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Old 12-11-2007, 11:16 AM   #1
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I made a Bass Ale clone and was shocked how much corn was in the recipe (BYO Clones). It appears to me that it is sort of the BMC of the UK. Please correct me if I am wrong!

1. Can you suggest another English Pale Ale which uses less or no adjuncts?
2. I don't think I have had a Bitter, can you recommend a commercial brew (I can get in the US) so I can get a taste?
3. Are Bitters that much different than an English Pale Ale?

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Old 12-11-2007, 02:26 PM   #2
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1. I make a Bass clone without using any corn using the malt bill in this recipe
2. Fuller's and Boddington's are good examples of traditional English bitters that are available in the US, not sure if you can find them where you live.
3. English Pale Ale is similar to some English Bitters (Bass is occasionally referred to as a Bitter). Check the style guidelines here for more info.

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Old 12-11-2007, 02:31 PM   #3
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You should be able to get Fuller's at Total wine in Orlando. Although I believe they use 5% corn. It is a wonderful ESB

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Old 12-11-2007, 04:49 PM   #4
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Thank you Guys!

I am pretty sure commercial Bass is brewed with corn.

I have had both Fuller's and Boddington (love them both). Right now I am drinking (not really now as I am working but you know what I mean) Tetley's Draught, it is canned with a widget so it has a creamy head like Guinness Draught.

Funny Draught is the way it is spelled on the can but spell checker says it is spelled wrong.

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Old 12-11-2007, 05:15 PM   #5
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bitters are different than pale ales mostly in the lack of hop aroma/flavor, and that they are traditionally casked/kegged and served on tap.

they still use similar ingredients as a pale ale, just the hop rate and gravity differ depending on who you consult.

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Old 12-11-2007, 05:21 PM   #6
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Regarding other English Pale Ales: of the 30+ beers I tried in London, Old Speckled Hen was by far my favorite. I haven't tried tasting Bah Humbug's recipe, I do have it in primary right now:
http://www.homebrewtalk.com/showthread.php?t=21132

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Most of what you find over here will be a best or special bitter. If you want to find a commercial example of an ordinary bitter on this side of the pond, you may have to find it in a brewpub. Those beers aren't made for travel.


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Can you post the recipe with the corn adjunct?

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I made a Bass Ale clone and was shocked how much corn was in the recipe (BYO Clones). It appears to me that it is sort of the BMC of the UK. Please correct me if I am wrong!
But was it good?
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Good point.

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