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  • Posted in thread: White sugar effects on APA recipe? on 12-28-2014 at 09:48 PM
    I prefer invert or flaked maize but it will be good. I'd drop it if the OG was below 1.050 but
    it's strong enough to benefit from simple sugars.

  • Posted in thread: Indian inspired recipe suggestions? on 12-28-2014 at 08:43 PM
    I've never had asafoetida, black cardamom or fenugreek in beer if that helps. Or black salt or
    onion seeds. They are all tasty though.

  • Posted in thread: What beer style do you not like and why? on 12-28-2014 at 12:52 PM
    Helles and Pils just bore me stiff. I was travelling through Bavaria and one of the highlights
    was to get a bottle of St Austell's in the supermarket. Not all breweries and pubs had dunkles
    in summer.

  • Posted in thread: who has used crystal rye? on 12-28-2014 at 11:56 AM
    I thought it was also more dry and less malty than crystal barley. Could be rebranded as amber
    rye and that would give a better predictor of the effect!

  • Posted in thread: Westvleteren Blonde clone on 12-26-2014 at 12:42 PM
    The only complicated thing in 19th century British brewing records were the mashing schedules!
    To be fair, the grists became much more complex once gravities dropped but you can still make a
    good pint...

  • Posted in thread: Marzen with Pils/Pale Ale/Munich combo on 12-25-2014 at 10:18 PM
    Alt, weizen?

  • Posted in thread: What makes the red ale red? on 12-25-2014 at 10:42 AM
    If you need more red you can chuck some beetles after fermentation! It's not very different
    from using brewer's caramel after all...

  • Posted in thread: Mild recipe on 12-24-2014 at 09:24 PM
    With all that brown malt it must be more like a weak porter than a mild! Nothing wrong with
    that. I'm quite keen on trying the whole gamut of porters.

  • Posted in thread: What's your best 'fast' brew beer? on 12-24-2014 at 09:02 AM
    I've done a couple of milds served from cask in two weeks from brewing. OG around 1035-1038,
    simple grist and rack to cask when the fermentation is slowing down. Last one had just pale
    malt and six ou...

  • Posted in thread: Simple Stout??? on 12-24-2014 at 08:49 AM
    You can hit the numbers with less, but I make my stouts above 1055 and most are brown stouts.
    Are you looking for a Guinness clone instead?


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