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Re: Australian Sparkling
« Reply #15 on: June 05, 2018, 10:18:43 PM »
To me the .75 oz of pride of ringwood wood is too much bitterness. The beer should be 20-35. My calculator puts that one hop addition at 38ibu.

I don't have my log in front of me, but I think the calculated IBUs were in the low 40s.  I expect the actual bitterness will be far less than calculated (just based on having used Beersmith for years).

I’ll find out tonight how well I do. Based on BJCPStyles.

Good luck.

I’m more interested in the hop than anything else. That iron quality intrigues me.

What do you think about the Pride of Ringwood?


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Re: Australian Sparkling
« Reply #16 on: June 05, 2018, 10:51:08 PM »
As an aside I found this an interesting article on Pride of Ringwood: https://learn.kegerator.com/pride-of-ringwood-hops/


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Re: Australian Sparkling
« Reply #17 on: June 05, 2018, 11:33:26 PM »
As an aside I found this an interesting article on Pride of Ringwood: https://learn.kegerator.com/pride-of-ringwood-hops/


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Thank you for posting that.  I followed a link from that article to an essay written by the daughter of the scientist who developed Pride of Ringwood that was part of a collection of stories about suburban identity in Australia.

It was a good read, though it's more about childhood and memory than brewing.

http://www.academia.edu/5494944/The_First_House_and_the_Hop_Farm
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Re: Australian Sparkling
« Reply #18 on: June 06, 2018, 08:20:54 PM »

What do you think about the Pride of Ringwood?

It a pretty interesting hop. Has a different flavor and aroma than most things we get in the states. It was associated with vegetal last night. But then someone said maybe vegetal in terms of the iron in a can of vegetables.

I think he one I made was better than the other one we had last night. In terms of closer to the style in BJCPStyles. I think my friend who made that one would agree but overall people did not agree. Mine had yeast floculating in the beer still, more so than his, but was also clear.

It is not a hop I would use again unless I was making another Aussie beer. Well maybe for buttering because the alpha acids, but not for flavor or aroma.

As an aside I found this an interesting article on Pride of Ringwood: https://learn.kegerator.com/pride-of-ringwood-hops/


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