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Old 07-24-2013, 11:53 PM   #21
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Guess this thread doesnt really apply then lol... search for the I'm wicked awesome at brewing every style thread.


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Old 07-25-2013, 12:18 AM   #22
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English pale ale, I've tried and tried but never made one that tastes English
Ditto. Missin something.


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English pale ale, I've tried and tried but never made one that tastes English
Northern Brewer Innkeeper recipe, use the 1469 yeast...this is a great starting point and my go to british beer.
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mine would probably be bock.... I have not brewed a lot of them, but the ones I have done ended up way too sweet.
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Yea I've got the hops and grain bases covered. I've used burton salt but then again, I don't know what's in my well water already. I keep a stash of dry whitbread (s-04) I'll check out Innkeeper and grab some 1469 next time I feel froggy
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mine would probably be bock.... I have not brewed a lot of them, but the ones I have done ended up way too sweet.
My bock is one of my favorite recipes and its hybrid too, not a lager.

http://www.brewtoad.com/recipes/bockbegock-hybrid

It's based on a recipe from Everything Homebrewing by Drew Beechum.

On the problem of being too sweet, I would suggest yeast energizer that usually gives a few more gravity points
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Yea I've got the hops and grain bases covered. I've used burton salt but then again, I don't know what's in my well water already. I keep a stash of dry whitbread (s-04) I'll check out Innkeeper and grab some 1469 next time I feel froggy
I would not use burton salt.... especially if you don't know what you are starting with in the first place. I use the following water numbers on my british bitter.
Calcium - 90
Sulfate - 160
Chloride - 45
Bicarbonate - 74
Magnesium and sodium - pretty low

I use Bru'n water and scale back the "pale ale" profile.

I throw a half pound of wheat in mine and a half pound corn sugar instead of a full pound. I also throw a bit extra EKG in mine and get IBU's at about 40. Golden Promise or Maris Otter Base malt.
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Thanks braufessor, this is good motivation to get my water tested to see what's there. I think I am long overdue since I started AG brewing two years ago. I may just start with distilled water and treat it from scratch.
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Guess this thread doesnt really apply then lol... search for the I'm wicked awesome at brewing every style thread.
this thread applies, just not to me. bwahahahhaha!!!! and it's not every style, it's every style I like.
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such a pity you do not like every style of beer... I shall pray for you.


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