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Old 11-12-2013, 03:50 PM   #31
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This is a damn good beer. I usually don't repeat brews, but this is one that I'll be doing again very shortly.

For tweaks (because I can't ever brew something the same!), I might try increasing the mash temp a bit, or try WY 1968. However, this recipe doesn't need anything. It's great!
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Old 11-12-2013, 04:10 PM   #32
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Thank you for sharing your terrific, award winning, and amazing Bitter recipe. I just brewed my first Bitter, but next time, I will use your recipe in hopes of my brewing an outstanding Bitter.
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Old 11-14-2013, 02:30 AM   #33
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Well done, I'll give 'er a go. Thanks
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This recipe looks great. I'll have to try it out sometime.
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This is a damn good beer. I usually don't repeat brews, but this is one that I'll be doing again very shortly.

For tweaks (because I can't ever brew something the same!), I might try increasing the mash temp a bit, or try WY 1968. However, this recipe doesn't need anything. It's great!
Let me know how it works out with the tweaks. It's always fun to experiment a little, but yeah, I have no reason to do so with this one! I would be curious about the body vs. bitterness with the higher mash temp.
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Old 11-19-2013, 08:28 PM   #36
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Congrats on your gold medal! That is a huge accomplishment.

One question: in Zymurgy the IBU's are estimated at 19.5, but you give one in the 30's. Obviously something in the 30's is more appropriate for style. So should I assume the Zymurgy version is a typo?
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Old 11-19-2013, 09:57 PM   #37
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Let me know how it works out with the tweaks. It's always fun to experiment a little, but yeah, I have no reason to do so with this one! I would be curious about the body vs. bitterness with the higher mash temp.
I'm interested in how you developed this recipe. Where did you start? How many iterations did you go through before it ended up to your liking?

Thanks again!
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Old 11-20-2013, 07:03 PM   #38
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I've been looking for a good Ordinary Bitter recipe--one of my favorite styles. I was at 2013NHC and the ordinaries that I tasted on club night were....ordinary. Gonna put your recipe on my brew list.
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Congrats on your gold medal! That is a huge accomplishment. One question: in Zymurgy the IBU's are estimated at 19.5, but you give one in the 30's. Obviously something in the 30's is more appropriate for style. So should I assume the Zymurgy version is a typo?
You know, I didn't even notice that (and I'm an editor as a side gig). Yes that's a typo. Who knows, I may have typed it in wrong on the online form when I entered it. Anyway, the recipe I posted here is correct so definitely go with that version. Good looking out!
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Old 11-24-2013, 04:07 PM   #40
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Congrats on the win. I'll be adding thus to my brewing schedule for sure
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