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Cooper Pale Ale bottle dregs grown starter

Started this discussion. Last reply by Mark Weusten Jan 30. 3 Replies

Hi, I have grown a coopers yeast starter from bottle dregs of their pale ale. It smells good, I aim to use it for a pale  ale this weekend. I have heard it likes to ferment on the colder side for an…Continue

Brewing an IPL

Started this discussion. Last reply by Henk Zeeven Nov 18, 2017. 3 Replies

I was set to brew an IPL on friday but chickened out and ended up using my go to WLP090 instead of a WLP800 yeast cake I had. My question is anyone had any success with IPL style and if so any tips…Continue

Still bad Panhead brews out there

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jules Brown Oct 26, 2017. 5 Replies

I bought a 6 pack of Port Road Pils last week which was off, I mean butterscotch and chemical  bitterness. Contacted them on Facebook and sure enough batch 1867 is one affected that they tried to…Continue

American Hops for sale?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Chig Jun 27, 2017. 4 Replies

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Mark Weusten replied to Mark Weusten's discussion Cooper Pale Ale bottle dregs grown starter
"US05 it was in the end, should be a refreshing summer quaffer. I probably would have still given the Coopers a go but the fact it was so slow attenuating put me off."
Jan 30
jt replied to Mark Weusten's discussion Cooper Pale Ale bottle dregs grown starter
"I thought banana would be pretty good for Coopers - wuldn't be so happy with the wet socks though. Did you brew the pale with a different yeast ?"
Jan 29
Mark Weusten replied to Mark Weusten's discussion Cooper Pale Ale bottle dregs grown starter
"My Cooper Pale Ale yeast starter is now smelling of banana and wet socks and only down to 1030 after a week. Down the loo it goes"
Jan 26
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Cooper Pale Ale bottle dregs grown starter

Hi, I have grown a coopers yeast starter from bottle dregs of their pale ale. It smells good, I aim to use it for a pale  ale this weekend. I have heard it likes to ferment on the colder side for an ale yeast around 16c. Anyone have any experience with this? CheersMarkSee More
Jan 23
Henk Zeeven replied to Mark Weusten's discussion Brewing an IPL
"I've been using the white labs south German lager yeast in a bunch of beers that would have been IPAs, because I had it more than anything else. I'm undecided to be honest, it ferments a bit too clean for my liking, prefer a bit more yeast…"
Nov 18, 2017
Mark Weusten replied to Mark Weusten's discussion Brewing an IPL
"Thanks for the feedback Cain. I dont oxygenate but have never had issues with WLP090 attentuating. It normally is pretty aggressive and finishes pretty low. The WLP800 (the cake I was going to use) imperial pils I did finished high on brulosophy…"
Nov 15, 2017
Cain Harland replied to Mark Weusten's discussion Brewing an IPL
"I've done a couple that were OK. Both just because I had a M76 Bavarian lager yeast cake from a schwarzbier. Brulosophy fast lager method. Reasonable success, good clean fermentations although hops didn't pop as much as with say us05.…"
Nov 15, 2017
Mark Weusten posted a discussion

Brewing an IPL

I was set to brew an IPL on friday but chickened out and ended up using my go to WLP090 instead of a WLP800 yeast cake I had. My question is anyone had any success with IPL style and if so any tips would be appreaciated. My recipe was Malts5 kg Pale2 kg Pilsner300 g  CaraPilsHopsFWH Centennial 30g@15  25g Simcoe@ 10 25g Centennial@ 5 25g AmarilloWhirlpool @ 80c25 g Amarillo25g Simcoe  Yeast: WLP800Instructions:Mash 23 litres for 1 hour at 63c then mash out @ 75Sparge 9 litresSee More
Nov 14, 2017
Mark Weusten replied to Mark Weusten's discussion Fermentasurus
"Gidday Cain, I ended up flicking it after 3 brews. I found when the brew was ready and I had drained half the saurus the carbonation was waning and I needed gas to get it to pour. So then I went to kegs and just used it as a fermenter but found when…"
Oct 27, 2017
Cain Harland replied to Mark Weusten's discussion Fermentasurus
"Hey Mark hows brewing with the Fermentasaurus going? Are you managing to cut a lot off your grain to glass time with the ability to pressure ferment?"
Oct 27, 2017
Jules Brown replied to Mark Weusten's discussion Still bad Panhead brews out there
"I ended up with a bad Supercharger 6 pack earlier in the year too. They replaced it. But, customer services 101 suggests you go a little further when you fuck up like that. A straight replacement is not quite there. Especially when you hear the bad…"
Oct 26, 2017
IPeeAye replied to Mark Weusten's discussion Still bad Panhead brews out there
"I too bought a 6 pack of one of the dud batches *1869?) of Supercharger. I contacted PanHead and they sent me 2 x six packs of supercharger by courier.... which tasted just fine.   The next Panhead beer that I drink will probably be i Vandal n…"
Oct 21, 2017

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GF recipe competition

Posted on October 19, 2015 at 1:12pm 1 Comment

Here is a shameless plug for my recipe Jerry Collins Stout in the GF world cup recipe competition. If you think its any good please like it. Cheers
Mark

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