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dave_77

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Starting of with @dave_77 Belgian IPA. This was part of the 4 way brew off.

Lovely golden ale with perfect carbonation. Nice white head which lasts
Aroma: this is really good, I am picking big fruit, citrus, white grape

Flavour: much like the aroma, white grape, citrus and pear. Yeast is very restricted. Really smooth bitterness

This is a really enjoyable beer, not sure on how it scored. If I was scoring it personally it would be in 38 - 40 points bracket. Packed full of flavour from the hops, yeast flavour was faint. Nice well balanced beer. Never used archer or Godiva hops

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Cheers for the comments. It didn't get scored as well as I hoped mostly down to lacking in hop flavour. Glad you enjoyed, I like the hop combo and would definitely use Godiva again maybe with some German hops in a Belgian pale or in a Golden ale.
 

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This is Summer Breeze, brewed on June 6th with the intention of testing some brewing science. This test (there’s no formal method or assessment so more of a personal experiment) was to see if mash hopping might help stave off oxidation. It may be a little soon to tell but after four months the colour is still pretty bright and the tropical aroma/flavour is still there - though *maybe* not quite as bright?

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This is Summer Breeze, brewed on June 6th with the intention of testing some brewing science. This test (there’s no formal method or assessment so more of a personal experiment) was to see if mash hopping might help stave off oxidation. It may be a little soon to tell but after four months the colour is still pretty bright and the tropical aroma/flavour is still there - though *maybe* not quite as bright?

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Very interesting. Why should mash hopping stave off oxidation. Excuse my ignorance, but I've never heard of that.
Quite happy to help you test the samples, though! :beer1:
 

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Very interesting. Why should mash hopping stave off oxidation. Excuse my ignorance, but I've never heard of that.
Quite happy to help you test the samples, though! :beer1:
The alpha-acids “complex” copper ions in the mash. Metal ions are pro-oxidative so the fewer that make it through to the final product the better - recognising that some copper is needed by the yeast.

These alpha-acids don’t make the beer more bitter because they have been changed in the process and don’t isomerise in the boil.

1-2g/l is all that’s required but use a high alpha-acid hop.

If it wouldn’t cost me almost as much as the air fare to send a few bottles…
 

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I used to say that to the ex. She never could get her head around the idea that "one" could be one pint, one quart, one gallon, even one half-gallon, one barrel.
I did try!
Maybe name your beer “One” then when you say you only having the “One” you can have it all night ;)
 

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