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Old 12-12-2011, 11:25 AM   #1
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Default Real Ale at home?

First post. Be easy on me

Anybody make cask conditioned ales at home? I started a lame blog about it last year that went nowhere. Here it is.

I've always gotten my stuff from UK Brewing. Paul is great, and supplies most of the breweries/pubs in the US. I also noticed Northern Brewer is starting to carry cask stuff. I might start supporting them for my cask bits, just to help on the homebrew level.

Of course, this is what it's about right?


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Old 12-12-2011, 04:20 PM   #2
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Welcome to HBT. Lookin good.....and tasty!

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That pint looks great. And I just skimmed through your cask blog, really interesting...I bet if you'd posted it here on HBT you'd have gotten a lot of inquisitive eyeballs!

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I have always want to try making a cask conditioned ale, but the fact that you have to finsh the cask so fast has always been a turn off. Might be fun at a BBQ in the summer where i had help to drink all 5 gallons.

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Thanks guys.

Since I make 10 gal batches, I started with a firkin. It went off too fast, so I bought a couple pins and that works much better. I use a cask breather, and can realistically keep a cask in good condition for 3-4 weeks. The 2 pin approach for homebrewers is ideal.

It's much easier than folks might think once the $$ investment is complete, and very rewarding. I try to always have at least one cask on always.

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That pint looks great. And I just skimmed through your cask blog, really interesting...I bet if you'd posted it here on HBT you'd have gotten a lot of inquisitive eyeballs!

Welcome and cheers
I'll repost the how to section when I get time!
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