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by Northern Brewer
Tue Oct 20, 2020 3:21 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: LALLEMAND London ESB Yeast
Replies: 7
Views: 324

Re: LALLEMAND London ESB Yeast

Do you think they rushed it out to make money Perish the thought that a commercial organisation is trying to make money to pay people's salaries. Personally I just don't see the point of Lallemand London - it's almost as bland as Notty, without the convenience of Notty's flocculation or the charact...
by Northern Brewer
Mon Oct 19, 2020 1:56 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: LALLEMAND London ESB Yeast
Replies: 7
Views: 324

Re: LALLEMAND London ESB Yeast

I've not used LalBrew® London English-Style Ale Yeast (as it is now called, it's dropped the ESB in its name and has nothing to do with the Fuller's yeast) but I have used its close relative Windsor, which is a classic example of a yeast that drops pretty well but does not flocculate ("stick") well,...
by Northern Brewer
Fri Oct 16, 2020 11:35 am
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Affligem Blond
Replies: 1
Views: 105

Re: Affligem Blond

Roncoroni & Verstrepen put the colour at 11EBC and bitterness at 14 IBU which is a starting point. This is the kind of thing where liquid yeast are probably your best option, a fun one might be 3864 PC Canadian/Belgian Ale which is one of the Wyeast Q4 seasonals, allegedly from Unibroue in Quebec, w...
by Northern Brewer
Wed Sep 23, 2020 8:15 pm
Forum: Malts and Grits
Topic: Paul's Malt
Replies: 5
Views: 416

Re: Paul's Malt

Paul's were bought by Axereal (Boortmalt) in 2010, who went on to buy Cargill's grain business last year, so I'd imagine the distribution of Paul's across the pond will be improving in coming years as the acquisition beds down and they start cross-selling.
by Northern Brewer
Sat Sep 12, 2020 12:00 pm
Forum: Brewdays
Topic: Proper job Clone
Replies: 24
Views: 3627

Re: Proper job Clone

A while back they tweeted the original recipe sheet for Daylight Robbery (the eclipse special which turned into Tribute), which I posted over on HBT , and someone has added some comments from Roger (RIP) - I like the detail that they weight their pounds in hops because their hop scales date from 193...
by Northern Brewer
Sun Jun 21, 2020 9:45 pm
Forum: Yeast
Topic: WHC Ubbe (Kveik)
Replies: 12
Views: 957

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: 522

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: 27
Views: 1777

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: 27
Views: 1777

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: 27
Views: 1777

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: 27
Views: 1777

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: 46
Views: 3798

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: 1782

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
Wed Jun 03, 2020 6:37 pm
Forum: Beer Recipes
Topic: Using Elderflower
Replies: 19
Views: 1396

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: 893

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.