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by SMASH3R
Thu May 24, 2018 12:35 pm
Forum: Beer Recipes
Topic: Rhubarb beer
Replies: 21
Views: 3019

Re: Rhubarb beer

I note the Blue Monkey brewery near me has recently produced a Rhubarb and Custard (vanilla) beer that was available in their pub in Loughborough. Probably a seasonal; I didn't take that much notice of the pump clip, but tried a sip from a friends beer and it was nice enough. Possibly drop them a di...
by SMASH3R
Wed Nov 22, 2017 11:07 pm
Forum: Beer Recipes
Topic: Dry Irish Stout
Replies: 13
Views: 2526

Re: Dry Irish Stout

Time aging.
Nitro.
by SMASH3R
Fri Oct 27, 2017 11:01 pm
Forum: Brewdays
Topic: #16 ESB Mk2
Replies: 10
Views: 2254

Re: #16 ESB Mk2

See link for the can you brew it Fullers ESB thread on JBK http://www.jimsbeerkit.co.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=32971&p=377108#p377108 Despite my criticism about my attempt, it is pretty close to the bottle version. In conclusion the only major difference is probably the Fullers yeast. However, th...
by SMASH3R
Fri Oct 27, 2017 10:45 pm
Forum: Brewdays
Topic: Barnsley Brewer's (?) Old Bernard
Replies: 5
Views: 1567

Re: Barnsley Brewer's (?) Old Bernard

It'll be a late one. Waiting for boil to finish now
by SMASH3R
Fri Oct 27, 2017 10:42 pm
Forum: Brewdays
Topic: Barnsley Brewer's (?) Old Bernard
Replies: 5
Views: 1567

Re: Barnsley Brewer's (?) Old Bernard

Heh heh, horrified wheat. Auto correct on phone :)
by SMASH3R
Fri Oct 27, 2017 10:36 pm
Forum: Brewdays
Topic: Barnsley Brewer's (?) Old Bernard
Replies: 5
Views: 1567

Barnsley Brewer's (?) Old Bernard

I can't find any more where I got BB's Old Bernard recipe from. I can find this link https://www.brewersfriend.com/homebrew/recipe/view/340594/old-bernard I thought I would start a JBK thread to keep this info available for members. The first brew I did of this is noted in my recipe book as a modifi...
by SMASH3R
Fri Sep 29, 2017 11:20 pm
Forum: Beer Recipes
Topic: Belgian Candi Syrup
Replies: 18
Views: 2725

Re: Belgian Candi Syrup

I do this for my Belgian brews.

http://www.homebrewtalk.com/showthread.php?t=114837

Seems to give good results for me :beer:
by SMASH3R
Thu Apr 13, 2017 7:44 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Graduate Research - Homebrew
Replies: 15
Views: 1979

Re: Graduate Research - Homebrew

.....aaaaaaand,

nothing. Must be really keen to engage the members on here?!?
by SMASH3R
Thu Apr 13, 2017 7:43 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Measuring AA% for home grown hops
Replies: 11
Views: 1033

Re: Measuring AA% for home grown hops

Last year I had a box of dried fuggles from the vine. About 15 x 15 x 30 inch box size. This only went into three brews with a bit extra from known purchased varieties for bittering. I doubt you will overdo the bittering addition using home grown.
by SMASH3R
Sun Mar 26, 2017 12:25 am
Forum: Fermentation
Topic: belgian dubbel yeast recomendations
Replies: 11
Views: 1763

Re: belgian dubbel yeast recomendations

The white labs 500 yeast is my current favourite yeast. I love my Belgians, but if you ferment cool (17 degrees) it's quite a neutral yeast. Ramp the temperatures up and it gets more and more funky. Be careful with reusing/harvesting yeast from the fermenter. I've just pitched into my third brew in ...
by SMASH3R
Wed Mar 15, 2017 10:31 pm
Forum: Brewdays
Topic: The Holy Grail (Mk.V)
Replies: 11
Views: 1521

Re: The Holy Grail (Mk.V)

Bugger. Flies. I've poured two full batches down the toilet that were only three or four weeks old due to one fruit fly in the first brew, and then thinking it was okay to harvest the healthy, vigorous yeast. From now on, I always brew with an electronic fly swatter (the executioner pro from Amazon)...
by SMASH3R
Sat Mar 04, 2017 8:37 am
Forum: Hops
Topic: the best
Replies: 5
Views: 1317

Re: the best

I love the aroma of first gold, and being a UK dwarf hop it's quite well suited to our climate. Make sure the hops are in a dry spot in the garden with good sun, and keep the soil clean and clear around the base and keep about 2ft in height of stem trimmed free from off-shoots from the ground to enc...
by SMASH3R
Mon Jan 09, 2017 10:21 am
Forum: Beer Recipes
Topic: Cornish cream
Replies: 21
Views: 3022

Re: Cornish cream

Hi Jon, I didn't brew this in the end. I was in the run-up to a house move (which I am now renovating), and had gallons of delicious homebrew to crack through before the move. I haven't brewed since moving in to the new place as every spare moment has been on DIY :bonk It's a low gravity beer; I wou...
by SMASH3R
Mon Jan 09, 2017 10:12 am
Forum: Beer Recipes
Topic: Jamil's Dark Mild
Replies: 12
Views: 3038

Re: Jamil's Dark Mild

Looking though my recipes and notes, I realise I didn't comment back on this one. It's okay. Pretty drinkable. I happily had four or five pints in a sitting. 3.9%, so technically creeping into binge drinking territory there #-o Not a 'black' mild, but very dark brown in colour. A little bitterness/r...
by SMASH3R
Wed Nov 02, 2016 10:27 pm
Forum: Beer Recipes
Topic: AG8 Stout - four and a half years later!
Replies: 1
Views: 731

Re: AG8 Stout - four and a half years later!

Fantastic!