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Didge

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I'm drinking a pimped "Ultimate Brewery Ginger Beer", it's by no means a traditional ginger beer, but it is extremely drinkable and an unusual brew. I must post a review sometime.
 

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Commiserstions. I have never done this one but having seen so many glowing reviews decided I would like to but no site I have looked at has it in stock. Maybe it's the current rush on good kits but I think it was originally introduced as a limited edition and perhaps the limit has expired though I hope not!
This kit just arrived today, a few days late, from Beer Mart. Maybe they still have stock?

Elsewhere, I'm into my second pint of short-brewed Mangrove Jacks Raspberry Berliner Weiss. This is also delicious. Sour, refreshing and easy quaffing about 3.8%. Nice with ice.20201113_184342.jpg
 

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You must be a couple of weeks ahead of me, my Mangrove Jacks Raspberry Berliner Weiss has been carbonating in the airing cupboard for 6 days now, I had a crafty sip when bottling and it reminded of deliciously sour harribo sweets. I can't wait to taste the carbonated version, although mine included 2Kg of mixed berries from our garden, so it's probably about 6%.
 

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Wilko Feeling Hoppy IPA brewed with cml Pia yeast and dry hopped with 75g of Falconers Flight. Bottled 2 weeks ago.

First pint - nicely carbonated, slightly thin (perhaps a mini mash with some crystal next time?) and hops are slightly harsh.

Second pint - this isn't going to last long. Probably more of a hoppy pale ale rather than an IPA.

This may be a good kit to experiment with. At £16, it's a bit expensive but when it's on sale at £12, it's worth a punt.
 

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You must be a couple of weeks ahead of me, my Mangrove Jacks Raspberry Berliner Weiss has been carbonating in the airing cupboard for 6 days now, I had a crafty sip when bottling and it reminded of deliciously sour harribo sweets. I can't wait to taste the carbonated version, although mine included 2Kg of mixed berries from our garden, so it's probably about 6%.
That'll be beautiful! 😍

I shortbrewed mine to 15ltrs without any additional sugar, so it's nicely concentrated but not overly alcoholic. Funny process...it fermented out in four days flat, so I bottled it and then panicked that it had stalled and would blow out the bottles when the priming sugar started up again.

Needless worry, though. It's turned out really well!
 

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Wilkos sweet newky brown ale that's coming up to it's first birthday and it's quite good.
 

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With fishing knocked on the head due to horrible weather I opened a bottle of Woodfordes Tinsel Toes from a batch I bottled three weeks ago. It has some lovely flavours for such a young beer. One I'll definitely do again.

Then I opened another bottle.........
 

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Youngs American IPA. Hoppy and powerful pint. In hindsight, I reckon this would be better bottled than in my PB. Hefty carbonation means its a bit too lively for the barrel, and the head is really bitter. Nonetheless, still an awesome pint.
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Had a day off work, been busy making
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a co2 bottle stand so think I deserve a beer now.
Cheers all it's Friday
Courage Directors Kit been in cold storage in PB 2 weeks. 😊
 

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Hi Jon1964, it was pretty cloudy at first but I had a nightmare bottling it with a dodgy seal on my Syphon, it's fairly clear now but been bottled since end of August.Really does taste great though.athumb..
 

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I am drinking the second of my 2 x 750ml Leffe bottles of Bulldog Evil Dog Double IPA. It is a very satisfying ale which is strong at 6.56%, but not overpowering. If you like a strong ale I would recommend it, if you've never tried it before.
I am now down to my last 6 bottles, but I do have a second Evil Dog kit brewing and should be ready to bottle in around nine days or so. this second batch should be a little closer to the claimed ABV of 7.5%! wink...
 

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Festival New Zealand pilsner... it's too hoppy! Think if I do this kit again I'd only use half the supplied hops.I don't think I've ever had a NZ pilsner,are they all this heavy on hops? Still, I'll soldier on :beer1:cheers everyone ,all the best
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Coopers New Zealand Pilsner - just had a pint. It got better since I drunk it last time, still not impressed. It is okeish. This one is not hoppy at all, which is fine, it feels it has too much sweetness.
 

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I've switched to Admirals Reserve now, really nice,I had a cider that I made from pressed foraged apples last year earlier as well...I've also had a day off from work ...I just don't care!!
 

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