Sunday, June 9, 2013

Bottling done - and out of the fermenter this is tasting stunning.

I've given the polypin another go... it will be disappointing if this is 5L wasted. I think the mistake last time was releasing pressure in the polypin too quickly/frequently- so I think I was pushing oxygen back into the beer each time. The plan this time is to try wait a week before doing anything with the polypin. Leaving it later should give enough co2 build up to make sure the oxygen is purged.

Saturday, June 1, 2013

NZ Dual Hop

A new brew on the go, if I had more Nelson Sauvin this might have been 100% Nelson Sauvin again, and maybe fresher as these have been in the freezer for 7 months (however they smelt really nice)

Instead it's a 40g of Pacific Gem (20g bittering 20g aroma) and 32g Nelson Sauvin for Aroma and 23g Nelson Sauvin at flame out.

Most positive is that I'm now down to just 60g of Pacfic Gem which plan on doing a SHPA with next.
Then time to get some Centennial/Willamette/Hallertau/Caragold to revisit the Gold Goose. I really don't want to stock up on too many open packets of hops in the freezer.