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  • Posted in thread: Premium Bitter on 10-21-2015 at 12:29 AM
    I'd leave out the aromatic. Less is often more in these types of beers. About 7% crystal is
    about right.

  • Posted in thread: King's Cross ESB ver. 1 on 10-16-2015 at 02:51 PM
    I think it looks good, I think you'll like the Bedford yeast.I would probably have cut back on
    the high L crystal and try and keep crystal to around 5-7% of total. So something like half the
    120 and u...

  • Posted in thread: How much elderflower in ordinary bitter recipe on 06-04-2015 at 06:47 PM
    I recently did a simple summer wheat ale with elderflower. I'm afraid it didn't turn out as
    well as I had hoped. I used the elderflower syrup that IKEA sells for making up cordial. That
    smells pretty ...

  • Posted in thread: Source for organic Maris Otter? on 02-12-2015 at 11:01 PM
    Looks like they do, though sourcing it in the US may be problematic"Warminster Maltings is one
    of only three UK maltsters with Organic certification. Crops of Spring barley and Maris Otter
    are contrac...

  • Posted in thread: Source for organic Maris Otter? on 02-12-2015 at 06:51 PM
    I think the main thing was the much reduced yields compared to more modern varieties but maybe
    the disease resistance as well I don't know. Its not that old mid 1960's I think it was
    developed.Here's ...

  • Posted in thread: Source for organic Maris Otter? on 02-12-2015 at 03:04 PM
    My understanding is that Maris Otter is owned by I think Robin Appel, a seed merchant. So its
    grown under contract from his organisation, I've read that it comes with quite specific growing

  • Posted in thread: LHBS discount to AHA members on 02-09-2015 at 04:42 PM
    Morebeer does 5% off for AHA but 10% for local brew club at least in store.

  • Posted in thread: Brewers licorice on 02-05-2015 at 02:31 PM
    I've used the stick of brewers licorice, used half a stick in 5 gallons added about 5 minutes
    before flameout. I did take a small amount of boiling wort to make sure it was dissolved before
    adding. Fo...

  • Posted in thread: Stilton Blue Cheese: Success, it smells like foot rot! on 02-02-2015 at 04:45 AM
    Looks great. How does it taste compared to the commercial. I can buy some here from trader Joes
    but it always has that slight almost acidic gone off taste. The standard English stuff is very
    creamy an...

  • Posted in thread: Yeast Culturing Kit Recommendations? on 01-30-2015 at 05:58 PM
    For those of you building up a pitch from a slant or Petri dish: How do you estimate your final
    cell count? With a hemocytometer, optical density meter, one of the popular online calculators
    or someth...