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Old 11-19-2009, 04:34 PM   #121
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Got it entered in Brewmasterswarehouse. $27 shipped Not bad at all. Is the consensus that olllllo's rough conversion to US units is a safe recipe?

I used olllllo's conversion . I had to tweak it a little as I do 10 gallons and my efficiency hovers around 80%, it a damn fine beer
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Old 11-19-2009, 05:42 PM   #122
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Got my mild kegged after two weeks. Very drinkable although very ugly. I didn't have the dark chocolate, didn't think it would make a huge difference but once I mashed in I could tell it was too light. I ran in the shop (I was brewing at the LHBS where I work) and threw some Carafa Special II in to darken it up a tad. Still came out this sewer brown color. I'm gonna pick up some of that Sinimar coloring to help darken it up some.

Other than that this is a really good recipe. This is the second time I've brewed it. Got an office party coming up and the Pres. and Vice Pres. are both English and both remember what a Mild tastes like, so I'm gonna see how I did. Kinda nervous.
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Old 11-20-2009, 01:50 PM   #123
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I used olllllo's conversion . I had to tweak it a little as I do 10 gallons and my efficiency hovers around 80%, it a damn fine beer
I'll probably tweak the base malt a little too because i get around 75% efficiency, especially with BMW's crush.
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Old 11-22-2009, 09:06 PM   #124
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Brewed this again today! Subbed half of the Chocolate malt for pale chocolate malt this time.... the first one was a bit too roasty for my personal taste. However, that is just my personal taste as the original recipe won a ribbon from a competition as I stated earlier.
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Old 11-22-2009, 09:38 PM   #125
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Brewed this about a month ago, just like you have it. I had to use US Fuggles though. Just started drinking it. Pretty tasty mild!

I want to try it next time with EKG
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Old 11-26-2009, 02:09 AM   #126
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Hey orfy is THWAITES ale any good? wondered if it was worth a try
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Old 11-26-2009, 06:59 AM   #127
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I'll drink it.
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Old 11-29-2009, 11:17 PM   #128
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I just opened my first bottle of this beer. It's a damn good beer. The only thing I did different with this beer was to use Wyeast 1275 Thames Valley ale yeast. I've never used this yeast before, and I probably won't use it again. The esters are too low as well as the flocculation. They rate its flocculation at med-low, but this stuff is like Brett. It just billows around the bottle at the lightest provocation. Still though, it is very good. Will definitely make it again.

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Old 11-30-2009, 08:56 PM   #129
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Got my order placed this morning thanks to BMW's 12% discount along with a replacement hydrometer and some fermcap. Reading through this thread again I cannot wait to taste it, and I still have 12 days until I get to brew.
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Old 12-01-2009, 01:48 PM   #130
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I got two taps of this going right now, one fermented with Wyeast 1028, the other 1968 (i prefer the maltier profile of the latter). Here's the two sharing one glass:

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