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by wezzel01
Thu Nov 14, 2019 7:45 pm
Forum: Beer Recipes
Topic: Dark Ale
Replies: 17
Views: 1181

Re: Dark Ale

Thanks PeeBee, that’s very helpful. All the brews I’m considering are fairly similar but I’ll have a go at yours this time. Incidentally, I’ve made Old Peculiar a few times with reasonable success but never done a side by side taste test with the original. I normally use half a tin of treacle (225g)...
by wezzel01
Wed Nov 13, 2019 2:37 pm
Forum: Beer Recipes
Topic: Dark Ale
Replies: 17
Views: 1181

Re: Dark Ale

You could just make your OP or OCH clone and add the chips when it hits terminal gravity? Keep sampling until the oak character is where you want it? Thanks, I was wondering about this. I’m now thinking about brewing either OP or Sarah Hughes Dark Ruby Mild so I’ll try what you suggest. Sent from m...
by wezzel01
Thu Nov 07, 2019 10:32 pm
Forum: Beer Recipes
Topic: Dark Ale
Replies: 17
Views: 1181

Dark Ale

Hi All,

I fancy making a nice winter warmer. Preferably something along the lines of Old Crafty Hen or Old Peculiar (which I’ve made before with success) but with rum or whiskey barrel oak chips.

Anybody recommend a good recipe?


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by wezzel01
Thu Oct 03, 2019 7:51 am
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Digital refractometer problems
Replies: 15
Views: 737

Re: Digital refractometer problems

I found the scale on my hydrometer quite difficult to read so bought a refractometer for brew day and a finishing hydrometer for the end of fermentation.


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by wezzel01
Thu Aug 29, 2019 6:58 am
Forum: Beer Recipes
Topic: Weatheroak Hill Brewery / Sunshine Marmalade 4.7%
Replies: 51
Views: 5247

Re: Weatheroak Hill Brewery / Sunshine Marmalade 4.7%

Drinking this now Rob. Many thanks for the recipe. It tastes fantastic. Just a lovely hint of orange without being overpowering [emoji482]


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by wezzel01
Sun Jun 30, 2019 4:43 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: It's been a long time coming.......
Replies: 22
Views: 1717

Re: It's been a long time coming.......

Get a room you two!


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by wezzel01
Thu Jun 27, 2019 9:47 pm
Forum: Braumeister, Grainfather and other One-Pot Brewing Systems
Topic: Pros and Cons?
Replies: 31
Views: 2093

Re: Pros and Cons?

I went from brew in a bag (home made boiler/mash tun) to three vessel (picnic cooler mash tun + buffalo boiler) to Braumeister and definitely wouldn’t go back. My only regret was not splashing out for the BM at the start as I lost a fair bit of money trading up each time. For some, building the brew...
by wezzel01
Wed Jun 26, 2019 9:48 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: It's been a long time coming.......
Replies: 22
Views: 1717

Re: It's been a long time coming.......

Nothing wrong with clones. Making a clone is always a good starting point because you know the final result, even if it’s not exactly like the original, will be drinkable. After making a clone, and for future brews I will use the original recipe but tweak the bitterness or abv or substitute a little...
by wezzel01
Mon Jun 03, 2019 3:21 pm
Forum: Beer Recipes
Topic: Weatheroak Hill Brewery / Sunshine Marmalade 4.7%
Replies: 51
Views: 5247

Re: Weatheroak Hill Brewery / Sunshine Marmalade 4.7%

Thanks Rob [emoji482]


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by wezzel01
Sat Jun 01, 2019 10:10 pm
Forum: Beer Recipes
Topic: Weatheroak Hill Brewery / Sunshine Marmalade 4.7%
Replies: 51
Views: 5247

Re: Weatheroak Hill Brewery / Sunshine Marmalade 4.7%

I’m brewing this in the next few days too (as soon as I’ve bottled the ESB on the go now). Incidentally, Brewdog did a series of tests to determine the best temperature for dry hopping and the result was 14 degrees. I now do this with all my beers and it seems to work well. I still can’t decide whet...
by wezzel01
Thu May 09, 2019 7:33 pm
Forum: Beer Recipes
Topic: Weatheroak Hill Brewery / Sunshine Marmalade 4.7%
Replies: 51
Views: 5247

Re: Weatheroak Hill Brewery / Sunshine Marmalade 4.7%

Thanks Rob, I normally just weigh leaf hops down in a hop bag but I’ve heard that if you wizz them up in a blender and toss them in loose they pack down into the trub when chilling prior to kegging.

I’ll give it a go [emoji482]


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by wezzel01
Thu May 09, 2019 5:10 pm
Forum: Beer Recipes
Topic: Weatheroak Hill Brewery / Sunshine Marmalade 4.7%
Replies: 51
Views: 5247

Re: Weatheroak Hill Brewery / Sunshine Marmalade 4.7%

Hi Rob,

Ordered the ingredients today to give this a bash but could only get leaf hops for the dry hop. Would you use the same amount or should I bung the. Whole 200 grams in?

Not sure how pellets compare to leaf when dry hopping.


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by wezzel01
Wed May 01, 2019 10:40 pm
Forum: Hops
Topic: Weighing down a hop bag
Replies: 13
Views: 952

Re: Weighing down a hop bag

I chuck in half a dozen stainless steel teaspoons. For some reason we’ve got loads of them. I boil them with the hop bags for 10 minutes to sterilise them.


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by wezzel01
Fri Feb 08, 2019 3:16 pm
Forum: Beer Recipes
Topic: Your favourite Graham Wheeler recipe...
Replies: 66
Views: 5129

Re: Your favourite Graham Wheeler recipe...

I’ve been meaning to buy this for ages. Luckily I just picked up a 1990’s copy from a used bookseller for £3.99.


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by wezzel01
Mon Feb 04, 2019 7:53 am
Forum: Yeast
Topic: Wyeast
Replies: 5
Views: 830

Re: Wyeast

I’ve always said “why-east”. I don’t think it matters too much [emoji846]


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