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Kegged the American Pale Ale that I got with the new droid today. Looked and smell ok. Put down a West Coast Pale Ale. Looking forward to that. (silly statement, I look forward to the bloody lot of them).

 

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So The APA is at about 10.5 weeks and the keg has mellowed from the bottles at about 5.5 weeks. It was a good drop before but now it is really good drinking. I was thinking of changing the keg over tonight to the US Chiller...and I may still do that but gosh, after an afternoon cleaning out the pond in 40 degrees with the boy ( who is 5 and his help was scooping cups of sludge water from one side of the pond and landing it at the other side of the pond...and apparently you're not allowed to beat your children with sticks now 😂) this is drinking so very well.

Usually, I wouldn't reorder an ale* but I think I will on this one as it is so different to drinking lagers and so delicious.

 

*Long story short- When I started drinking beers as a youngster, I would always have quite a few lagers and then someone would say "try this ale I have brought" and that was always the beer that got me to puke. So, whilst  can appreciate an ale or stout, I am never going to have a session on them...well, except for this one...baby steps I guess 

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Yeah, can't be bothered changing the keg over, though I should for beery goodness, hell, from a lager drinker, this is a bloody good beer 

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Probably in my top 10, just moreish.

If you were ever trying to get your mate to buy a Brewart, this brew would be on your list of persuasions 

 

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11 hours ago, Rob Courtney said:

So The APA is at about 10.5 weeks and the keg has mellowed from the bottles at about 5.5 weeks. It was a good drop before but now it is really good drinking. I was thinking of changing the keg over tonight to the US Chiller...and I may still do that but gosh, after an afternoon cleaning out the pond in 40 degrees with the boy ( who is 5 and his help was scooping cups of sludge water from one side of the pond and landing it at the other side of the pond...and apparently you're not allowed to beat your children with sticks now 😂) this is drinking so very well.

Usually, I wouldn't reorder an ale* but I think I will on this one as it is so different to drinking lagers and so delicious.

 

*Long story short- When I started drinking beers as a youngster, I would always have quite a few lagers and then someone would say "try this ale I have brought" and that was always the beer that got me to puke. So, whilst  can appreciate an ale or stout, I am never going to have a session on them...well, except for this one...baby steps I guess 

Can appreciate the “youngster” bit, ales were probably West End Draught or similar, enough to make anyone puke. As you like the APA, try the Highlands IPA and/or West Coast PA.  

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4 hours ago, Barrelboy said:

Can appreciate the “youngster” bit, ales were probably West End Draught or similar, enough to make anyone puke. As you like the APA, try the Highlands IPA and/or West Coast PA.  

I would probably think stouts or dark ales. When I was in my early late teens/ early 20s people were really getting into Coopers...as the factory was still in Leabrook and Regency Park wasn't considered. There was always that one douchebag at the party who was drinking something different because he wanted to be different, so it was probably an ale variety from Coopers or maybe Pikes.

I will look into the Highlands one next time

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Gave my brother in law an APA from my first batch to try last weekend.  I was of the belief he was more of a Corona guy; didn't know how he'd like the Pale Ale...

Got a message from my sister last night - they've just ordered a droid ;) 💪

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54 minutes ago, Darran Haynes said:

Gave my brother in law an APA from my first batch to try last weekend.  I was of the belief he was more of a Corona guy; didn't know how he'd like the Pale Ale...

Got a message from my sister last night - they've just ordered a droid ;) 💪

Only day or so left, you decided or did the good woman threaten you 🤬😅
(Isn’t it great someone appreciated your brew so much, adds to the worthwhile pride factor)

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Yes I was quite chuffed I must say :) 

Decided against the 2nd droid for now; had to replace the dryer and dishwasher that both died on us and feeling the sting as a result.  Will revisit in a few months perhaps (or next discount promotion)  :) 

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Yeah I am thinking of honing my art and hoping for a Fathers Day discount that I might accidently show to the Minister of War and Finances 😉 .

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4 hours ago, Darran Haynes said:

Gave my brother in law an APA from my first batch to try last weekend.  I was of the belief he was more of a Corona guy; didn't know how he'd like the Pale Ale...

Got a message from my sister last night - they've just ordered a droid ;) 💪

Good to get a convert Darran . I reckon i will get a few this year. Already started 😉

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Finishing off the last few glasses from the keg tonight, noticed we have a Camembert in the fridge right on best before date. If good things really do come in threes, Elle Mcpherson must be pulling into my driveway right about now

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4 minutes ago, Rob Courtney said:

Finishing off the last few glasses from the keg tonight, noticed we have a Camembert in the fridge right on best before date. If good things really do come in threes, Elle Mcpherson must be pulling into my driveway right about now

Ha, sorry Rob it’s not Elle but your mother in law.  lol 😂🤣

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2 minutes ago, Barrelboy said:

Ha, sorry Rob it’s not Elle but your mother in law.  lol 😂🤣

 

I actually have a really good Mother in Law, any time she pulls into the driveway it is always " do you want me to take the kids overnight?" I really lucked up when it came to Parents in Law.

 

Pretty sure Elle wouldn't babysit, she'd be expecting stuff...

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Put this one on tonight. Will dry hop with 50g of Cascade as per Shem's spreadsheet.

I really enjoy an APA so am looking forward to seeing how this one turns out.

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