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by Northern Brewer
Sun Jun 21, 2020 9:45 pm
Forum: Yeast
Topic: WHC Ubbe (Kveik)
Replies: 12
Views: 406

Re: WHC Ubbe (Kveik)

One assumes that it's ...ahem, "related"... to Bootleg's Oslo, in which case read this thread on HBT.
by Northern Brewer
Thu Jun 18, 2020 11:34 am
Forum: Brewing Liquor
Topic: Water profile for Hook Norton?
Replies: 6
Views: 177

Re: Water profile for Hook Norton?

I'd imagine that they're pretty old-school, so will be doing a pretty traditional Burtonisation with lots of gypsum, and a decent slug of AMS/CRS to get the alkalinity down.

There's various pics kicking around the forums from visits to HN of tables of recipe ingredients like here.
by Northern Brewer
Fri Jun 12, 2020 1:11 pm
Forum: Brewing Liquor
Topic: Buxton Water for brewing?
Replies: 24
Views: 677

Re: Buxton Water for brewing?

Thank you NB, very informative and I am beginning to realise what a huge subject it is :shock: when you said This Murphy article is a good brief introduction to water chemistry, and suggests (calcium/sulphate/chloride) : Was there meant to be a link to an article? Bugger. Yes, I meant https://www.m...
by Northern Brewer
Wed Jun 10, 2020 11:57 pm
Forum: Brewing Liquor
Topic: Buxton Water for brewing?
Replies: 24
Views: 677

Re: Buxton Water for brewing?

I just checked my postcode and its the same, though I could not see CaC0 Calcium Carbonate on the list at all? Now I need to read up why I need to add gypsum and calcium chloride ;) Hardness is the one thing that "normal" consumers are interested in, so the water authorities often split it off (it'...
by Northern Brewer
Wed Jun 10, 2020 1:11 pm
Forum: Brewing Liquor
Topic: Buxton Water for brewing?
Replies: 24
Views: 677

Re: Buxton Water for brewing?

Thanks all, so probably tap water as good as anything then, I am lucky enough to have about a dozen breweries within a stones throw of where I live so I'm sure to get some information. I am reading Palmer's book but not got to the water section yet but will see how what he discusses compares with B...
by Northern Brewer
Tue Jun 09, 2020 1:49 pm
Forum: Brewing Liquor
Topic: Buxton Water for brewing?
Replies: 24
Views: 677

Re: Buxton Water for brewing?

Ask the guys at Buxton Brewery? I'd imagine they're using tapwater, which in much of the Peak District is great for brewing - it's just rainwater that's run off (relatively impervious) gritstone. They'd be mad to use Buxton mineral water, which is groundwater that's soaked through limestone for a f...
by Northern Brewer
Mon Jun 08, 2020 11:05 am
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Spent grain disposal - what do you do with it?
Replies: 38
Views: 2082

Re: Spent grain disposal - what do you do with it?

During lockdown I've been playing around with spent grains in bread as a way to "stretch" flour supplies. Certainly 20% is fine (in fact quite tasty), I'm trying to tweak things to increase the percentages. I dug out the bread machine to try and introduce some consistency and found that if you put s...
by Northern Brewer
Mon Jun 08, 2020 10:50 am
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Invert Sugar
Replies: 22
Views: 1010

Re: Invert Sugar

Simple invert sugar in the UK is basically Lyles Golden syrup isn’t it? Golden syrup is only 56% invert, so it's not the same as brewers' invert which is 95% inverted (and so is ~40% sweeter than sucrose, versus ~20% for syrup). But golden syrup is a reasonable "hack" to approximate invert #1. The ...
by Northern Brewer
Sun Jun 07, 2020 9:47 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Keykeg
Replies: 3
Views: 224

Re: Keykeg

Hi Ive been setting up a home bar in these odd times. Hoping to start using Keykegs as I have noticed a lot of bars in Leeds use them and i have acquired a coupler . Welll - there's a bit of a move against them in the trade at the moment - they're very convenient for buying beers from a long way aw...
by Northern Brewer
Wed Jun 03, 2020 6:37 pm
Forum: Beer Recipes
Topic: Using Elderflower
Replies: 19
Views: 589

Re: Using Elderflower

Having had quite a lot of elderflower ciders, my comment would be that elderflower is quite a subtle taste and if you want "obvious" elderflower then you need to go the syrup route, dry-elderflowering does work but even if you use lots then at most it imparts quite a subtle taste. Subtle can be good...
by Northern Brewer
Wed Jun 03, 2020 6:20 pm
Forum: Beer Recipes
Topic: Hop House 13
Replies: 6
Views: 359

Re: Hop House 13

WLP004 or Wyeast 1084 would be the obvious choices, although homebrew single strains are never quite the same as production yeast.
by Northern Brewer
Sun May 31, 2020 4:23 pm
Forum: Beer Recipes
Topic: Hop House 13
Replies: 6
Views: 359

Re: Hop House 13

Northern Brewer wrote:
Sun May 31, 2020 3:37 pm
ASDA are a bit more helpful on the grist : "Contains: Barley..Oats, Rye, Wheat..."
Hmm - it looks like that ASDA allergen statement should be read with "or"s rather than "and"s, most other sources put barley as the only allergen.
by Northern Brewer
Sun May 31, 2020 3:37 pm
Forum: Beer Recipes
Topic: Hop House 13
Replies: 6
Views: 359

Re: Hop House 13

Per the website : " 5%...Hop House 13 is a distinctive golden lager that is brewed with Guinness yeast, Irish barley and the best of hops from both Australia and USA – Galaxy, Topaz, (AUS) and Mosaic (USA). It has a sweet fruity aroma, with hints of Apricot and Peach, and subtle malt notes breaking ...
by Northern Brewer
Sun May 24, 2020 1:50 pm
Forum: Beer Recipes
Topic: The marmalade in Fullers
Replies: 29
Views: 2259

Re: The marmalade in Fullers

I know what the term "party gyle"means but I don't understand "main party gyle" Their core beers are patri-gyled, i.e. all their main beers, Pride, ESB etc... 🤷‍♂️ Exactly - I was trying to be economical, because I have had some of their core beers on cask that aren't in the main partigyle (like th...
by Northern Brewer
Thu May 21, 2020 10:58 pm
Forum: Beer Recipes
Topic: The marmalade in Fullers
Replies: 29
Views: 2259

Re: The marmalade in Fullers

Discussed in more detail, with a homebrew recipe that apparently is pretty close, over on HBT :
https://www.homebrewtalk.com/forum/thre ... th.642756/