Bit of a milestone

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Bit of a milestone

Post by Meatymc » Sat Feb 02, 2019 4:51 pm

Don't really know why I'm posting this but for what it's worth I'm currently brewing my 50th all grain beer today - yet another S-05 IPA but with first gold hops - my home grown 2018 harvest.

Think I've got as far as I can with my limited set-up - BIAB. no-chill and bottling - restricted by kit, gas bottle heating, no on-hand water/drainage supply. And haven't as yet cracked that 'perfect' (for me) brew so reckon I'll just have to keep going and brew another 50 :lol:

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Re: Bit of a milestone

Post by Jim » Sat Feb 02, 2019 5:10 pm

I would have a beer to celebrate. :)
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Re: Bit of a milestone

Post by bitter_dave » Sat Feb 02, 2019 5:14 pm

Congratulations Meatymc!

It takes a lot of beer to reach perfection! :)

I’ve certainly not got there yet!

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Re: Bit of a milestone

Post by Meatymc » Sun Feb 03, 2019 3:00 pm

Cheers guys.

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Re: Bit of a milestone

Post by orlando » Mon Feb 04, 2019 6:22 pm

I think that's a very good reason to post. Good for you and heres to the next 50. =D>
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Re: Bit of a milestone

Post by WalesAles » Mon Feb 04, 2019 10:14 pm

C`mon, Meaty, you must have said `Oooooh! That is BLM!` a couple of times. :D :D

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Re: Bit of a milestone

Post by Meatymc » Thu Feb 07, 2019 4:11 pm

WalesAles wrote:
Mon Feb 04, 2019 10:14 pm
C`mon, Meaty, you must have said `Oooooh! That is BLM!` a couple of times. :D :D

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Well to be honest, towards the end of last Summer I thought I'd nearly cracked it (IPA recipes) but then ran-out of my home grown hops - which are of course of unknown aa%. Bought some in and the resulting brews were totally different. I'm now on the 2018 crop and different all over again.

I don't mind persevering though :wink:

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Re: Bit of a milestone

Post by Meatymc » Wed Feb 13, 2019 2:08 pm

Well bugger me, I had a near perfect homebrew pint last night - a 5.5% Cascade IPA with a bit of a difference................

Received my order of Citra T90 hops from Rich (on here) yesterday - 500g. Decided to split it down into bags of 100g using a plastic pint 'glass' (from the rugby at Twickenham) to weigh them in - labelled, vacuum packed and into the freezer.

Time for a beer so opened said bottle brewed last September - decent enough albeit under hopped and a little under carbed. Couldn't be bothered cleaning out the hop debri from the 'glass' so poured in the beer with floaters everywhere. What a pint - what a bloody pint! 2nd and 3rd pretty good too!

BLM!!!!!

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Re: Bit of a milestone

Post by WalesAles » Wed Feb 13, 2019 10:00 pm

Meatymc wrote:
Wed Feb 13, 2019 2:08 pm
What a pint - what a bloody pint! 2nd and 3rd pretty good too!

BLM!!!!!
Ha!
Knew you`d say it! =D>

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Keep up the good work.
A pic of your `Debris infused Pint` would probably be worth a look too!

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Re: Bit of a milestone

Post by Meatymc » Thu Feb 14, 2019 11:41 am

WalesAles wrote:
Wed Feb 13, 2019 10:00 pm
Ha!
Knew you`d say it! =D>

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Keep up the good work.
A pic of your `Debris infused Pint` would probably be worth a look too!
And I knew you'd get me in the end!

Never thought to take a piccie but this has got me wondering whether a quick fix for (dissapointing) beers already in stock might be to crush a pellet in a glass, pour in the beer, leave for a few minutes then 'decant' into another glass. Won't quite get the same hit (with no actual bits on the tongue) and a bit of a fart but might keep me going until I get the hopping right before bottling.

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