So after brewing quite a few hoppy beers decided to get something a little less hoppy and more yeast forward and after reading around I decide to try brew a hefeweizen. Next up I had to decide if I want to give a decoction mash a try. 

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red ale

Been a bit lapse on post so far this year, so far have managed to brew a american wheat hopped with NZ hops which is a session able 3.5% and also my biggest IPA to date with a boat load of mosaic hops, its currently sat dry hopping with 50g of mosaic and another 50g of centennial and smelling amazing, will be bottling this up later in the week.

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Managed to get a brew day in on new years eve, this might have to become a little tradition. For a while I have like the sound of a recipe for a clone of a Surly bitter which I have seen on northern brewer website.

So put together the recipe below based loosely around information on the NB website and the Surly website the aim was to have a nicely hopped, easy drinking bitter to take me into the new year.

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