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by Good Ed
Sun Dec 22, 2019 3:09 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Black IPA - Carafa Special Type II
Replies: 1
Views: 304

Re: Black IPA - Carafa Special Type II

You shouldn't be worried about appearance, Carafa Special II is plenty dark enough at around 1100 EBC. The Carafa Special malts have been de-husked and designed to be used in the mash without imparting harshness, I would use 3-4%.
by Good Ed
Mon Jan 28, 2019 10:42 pm
Forum: Brewing Liquor
Topic: Severn Trent water
Replies: 4
Views: 721

Re: Severn Trent water

Contact WallyBrew on here and he will give you a proper water analysis, then with a Salifert kit to test alkalinity, you will be on the right track.
by Good Ed
Mon May 21, 2018 8:45 am
Forum: Hops
Topic: Old english hop blend
Replies: 13
Views: 1190

Re: Old english hop blend

I'd use 50g at 90 mins, 25g at 15 mins and 25g post boil steep. The hops are probably around 4.5% AA.
by Good Ed
Fri May 18, 2018 11:16 pm
Forum: Hops
Topic: Old english hop blend
Replies: 13
Views: 1190

Re: Old english hop blend

I've brewed with these twice now and they are predominantly floral with a bit of fruit, so I would keep a fairly simple pale malt bill and use them at the start and late. The two brews I've done were 1040 and 1045 both based on old AK/PA recipes using 77.5% pale, 10% invert, 7.5% flaked maize and 5%...
by Good Ed
Sat Jan 13, 2018 2:10 am
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: California common recipe advice
Replies: 5
Views: 880

Re: California common recipe advice

This is Jamil's recipe, which I have yet to try Jamil's Common California Common Beer Recipe Specs ---------------- Batch Size (L): 23.0 Total Grain (kg): 5.435 Total Hops (g): 100.00 Original Gravity (OG): 1.054 (°P): 13.3 Final Gravity (FG): 1.012 (°P): 3.1 Alcohol by Volume (ABV): 5.45 % Colour (...
by Good Ed
Sun Apr 30, 2017 11:33 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Help with efficiency - what am I doing wrong??
Replies: 14
Views: 1255

Re: Help with efficiency - what am I doing wrong??

Also don't forget efficiency is just a number you plug into your software to produce your desired result. It is whatever it needs to be with your system to produce the beer you are brewing.
by Good Ed
Sun Apr 30, 2017 9:10 pm
Forum: Brewing Liquor
Topic: AMS consistency
Replies: 13
Views: 2634

Re: AMS consistency

Also in addition to the above. After you have worked out how much AMS/CRS to use, only add 75% of that amount, leave for 15 mins ensuring well mixed and stirred, and then test again and add required amount accordingly.
by Good Ed
Sun Apr 16, 2017 10:20 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Best general purpose malt
Replies: 12
Views: 1083

Re: Best general purpose malt

I have used various pale malt varieties, some by themselves and also in combination (something that was done in the past by breweries), I don't have a refined taste but this is what I have gleaned from various sources, either sown in the autumn or spring. I mostly use Halcyon, Flagon, Optic and Prop...
by Good Ed
Sun Apr 16, 2017 9:20 pm
Forum: Brewdays
Topic: Brewdog/Cloudwater NEIPA
Replies: 43
Views: 7204

Re: Brewdog/Cloudwater NEIPA

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As Kev said, this is the variety used by Muntons for their pale malt, it is a spring variety that gives a biscuity flavour. Well worth trying.
by Good Ed
Thu Feb 16, 2017 10:45 pm
Forum: Malts and Grits
Topic: Chevallier Malt
Replies: 8
Views: 2292

Re: Chevallier Malt

I tried Shane's Govinder IPA at the Birmingham Beer Bash in 2015, it was a fringe event and about half a dozen of us sampled 3 versions of what Shane had brewed, I can't remember exactly, but they were of different ages and condition, including wood. Dr Chris Ridout was due to attend but he couldn't...
by Good Ed
Wed Feb 08, 2017 9:51 am
Forum: Beer Recipes
Topic: Ron Pattinson 1933 Kidd AK
Replies: 8
Views: 941

Re: Ron Pattinson 1933 Kidd AK

Castle Maltings are the only place I know of, they sell a 6 row Pilsner malt. I've not tried it though.
by Good Ed
Wed Feb 08, 2017 12:08 am
Forum: Beer Recipes
Topic: Ron Pattinson 1933 Kidd AK
Replies: 8
Views: 941

Re: Ron Pattinson 1933 Kidd AK

I'm using some home made invert which has made some pretty decent PA's and AK's so far - high hopes then for this one. How would you say the BX come over in this recipe? Cheers Steve I think the BX go lovely in a light beer like this. BX had only just come into production in 1934, and presumably Ki...
by Good Ed
Sun Feb 05, 2017 10:32 pm
Forum: Beer Recipes
Topic: Ron Pattinson 1933 Kidd AK
Replies: 8
Views: 941

Re: Ron Pattinson 1933 Kidd AK

I will be brewing Ron's 1933 Kidd AK recipe next weekend http://barclayperkins.blogspot.co.uk/2011/04/lets-brew-wednesday-1933-kidd-ak.html So far I have enjoyed all the AK recipes I have tried - Greene King was the last one I did, which went down very nicely. This will be my first time with BX hop...
by Good Ed
Sat Jan 14, 2017 12:13 am
Forum: Beer Recipes
Topic: Belgian Candi Syrup
Replies: 18
Views: 2427

Re: Belgian Candi Syrup

I'm not sure if I read that method correctly, but think it might be wise to research the subject a little further using other sources of information. The usual method uses acid, not an alkali, to quicken the inversion process. The resulting product is then acidic which can be neutralised, commonly,...
by Good Ed
Sat Oct 29, 2016 3:50 pm
Forum: Yeast
Topic: Lallemand London ESB Premium Yeast
Replies: 147
Views: 19476

Re: Lallemand London ESB Premium Yeast

The advice is from Dr Clayton Cole, head of the yeast production facility at Danstar, of course it is up to you if you want to follow it