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Old 12-12-2012, 03:41 PM   #461
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Has anybody brewed this beer with London ESB Ale (W 1968) Yeast? How did it come out? Thanks in advance.
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Old 12-14-2012, 04:01 AM   #462
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I think its the S04. I just pulled a sample out of my ferment after a week and I get a very earthy taste, but the fuggles sure help contribute me thinks we my experience in working with them. Hit the OPs number perfectly, will keg tomorrow and start drinking when I'm not on call next Monday most likely.
ah cool. I might try it again with just EKG hops and maybe splash out and use some Wyeast/White Labs
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Old 12-16-2012, 07:39 AM   #463
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I had the intention of brewing this specifcally to what the recipe called for. Unfortunately I accidently picked up what I thought was Safale-04 and ended up with a packet of Safale-05 . I didn't realize it until I rehydrated the yeast. Anyways, I just kegged this, took a sample and can't wait to brew this again! Of course next time I'll use the proper yeast.

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Old 01-08-2013, 09:48 PM   #464
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Gonna brew this this weekend. LHBS did not have C150 so I'm using C120 and also adding 4 oz biscuit malt. Is there a consensus on whether the biscuit malt is a good addition?
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Old 01-10-2013, 12:08 PM   #465
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I just kegged this 2 weeks ago. S-04 let me down, It only attenuated 67% and gave me 4.5% I wanted 5.3%.
That being said, this beer is awesome, the under attenuation gave it a little more maltiness rather than sweetness,
which I really like, almost like I mashed it at 156*.
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Old 01-12-2013, 01:50 AM   #466
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This is a delicious beer. It only seems to get better with age

 
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Old 01-17-2013, 10:50 PM   #467
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Took a reading today, pretty sure it's finished, that s04 is a beast. Looks like it's gonna finish at 1.018, but I was a little high on the OG as well (1.061). Tastes delicious so far, I'm psyched to get this one on tap.
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Old 01-18-2013, 03:14 PM   #468
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Brewed this a couple weeks ago using all Fuggles and S04, it's going to sit a while longer and then its going straight into the kegerator.

 
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Old 01-19-2013, 01:25 AM   #469
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So, one of my house beers is an ordinary bitter at 3.2% that has a recipe very similar to this. So I figured I'd give this a shot and merge it with my recipe (really the only difference is that I add some victory, special and honey malt...about 1.5% each, though I don't have the exact number right now).

A good friend of mine is starting to brew, so I wanted to make this beer with him because it's fairly straight forward and I think he can learn easily from it. But I had a crazy idea; have you thought about adding oats to this?

After reading the Mad Fermentationist use oats in a Pale Ale I thought that a small amount of toasted oats, with a small amount of flaked Barley would be excellent in an ESB (to my palate). I was hoping maybe you had an opinion on this, or an idea of what to expect?
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Old 01-19-2013, 01:33 AM   #470
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I had the intention of brewing this specifcally to what the recipe called for. Unfortunately I accidently picked up what I thought was Safale-04 and ended up with a packet of Safale-05 .
This may sound really dumb and trite but that is the reason I will not use Safale yeast. Using only a couple of numbers to identify the product puts me off. I guess I'm just a sucker for advertising.

 
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