Tag Archives: NZ hops

My first cask conditioned real ale

My friends Charlie and Veronica are off overseas and had a party to farewell friends. Knowing Charlie is a big fan of cask conditioned real ale I offered to do a brew for the party that would be suitable to … Continue reading

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Hop monsters for hop heads – late hop additions to give big hop flavour and aroma

The key to getting big hop aroma and flavour in your beer is putting in large additions of late hops. Done right you will get a huge smooth hop character to your beer. There is quite a difference between the … Continue reading

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Taste notes – Caspa

Thought I should chuck some tasting notes up for some of my beers. More as a record that I can go back to in the future when trying to remember specific characteristics. Tasted 18.10.2011 – Bottled 18.09.2011 New Zealand Pale … Continue reading

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NZ vs Imported hops

I love hops! They smell great, and they make beer taste fantastic. However getting hold of the hops you are after can sometimes be a bit hard. At the moment there is a big shortage on hops grown in the … Continue reading

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