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Old 04-28-2012, 03:59 PM   #131
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A few weeks have passed, I'd share this now.
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Old 05-02-2012, 02:48 AM   #132
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Hey folks, just joined the board.

Recently made my 2nd batch of this. I was tossing a few back as I made the first batch and forgot to add wirfloc tab - came out pretty cloudy, but tasty.

I wanted a bit more malty flavor, so I bumped up the Caramel 60L a bit for this second batch.

I used White Labs WLP002 both times (washed the 1st batch for re-use) - man is that some fast yeast. Brewed on Sunday and it's nearly done bubbling and clearing tonight (Tuesday!) Huge chunks of volcanic yeast.

Anyway - great forum, great info.

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Old 05-27-2012, 04:59 PM   #133
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Trying it out as a lighter beer.

1hr mash at 152
BIAB and got 1.045 for 5+ gallon wort.

Hops schedule: 90 min 1oz Northern, 15 min 1 oz EKG, flameout 1 oz Fuggles. (a little strong I think for a light beer)

Yeast: Nottingham. I wanted something clean and had good luck with this yeast before(and my brew store guy suggested it), but now that I've tasted the wort I think I should have gone with the intended London ale III. I think the fruitiness would be a welcome counterbalance.

Holy Crap the yeast took off! I rigged up a blow off hose but forgot to change the airlock to one I've snipped. POP! All over the closet. It's like a hurricane in there.

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Old 06-08-2012, 02:32 AM   #134
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Hey Orfy, just wanted to thank you for the great recipe. I'm new to homebrewing and the forum, and this was my second all-grain brew. Just racked to the secondary and looking forward to the next few weeks.

I hit your estimated OG but my gravity prior to secondary was 1.002! Your ~3.5% beer has turned into what looks like close to a 5% for me. Still taste good

Cheers!

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Old 06-16-2012, 12:18 AM   #135
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Is this the cream ale recipe? Also on the hops schedule, I understand the last two, but the first hops at the start of the boil or before it begins to boil?

 
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Old 06-25-2012, 03:07 AM   #136
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Its probably not what you are familiar with. Here is whar Orfy compared it to:

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Brewed to be a match for the Boddington's Cask bitter at it's peak.
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Old 11-11-2012, 03:45 PM   #137
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Brewed it up last night. I upped the Marris to a full 8lbs (3.63kg) to account for my biab setup and substituted Fuggles for FWH, because I had some to use up. I'm a little heavy on the hops, probably over by 5 grams but I strain through a mesh so there are no hops in the the trub. This was my first brew since the temps have dropped, and it was a challenge to keep the kettle boiling and to keep temps steady during the mash. I'm sure I drifted a little too much for comfort. This is my 2nd time trying a Boddington's recipe, and this one is lighter and more bitter (I'm sure it will settle down considerably) than the first. I used SO4 yeast under the recommendation of my homebrew provider.

Beersmith is suggesting I carbonate with 4oz table sugar to get to 2.3 carb units, which seems like a lot for this style (ordinary bitter). I might go a little lower, around 3 or so for 6 gallons.

 
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Old 02-09-2013, 07:40 PM   #138
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Beersmith is suggesting I carbonate with 4oz table sugar to get to 2.3 carb units, which seems like a lot for this style (ordinary bitter). I might go a little lower, around 3 or so for 6 gallons.
Got any left?

I agree o the sugar too. A little less works for this.
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Old 03-21-2013, 10:45 PM   #139
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This is a nice recipe. If I brew this one again, I'll actually decrease the late EKG to suit my preference for this style. Nice malt profile though. Thanks for posting this one. Definitely reliable.

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Old 03-22-2013, 12:32 PM   #140
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Is this the cream ale recipe? Also on the hops schedule, I understand the last two, but the first hops at the start of the boil or before it begins to boil?
Yes, Add the hops right into the container yo are catching your wort in. Add them prior to draining the mashtun. It gives a really nice solid but subtle bitter and I think it helps make the head creamier too.
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