The Beer Thread


#701

I know the girl that came up with the idea… the whole thing had a very bad affect on her.


#702

I’m sure it did. I feel for her. For all the hand wringing and virtue signalling, body stopped to consider the person at the centre of it. All for the signal, get that flag just a little higher, just higher than the next bloke.


#703

Ballistic Oaked XPA.

Quite dry and very bitter. Not surprising when it’s 50 IBU. Not much else really stands out. A bit meh.


#704

Pretty excited to have put down my 1st homebrewed stout on Saturday, and it’s a big one. Choc Mulberry Imperial Stout.

3.4kg Black Rock Light LME
2kg Generic Dry DME
500gm Caramalt
200gm Chocolate Malt
100gm Carafa 2
100gm Roasted Barley
50gm Black Malt
50gm Rolled Oats

Hop Schedule
25gm Magnum @ 60min
25gm Golding @ 20min
25gm Fuggles @ 20min

20gm Mangrove Jacks M42 New World Strong Ale Yeast pitched at ~22-24c. A touch warm but the best we could get it down to given the warm weather.

To be added at secondary
250gm Cacao Nibs and ~1kg washed frozen Mulberries

Boil was about 7L, brewing to 21L. Gravity was about 1097 aiming for ~1020-1025. Should come in around ~9.5% once bottled.

Not gonna lie, pretty excited about how this one might turn out, hope I haven’t ■■■■■■ it!


#705

Christmas Day dessert sorted…


#706

That sounds awesome. I look forward to hearing how it works out.


#708

No one tell them about a certain wet cocktail


#709

Canvent Day 15.
This was pretty good. Kinda NEIPA ish but a drier finish owing to the Lager yeast.


#710

Didnt like to find out we have the most expensive beer on the planet!!!

(would have thought Singapore is pretty expensive)


#711

Another good one. Blackman’s have used salt water from Bass Strait in the boil for this and it adds an element I quite like.


#712

They did that with their Blackberry Gose too and it was magnificent. I just hope they didn’t get it from near Black Rock. :poop:


#713

They’re over in Torquay so hopefully the aqua bogs didn’t get that far…


#714

Is there a wine thread? Or is that more of a Melbourne FC thing?


#715

Quite a few whine threads. Ba-dum-tish!


#716

Righto beer lovers. Need some suggestions. I’m going to buy a slab of something for Xmas. I want something a bit different yet sessionable. I had Brooklyn Lager last year which I thoroughly enjoyed. If anyone suggests VB, Carlton Dry or TED I will block you!


#717

Can you buy Cheeky Monkey’s West Coast IPA in Vic? If so, I recommend it.


#718

Not exactly an unknown gem but Mornington Pales are cheap at the moment. I had em for the first time in about 2 years on the weekend and man they’re easy to put away.


#719

Did a quick check at local sellers and all have it as unavailable. Will add it to the wishlist.


#720

I don’t mind that but was hoping for something a little different.


#721

I thought you might be. Other great beer i had on the weekend was Philter XPA. Only sits at 4.2% so it’s pretty easy going. Still interesting though. More boutique.