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Forum: General Chit Chat 02-21-2006, 03:38 PM
Replies: 12
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Posted By Deuchar
A jawbone never breaks only in one place. In two...

A jawbone never breaks only in one place. In two or more places usually. If in doubt seek medical attention.
Forum: Commercial Brew Discussion 01-13-2006, 02:37 PM
Replies: 15
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Posted By Deuchar
I've noticed bottled White Shield appearing more...

I've noticed bottled White Shield appearing more and more in my local supermarkets (UK) in the past few months. I can't for the life of me remember who currently owns the brand as it has been passed...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 12-14-2005, 02:46 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 647
Posted By Deuchar
I remember reading an article where someone...

I remember reading an article where someone speculated that finings came about when it was noticed that wine or beer kept in animal skins/stomachs etc cleared better than in other vessels.

Nice...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 11-29-2005, 04:37 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 6,310
Posted By Deuchar
I used to live near Elgin (about 60 miles NW of...

I used to live near Elgin (about 60 miles NW of Aberdeen) but all of my family are from Aberdeen. All dyed in the wool Aberdeen football supporters!

I can't say I've seen a recipe for McEwans...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 11-29-2005, 04:30 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,223
Posted By Deuchar
Looks good. Getting the 'right' amount of...

Looks good. Getting the 'right' amount of hoppiness is tricky. My 75/- is a little too hoppy for a bona fide Scottish beer (East Kent Goldings and Fuggles). Still tastes good though!

I have seen...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 11-29-2005, 04:00 PM
Replies: 22
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Posted By Deuchar
Very few indigenous Scottish beers have a true...

Very few indigenous Scottish beers have a true peaty/smokey character in my opinion. Hence, even if I could get my hands on peat malt I wouldn't use it for a 'true' scottish beer. I might give it a...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 11-29-2005, 03:46 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 6,310
Posted By Deuchar
Born and raised in Scotland. Now working...

Born and raised in Scotland. Now working 'undercover' south of the border in England! ;)
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 11-29-2005, 03:35 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 6,310
Posted By Deuchar
http://www.historic-uk.com/HistoryUK/Scotland-Hist...

http://www.historic-uk.com/HistoryUK/Scotland-History/Hogmanay.htm
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 11-29-2005, 03:22 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 6,310
Posted By Deuchar
It used to be traditional for your first visitor...

It used to be traditional for your first visitor (or 'first-foot') of the new year to be tall, dark, handsome and to come armed with a lump of coal for your fireplace.

In my household we preferred...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 11-29-2005, 03:14 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 6,310
Posted By Deuchar
Hogmanay (HOG-MAN-'A') refers to Scottish new...

Hogmanay (HOG-MAN-'A') refers to Scottish new year celebrations (late December 31 and early January 1). Historically this is a bigger "piss-up" than Christmas. :D

I have read that the name may...
Forum: Extract Brewing 11-15-2005, 02:19 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,711
Posted By Deuchar
I brewed up some Norfolk Nog earlier this year. I...

I brewed up some Norfolk Nog earlier this year. I found it a little thin and treacly. However, it was my first homebrew attempt.

I still have a couple of bottles of it left. It does improve with...
Forum: Extract Brewing 11-14-2005, 01:51 PM
Replies: 23
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Posted By Deuchar
Sounds filthy. You ought to be ashamed of...

Sounds filthy. You ought to be ashamed of yourself.


;)
Forum: General Beer Discussion 10-28-2005, 09:22 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,393
Posted By Deuchar
Not that many. A couple of tall, fluted...

Not that many.

A couple of tall, fluted pint/0.5L beer glasses - Black Sheep Brewery and Schofferhoffer
An old, heavy duty, dimpled pint glass with handle. Purloined from my Grandad's pub -...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 10-26-2005, 02:50 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 700
Posted By Deuchar
The book I read wasn't too clear whether it meant...

The book I read wasn't too clear whether it meant that in general high alpha hops had low flavour or whether it meant that variations in alpha within a given hop variety would cause flavour/aroma...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 10-26-2005, 09:33 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 700
Posted By Deuchar
A simple hop question

Well I hope it is a simple question! ;)

All of the hombrew books I have read have explained quite clearly about the variable Alpha Acid content of hops and how one should adjust the amount of...
Forum: General Chit Chat 10-25-2005, 09:46 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 19,702
Posted By Deuchar
Diastatic malt extract is a liquid malt extract...

Diastatic malt extract is a liquid malt extract which still retains some of the enzymes responsible for converting starch to sugars.

If you are doing an extract brew with crystal or chocolate malt...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 10-20-2005, 09:58 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 6,959
Posted By Deuchar
I have a Ritchie Bruheat electric boiler and am...

I have a Ritchie Bruheat electric boiler and am very pleased with it. It's easy to use and the thermostat gives good control over the boil. I just set it up under the cooker extraction fan and away...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 10-17-2005, 03:01 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,824
Posted By Deuchar
A little brown sugar added to the boil might help...

A little brown sugar added to the boil might help to sweeten the final product and give a characteristically syruppy finish.
Forum: General Chit Chat 10-07-2005, 10:09 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,184
Posted By Deuchar
Try nail varnish remover for getting rid of the...

Try nail varnish remover for getting rid of the gluey gunk off bottles.

Painting your nails beforehand is optional.
Forum: General Beer Discussion 10-07-2005, 10:02 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 375
Posted By Deuchar
For the brewer who has (almost) everything

Try justifying this one to the wife... ;)

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/GRIST-GRAIN-MILL-WILHELM-KUENZEL-BREWING-EQUIPMENT_W0QQitemZ4408457159QQcategoryZ38172QQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem
Forum: Extract Brewing 10-03-2005, 11:18 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,966
Posted By Deuchar
80/-. I'd love to have a clone of Bitter &...

80/-.

I'd love to have a clone of Bitter & Twisted myself as it is a fantastic pint. Unfortunately I don't have it. It may be possible to guesstimate a recipe from the info on the back of the...
Forum: Extract Brewing 10-03-2005, 10:51 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,966
Posted By Deuchar
Nice one! I too had my first crack at an extract...

Nice one! I too had my first crack at an extract beer this weekend. A Harviestoun 80/- clone courtesy of Marc Ollesson:

18 litres of water
2.8kg Pale malt extract
405g Crystal malt
91g Fuggles...
Forum: General Chit Chat 03-15-2005, 11:47 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,212
Posted By Deuchar
Deuchar's IPA not surprisingly :cool: ...

Deuchar's IPA not surprisingly :cool:
Harviestoun Bitter & Twisted
Both of these are Scottish

Also...

Belgian: Maredsous, Chimay Blue, Brigand
French: Pelforth Brune
German:...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 03-02-2005, 03:43 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 985
Posted By Deuchar
Cheers 80/-. I'll be a bit more patient and maybe...

Cheers 80/-. I'll be a bit more patient and maybe leave bottling to the weekend.
Forum: General Beer Discussion 03-02-2005, 08:55 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 985
Posted By Deuchar
Stuck Fermentation?

I have just recently started homebrewing and my first batch was created using an extract kit - Woodforde's Norfolk Nog dark ale to be exact. This batch is still in my fermentation bin (I only have a...
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