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Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 03-26-2014, 10:13 PM
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WLP028 should work fine. It's a bit like WLP002,...

WLP028 should work fine. It's a bit like WLP002, but less flocculent, and with a different (but not overly strong) ester profile.
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 03-20-2014, 09:11 PM
Replies: 8
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Posted By Ølbart
It doesn't look bad, but I'd use less caramel...

It doesn't look bad, but I'd use less caramel malts and more chocolate malt, and maybe mash a bit lower. Unless you want it sweet.
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 01-27-2014, 06:31 PM
Replies: 12
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Posted By Ølbart
The 'optional' peaty and smoky character comes...

The 'optional' peaty and smoky character comes from Americans brewing ale suited to their own expectations. Scottish ale isn't smoky or peaty, not from the malt, not from the water, not from the...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 01-26-2014, 12:29 AM
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Posted By Ølbart
Historically accurate? Scotland still exists, and...

Historically accurate? Scotland still exists, and the Scots still brew beer. Scottish ale with smoked malt is an American invention. You should call it an American Pale Ale.
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 01-25-2014, 02:08 PM
Replies: 12
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You're not making a true Scottish ale with peat...

You're not making a true Scottish ale with peat smoked malt either.
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 10-19-2013, 05:25 PM
Replies: 4
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Posted By Ølbart
Golden Promise and Maris Otter are varieties of...

Golden Promise and Maris Otter are varieties of barley. I'm not sure GP is any sweeter than MO, but it does lack its characteristic nutty character, which makes it somewhat more useful for...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 07-22-2013, 04:03 PM
Replies: 3
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Posted By Ølbart
Freezing is the best way to store hops. If...

Freezing is the best way to store hops. If they're sealed and on vacuum/nitrogen, they should be fine for a couple of years. Of course, they'll just degrade much slower than at higher temperatures,...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 05-14-2013, 08:58 PM
Replies: 14
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Posted By Ølbart
The choice of Roasted Barley and Black Patent is...

The choice of Roasted Barley and Black Patent is a difficult one, as the differences may or may not be subtle (and will vary by maltster), and are certainly a matter of preference. I believe Black...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 05-13-2013, 05:10 PM
Replies: 14
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Posted By Ølbart
According to the BJCP guidelines, "any type of...

According to the BJCP guidelines, "any type of hops may be used", and according to my experience, both EKG and Columbus will work fine in a RIS, although the Columbus may need some time to mellow...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 04-19-2013, 08:59 PM
Replies: 4
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Posted By Ølbart
6 months on oak chips may be too much. You'll...

6 months on oak chips may be too much. You'll need to taste it regularly to find the right time. As for the recipe, I think it's too complex to comment. It might be good, it might be bad, you...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 03-08-2013, 06:03 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 991
Posted By Ølbart
100% Peated is actually drinkable. Well,...

100% Peated is actually drinkable. Well, sippable. If Lagavulin made a light beer (at 8.5% ABV), this would be it. I'll probably (no, certainly) never buy it again, but I'll gladly recommend it to...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 03-08-2013, 03:14 PM
Replies: 19
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Posted By Ølbart
I have to disagree on the peat smoked malt. It's...

I have to disagree on the peat smoked malt. It's a notable ingredient in Nøgne Ø's Sunturnbrew (http://www.ratebeer.com/beer/nogne-o-sunturnbrew/100027/), a deliciously smokey barley wine. They also...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 01-12-2013, 12:23 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,915
Posted By Ølbart
Yes, the bittering is very soft. It does make a...

Yes, the bittering is very soft. It does make a very good pale ale on its own, though. Aim for a 1:1 BU:GU ratio and use lots of late hops.
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 12-03-2012, 07:21 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,069
Posted By Ølbart
I remember an old thread about Aromatic SMaSHes: ...

I remember an old thread about Aromatic SMaSHes:
http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f12/some-questions-about-using-100-aromatic-malt-207418/

It's definitely possible.
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 11-02-2012, 05:51 PM
Replies: 56
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Posted By Ølbart
I've tasted Hallertau Blanc in a single hop beer....

I've tasted Hallertau Blanc in a single hop beer. It did remind me of Nelson Sauvin, but perhaps less fruity-sweet (which might also be due to a lack of malt sweetness, of course).
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 10-27-2012, 05:07 PM
Replies: 29
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Posted By Ølbart
In traditional Norwegian brewing, yeast is...

In traditional Norwegian brewing, yeast is harvested, (partially?) dried through various means, for instance by leaving a yeast stick...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 10-19-2012, 10:40 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,892
Posted By Ølbart
Unless soap or oil is part of your recipe, the...

Unless soap or oil is part of your recipe, the recipe won't be the cause of your foam problem. 1) Clean properly. Any oil will ruin your foam. 2) Rinse properly. Any soap residue will ruin your foam....
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 10-11-2012, 07:12 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 514
Posted By Ølbart
You could, of course, use less caramel malt....

You could, of course, use less caramel malt. Other than that, WLP013 and 007 are also excellent yeasts for a porter, and will ferment drier than 002.
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 09-08-2012, 11:57 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,573
Posted By Ølbart
It's not all about balance. I've had IPAs that...

It's not all about balance. I've had IPAs that were both sweet and deliciously bitter -- and vapid, insipid American lagers that were neither. Some of it isn't even about taste, but aroma, as in much...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 07-19-2012, 04:14 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,106
Posted By Ølbart
Mikkeller's single hop IPAs are brewed with 11%...

Mikkeller's single hop IPAs are brewed with 11% flaked oats (and also 67% pilsner malt, 11% Cara-Crystal and 11% Munich II). I've brewed an IPA with a similar grist, but I don't take notes, and no...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 06-28-2012, 06:31 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,178
Posted By Ølbart
The BJCP is far younger than most beer styles....

The BJCP is far younger than most beer styles. Back in the days (17th century or so), ale wasn't defined as top-fermented beer, it was beer brewed without hops (or rather: beer was ale brewed with...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 06-01-2012, 02:17 PM
Replies: 20
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Posted By Ølbart
You should do a single hop, although some...

You should do a single hop, although some Amarillo probably won't ruin the batch.
Forum: General Beer Discussion 05-24-2012, 10:57 PM
Replies: 249
Views: 21,924
Posted By Ølbart
Crystal malts. Nothing wrong with them, of...

Crystal malts. Nothing wrong with them, of course, but there's some of it in pretty much all homebrew recipes out there. No, you don't need it for head retention.
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 05-10-2012, 08:34 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,264
Posted By Ølbart
Great hops, somewhat unlike everything else, but...

Great hops, somewhat unlike everything else, but not totally. Also, it's Nelson Sauvin, not Sauvignon. Try them.
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 03-22-2012, 04:02 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 12,008
Posted By Ølbart
Having % for cohumulone would be nice, as it...

Having % for cohumulone would be nice, as it indicates bittering harshness per IBU. For instance, 50 IBUs worth of Magnum doesn't taste nearly as bitter as 50 IBUs from Chinook or Cascade.
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