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Marchfest Robust Porter

Brewed at Marchfest 2024. Mash temp ~ 70° Pitched 2 packets of dry yeast. When picked up fermenter next day, fermentation was already in full swing and fermenter under high pressure. Reduced pressure to 15psi. Unfortunaltey it lost all pressure by the time I checked it next day.   Style Information Name: Robust Porter Recipe …

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Riwaka Resurgence II

Brewed 1st Feb strike water: 20L @ 75° mash start: 70° end mash: 68° sparge water: 12L Vol in kettle: 29L water additions added start of boil koppafloc @ 15 mins Gravity after mash:  12 Brix = 1.048 30 min boil (gas low again!! – gotta stop doing this!) no chill – transfer to gcube …

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MMN Juicy Hazy

MMN = Mosaic-Motueka-Necteron Brewed 28th Oct strike water: 20L @ 76° mash start: 69.5° end mash: 67° sparge water: 12L Vol in kettle: 27L No koppafloc! Better for hazy? Gravity after mash: 13.3 Brix = 1.054 25min hops stand (94° to 75°) chilled to 18° 24L in fermentor OG: 15.2 Brix = 1.062 Yeast rehydrated …

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Full Moon Pale Ale

Brewed 30th Sept (close enough to full moon!) strike water: 20L @ 76° mash start: 70° mid mash: 69° sparge water: 13.6L 25min hops stand (90° to 75°) chilled to 17.5° 28L in fermentor OG: 1.058 Boiled with gas running out! Took ages to get up to boil/hot break. But made it albeit more of …

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Fresh hops random Hazy

Dan from LOB gave me  an unwanted Hazy grain bill, already milled. Then LOB were giving away fresh Nectaron hops so I got about 2.5kg of them and threw down this beer, brewed with kveik yeast. Brewed 18th Mar Strike temp: 77° Mash: start 72°, mid: 70.5°, end 68° OG: 12.2 Brix (before hops rinse) …

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Marchfest ’23 Porter

Based on the LOB adaptation of the ‘Nick Danger’ porter recipe (original by Denny Conn) which I previously brewed at Marchfest in 2019. This turned out to be a really nice porter when I made it before so I thought it was time to do it again. My main deviations from the LOB version are …

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Little Hazy

This is an attempt to brew a low ABV beer that tastes like a proper beer rather than a watered down version of a beer. My previous low ABV batch was a decent effort but a bit on the watery side despite being almost 4% ABV. Having tasted an Eddyline EddyLite which at only 2.5% …

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Session Pale Ale

Attempt at a lighter (by ABV) beer. Kept it in and served it from the Fermzilla. By some weird magic it didn’t require any CO2 for serving (after the original charge up to 15psi)! It held enough pressure to pour until the last drop. How did it maintain pressure? As it was a low gravity …

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Irish Red

I had a can of ‘Leprechaun’s Belle’ by Deep Creek and really liked it. Although it aims to be an ‘Irish Red’, I’d say it was much better than a typical Irish Red, more of a ‘craft beer’ take on the style. It’s a lot darker and more roasty so I reckon that it has …

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MotCrossTai IPA

I thought the malty base of my previous beer, Hops Harvest 2022, was so good that I kept the grain bill exactly the same and paired it up with a trio of hops pellets –  Motueka, Southern Cross and Taiheke. Style Information Name: American IPA Recipe Type: All Grain Grains & Extracts Name Amount Notes …

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Whiskey 2022

strike water: 22L @ 73.5° mash start: 66° mid mash: 65.5° sparge water: 10L 30 L in fermentor (to the brim!) OG: 1.084 No boil – left in fridge to cool Fermented for 2 weeks (still had solid airlock activity in 2nd week) FG: 0.999 ABV:  11.35% Grains & Extracts Name Amount Notes Distillers Malt …

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Hops Harvest 2022

This years fresh hops stew brewed with a total of 1.8kg (1.1 C, 0.7 N) of hops picked the night before. Hops measures for recipe divided by 5 to get approx weight in dry hops. – Mash: start temp 68° (66.5° after 40mins), 1.5hrs – 32L in kettle @ 1.053 – Added final hops over …

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She’ll Be Right NZ Pilsner

Last minute thrown together recipe, hence the name. 20 Feb 2022 – Brew day Mashed higher than planned due to low battery in thermometer causing it to stick on 74° when measuring strike water temp, but was a few degrees higher. Ended up mashing at around 71° – too high???? Gravity after mash 1.052 – pretty …

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Summer Hazy

Style Information Name: NEIPA Recipe Type: All Grain Grains & Extracts Name Amount Notes Gladfield American Ale Malt 4 kg Flaked Oats 1 kg Wheat Malt 0.5 kg Caragold 0.3 kg Gladfield Sour Grapes 0.3 kg Hops Name Amount Alpha Acid % AAU Time Notes Freestyle 0.05 kg 9.9% 0.495 0 Willamette 0.05 kg 7.9% …

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The Bruce Session NZPA

Based on my recent beer Zythos Session APA but with a few tweaks: NZ hops blend (The Bruce) instead of US hops blend (Zythos) 0.5kg more malt – 1kg of Vienna instead of 0.7kg and 0.2kg of Sour Grapes malt German Vienna and Munich malt instead of NZ Medium crystal instead of light crystal malt …

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ZAPPA – A hazyish NZ/APA

Brewed this with Kveik yeast hotter than intended – got up to about 35°C! I had mistakenly left the temp probe OUTSIDE the frementation fridge and my hairdryer heat source was cranking up the temp for awhile before I noticed on first day of fermentation. I thought I had messed it up, but no, it …

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Riwaka Resurgence

Recipe kit from League of Brewers. Turned out very nice! Style Information Name: American Pale Ale Recipe Type: All Grain Type: Ale   Grains & Extracts Name Amount Notes Gladfield American Ale Malt 4.2kg Golden Promise Pale Malt 0.4kg Gladfield Medium Crystal Malt 0.3kg Gladfield Sour Grapes Malt 0.2kg Hops Name Amount Alpha Acid % …

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Zythos Session APA

My plan here was to brew an APA/IPA with a lower ABV (around 4%) but tasting like a full-bodied tasty pale ale. I found a recipe on Brewer’s Coop that looked in line with what I had in mind so I went with it for the malt bill and used 200g of Zythos American hops …

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Marchfest IPA (based on Cameron’s)

Brewed at Marchfest, based on an IPA I had at Cameron’s place. His used Nectaron hops which was not available at LOB so I used Amarillo which was on the original recipe that he sent me. Style Information Name: American IPA Recipe Type: All Grain Grains & Extracts Name Amount Notes Pilsner 6 kg Gladfield …

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Cry Me A Loral, APA

I cobbled this recipe together while picking out some ingredients from the League Of Brewers website in a bit of a rush so that I could pick up the ingredients before they closed on Saturday. I hadn’t brewed in about 3 months and both my kegs had run dry and I even finished my last …

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