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by Northern Brewer
Thu Oct 17, 2019 5:25 pm
Forum: Hops
Topic: 3 year old pack of Cascade
Replies: 10
Views: 298

Re: 3 year old pack of Cascade

Thanks very much for that really helpful reply Northern Brewer. Do you have any reference for future information with regards to the good keepers and bad keepers in hop types? Similarly, the rates of expected deterioration in alpha acid and flavour with the sort of variables you quote above would b...
by Northern Brewer
Wed Oct 16, 2019 3:46 pm
Forum: Hops
Topic: 3 year old pack of Cascade
Replies: 10
Views: 298

Re: 3 year old pack of Cascade

I'm not great at keeping track of what hops I have so found a 100g pack of cascade from 2016 harvest. It's nitrogen flushed, foil packed. How likely is it to be any use? First off - use your nose. If it smells OK, it should be OK to use, if it smells "cheesy" then bin it. It's probably OK-ish to us...
by Northern Brewer
Sun Oct 06, 2019 3:48 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Smoked Malt in a Porter
Replies: 9
Views: 332

Re: Smoked Malt in a Porter

JFTR, a Fullers brewer recently posted a recipe for their Imperial Porter on Twitter, from which I extrapolated a recipe for the regular porter, sort of from the horse's mouth : https://www.homebrewtalk.com/forum/threads/fullers-recipes-for-esb-pride-chiswick-imperials-neipa-from-the-horses-mouth.64...
by Northern Brewer
Sat Oct 05, 2019 9:44 am
Forum: Brew in a Bag
Topic: titanic plum porter
Replies: 30
Views: 6511

Re: titanic plum porter

FWIW, the new Titanic Plum Porter cans have an ingredient list as follows : INTERNATIONAL BITTERING UNIT IBU 52 INGREDIENTS : Water, Malted Barley , Wheat Malt, Malts ; Maris Otter, Pearl Wheat, Dark Crystal, Hops ; Pilgrim, Hercules, Goldings, Celeia, Natural Plum Flavouring, Yeast. That's how it i...
by Northern Brewer
Sat Oct 05, 2019 9:43 am
Forum: Beer Recipes
Topic: Plum Porter recipe - comments please
Replies: 9
Views: 1107

Re: Plum Porter recipe - comments please

FWIW, the new Titanic Plum Porter cans have an ingredient list as follows : INTERNATIONAL BITTERING UNIT IBU 52 INGREDIENTS : Water, Malted Barley , Wheat Malt, Malts ; Maris Otter, Pearl Wheat, Dark Crystal, Hops ; Pilgrim, Hercules, Goldings, Celeia, Natural Plum Flavouring, Yeast. That's how it i...
by Northern Brewer
Thu Feb 28, 2019 7:41 pm
Forum: Yeast
Topic: A wet version of windsor
Replies: 18
Views: 1802

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: 2259

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: 560

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: 1685

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: 560

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: 1622

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: 2758

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: 1622

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: 493

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: 463

Re: Belgium Leffe water quality?

What yeast are you using?