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Posted in thread: Can You Brew It recipe for Wychwood Hobgoblin on 11-17-2016 at 04:15 PM
So you like this better the Bairds crystal ?Did you use this in a hobgoblin recipe, or a
fullers ?So far I've only used it a bjcp 70/- and a mild that is >20% crystal. Both have "the
taste". I don't k...
Posted in thread: Can You Brew It recipe for Wychwood Hobgoblin on 11-17-2016 at 05:13 AM
Simpson's 70-80L dark crystal. That is the answer. This is the missing "british" taste in
Hobgoblin and Fuller's (especially the London Porter). We just got it at the local stores a
couple months ago ...
Posted in thread: Safale S-04: wtf? on 10-12-2016 at 02:25 PM
That explains why his blog has not been updated. I didn't read this whole thread, but has
anyone mentioned that S-04 is just gross? I know it's preference, but I haven't liked any beers
I have done wi...
Posted in thread: Safale S-04: wtf? on 10-12-2016 at 01:52 AM
I had previously stopped using s-04 as all my beers brewed with it had a distinct yeasty-tang
that as you said, got stronger as it aged. I even entered one of the beers into a comp (it was
a special b...
Posted in thread: Can You Brew It recipe for Wychwood Hobgoblin on 10-11-2016 at 01:24 AM
>Export glass bottlesAre you saying bottled vs Cask ?I've had fresh English bottles and they
are similar to what we have here.I've also had a keg version - there wasn't much difference, if
any with th...
Posted in thread: Can You Brew It recipe for Wychwood Hobgoblin on 10-10-2016 at 03:37 PM
We drank the cask at canadian thanksgiving dinner yesterday and did a side by side with a store
bought. The usual issues: too light in body and alcohol, too hoppy. The colour was almost
perfect, the w...
Posted in thread: Safale S-04: wtf? on 10-10-2016 at 02:53 PM
I also used a different sparging technique which resulted in a lot more hot side aeration (HSA
than normal), basically the entire wort was dripped into the pot rather than tubed. HSA isn't a
Posted in thread: Vancouver, BC HBTers! Water treatment? on 10-05-2016 at 02:01 AM
Yeah, I still do basic Gordon Strong RO treatment (1tsp CaCl for Malty, 1tsp CaSO4 for Hoppy,
etc) but I forgot about it the last batch and there was no noticeable difference. Don't worry
about it too...
Posted in thread: WWII Liquorice Milk Mild help :) on 10-04-2016 at 01:53 PM
Thanks, that stuff sounds pretty good but I'm brewing on the weekend so it will be ready for
Halloween and won't get to a homebrew store or have time to order anything. I have all the
Posted in thread: WWII Liquorice Milk Mild help :) on 10-03-2016 at 05:08 AM
This recipe has haunted me since I saw it and I figure it would be a perfect beer to have on
cask at a Halloween party: William Younger XXXpale malt5.25 lb64.42%crystal malt 60L0.50