GIVEAWAY #2 - Black IPA

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Aaron Rennie

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The excitement got to me and I decided to brew the black IPA this weekend (helped by rapid delivery of the hops and subsequent grain order).
 

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I was worried when I first started dry hopping about bag or just add, hop tea etc etc.......I just add them (pellets) or use a sealed hop spider if cones. athumb..
Do you then cold crash to settle the hops before racking?
 

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OG came in at 1.067, so if this ends at the expected 1.011 it’ll be a 7.6% 🥳🤩🥴

I’ll get the yeast in once it’s fully cooled.
Did you take a reading at the correct temp?
 

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Guess what the postman delivered this morning....

It's gone straight in the fridge so I can give it the attention it deserves.
Though it won't be tonight as I have a plan already for later.
A bit of anticipation helps the flavour anyway 😛🍺
 

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Guess what the postman delivered this morning....

It's gone straight in the fridge so I can give it the attention it deserves.
Though it won't be tonight as I have a plan already for later.
A bit of anticipation helps the flavour anyway 😛🍺
Fantastic, sorry it took so long to get them to the post office. I hope you enjoy!!!!

Let me know what you think.
 

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Well, guess what I just opened 🍺

The bottle opening gave a little hiss as evidenced by the pet bottle tightness, so we have carbonation!
Pouring gave only a little head that soon dissipated as shown in the picture.
No immediate discernible nose, I think I may have chilled it to much.
There was a sediment in the bottle (to be expected) which remained in place after pouring.
First taste gave an impression of a solid body with a tart finish.
As I've left it to warm a little I can start to taste more complex flavours.

I'd drink it again, in fact I have another to do just that! :beer1:

Aaron, congratulations on a nice brew 👍
One to be proud of 🤘
 

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