Posts Categorized: Session beer

Port Hills Mild Ale

The grist for this beer came from my stuff-up at a home-brew store where I work. I was measuring grain for a customer and mis-measured. I couldn’t sell the grain to the customer so I was given the grain to brew with. I have no idea what the original plans for the grain were, but I…

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I have been eager to try a more flavourful and interesting version of a New Zealand Draught. This is a style unique to New Zealand and commercial examples include beers like Speights, Tui, DB Draught and any number of other versions. The beers often carry historic labels that identify them as ales (or in the case…

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I was really using this beer as a giant über-starter for a Belgian golden strong ale I planned to brew. On an episode of the excellent Basic Brewing Radio podcast (I forget which one) the guest suggested that there were a lot of similarities between the golden strong ale yeast and the hefewizen yeasts and that…

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Windytown Dusseldörf Altbier

Pre-Boil Gravity: 1.046 SG Original Gravity: 1.051 SG Final Gravity: 1.013 SG ABV: 5.0 % IBU: 50 IBU Colour: 25 EBC BU:GU Ratio: 0.9 Mash water: 20L Sparge water: 13L Grain (total: 5.95kg): Pilsner Malt 4.100kg (68.9%) Munich Malt 1.000kg (16.8%) Aromatic Malt 500g (8.4%) CaraMunich I 250g (4.2%) Carafa Special II 100 g (1.7%) Hops:…

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