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Entered my first home brew comp last weekend (BJCP Judged). Entry was a Munich Helles (http://www.biabrewer.info/viewtopic.php?f=152&t=3702&p=54842#p54842) and I’m proud to say I picked a Gold for its category and a Silver in Best of Show. It scored a 44/50…ecstatic about that result! Really enjoyed...

Nice work! Ive been entering BJCP comps here and there for a couple years now and still haven't been able to capture that elusive Gold. Congrats! Thanks :champ: I entered to get some honest feedback and hopefully improve my beers. I entered a Sorillo IPA that didn't score greatly...don't think it h...

BIAB#8 NZ Pale Ale

Brewed this last Sunday for my Christmas beer (not very traditional I know). Fancied trying my hand at making a NZ pale ale… The brew went very smoothly and with the clocks going back, meant I was up early and finished by 12 o’clock. My first foray into water treatment and my mash PH was exactly whe...

'Most' being the key word there shetc. Certain fruits can compliment hops, I tried a commercial Hawaiian Pale Ale, brewed with pineapple and very hoppy, the pineapple compliments the hops very well. I have brewed a blueberry wheat ale and a cherry saison, both with very little hops,as those fruits ...

Sorry for the slow reply guys. We recently got a new puppy so I’ve had my hands full haha. I’m going to go ahead and brew this without the mango, I think the recipe above would make a tasty IPA anyway. Then separate 5 litres into a demijohn and add a small amount of mango to compare it to the batch ...

Mango IPA?

Hello, I’m planning my next brew and was thinking about making a Mango IPA. I heard the more Mango you use the better and the best time to add it would be towards the end of the fermentation so the flavours don’t get driven off. I’ve never used fruit in a brew before so looking for some advice. I’ve...

Racking on top of a ‘yeast cake’ will work and will produce a good beer. But it isn’t the best practice and IMO you are better off racking to a clean fermentor and collecting the yeast and re-pitching (it’s super easy to do!) The ‘yeast slurry’ at the end of fermentation is not just healthy yeast it...

Let us know what you think of the Wakatu hops. Been wanting to try them with an IPA as I've heard good things about them.

Can't really say on the "cleaner" bitter, like I said......I'm a wee bit rusty on the recipe thing. When I was creating, I had made a bulk purchase of Magnum hops and always used those for bittering because they were high AA/low cost. A 60 minute bittering addition really doesn't add anything as fa...

Looks pretty good (been awhile since I created a recipe) but I have one question: Since you're going for an "American" amber, why the Maris Otter instead of standard 2 row? ---Todd Unfortunately I’m in the UK and American 2 row is hard to get, so I thought Crisp Maris Otter would be a good alternat...

Thought I’d post some pictures seeing I had such a nice day for brewing outside… Filter, reduced dead space massively: http://i75.photobucket.com/albums/i307/Raggoo/IMG_6052_zps8hni9gjb.jpg [/url] Mash in: http://i75.photobucket.com/albums/i307/Raggoo/IMG_6057_zpsaqqtcdkx.jpg [/url] All tucked up: h...

IPA - Three of a Kind

Some of you may of read my first post here: viewtopic.php?f=7&t=3154 this was my first attempt at creating a recipe from scratch. I gave a few bottles out to family and friends and it was really popular. Even had people coming back asking for more… I thought I would make some slight tweaks to the re...

I’ve always used BIABacus (section Q) to calculate my priming sugar when I’m bulk priming. I’ve always found it bang on and when I bottled my IPA a couple of months back went for 2.4 CO2 and found it came out perfectly for my taste. I usually use something like this: https://byo.com/resources/carbon...

Not too far away then! I’ve had a play and attached a brief recipe that I came up with and the corresponding BIABacus file (see attached). I don’t have any experience with Coloumbus or Cascade hops but have used Amarillo and it’s really nice. I think the below hop bill would give a good balance of w...

Hello fluidjuice, Can’t believe I’ve found a fellow Devonian on the forum :thumbs: where abouts are you based? (Newton Abbot here!) You’re probably better of getting to grips with BIABacus rather than using beersmith2. It’s better suited for BIAB and you’ll get more support with recipes on this foru...

I went over to the brewputer to enter in some measurements into the BIABicus, came back to the kettle and my hop spider was gone!? It took me a few seconds of head scratching to figure out what was goin on. The pvc had melted and the hop spider fell into the pot. It took me about 10 minutes to fish...

That looks great! Glad it turned out so well. I would bet if you leave it in the fridge a couple more weeks it will further clear, but sometimes it's hard to make it last that long hah! Either way, you can't taste clarity, at least I can't.. Haha no chance of leaving it for that long without it get...

I’ve opened a few bottles of this and it has come out better than I had hoped :thumbs: Really drinkable and has mellowed in the bottles. The hop kick is perfect and isn’t completely in your face and the malt profile goes well. Going to make some minor tweaks on the next batch. I’m thinking about dro...

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