I'm pretty keen to hear how you guys like that Hopwired beer. Its all NZ ingredients. This is what the brewer says about it:
90+% Gladfield pale malt
22.5 kgs of Pacific Jade, 'Mystery hop X', Motueka and my favorite of all hops: Nelson Sauvin. 20 of those kgs added with less than 10 mins left of the boil (or in the hopback, or the fermentor)
Fermentation should hopefully go to around 1.012 or lower.
What I am aiming for here is a true west coast style IPA with unique NZ ingredients, as far as I know the first of its kind to be put in a bottle??"
I find it really interesting that it is brewed with NZ hops only. Reason being, you cannot get hops like Simcoe, Amarillo, or Citra down here. They sell out in the first couple days. They shops that do have it are charging an arm and a leg for them, making it not worth it.
Might have to bust out this hop schedule on the next beer.
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