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by Northern Brewer
Fri Apr 03, 2020 11:26 am
Forum: Hops
Topic: Fuggles v East Kent Goldings
Replies: 3
Views: 125

Re: Fuggles v East Kent Goldings

Don't worry about it, it's a widespread misunderstanding as the EKG branding is so strong. The hardcore suppliers like A-Plus and Essentially will be able to supply named clones within the Golding family - Ed Wray explains some of the background (with an update ). Doesn't help that Essentially then ...
by Northern Brewer
Fri Apr 03, 2020 9:19 am
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Supply Chain
Replies: 4
Views: 248

Re: Supply Chain

Hops are a perennial crop so the underlying crop will be there regardless, unless the growers take the big decision to grub them up they they will stick it out at current levels. If things get cataclysmically bad then it's possible that it might not be worth employing people to harvest them this yea...
by Northern Brewer
Fri Apr 03, 2020 8:55 am
Forum: Hops
Topic: Fuggles v East Kent Goldings
Replies: 3
Views: 125

Re: Fuggles v East Kent Goldings

You should be able to do it just on taste, but Fuggles has green bines with red leaf-stalks, the Goldings family usually have green bines with red pinstripes. They're only East Kent Goldings if they're grown in Kent east of the M20, it's a legally-protected designation for where they're grown, in th...
by Northern Brewer
Thu Apr 02, 2020 9:28 pm
Forum: Customise Your Beer Kits
Topic: Lockdown Kit Tinkering - Geordie Yorkshire Bitter
Replies: 23
Views: 304

Re: Lockdown Kit Tinkering - Geordie Yorkshire Bitter

It looks like they're a Barth-Haas blend of mostly (all?) British hops, the name suggests a good chunk of it is Boadicea. Of which I'm not the biggest fan, but it will work in anything you'd use traditional British hops in - brown bitters, porter, stout, Belgian, but I probably wouldn't expose it in...
by Northern Brewer
Thu Apr 02, 2020 3:57 pm
Forum: Beer Recipes
Topic: Milk Stout Recipe Request
Replies: 4
Views: 121

Re: Milk Stout Recipe Request

I don't think Mackeson, the original milk stout, has ever had crystal in it. Ron Pattinson has published a number of recipes for it (and a lot of the history which is quite interesting if you're into that sort of thing), I'd start with the 1936 version.
by Northern Brewer
Tue Mar 31, 2020 2:14 pm
Forum: Beer Recipes
Topic: User upper
Replies: 5
Views: 163

Re: User upper

Ah, I'd missed the Vienna, that will work but I wouldn't rely on Munich to convert anything more than itself (depends a bit on how dark it is). It would help if you've got some simple sugar or syrup in the kitchen, just to get the ABV up a bit (or just go for mild...)? What yeast do you have, the hi...
by Northern Brewer
Mon Mar 30, 2020 1:33 pm
Forum: Beer Recipes
Topic: User upper
Replies: 5
Views: 163

Re: User upper

Your limiting factor is going to be diastatic (enzyme) power - how much base malt (pale, pilsner) do you have in total?

Depending on yeast, could be looking at something like a dunkel wheat beer?
by Northern Brewer
Sat Mar 28, 2020 6:32 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Keeping Beer
Replies: 7
Views: 221

Re: Keeping Beer

Marzen is the obvious choice...

Also a London porter - say 75% pale, 14% crystal, 10% brown, 1.5% chocolate to 1.055, 30 IBU.
by Northern Brewer
Sat Mar 28, 2020 6:29 pm
Forum: Cider Making
Topic: Gervin English Ale Yeast?
Replies: 1
Views: 44

Re: Gervin English Ale Yeast?

Yep, it'll be fine. Not first choice perhaps, but it'll be fine.
by Northern Brewer
Sat Mar 28, 2020 6:28 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Newbie after all the help in the world :)
Replies: 17
Views: 392

Re: Newbie after all the help in the world :)

My grand plan, is to create a Keezer, with a tap for lager, tap for fruit cider and a tap for stout. I've been turning my garage into a bit of a man cave so going the full hog and making it a pub with taps would be brilliant is there a good route into this type of brewing? I don't really want to ge...
by Northern Brewer
Sat Mar 28, 2020 11:54 am
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Can you see if dry yeast is "alive" when re hydrating?
Replies: 3
Views: 116

Re: Can you see if dry yeast is "alive" when re hydrating?

I have a few packets of dry yeast that has been left lying around in a drawer for 12 months. It will be fine - it's not even past its best-before date. Dry yeast goes off at a rate of well under 5%/year in the fridge, a bit more at room temperature but it will be fine. Last night I put on a starter...
by Northern Brewer
Tue Mar 24, 2020 8:50 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Brewing plans while stuck at home
Replies: 18
Views: 648

Re: Brewing plans while stuck at home

Cloudwater use yeast as nutrient - and why not, all the micronutrients will be in the perfect proportion.
by Northern Brewer
Sun Mar 22, 2020 1:06 pm
Forum: Hops
Topic: Northern Brewer
Replies: 3
Views: 144

Re: Northern Brewer

Germans value the soft bitterness of eg Brewer’s Gold for helles in particular, in fact they're about the only people who still grow it, so I'd say its granddaughter NB would certainly be plausible in a German context if not the absolute first choice. You're not exactly throwing buckets of hops at a...
by Northern Brewer
Tue Mar 17, 2020 7:23 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Shortage of malt?
Replies: 25
Views: 1296

Re: Shortage of malt?

Where else can you buy 25 kg of malt for less than £30 including transport ? Almost any local brewery - who will really be feeling the pinch at the moment, and will probably have a whole load of malt/hops that they won't be brewing with in the near future because the pubs are shut. £20 on a sack of...