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I wouldn’t say Sierra Nevada is “old hat” just because it’s been around for a long time, like I said, the guys at Brewdog are up their own a**e but they have cracked it with a belter of an IPA.
If any of us could brew something bettter we wouldn’t be posting on here acheers.
 
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As I said I would rather partake in a 330ml can at £2.50 than just for volume sake. That’s why we homebrew isn’t it ? Not just for cost savings but for savouring something different/special/surprising/upsetting !!! (Delete where necessary).
 

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I wouldn’t say Sierra Nevada is “old hat” just because it’s been around for a long time, like I said, the guys at Brewdog are up their own a**e but they have cracked it with a belter of an IPA.
If any of us could brew something bettter we wouldn’t be posting on here acheers.
I agree, until your last point. If I tried to brew beer on a large scale, I'd soon be bankrupt. We are in a great position where costs don't really matter. Plus, I am happy enjoying my brewing and would rather it wasn't my job.
 

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What beers do you think are better for the cost available? (660ml for £2.50) not many I would say
Sierra Nevada Pale Ale - you can get 4 x 355ml for £6 in a lot of supermarkets nowadays. So that works out at 710ml for £3 which is pretty close, IMO. Given the choice, I would opt for SNPA. But I wouldn't have any qualms about buying Punk.
 

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I always avoided Punk because last time I drank it in a pub (5-6 years ago) it was at least £1 dearer than anything else on draught, including the "premium" lagers. I thought that all very un-punk so never tried it. Now that I have tried it, I must say it's very nice indeed, but for a session ale, I think I prefer the Dead Pony Club. Well, anyway, I'm going to give them both a brew as soon as my Nelson Sauvin order arrives.
 

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I always avoided Punk because last time I drank it in a pub (5-6 years ago) it was at least £1 dearer than anything else on draught, including the "premium" lagers. I thought that all very un-punk so never tried it. Now that I have tried it, I must say it's very nice indeed, but for a session ale, I think I prefer the Dead Pony Club. Well, anyway, I'm going to give them both a brew as soon as my Nelson Sauvin order arrives.
Keep us posted please, both beers would be a good addition to the homebrew menu, Nelson Sauvin can be pricey at times.
 

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I always avoided Punk because last time I drank it in a pub (5-6 years ago) it was at least £1 dearer than anything else on draught, including the "premium" lagers. I thought that all very un-punk so never tried it. Now that I have tried it, I must say it's very nice indeed, but for a session ale, I think I prefer the Dead Pony Club. Well, anyway, I'm going to give them both a brew as soon as my Nelson Sauvin order arrives.
I've always thought Dead Pony Club was the benchmark for a sub-4% beer. Magic Rock Saucery is up there too.
 
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Torpedo is a cracking beer from Sierra. Lupuloid from Beavertown is good, or used to be , haven't had it for six months or so. However for 2 1/2 quid Eight Arch my local craft brewer do some fab cans (330ml). My problem is that I get bored easily & I am always looking for something different. However a good Belgian ale will always ignite my palate & will always excite me whatever the style.
 

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Torpedo is a cracking beer from Sierra
It is a lot nicer than SNPA but it isn't cheap or readily available. I know where I can get it but you'd do well to get it for less than £3 a bottle.

I made a clone version a few months ago. Wasn't a patch on the original. It was one of those recipes that you were told unless you can boil 25L of wort, you won't get the correct bitterness. They were right ffs!
 

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I have heard about M&S doing it for £1.50 a bottle but only for a limited time. I don't usually shop there so I doubt I will be availing of that offer any time soon.
 

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I had a few kegs of Jaipur in summer and I liked it and it sold well, I do remember a customer or 2 saying it was much better than in cans so maybe thats the issue. I have another to go on soon so hope its still good.
 

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I had a few kegs of Jaipur in summer and I liked it and it sold well, I do remember a customer or 2 saying it was much better than in cans so maybe thats the issue. I have another to go on soon so hope its still good.
If you can justify having it on cask, perhaps over Easter/bank holiday, then it's worth harvesting the cask dregs, it's a really nice yeast.
 
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they use different strains for either cask / bottle / keg I am led to believe. in fact I was informed it was wlp001 in the keg ? is this true?
 

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I've heard they use different strains for keg and cask, I don't know how true it is. It would certainly make sense to use a proper cask strain for their cask beer.

Originally they used a Holt's yeast (possibly via Kelham Island), which James Kemp took to Buxton and which Martin Dickie took to Brewdog where it was certainly used for Punk and Jackhammer but not everything. But that's quite a heritage.

I've heard that recently they switched to getting yeast from Tim Taylor but I don't know if that's true. In turn that came with the rest of the brewhouse from Oldham, a yeast that supposedly originated at John Smith.
 
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