- Nov 21, 2019
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Starting the night with No Frills Joe Dreamland session IPA
I have one in the keg as well and I’m not sure what to make of it either. It has taken weeks to loose the “odd” flavour I first thought was oxidation but now think it was the verdant yeast
Cheers @Brewnaldo, glad you enjoyed it Apologies for the lack of carbonation, it’s coming out around 3 vols of CO2 at this end and my shoddy transfer skills are entirely to blame. Looks like I’ll be adding a beer gun to the to buy list.Thanks to @Alastair70 for my first beer swap of my time here. Helles is really nice pal. Clear as a bell too. Am I not correct in saying this is still pretty young? Did you fine it?
Anyway, in an attempt to give some meaningful tasting criticism I lined it up alongside a wee bit of my own Helles and my Czech Pilsner. I think they all sort of cancelled eachother out tbh Mayne need a spit bucket and rinse my mouth out between drinks. Yours is probably the best of the three though and I hope my own meets up with this after transfer and bottling. Now to burst your bubble ever so slightly..... Its not the fizziest, I know you knew that was coming, along with the 100 pound bill to resolve it as discussed. I will get my beergun rigged up and get one to you just as quickly as I can. Well done though. I might well be burgling your recipe!
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Around 18 EBC according to the grainfather app, so bottom end of the "style". I planned it as a best but I got a couple of points in the brew so its on the cusp of been an ESB at 5.1%, just on the wrong side of sessionablelooks a lovely colour for bitter.
I will let you know as soon as I get it away to you. My own one alongside yours certainly had a rawness and a bit of yeast character which isnt too surprising considering it's still in the FV but a closed transfer and fining should hopefully help with that. I should have added although it was after I posted initially, once it started to warm up slightly there was a real nice and very distinct malt flavour coming through. That's as detailed as my own palate can go I'm afraid but I approved of it!Cheers @Brewnaldo, glad you enjoyed it Apologies for the lack of carbonation, it’s coming out around 3 vols of CO2 at this end and my shoddy transfer skills are entirely to blame. Looks like I’ll be adding a beer gun to the to buy list.
It was brewed late December and fined with gelatin. I wanted to get drinking it over the half term holiday and needed to trim a couple of weeks off the lagering process. Your welcome to try the recipe, its based largely on John Palmer How to Brew. Looking forward to trying your more traditional hop regimen ahead of a rebrew later this spring. I will be sticking with same water profile and grain bill, will go 30:30 on the step mash next time at the same temps. Hop choice will depend on what the Mrs thinks of Mittlefrau compared to the Mandarina/Saaz combo.