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  • Posted in thread: Flying pubs in WW2 on 06-13-2014 at 02:50 PM
    Thanks for the link. I had heard this before from someone who was a mechanic I think on
    Lancasters during the war who mentioned they used to fill their spare fuel tanks with beer to
    go to France. Hope...

  • Posted in thread: British Ale Temps on 05-30-2014 at 08:26 PM
    I think most pubs in the UK have a cellar and thats where the beer is pulled from. Cellar temp
    is usually around mid 50's. Obviously this varies but its surprising how constant the temp can
    be if you'...

  • Posted in thread: English Ales - What's your favorite recipe? on 05-27-2014 at 01:53 AM
    Gales HSB is a pretty good one. It's now brewed by Fullers and I drink it when I visit
    Hampshire. HSB seems to stand for "Higher Strength Bitter" so again an alternative for ESB
    (although I prefer the...

  • Posted in thread: FW Velvet Merlin (Merkin) Clone? on 05-23-2014 at 02:21 AM
    My OG was 1.060 and FG 1.018 on the recipe above. I haven't recorded how long but usually I
    leave for 2 weeks in primary before kegging, just ambient which would have been mid 60's. Had
    some commercia...

  • Posted in thread: Mild-Mannered Ale Question on 05-02-2014 at 08:33 PM
    Can't comment on the level of crystal as haven't made that recipe, my last mild had 15% crystal
    and seemed pretty nice.If you're going to try for a short turn around I'd definitely recommend
    using WLP...

  • Posted in thread: English Ales - What's your favorite recipe? on 05-02-2014 at 01:31 PM
    When I went to the Midlands, John Smith's Bitter was on draught. I know this is a generic
    bitter, but does anyone have a recipe for it?There's a recipe for it or something very similar

  • Posted in thread: English Ales - What's your favorite recipe? on 04-30-2014 at 01:49 AM
    Great suggestion on Hops Direct, etc. I buy my bulk hops from them frequently. But Bramling
    Cross has a pretty unique flavor profile and I can't see using a pound of it in the time it
    would take for i...

  • Posted in thread: English Ales - What's your favorite recipe? on 04-29-2014 at 08:55 PM
    But Northern Brewer is the only source I've found for Bramling Cross.Might want to try these
    places as well for Bramling cross as well as other UK varieties like Hopsdirect is sold out at
    the moment...

  • Posted in thread: Kumquat Saison on 04-29-2014 at 04:31 PM
    I did a fairly standard american wheat ale (OG 1.045) that I then kumquated as per the article.
    Could only find nagami kumquats in bulk, although as per the article from previous tastings I'd
    agree th...

  • Posted in thread: Low gravity/ABV beers that don't compromise on taste? on 04-24-2014 at 02:21 PM
    I'd look into a lot of British beer styles. Things like standard bitter or special bitter,
    usually in UK the most common examples are usually 3.5% and up. Or Mild ale, darker and again
    usually in the ...