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by Northern Brewer
Sat Dec 14, 2019 7:54 pm
Forum: Beer Recipes
Topic: Dark Ale
Replies: 20
Views: 1608

Re: Dark Ale

I get the impression "Burton Ale", "Scottish strong ale" (e.g. Edinburgh Ales) and "Belgium strong ales" (e.g. Belgium Abbey ales) all are cut from the same cloth? Would explain why nearly all my favourite beer types come under those headings. I dug this out and found it well interesting. Okay, it'...
by Northern Brewer
Thu Dec 12, 2019 3:33 pm
Forum: Beer Recipes
Topic: Dark Ale
Replies: 20
Views: 1608

Re: Dark Ale

… Not all Belgian yeasts came from Scotland, but specifically Duvel uses a strain (formerly two) that originated in a bottle from Mcewans , harvested by the great brewing scientist Jean De Clerck between the wars. … Further to my suggestion that Belgium yeasts came from Scotland: I dug this up from...
by Northern Brewer
Mon Dec 02, 2019 1:52 pm
Forum: Beer Recipes
Topic: Dark Ale
Replies: 20
Views: 1608

Re: Dark Ale

the source I was reading about "Wee Heavy" (I should keep notes of sources, but it would have been a European author) was suggesting 19th century "Wee Heavy". Wee Heavy is one of those beers that huge amounts of nonsense gets written about, particularly by authors overseas. In Scotland it historica...
by Northern Brewer
Wed Nov 20, 2019 2:45 pm
Forum: Beer Recipes
Topic: Dark Ale
Replies: 20
Views: 1608

Re: Dark Ale

Yeast for Belgian ale types might go down well? S-33 is supposed to be a good choice for such ales though isn't actually a Belgium yeast (I don't think?). I've seen it said that Belgium ale yeasts derived from bottles of Scottish "Wee Heavy". But some sources say Belgium ale yeasts are high attenua...
by Northern Brewer
Sat Nov 09, 2019 12:24 pm
Forum: Beer Recipes
Topic: Anybody got a recipe for Manx Pale Ale?
Replies: 9
Views: 912

Re: Anybody got a recipe for Manx Pale Ale?

I'd imagine there's a bit of dry hopping in there as well.
by Northern Brewer
Fri Nov 08, 2019 2:56 pm
Forum: Dispensing
Topic: Everything beer engine, polypins, cask and questions
Replies: 62
Views: 3001

Re: Everything beer engine, polypins, cask and questions

This is where I got the idea about using the Polypins (the bags) Heh - confusion in language. To my mind a polypin is a plastic pin barrel - I guess what most homebrewers would think of as a 4.5 (imperial) gallon pressure barrel. I'd not come across people referring to bag-in-boxes as polypins, alt...
by Northern Brewer
Wed Nov 06, 2019 5:58 pm
Forum: Dispensing
Topic: Everything beer engine, polypins, cask and questions
Replies: 62
Views: 3001

Re: Everything beer engine, polypins, cask and questions

Standard advice for typical bitter vented to the air in a pub situation in 9g (41 litres) casks would be 3 days shelflife ideally, usually OK for 5 days, you might get away with an extra day or two for big/dark beers but it's not ideal. And then do a full clean with linecleaner and two flushes of wa...
by Northern Brewer
Tue Nov 05, 2019 8:36 pm
Forum: Beer Recipes
Topic: Anybody got a recipe for Manx Pale Ale?
Replies: 9
Views: 912

Re: Anybody got a recipe for Manx Pale Ale?

I read all that that on the website "Pale Ale Malt 1) Goldings Galaxy 2) Galaxy 3) Citra". God knows what Goldings Galaxy is - that must be a typo!! So a simple pale ale 1038 finished with Galaxy & Citra. Easy! The reason for my post was, never having tried MPA, I wondered if anyone had tried a go ...
by Northern Brewer
Sat Nov 02, 2019 5:05 pm
Forum: Beer Recipes
Topic: Anybody got a recipe for Manx Pale Ale?
Replies: 9
Views: 912

Re: Anybody got a recipe for Manx Pale Ale?

Okells tell you most of what you need to know : http://www.okells.co.uk/our-beers/permanent-cask/manx-pale-ale "3.6% ABV Ingredients Pale Ale Malt 1) Goldings Galaxy 2) Galaxy 3) Citra " So just 1.038 with pale malt, bitter with Hereford Goldings, then throw Galaxy and Citra at it. Galaxy is perhaps...
by Northern Brewer
Fri Nov 01, 2019 12:51 pm
Forum: Commercial Brews
Topic: OGs of old-school beers
Replies: 2
Views: 562

OGs of old-school beers

Wasn't quite sure where to put this, but Ed Wray has dug up a beer festival programme from 1990, which lists the OG of the beers but not their ABV.

So if you ever wondered what the OG of Old Growler (1.055), Brakspear Mild (1.030) or Gales HSD (1.051) were then wonder no more....
by Northern Brewer
Thu Oct 31, 2019 12:58 pm
Forum: Beer Recipes
Topic: Proven Pilsner Recipe Please
Replies: 30
Views: 1495

Re: Proven Pilsner Recipe Please

Worth mentioning that Ubbe is probably the same as Bootleg's Oslo, which has been discussed a fair bit in this HBT thread :
https://www.homebrewtalk.com/forum/thre ... lo.664102/
by Northern Brewer
Fri Oct 25, 2019 5:52 pm
Forum: Fermentation
Topic: Mangrove Jack’s Liberty Bell.
Replies: 11
Views: 834

Re: Mangrove Jack’s Liberty Bell.

My experience of M36 is that it's pretty "ordinary" - not crawling out of the fermenter like T-58, not slow like BRY-97, just "normal". At least with normal grists of 90+% pale malt. So I guess the possibilities are that something was "wrong" with the yeast - either it wasn't M36 or you have a reall...
by Northern Brewer
Thu Oct 17, 2019 5:25 pm
Forum: Hops
Topic: 3 year old pack of Cascade
Replies: 10
Views: 646

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: 646

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: 597

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...