap will have a cream ale, ipa or dark beer.
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1 year 4 months ago #2839 by Cherry1
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Thanks mate.
I know all the sensible people say to brew the same beer a number of times to get to know your equipment, but I am enjoying doing something different each time. After the Pilsner I am planning on doing a dark double IPA (bit of fun to take away on a lads trip). But after that will be mostly sessionable beers. Also a big pale fan but enjoy the more hoppy flavours. Will give the above a go.
Will let you know how the Pilsner turns out, probably be Christmas before its drinkable.
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1 year 4 months ago #2840 by Gash
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That was very lightly hopped, well compared to what I usually do, normally there'd be 20g of citra at 5min and whirlpool too, and probably dry hop too hahaha :)

Just opened this speaking of pilsners, its a bit weird having a very hoppy pilsner though. Cheers!

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1 year 4 months ago #2841 by Cherry1
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Ummm, not sure, but I haven't had a Dainton beer.
Blame the Yanks for the hop fetish.
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1 year 1 week ago #3075 by Cherry1
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Just to close this off from my perspective.
I did a taste test of this next to a Pilsner Urquell and they were similar. On top of the period of lagering it did take another 6 weeks for the beer to settle down and mature.
Would I do it again? Not until I had a second fermentation fridge. The extended fermentation and lagering kept my fermentation fridge at a lower temp than anything else I wanted to brew, so everything else came to a stop during this process.
Also I much prefer PA's, IPA's, Bitter's and Stouts to Lager's and Pilsner's.
All good fun though :) :)

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1 year 1 week ago #3076 by Gash
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I totally agree, when doing lagers you need the room for it or it stops the pipeline and I usually prefer an ale anyday anyway. Its nice to have a lager on tap but its a lot of work for a few litres of beer! Cheers!

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Finnroo's Avatar Finnroo - Sat 16 Mar - 18:47

Thanks Australia and around the world for your support.

cliveinthemiddle - Tue 19 Feb - 22:32

Cheers Finnroo

Finnroo's Avatar Finnroo - Tue 19 Feb - 06:41

Yes just stick to your plan. The airlock is not always an indication of whats going on, cheers :)

cliveinthemiddle - Mon 18 Feb - 20:49

Hi again, my NEIPA started fermenting sturday night, has been bubbling madly since. However I have just checked it (Monday night) and it has stopped bubbling. I was going to dry hop day 4/7 - should I still stick to plan?cheers, Rob

Finnroo's Avatar Finnroo - Mon 18 Feb - 18:05

My experience is it produces a fuller bodied beer with a higher FG.Attenuation being 70 to 75% Cheers

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