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AG#21 -John's Special Bitter

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Re: AG#21 -John's Special Bitter

Postby DaveyT » Thu Apr 20, 2017 10:37 pm

Nice! I have real problems with brown beers. Blond and dark are fine, but the middle ground is a bit bland. I'll look into that water profile you mention. I used bottled water so I hope it'll be easy to work out what's in it.

You're right, it looks cracking in a pint glass! Well done!

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Re: AG#21 -John's Special Bitter

Postby Monkeybrew » Sun Apr 23, 2017 9:42 am

DaveyT wrote:Nice! I have real problems with brown beers. Blond and dark are fine, but the middle ground is a bit bland. I'll look into that water profile you mention. I used bottled water so I hope it'll be easy to work out what's in it.

You're right, it looks cracking in a pint glass! Well done!

David


Thanks David.

I know you mean about mid brown beers going bland, this brew has faded a bit on the flavour front. I have found that keg beers seem to lose flavour quicker than bottled ones.

This is still a nice beer, and is just a bit more like a stronger ordinary bitter now.

I will brew something similar again, but will add some amber or brown malt as I find this gives a bit more character, and I will up the hops slightly as well.

Cheers

MB
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