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by Northern Brewer
Thu Feb 28, 2019 7:41 pm
Forum: Yeast
Topic: A wet version of windsor
Replies: 18
Views: 1690

Re: A wet version of windsor

I get what your saying and for porters and such I will probably continue to use it but I was just curious if it was also available as a wet yeast too. Google says wlp013 and wyeast1098 are similar :?: No. Windsor (and its close relatives S-33 and Munton's ordinary, which probably came from the same...
by Northern Brewer
Tue Jan 29, 2019 2:50 pm
Forum: Hops
Topic: List of dwarf hop varieties?
Replies: 11
Views: 2149

Re: List of dwarf hop varieties?

First Gold/Primadonna is the only one you're likely to see as rhizomes.

Across the pond the ADHA has developed several :

Azacca
Jarrylo
Pekko
Summit
ADHA 1940
by Northern Brewer
Mon Jan 21, 2019 4:46 pm
Forum: Dispensing
Topic: Mini Keg using carbonated beer
Replies: 9
Views: 495

Re: Mini Keg using carbonated beer

Check with Adnams first, but I'm fairly sure Ghost Ship is a keg only version. Yep, looking at this , they distinguish between mini-casks which are yeast-conditioned and mini-kegs which aren't. Southwold and Broadside are the only regulars in mini-casks, plus seasonals like Fat Sprat and Old Ale. G...
by Northern Brewer
Mon Jan 21, 2019 12:25 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Azacca Pale Ale
Replies: 14
Views: 1574

Re: Azacca Pale Ale

Personlly I find Azacca is a bit one-dimensional on its own, but makes a good supporting hop mixed with something else.
by Northern Brewer
Mon Jan 21, 2019 12:24 pm
Forum: Dispensing
Topic: Mini Keg using carbonated beer
Replies: 9
Views: 495

Re: Mini Keg using carbonated beer

If any of them are from Adnams, people have reported being able to recover the production multistrain yeast from Adnams minikegs, which has a pretty good reputation.
by Northern Brewer
Mon Jan 21, 2019 12:23 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Soy Sauce
Replies: 15
Views: 1501

Re: Soy Sauce

Northern Brewer: The yeast was Safale S04 OK - it's not the end of the world to store dry yeast in the freezer, but you do lose a bit of a viability compared to storing it at fridge temperatures, and it ideally shouldn't be pitched directly from the freezer, let it warm up a bit first. It last for ...
by Northern Brewer
Fri Jan 18, 2019 9:14 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Candi sugar question
Replies: 32
Views: 2615

Re: Candi sugar question

Certainly you can approximate the darker British invert sugars with a blend of syrup and treacle - you don't need very much treacle at all. There's some recipes kicking around the interwebs somewhere.
by Northern Brewer
Fri Jan 18, 2019 9:02 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Soy Sauce
Replies: 15
Views: 1501

Re: Soy Sauce

Most likely cause is yeast autolysis (ie beer has spent too long on dead yeast, which is a factor of fermentation time and yeast happiness), less likely cause is some of the byproducts of the grain partially "composting" in poor storage conditions. You said the yeast was frozen - what yeast are we t...
by Northern Brewer
Fri Jan 18, 2019 8:52 pm
Forum: Beer Recipes
Topic: Good recipe for a beer with blackberries?
Replies: 5
Views: 435

Re: Good recipe for a beer with blackberries?

Offbeat used to do a blackberry mild which kinda worked.
by Northern Brewer
Thu Jan 17, 2019 4:08 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Belgium Leffe water quality?
Replies: 4
Views: 424

Re: Belgium Leffe water quality?

What yeast are you using?
by Northern Brewer
Wed Jan 16, 2019 6:38 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Belgium Leffe water quality?
Replies: 4
Views: 424

Re: Belgium Leffe water quality?

The official ingredient list for Blonde only lists "Barley malt, Maize, Barley, Sugar, Hops" so I doubt there's cloves in it. Clove flavours in beer are mostly down to the presence of 4-vinyl guaiacol produced from ferulic acid by the action of enzymes found in POF+ yeast such as the classic "Belgia...
by Northern Brewer
Tue Jan 08, 2019 4:36 am
Forum: Kit Brewing
Topic: What's the latest recommendation on a Lager Kit?
Replies: 6
Views: 767

Re: What's the latest recommendation on a Lager Kit?

Not sure that grain v extract affects the beer fridge, once you have wort then yeast becomes the main determinant? Have a look at this thread : https://www.homebrewtalk.com/forum/threads/warm-fermented-lager-thread.592169/ - people claim to be getting some pretty good results from lagers brewed at a...
by Northern Brewer
Tue Jan 08, 2019 4:29 am
Forum: Beer Recipes
Topic: Pale ale with oatmeal?
Replies: 10
Views: 784

Re: Pale ale with oatmeal?

See this article for a good overview of the science - http://scottjanish.com/case-brewing-oats/ Short version - there's lots of good things can happen, but the mouthfeel benefits may only kick in above 18% oats and you've got to beware sticky mashes. I seem to be quite sensitive to the flavour of oa...
by Northern Brewer
Tue Jan 08, 2019 4:21 am
Forum: Beer Recipes
Topic: Purity Pure UBU
Replies: 10
Views: 1397

Re: Purity Pure UBU

Pilgrim's probably being used as a bittering hop - Cloudwater use Pilgrim extract pretty extensively, it's used to bitter all their DIPAs for instance. So don't sweat the Pilgrim thing.

UBU's OK, Pure Gold in cask is lovely if on form.
by Northern Brewer
Fri Dec 14, 2018 2:29 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: What do you think this is, floating on boiled water?
Replies: 10
Views: 1358

Re: What do you think this is, floating on boiled water?

It's worth noting that another advantage of pre-boiling is that you expel any oxygen in your water before mashing which the LODO mob would approve of, particularly if you're BIABing. At least as long as you mash in reasonably soon afterwards - I set my water to boil and go off and mow the lawn or so...