Ron Pattinson's The Homebrewer's Guide to Vintage Beer

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Ron Pattinson's The Homebrewer's Guide to Vintage Beer

Post by DeGarre » Sat Nov 02, 2013 2:32 pm

This book will be out in January, looking forward to it as I like Ron's attitude to beer and its history. He can appear a bit confrontational to put it politely towards people like Protz and Papazian and has been known to call homebrewers twats but I still find his blog first rate and funny too.

Here's a preview of one of the recipes:
http://barclayperkins.blogspot.fi/2013/ ... er-xp.html

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Re: Ron Pattinson's The Homebrewer's Guide to Vintage Beer

Post by 6470zzy » Sat Nov 02, 2013 2:42 pm

Ron is an interesting individual and I too enjoy reading his articles. If he tends to be a little confrontational, well I don't mind it too much, it doesn't necessarily mean that we all have to agree with him either :lol: All in all though, I appreciate his contributions to brewing.

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Post by oz11 » Sat Nov 02, 2013 2:58 pm

Speaking of Ron P:

How to test a beer book
Beer books. We all love them. I always take a couple to bed with me every night. And show them what good loving is.

But you want to know if you can trust your beer book. These are the tell-tale signs that your beer book is cheating on you. When it says:

- IPA was brewed stronger to survive the journey to India.
- Porter was originally a blend of three beers.
- Russian Imperial Stout was strong to survive the journey to Russia.
- "mild" means lightly hopped.
- Stout always contains roasted barley.
- Scottish beer is lightly hopped because hops don't grow in Scotland.
- there's a Czech beer style called "Bohemian Pilsener".
- Robust Porter wasn't just made up.
- Hefeweizen is a German Ale.
- there's a difference between Pale Ale and Bitter


=D> :wall

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Re: Ron Pattinson's The Homebrewer's Guide to Vintage Beer

Post by orlando » Tue Dec 17, 2013 11:27 am

What name does Ron go under in here?
I am "The Little Red Brooster"

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Conditioning: St. Petersburg (RIS) White On Blonde
Drinking: Mild In The Country, Summer Son, Duke Of Jarl
Up Next: Peaches (Peach IPA)
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Re: Ron Pattinson's The Homebrewer's Guide to Vintage Beer

Post by oz11 » Tue Dec 17, 2013 1:54 pm

Patto1ro, or something similar.

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Re: Ron Pattinson's The Homebrewer's Guide to Vintage Beer

Post by barney » Tue Dec 17, 2013 2:41 pm

I will be getting me a copy of that one, Rons beers come out ACE!

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Post by Belter » Tue Dec 17, 2013 7:53 pm

Awesome! Looking forward to R-Patz new book. I'll then look forward to repeating sections of it and pretending I know stuff about beer.

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Post by 6470zzy » Tue Dec 17, 2013 11:36 pm

Belter wrote: I'll then look forward to repeating sections of it and pretending I know stuff about beer.
Are you alluding to anyone in particular ? :wall :-#
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Post by Belter » Wed Dec 18, 2013 7:37 am

Yeah me

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Post by 6470zzy » Wed Dec 18, 2013 8:52 am

Safe answer, fair enough :lol:
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Re: Ron Pattinson's The Homebrewer's Guide to Vintage Beer

Post by mozza » Tue Jan 21, 2014 12:42 pm

Just ordered this :) quite looking forward reading it!
Cheers and gone,

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Post by orlando » Tue Jan 21, 2014 1:29 pm

mozza wrote:Just ordered this :) quite looking forward reading it!

I recommend it for its myth busting alone.
I am "The Little Red Brooster"

Fermenting: Kernel Bogey (Reprise)
Conditioning: St. Petersburg (RIS) White On Blonde
Drinking: Mild In The Country, Summer Son, Duke Of Jarl
Up Next: Peaches (Peach IPA)
Planning: Summer drinking beer.

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Re: Ron Pattinson's The Homebrewer's Guide to Vintage Beer

Post by DeGarre » Tue Jan 21, 2014 2:41 pm

Received the book today. Nicely laid out, colourful, recipes are with a few historical bullet points re the beer, some other beer style history too and then relevant recipes to that style following.

There is the OG, and % of grist but the hop amounts are in grams and the total IBU is given so I guess some arithmetic is needed to get the volume which probably is the same for all the recipes and probably just over 20 litres or so.

Lots of 90 minute boils, no aroma hops, lots of various sugars used, mostly high gravities.

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Re: Ron Pattinson's The Homebrewer's Guide to Vintage Beer

Post by PhilB » Tue Jan 21, 2014 3:12 pm

Hi DeGarre

For the recipes on his Shut Up About Barclay Perkins blog, Ron tends to scale recipes both for 5 gals/23 lts at 70% efficiency for Home brewers and 20 bbl and 20 hl at 90% efficiency for Craft/Micro brewers ... it looks like the recipes in this book are standardised to 23 lts @ 70%, but it would have been nice if that had been specified in the book somewhere, and it might be, but I haven't found that yet if it is :roll: ... the recipes do look great though :D

Cheers, PhilB

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Re: Ron Pattinson's The Homebrewer's Guide to Vintage Beer

Post by orlando » Tue Jan 21, 2014 3:34 pm

PhilB wrote:Hi DeGarre

For the recipes on his Shut Up About Barclay Perkins blog, Ron tends to scale recipes both for 5 gals/23 lts at 70% efficiency for Home brewers and 20 bbl and 20 hl at 90% efficiency for Craft/Micro brewers ... it looks like the recipes in this book are standardised to 23 lts @ 70%, but it would have been nice if that had been specified in the book somewhere, and it might be, but I haven't found that yet if it is :roll: ... the recipes do look great though :D

Cheers, PhilB


You're right it isn't specified in the book, or at least again I haven't found it either, however I have put the 1868 Tetley EIPA page 73, into Beersmith, It works out at 25 litres with that quantity of grain, although It came out at 1.063 not 1.061. He does talk about the recipes on page 34 for the purpose of home brewing them.
I am "The Little Red Brooster"

Fermenting: Kernel Bogey (Reprise)
Conditioning: St. Petersburg (RIS) White On Blonde
Drinking: Mild In The Country, Summer Son, Duke Of Jarl
Up Next: Peaches (Peach IPA)
Planning: Summer drinking beer.

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