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Forum: Commercial Brew Discussion 01-13-2006, 02:37 PM
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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
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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
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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: 2,863
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
Views: 5,706
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
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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
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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: 5,706
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: 5,706
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: 1,608
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: 2,233
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: 660
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: 660
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: Equipment/Sanitation 10-20-2005, 09:58 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 6,813
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: 1,689
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 Beer Discussion 10-07-2005, 10:02 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 348
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: 1,849
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: 1,849
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 Beer Discussion 03-02-2005, 03:43 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 939
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: 939
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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