|1/24/2023||Brit Hop IPA||American IPA||5.9 %||17 Liter(s)|
|1/24/2023||Kiwi-As Pils Brit hop remix||Czech Premium Pale Lager||5.5 %||17 Liter(s)|
|1/23/2023||Teevo Pils||German Pils||5.0 %||18.9 Liter(s)|
|1/17/2023||Curates Welcome||British Golden Ale||4.9 %||18.9271 Liter(s)|
|11/19/2022||Simcoe Porter v3||American Porter||4.8 %||18.9301 Liter(s)|
|8/29/2022||Nelson Lakes IPA||American IPA||5.9 %||17 Liter(s)|
|7/1/2022||UK Chinook IPA||Unknown Style||5.9 %||12 Liter(s)|
|1/25/2022||Being Ernest Pale Ale||Best Bitter||4.6 %||23 Liter(s)|
|1/25/2022||Ruby Mild||Unknown Style||6.0 %||23 Liter(s)|
|12/29/2021||NZ Saison||Saison||6.8 %||23 Liter(s)|
|12/29/2021||Kiwi-As Pils v2||Czech Premium Pale Lager||5.0 %||18.9271 Liter(s)|
|9/27/2021||Bourbon Mocha Imperial Stout||Imperial Stout||10.0 %||16 Liter(s)|
|9/16/2021||Peacesteiner Pils||German Pils||4.9 %||12 Liter(s)|
|4/10/2021||Tuatara APA 2010 clone||American Pale Ale||5.7 %||18.9271 Liter(s)|
|4/8/2021||House Saison||Saison||5.9 %||18.9271 Liter(s)|
|2/23/2021||Nelson Gold||Unknown Style||5.3 %||11 Liter(s)|
|1/19/2021||Haze for Daze Pale Ale||Unknown Style||4.8 %||17 Liter(s)|
|1/4/2021||Fuggles Brown||British Brown Ale||4.6 %||18.9271 Liter(s)|
|12/29/2020||Munich Dunkel||Munich Dunkel||5.4 %||18.9271 Liter(s)|
|12/17/2020||Mosaic Red v2||Specialty IPA - Red IPA||6.0 %||11 Liter(s)|
|11/13/2020||Confession Session Porter||English Porter||4.8 %||19 Liter(s)|
|10/27/2020||Siren Liquid Mistress Clone||Specialty IPA - Brown IPA||6.3 %||18.9271 Liter(s)|
|10/27/2020||Red October Rye IPA||Specialty IPA - Rye IPA||5.8 %||18.9271 Liter(s)|
|8/16/2020||Autumn Saison rebrew||Saison||4.8 %||11 Liter(s)|
|5/24/2020||Autumn Saison||Saison||4.0 %||11 Liter(s)|
|4/1/2020||Every hop NE PA||American Pale Ale||5.8 %||15 Liter(s)|
|3/27/2020||Kiwi Saison||Saison||5.7 %||17.7502 Liter(s)|
|3/23/2020||Like It Like That DIPA||Double IPA||7.6 %||12 Liter(s)|
|3/19/2020||Sour Pale||Lambic||4.5 %||14 Liter(s)|
|3/19/2020||Hornindal Wheat||Weissbier||4.3 %||18.9271 Liter(s)|
|3/19/2020||Rice Lager||International Pale Lager||4.9 %||18.9271 Liter(s)|
|3/18/2020||Challenger Tank English Pale Ale||Best Bitter||4.5 %||18.9271 Liter(s)|
|3/18/2020||St Paddy's Pride 19l||Irish Stout||4.1 %||19 Liter(s)|
|3/18/2020||Cherry Chocolate Imperial Stout||Imperial Stout||8.4 %||12 Liter(s)|
|3/17/2020||Bourbon Breakfast Stout||Imperial Stout||11.4 %||11 Liter(s)|
|8/30/2019||Simply Saison||Saison||5.8 %||21 Liter(s)|
|8/27/2019||Wheat NEIPA 12l batch||Unknown Style||5.5 %||12.0001 Liter(s)|
|8/26/2019||Kiwi Wheat DDH||American Wheat Beer||5.1 %||12 Liter(s)|
|6/10/2019||Fuggled Mind Mild||Dark Mild||3.4 %||19 Liter(s)|
|6/10/2019||First Gold ESB||Strong Bitter||5.0 %||18.9271 Liter(s)|
|5/30/2019||Sunny D Hop Juice||American Pale Ale||5.6 %||12 Liter(s)|
|4/18/2019||Rusty Garden Gate Porter||English Porter||4.8 %||18.9271 Liter(s)|
|4/16/2019||Robe-ust Porter||American Porter||6.1 %||13 Liter(s)|
|4/3/2019||English Stout||Sweet Stout||4.8 %||19 Liter(s)|
|4/2/2019||Southgate Porter v2||American Porter||6.0 %||13 Liter(s)|
|3/26/2019||Hoppy Noel Dark Saison||Saison||4.6 %||11 Liter(s)|
|3/18/2019||West Coast APA||American Pale Ale||5.7 %||18.9271 Liter(s)|
|3/9/2019||Hopwired recipe||American IPA||6.7 %||23.0002 Liter(s)|
|3/9/2019||IPArmageddon||American IPA||6.9 %||22.5 Liter(s)|
|3/9/2019||Archimedes IPA||American IPA||6.0 %||18.9271 Liter(s)|
|3/8/2019||Cheaper hops DIPA||Double IPA||7.9 %||18.9271 Liter(s)|
|3/8/2019||NZ Pils||Czech Premium Pale Lager||4.9 %||18 Liter(s)|
|3/7/2019||Kiwi-As Pils||Czech Premium Pale Lager||5.1 %||18.9271 Liter(s)|
|3/7/2019||Heady Topper Clone half batch||Double IPA||8.0 %||11 Liter(s)|
|3/5/2019||Tropical Juice IPA||American Pale Ale||6.1 %||23 Liter(s)|
|2/27/2019||Simcoe Porter||American Porter||5.1 %||18.9301 Liter(s)|
|2/27/2019||Tauro Rosso Red IPA||American Amber Ale||5.3 %||11 Liter(s)|
|2/27/2019||NEIPA Half batch v2||American IPA||6.0 %||11 Liter(s)|
|2/27/2019||Weizenbock||Weizenbock||7.3 %||11 Liter(s)|
|2/26/2019||West Coast IPA||American IPA||6.5 %||18.9271 Liter(s)|
|2/14/2019||Goldings Promise||Best Bitter||4.1 %||18 Liter(s)|
|1/12/2019||Quixotic Quad||Belgian Dark Strong Ale||11.4 %||12 Liter(s)|
|12/27/2018||A Bit of a User Upper||Unknown Style||4.5 %||12 Liter(s)|
My measurements were a bit sketchy for this but my better efficiency with a slower milling speed (grain was escaping uncrushed with my previous drill) means I'm a bit over gravity. Wort looked good and hops were lovely and fresh. Fermenting a a corny under pressure.
Changed the hops slightly. The late boil addition was 5g pilgrim, 5g first gold, 20g EKG. Got a really slow sparge and slightly under volume. But I like the slower speed drill I got for the malt mill, getting a better crush so can increase the gap slightly.
First brew with my recirculation pump, it worked but I got low efficiency yet again, don't know whether it's my crush I'm getting or if I need to change sparge technique. Otherwise pretty decent, wort tasted like it should, maybe a touch light in colour might add some steeped carafa 3 just for visuals.
Second beer of a double brew day; reiterated mash from a pilsner with some extra base and wheat malt, then some of the boiled pilsner wort added back (overshot gravity on this which helped). Will taste once fermented and see if it needs anything like fruit or a dry hop. Didn't really take measurements for this so information is scarce below.
Massively overshot my mash temp with an error with my temperature probe. Brought it down as fast as I could but decided to chuck in more pilsner malt for the enzymes, hopefully it was enough to covert all the starches. Because of this I overshot my gravity and added back some water. Otherwise went OK, great tasting wort. Fermenting in a corny with 10psi pressure release valve fitted.
Was going great until I dropped something unsanitised into my chilled wort that I was using to weigh down my pot lid during the chill... so I heated it back up to pasteurisation temperatures (just under 80c) then rechilled. So it's probably more bitter than it says. But it's the right gravity after liquoring back and right colour and the wort tastes good, yeast started fast too.
Horrible brew day, guessed water volumes wrong, mashed too thin, got awful efficiency. But the beer will probably be just fine. First pressure ferment and closed transfer, will use a keg as a dry hopping vessel the transfer back to the serving keg. The Nectaron is another example of the wonderfully fresh NZ hops you sometimes get, mmmmn! The Galaxy from crossmyloof though, it's verging on the cheesy side, like most of their hops grrr. Next year I'm only using malt miller and get'erbrewed as ...
Original conceived this to taste like Lilt, it's evolved a little but hoping for pineapple, citrus and tropical flavours. Brew day was OK, got about my usual BIAB efficiency. Just about hit my numbers.
Brew-day went smoothly, sparged a bit extra as I realised my boil off was going to be high, worked out the right volume but way over gravity, gonna have to liqour back some, this is meant to be my hot weather beer for the summer, not a strong one! Wort in the fermenter looks a bit darker than I imagined, like I accidentally caramelised some of my wort. No scorching on the fermenter though. We'll see what it tastes like in a few months, fingers crossed!
The low gravity of this is because it's purely a second runnings beer, a bonus from my Quad. No extra grains were added. The rosehip syrup should make it slightly sour and fruity. Boil was interrupted by a Zoom call, had to turn down heat and come back later, so bitterness may be increased a little. Otherwise went to plan.
Brew day went pretty well, missed gravity by a couple of points (but maybe a bit over volume) but generally getting on top of my system now. Thought I was under gravity so pulled the bittering hop bag a little early, probably didn't need to in the end! Looking forward to drinking this, the Moutere looks superb quality, sometimes you get amazing quality from NZ hops.
Man I ended up really short on volume, that wheat must suck up wort... Obvs the mega hop stand soaks some up too. Got 9l just over OG (minus the sugar though), gonna add sugar in a bit of water to try and get 2 nearly full mini kegs out of it.