Starting 2008 on the right note....

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Starting 2008 on the right note....

Postby avp » 08 Jan 2008, 20:37

Just bottled a stout I started on 01 Jan

Black Knight Stout
Can of coopers Stout
30 minute boil
Cooper's Enhancer 2
500gm Gula Melaka (Palm sugar)
150 ml of liquid corn sugar
5 min boil
2oz Northern Brewer

Kit Yeast
Total volume 18 litres
OG 1.046/FG 1.012
Primary fermentation: between 18*C and 21*C - very violent at start - lost some wurt - no more bubbles after 4 1/2 days!

Steal from fermenter at bottling - hops aroma not overpowering; head held for about 30 seconds; slightly creamy; surprisingly high alcohol level; bitter enough, yeasty taste still there, tho; should improve with time in bottle.

Just put down

Canadian Light
Can of Cooper's Canadian Blonde
30 minute boil
Enhancer 2
500 gm Golden Syrup
Rind from 1/2 Grapefruit
(Did not add extra hops as I wanted the Grapefruit to come thru)
Kit Yeast

Total volume 20 litres
OG 1.038
FG Looking for 1.010
Keeping temp at about 20*C

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Re: Starting 2008 on the right note....

Postby southernoise » 11 Jan 2008, 14:11

have you tried Amarillo hops? those are pretty grapefruity by itself.
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Re: Starting 2008 on the right note....

Postby avp » 11 Jan 2008, 17:35

Have not got my hands on any, but the grapefruit rind trick works - at least it did the last time I tried.....
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Re: Starting 2008 on the right note....

Postby avp » 20 Jan 2008, 14:50

Update on the Black Knight Stout...
Smooth and frothy stout, long lasting head, full mouthfeel and just bitter enough, with hint of coffee...should get better with age.

...and Canadian Light.......
Crashed the temp down to about zero for a couple of days after the primary was done, and then bottled. The beer has been in the bottle for only three days and tastes beautiful....alcohol content about 5.5%, long lasting head with good glass lace, clear, very crisp, due to the Golden Syrup?, and just the slightest hint of grapefruit.( Oops, forgot all about the FG)

Putting down

Dark Brown Bitter
1.7 kg Wander Draught
30 minute boil
500 gm Pale DME
500 gm Molasses (Billington's)
2 oz Northern Brewer
150 ml Corn sugar

Made up to 20 liters in fermenter

Kit yeast

OG 1.040
FG Looking for 1.012/1.010 after 5 days at 18*C to 20*C
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Re: Starting 2008 on the right note....

Postby Hunty » 18 Feb 2008, 13:26

G'day AVP,

how did the Canadian Light turn out ?

curious since I just put down a canadian Blonde + Cascade brew to get me started for 2008...

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Re: Starting 2008 on the right note....

Postby avp » 18 Feb 2008, 19:26

G'day
The beer turned out OK - good head, crisp due perhaps to the Golden Syrup, grapefruit very noticeable as an aftertaste, alcohol level about 5% - altogether a decent drink. If anything, it tasted better when younger - seems to be deteriorating with age. :wink:
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