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  • Posted in thread: English Ales - What's your favorite recipe? on 08-02-2015 at 09:47 AM
    Sounds good. What OG are you aiming at? Have you seen old recipes like this one?

  • Posted in thread: Belgian Mild on 08-01-2015 at 11:46 AM
    I often describe dark mild as a very weak dubbel without the Belgian yeast. Dark without roast
    flavours, gentle hopping, light body, fruit from sugar and yeast.

  • Posted in thread: Pushed the limits with Crystal additions on 07-31-2015 at 06:39 PM
    I don't know why you guys don't mix beers. We have classics like half and half or mother in law
    that you can ask for in the pub. I really like a half and half of mild and bitter...

  • Posted in thread: Winter Warmer Help on 07-31-2015 at 07:01 AM
    Yeah, an oz of EKG or Styrians, or Fuggles, or even something like Perle or Saaz. Something
    bright but noble to lift it up a bit.

  • Posted in thread: Winter Warmer Help on 07-30-2015 at 07:42 PM
    Agree with giraffe! I'd lower the roast malts as well (maybe just 4oz chocolate malt?). When
    brewing old ales or similar I use only a dash of roast malt for colour and stability. There
    should be littl...

  • Posted in thread: Wells Bombardier on 07-29-2015 at 06:14 PM
    Invert the golden syrup a tad more with some water and add a measured quantity of blackstrap.
    That should sort it quickly plus it addresses the fact that golden syrup isn't fully inverted.

  • Posted in thread: Wells Bombardier on 07-28-2015 at 05:02 PM
    Use dark invert sugar syrup. That bumps the colour too.

  • Posted in thread: Blonde Ale Base on 07-27-2015 at 08:59 PM
    Why the dark sugar? The Belgian pale ale malt (like Dingemans) is very good, usually a tad
    darker than MO.

  • Posted in thread: Are there any temp tolerant yeast strains out there? on 07-27-2015 at 06:28 AM
    Nottingham. What about MJ Workhorse? I've used it once and it made ok beer in an uninsulated
    loft with no temp control.

  • Posted in thread: Smoked baltic-ish porter recipe critique on 07-26-2015 at 04:38 PM
    It looks good to me. Probably more my thing than a Baltic (which are more clean, malty,
    sweetish). I'd go ahead with it, specially if you can replace the Special B. I like the 29SRM
    as well and the la...


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