Canadian Strong

Don't need a question to start a thread here. The weather is hot, it would be nice to know when the next brew is coming.

Re: Canadian Blonde

Postby Hunty » 23 Feb 2008, 17:40

Boiling time was a weak 30 mins.

Colour is perhaps a tad on the amber side... fine by me tho :D
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Re: Canadian Blonde

Postby Hunty » 26 Feb 2008, 13:15

SG down to 1014.... lower than I thought already, perhaps Lord raymond may be correct about the sub 1010... :o

Gets kegged Saturday come hell or high water... (or high SG for that matter)

I really do enjoy this SG sampling, it doesnt get wasted heheh
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Re: Canadian Blonde

Postby htkm » 26 Feb 2008, 13:33

Hunty wrote:SG down to 1014.... lower than I thought already, perhaps Lord raymond may be correct about the sub 1010... :o

Gets kegged Saturday come hell or high water... (or high SG for that matter)

I really do enjoy this SG sampling, it doesnt get wasted heheh


What was your OG? I agree with Roger, 1kg of dextrose is too much.

Can you enlighten on what Loard Raymond said about sub 1010? :D

Let me know when it's ready. We can do a swap. Your Canadian Blond for my EU Blond aka Cooper's EU Lager. Hehehe :P
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Re: Canadian Blonde

Postby Hunty » 26 Feb 2008, 15:29

1055 is was OG...

In my experience have struggled to get kit brews below 1010. Lord Raymond thinks it'll get to 1008 ish.... if so alcohol will probably be too strong. (shame, I'll have to drink it all myself heheh)

Also Lord Raymond thinks bitterness will be too great, but hey, not in my samples :D :D

will let u know how it turns out of course.

I am quite impressed by its flavour so far though!

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Re: Canadian Blonde

Postby solidghost » 27 Feb 2008, 08:19

In that case, I will try your recipe the next time round.
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Re: Canadian Strong

Postby Hunty » 01 Mar 2008, 10:52

well I guess LORD Raymond was close... it finished a bang on 1010, which should give me a nice strong 5.7%. So, Canadian Strong it now is. :?

so, racked it off to a keg where it'll chill slowly to 2 deg C, and I'll probably put it under 20 psi for 3 days or so, then leave it for as long as the willpower will allow it before sampling.

taste is very clean, hint of the fruit I mentioned before, with a nice hoppy finish. I will of course let you know what its like chilled and carbonated.

retained 4 yeast samples for later brews

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Re: Canadian Strong

Postby solidghost » 02 Mar 2008, 18:33

No wonder I can't find the thread. Changed the title to Canadian "Strong". How about Canadian Stout, since it is much darker.
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Re: Canadian Strong

Postby Hunty » 02 Mar 2008, 19:12

since it is much darker.


very presumptious of you superghost.

but, much darker than... what ?
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Re: Canadian Blonde

Postby solidghost » 02 Mar 2008, 22:16

Hunty wrote:Boiling time was a weak 30 mins.

Colour is perhaps a tad on the amber side... fine by me tho :D


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Re: Canadian Pitch Black

Postby Hunty » 03 Mar 2008, 08:11

???

anyway solidghost, you call it what you like, but I would hardly call a touch amber in a cloudy SG sample "much darker" , and I still wouldn't mind knowing what your basis for comparison is... but seeing as you seem so concerned about the colour of this beer I will post a pic of the finished product when it is finished, just for you. :wink:
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Re: Canadian Strong

Postby solidghost » 03 Mar 2008, 08:20

wuhahaha, thanks. :mrgreen:
hey, it's all about presentation!
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Re: Canadian Strong

Postby Hunty » 05 Mar 2008, 12:24

Carbonated this up under 20 psi for 3 days...

Could not resist pulling a sample. Probably a tad overcarbonated... but taste is refreshing, not too bitter, slight fruity overtone from the London Ale III yeast. Beer is still a tad green as expected and has a bit of chill haze, but I expect that to settle down in a week or so. Have to say I give it a big thumbs up for a kit... :wink: but am going to get some select parties to provide an independent sampling and tasting very soon. :lol:

Will photo next time I am home in daylight :(
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Re: Canadian Strong

Postby solidghost » 05 Mar 2008, 12:50

solidtwat?? why you..... :x
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Re: Canadian Strong

Postby Hunty » 09 Mar 2008, 17:00

this brew has now been significantly sampled by our resident spudulator and ale champion supreme Keat .... :lol:

only 2/3 keg left at a guess and the brew has only been down a week

full critiques from the resident and ale champ please ? :mrgreen:
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Re: Canadian Strong

Postby keat » 09 Mar 2008, 17:27

Hunty wrote:this brew has now been significantly sampled by our resident spudulator and ale champion supreme Keat .... :lol:

only 2/3 keg left at a guess and the brew has only been down a week

full critiques from the resident and ale champ please ? :mrgreen:



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