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GHW
Clibit wrote:


The beer or the krausen? [smile]


Rudolph's nose
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Clibit
GHW wrote:
Rudolph's nose


I'm really chuffed with the colour. All will be revealed.
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Steve
Clibit wrote:


I'm really chuffed with the colour. All will be revealed.


How's this coming along ?
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Clibit
Steve wrote:


How's this coming along ?


It kicked off really well and I've left it alone since. Bottle in a week or so.
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Clibit
Clibit wrote:
Yeast pitched, retrieved some WLP006 from my Saturday brew, sneaky but why not?! Why pay more?

I got the OG almost spot on, 1047, but i think I have a bit more beer than the 9L planned, 9.5 to 10 litres I reckon. 

Looking forward to tasting the Red Pine.  [thumb]


Well bottled this tonight, I was right, I got 9.3 litres in bottles, more than planned. Forgot to take a FG reading, busy day, tired etc. But I madea mini hop tea with a small amount of Cascade pellets, maybe 7 or 8 grams.

Good bottling session though, benefitted from doing one a couple of days ago with the Topaz. This brew tasted pretty good, not as immediately promising as the Topaz, but it's early days, and the priming sugar was in it. I reckon it could be good. Is it red?

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HisDudeness
Sounds good too me, a rusty red maybe...
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Clibit
Just had a second bottle of this. Nicely carbonated now. I'm very pleased with it, it's fruity if not very piney. I think I'd like more bitterness in this and the Topaz, though I think the bitterness is probably spot on for most people. I'm wondering about the effect of using a fruity English yeast (006 in these two) in beers with new world hops, the fruitiness of the yeast and the hops means super fruitiness. I think more bitterness might be in order. But both beers are very nice as they are. This one is a bit redder than the above pic, and is a tad cloudy, not crystal clear, but I really enjoyed it and could easily drink more. It's a very balanced beer.
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Clibit
Red? I think so. My least clear beer in a while. The Topaz done same time same yeast is crystal clear.


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GHW
I’d say red. It looks and sounds a nice beer that phil.

I don’t care about cloudy though my chris Colby bitter hasn’t cleared well. Think it’s where I shook it up to reduce the carbonation, though that was a week ago and it’s still very murky. Hoping it’ll be ok by Xmas as my dad will moan!

My homegrown hop bitter has only been bottled a week with Vermont ale and that’s crystal clear, ridiculously so.

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Clibit
GHW wrote:
I’d say red. It looks and sounds a nice beer that phil. I don’t care about cloudy though my chris Colby bitter hasn’t cleared well. Think it’s where I shook it up to reduce the carbonation, though that was a week ago and it’s still very murky. Hoping it’ll be ok by Xmas as my dad will moan! My homegrown hop bitter has only been bottled a week with Vermont ale and that’s crystal clear, ridiculously so.


Looking forward to hearing about your two bitters.  [thumb]
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