I've decided on a variation of the Hawkes Bay Hummer I did for my Brother in Law. Basically the same recipe but a different flavour hop and a big jump in the additions.
I'm doing a 90min boil, 90min mash and a first wort and 90min additions. In those 2 additions alone, 100g of hops. The other 100g will be spread out from 20min to flame out.
Keep an eye on Twitter for a running cometary on brew day - should be early next week.
Magpie Mimi IPA
Tried, tasted, passed on. I'm not sure if the smell of this beer is due to yeast (fermentation), hops or perhaps a combination of the two.
The easiest way I can explain the smell, is medicinal, almost a little like Dettol mixed with Dr Pepper. The taste is just as odd. Its nice, just not my cup of tea. Not sharp enough. Will I brew it again? No. I think this one was a one off and won't feature again.
I'll put up some more tasting notes from the Magpie Mimi once I've let it sit a little longer, who knows, it might come right.
Cheers and happy brewing!