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Posted in thread: Anyone have a 'Real Ale' fireman's #4 recipe on 07-18-2011 at 06:08 PM
Based on a brewery tour with the head brewer, they use nothing but 2 row for the grain bill.
They love it. It's cheap and they sell enough to float a battleship!
Posted in thread: In Austin for the "Day Job" Here are my plans! on 04-05-2011 at 06:39 PM
Real Ale has a great tour, I would highly suggest hitting it over Shiner. Their website would
be the best place to start, but from memory, Real Ale has a Tour every Friday afternoon that
starts at 3pm...
Posted in thread: Bert Grant's Perfect Porter Clone on 12-22-2009 at 10:11 PM
So I was able to talk to one of the brewers that brewed for Bert and will hopefully be getting
more info in the near future but one thing he mentioned was to use Vanilla extract, the kind
Posted in thread: Bert Grant's Perfect Porter Clone on 11-03-2009 at 03:58 PM
It's funny you mention hops, one of the great Bert Grant stories I heard was from a friend who
used to work for the Hop Union in Yakima. Grant was rather famous for walking in at the end of
the hop pr...
Posted in thread: Bert Grant's Perfect Porter Clone on 10-30-2009 at 09:50 PM
Bert Grant's Perfect Porter is the beer that made me realize I love beer! It was great sitting
in the Grant's pub in Yakima during my summers at home from college in the mid 1990s. The beers
Posted in thread: Roasty aftertaste in Red Ale on 10-16-2009 at 01:58 PM
Well I got an answer from Austin Homebrew. They are really good guys, if you've not met them.
Short story is that the 5.2 Stabilizer is not strong enough to properly buffer Austin's water.
The filter ...
Posted in thread: Roasty aftertaste in Red Ale on 10-15-2009 at 05:54 PM
Sacc. I thought of that as well, but the filter is new and I used it on a Kolsch that turned
out great. I will take it over to AHS, can't believe I hadn't thought of it since I live 2
blocks away. I'v...
Posted in thread: Roasty aftertaste in Red Ale on 10-15-2009 at 05:35 PM
Also true, however Special B is rather roasty as well. might have to switch to a less
aggressive yeast or crash it when it hits 1.018 ish.
Posted in thread: Roasty aftertaste in Red Ale on 10-15-2009 at 05:15 PM
That's a good point mk. or leave out the 120... that may be the issue right there.
Posted in thread: Roasty aftertaste in Red Ale on 10-15-2009 at 04:57 PM
It has a fairly strong roasted grain taste that wasn't in the batches from past years. It used
to finish with a sweet malty flavor, but now it's a little astringent. I've been very careful
to avoid ov...