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  • Edinburgh
  • All Maris Otter Pale Ale

    Barleywine for Christmas
  • Kit bitter to use it up
  • First AG in bottle 1st Feb 09 - simple, good, old fashioned bottled bitter to test out the cooler and work out the AG process. Just base malt, crystal malt and East Kent Goldings.

    Strong Ale - Second AG - a simple bitter with an accidentally far better efficiency than planned, so morphed into strong ale territory. Practice makes perfect I suppose...
    Bottled 12th Feb
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  • Posted in thread: Smithwick's recipe from Brew Classic European Beers question on 03-12-2012 at 10:10 PM
    Is that the Graham Wheeler book? I think I have that somewhere.He knows his stuff. Am sure
    you'd get away with a 60min boil, but I think he researched these recipes properly, so I'd be
    inclined to do ...

  • Posted in thread: Does the bittering hop variety matter much? on 03-12-2012 at 07:57 PM
    I don't mean to get off subject here but i got a screaming deal on a pound of First Gold 8%
    Hops. ( they were liek $5 bucks additional to my bulk grain order). I would like to use them as
    bittering ho...

  • Posted in thread: Kolsch bittering hops choice Magnum vs. Noble Type on 03-11-2012 at 04:39 PM
    I wouldn't be worried about using lots of low AA noble types either. Made a top fermented then
    kept cool to condition brew with loads of saaz to take advantage of the weather over the
    winter. Tastes r...

  • Posted in thread: Wheat flakes on 06-25-2011 at 08:12 PM
    Don't have to. Just put in mash with the crushed malt and stir well.

  • Posted in thread: anchor brewery claims? on 05-27-2011 at 06:23 PM
    Maybe they collect and reuse the CO2 from the fermentation like the Germans are supposed to do?

  • Posted in thread: Beer Not Appropriate for Royal Wedding on 04-26-2011 at 04:09 PM
    And YES I think the decision to exclude beer is snobbish rubbish, but what would they serve?
    Which brewery would they "honour" with their choice? There are some really bad national brands,
    and some re...

  • Posted in thread: Beer Not Appropriate for Royal Wedding on 04-25-2011 at 03:56 PM
    Now as for the beverage... are they using English wines? I'm no wine expert but it seems that
    England has better Ales than wines so I'm guessing they plan on importing their wines from
    France for the ...

  • Posted in thread: My Guinness Draught Clone Recipe - Take 1 on 04-02-2011 at 02:19 PM
    Flaked barley must be mashed with base grain as far as I know and you don't need to acidify
    your water if you are not doing a mash.Agreed. You'll need the mash enzymes to convert the
    flaked barley.A G...

  • Posted in thread: Milds on draught in the UK...are they REALLY like this? on 04-02-2011 at 02:11 PM
    I've read similar things. And that it was mild that the slops went back to, being the cheap,
    dark and quickly finished off stuff.Isn't there an analysis table on Shut Up About Barclay
    Perkins somewher...

  • Posted in thread: Definition of Ale or Lager yeast on 03-30-2011 at 10:11 PM
    Ale vs lager? Can be a bit of a can of worms when you start to think about it too hard, even
    though we all know inside which is which :)Not a can I'm about to open just now either...