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Ok, so What Are You Brewing was a hotty, as topics go.

Now I'm 15 pints into a keg I only filled on Tuesday and wondering if anyone else has a favourite at the moment ?

It's my second brown with US-Oh05 and it's better than the forst, maybe Ikept the temps down a bit during the scorcher we had in januray

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Having  a dirty pint from the fermenter, Analogue Pale Ale. Kegged it tonight.

Digital IPA recipe at 1040. Warm, flat & tasty.

This thread doesn't get used as much as it should. Have had great beers lately from Knee Deep, Lost Abbey, He'Brew, Firestone Walker and Stone. 

Tonight is a Firestone Walker Grand Reserve Porter (I had the Wookey Jack recently and the other one is for a special occasion as it is everything right with beer) This bad boy is a smooth chocolatey number. I will seek this out again for sure! I thought Ballast Point Porter was the top dog but this is next level shit right here! 

Cheers all

Kicking back with a Rogue Dead guy ale to match my lazy bachelor dinner of pie and oven chips with chili sauce.

Really really love that big malty base of the Rogues! It just tastes so different to Kiwi and Euro malt bases.

A Saison Dupont from BREW   it is a top fermentation beer with refermentation in the bottle.

Since 1844, this beer has been brewed in our farm-brewery, during the winter time.
Then this beer became a second refermentation in the barrel.
During the next summer, this very thirst-quenching beer was served to the “saisoniers” which were working on the fields.  Surely therefore, our Saison Dupont is considered as “the classic” among the Belgian season beers!
Coppery blond, the finest aromas and a strong bitterness transform this beer into a thirst-quenchener with no equal, just the way it was created.  Our selection of yeasts is the perfect base for these typical aromas and ditto taste.
A real refermentation in the bottle, which will continue for a long time in your cellar, result into this complex and particular aromatic beer.

OK I am in the mood to try and make something this dry...  I have the Wyeast 3711 going to do a 100g of Kohatu at flameout then sit it in back of garage until the end of jan... 

Also what happened to Mash UP  couldn't find it anywhere last night at the usual suspect CBD bars..   Is there going to be another run?

I love Dupont. I tried that late and have had a couple recently to catch up on the years of missing out. Moinette also produces a great blonde that I rate up there also.

I hope Mash Up keeps coming out. Nice easy drinker fit for any occasion.

I had a garage project saison earlier in the evening but it was on tap,  no where near as dry and carbonated, still good though.   Also had a 8wired rastafari stout, now that is a nice  stout!   its not big or in your face its just clean and easy drinking, still of all the beers the dupont stood out last night!

Might try to get a few Lindaur bottles and some corks for the saison...


I have almost finished a keg of Hallertau Maximus clone,  I have to say this is one of the best beers I have brewed and will be doing a replacement brew next week,  I am going to slightly lower the bittering and slightly move the late hops even later.


Good George wheat beer 8/10
Liberty smokey porter no idea of name. 8/10
Debbles pale ale 9/10

I'm planning to brew Debbles Pale Ale this weekend. Same method as on his blog post but with no protein rest at the beginning and a shorter (60min) boil. Any tips or hints?

I did this brew and its been 1 week in keg carbing, its dam good beer, (prob my fav brew 2nd only to the maximus clone) really nice bitter, the late  southern cross has a lot going for it!!  I would follow the blog as it states...  i did not co2 flush secondary and kegged vs bottled...   i am going to rebrew If I can say one thing mine is bitter but his has a floral dimension mine does not...   thinking of modifying the late / dry hops adding riwaka in volume and perhaps wai-iti to play against the SC... still reckon you should go as in blog then play... may benifit from a 20g keg hop as well...

Yep fair points. 90 min boil it is. I plan to bottle and don't have Co2 so won't be flushing but apart from that I'll go with his recipe and process. Interesting his obsession with oxidisation. Cheers for the caution.


Had someone come round who is a home brewer, he just tried the pale ale, reckons don't touch recipe be happy just the way it is....    nuts no hops till 15 mins yet its really bitter AND hoppy.  Loving this beer....


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