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  1. Jul 31, 2019 #61

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    Really? I'll have to check my notes in that case - my last batch of IPA + the Chinook pale ale are both still (unintentionally!) well hazy.

    So much so in fact that I re-christened the Chinook one an HPA, hazy pale ale!
     
  2. Jul 31, 2019 #62

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    I think you'll find that I named it that! wink...
     
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  3. Jul 31, 2019 #63

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    Also though, I'm trying to get it to look like orange juice not just a haze. I'm sure to fail but im giving it a damn good go!
     
  4. Aug 1, 2019 #64

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    The NEIPA bubbling away nicely, dry hopped with 20g Amarillo, 20g Tomahawk and 20g Cascade today with a view to another dry hop next week. Stuck it into the shed as the Hazy Yeast wants a temp range of 15-20, I can't keep it steady but it will be in that range.
     
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    I love a good NEIPA. Good luck with it!
     
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    Thanks mate, I've got my fingers crossed! And just to let you know, left that outback for 2/3 more weeks or so and it now tastes great, very floral and crisp when cold with a fantastic aroma. Perhaps it was just that little bit too early before? Even my wife likes it and that is unusual! :thumba:
     
  7. Aug 9, 2019 #67

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    2 beers brewed today, with the weather closing in I thought i'd get some beer on before my nightshift tonight...

    For my 17l brew I have my Emoor Stag clone attempt.

    4.6 kg Maris Otter
    400g Caramunich
    400g Chocolate
    200g Carafa 1
    200g Flaked Oats
    200g Torrified Wheat

    25g EKG @60
    10g EKG@10
    10g Bobek @10
    10g Fuggles @10

    Cooled to 22c pitched Mangrove Jack M36

    OG1052

    IBU 24.8

    For my 10l brew i've given the 80 shilling a go from GH's book.

    2kg Maris Otter
    120g Caramunich
    80g Dark Crystal
    40g Carafa 1

    Mashed for 60 mins at 66c.

    22g Styrians @60 IBU 18

    OG 1060 which seems way over what it should be?

    Coooled to 22c pitched Mangrove Jack M36
     
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    Busy day for you then, blimey! I find just one brew taxing enough!

    I'll be interested to know how the 80/ turns out - my impression/memory of these Scottish beers (which is probably wrong) is that they're quite sweet and heavy going. That said I've often flicked past them in the book and thought I should give them a go sometime.

    GH says OG 1.052 - my guess would be is you're just getting slightly better efficiency then whatever he assumes. I suppose if you were feeling really enthusiastic/want extra homework then you could put the grain bill into Brewer's Friend or whatever and fiddle with the efficiency until you match his OG.
     
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    It did take me near enough 6 hours! :laugh8:

    The wort was very sweet and felt like it had 'body' already. It was nice. Yeah I reckon possibly a bit of a better efficiency, slightly less than accurate weighing up of grain and slightly less than 10l in the FV. wink...
     
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    Couldn't help myself and tried a bottle of this one that I brewed 10 weeks ago, put hairs on my chest. At first taste I have to admit it's a little unpleasant. After 5 sips or so the flavours come through, you can certainly taste the spices but at the moment the alcohol is a little overpowering. Try it again in a month or so I reckon!
     
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    Very public spirited of you - it'd be rude to wait until Xmas and discover it's not quite up to scratch acheers.
     
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    Bottled up my neipa today. 80g of white sugar boiled in 200mls of water. 17l into 38 various size bottles and of course a half glass for me. Fg ended up at 1012 so that's a healthy 7.88%.

    It looks great, like orange juice at the moment. Smells like citrus fruit and the taste is good, bitter to begin with a bit like a grapefruit, that bitterness fades to leave a sweet fruity taste. Interesting to see what it will be like once carbonated.

    My laptops down at the moment otherwise I'd post a pic.
     
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    Pic of the NEIPA bottled! The hazy yeast seems to have done it's job!

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    Looks like a great job so far on a rather tricky style. Be sure to keep those clear bottles in the dark though while they condition :)
     
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    Good work fella! You could slap a J2O sticker on that and call it done athumb..

    Now, about that bottle swap we were discussing the other week... :laugh8:

    I'm sure foxbat is right about the clear bottles - I usually use almost all brown bottles but I like to include one or two clear bottles so I can see more easily how it's clearing and how the colour looks :beer1:
     
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    Thanks both! Yep happy with it so far! Usually have a clear one and a plastic one to check how it looks and how its carbonation! athumb..
     
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    Carbonating....
     
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    Good news and bad news with the NEIPA, the plastic bottle is hardening which means that it's carbing nicely, however the colour is changing.... starting to look like an orange gone bad, oh well, i'm sure it tastes nice still.

    Other news, I tried a bottle of my abbey ale, I don't think I wrote this one up, same recipe as in GH's book, it's actually quite unpleasant, very dry, no sweetness at all, FG was 1010-1014 I can't remember exactly, it was on my broken phone.

    Wondered if anyone had brewed this one? I followed the recipe and nothing went wrong as far as I can see so is it supposed to taste like this?
     
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    Re. the NEIPA, that's a bummer. Sorry to hear that. One thought, any reason to suspect oxidation? Any problems syphoning or bottling? That said, when I had oxidation problems early on it took weeks rather than hours to manifest itself.

    Maybe try one sooner rather than later so at least your know - often I find it's the wondering rather then the knowing that's worse.

    Fingers crossed, good luck mate athumb..
     
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    I think 2 reasons, it could well be oxidation, the tap and bottling tube (actually an et tube from work), aren't a sealed fit, that said I've not had a bad taste from it in any of my brews. The other is that after siphoning from from fv to bottling bucket the sediment got stirred up and its settled in bottle, there is a fair bit of deposit in the bottle.

    To be honest if it tastes ok that's fine by me.

    But I take it you won't want a swap now @matt76 ?athumb..
     

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