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Old 07-03-2011, 08:34 PM   #251
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It's all about imagination, isn't it? Last year I made King Brian's Common Room ESB, which he described thus:
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It is named for the fact that I can easily imagine a beer very similar to this being drunk in large tankards in the common room of inns by weary travellers in your favorite fantasy novel. Whether washing down a roasted chicken or being enjoyed by itself with friends, I hope you get similar feelings when drinking this ale.
A simple recipe, traditional English ingredients, make yourself a nice label to go with it. When I made the beer, it was very popular.

I think a barleywine would also be suitable. "Barleywine of Baranduin", or something like that.
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Old 07-03-2011, 09:05 PM   #252
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Since I necro-bumped this thread, I guess i should add more than just my previous questions (see two posts ago).

I found a cool article that seems to follow many of the same lines of thought first described in this thread, it also offers up a recipe:

Barliman's Best
makes 20 litres - OG 1070

Pale Malt 2,5 Kg
Amber Malt 1,5 Kg
Rauchmalz 2,5 Kg

Nettle tops 1 Kg*
Sage 50 gr

Yeast Top Fermenting

*original recipe was 2,5 Kg
Preparation
Infusion at about 67C until conversion
Boiling of wort: 60 min
Last 15 min: add sage (and nettles, if not already used)

Note:; for the possible use of heather (as an addition or as a substitute of nettle) check here
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If I find any other recipes, I'll post. And as i requested in my previous post, if anyone did brew one, please let us know how it turned out, along with the recipe.

 
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Old 07-03-2011, 10:18 PM   #253
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Sorry, one more post. I found a blog by someone named Law that based his personal brewing company on LOTR. The site is pretty cool and has three different recipes under the "beer" tab.

Check out The Bywater Brewing Company.

 
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Old 10-05-2011, 07:10 PM   #254
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GreenWolf pointed out earlier in the thread that Tolkien mentioned oasts, but no one seemed to comment on it. Here is the quote from the book

"The townlands were rich, with wide tilth and many orchards, and homesteads there were with oast and garner..."

To me this is proof that there most definitely were hops in middle-earth and the ales and porters that Tolkien referenced would have most likely been hopped.

 
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Old 10-05-2011, 08:19 PM   #255
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I don't know why I feel this way when a new post appears in this thread. I suppose it's because there is a convergence of two of my favorite things: LOTR and beer. Thanks all.
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Old 03-11-2012, 12:56 AM   #256
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Old 04-11-2012, 08:43 PM   #257
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I definitely didn't try to get Middle Earth/Hobbiton-type ingredients, or aim for the Gaffer's Ale or anything, but one of my first beers tasted dark and sweet, like something I imagined a hobbit would enjoy. So I named it McBaggins Stout...


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Old 04-11-2012, 11:47 PM   #258
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Thanks for bumping this thread! I've got a scotch wee heavy that I was going to bottle, label, and give away. Now I know what it will be called: Dead Marshes. With the following

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Old 05-18-2012, 06:11 AM   #259
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After starting to read lord of the rings (again) and stumbled upon this thread, I decided that I had to brew a hobbit ale. My interpretation of an ale that could be drunk in Shire is an slightly overhopped (but balanced in terms of bitterness) English pale ale. Here's my recipe:

Bag End Pale Ale
Batch Size: 12 liter
OG: 1061
Est. Bitterness: 51 IBU
Est. Color: 30 EBC
Est. Alc: 6%
Total Amount of water (BIAB): 18 liter
Efficiency: 80%

Malts
92.3% Golden Promise (2.71 kg)
7.7% TF Dark Crystal (0.23kg)

Hops
60min - 3g Bramling Cross + 3g First Gold
20min - 20g Bramling Cross + 20g First Gold
5min - 20g Bramling Cross + 20g First Gold
0min - 27g Bramling Cross + 27g First Gold (cooling started after 10mins)

Jäst
Wyeast 1469 - West Yorkshire Ale (förkultur på 1.5 liter)

Water etc:
Gypsum - 0.38 tsp (mash)
CalciumChloride(33%) - 2.64 tsp (mash)
Yeast nutrient 0.5tsp (20min)

Pictures etc can be found at (sorry but I write my blog in Swedish):
http://chubbsnanobryggeri.blogspot.s...-pale-ale.html

 
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Old 06-07-2012, 03:13 PM   #260
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I'm on my phone at work, so please forgive me if I missed the posts (I've tried to look through them all and this is how I've spent my morning)

I want to make a nice brown ale. I'm an extract brewer. Can anyone suggest or repost a hobbit's brown ale with an extract recipe?

Thanks

 
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