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by DaveyT
Wed Sep 20, 2017 2:04 pm
Forum: Beer Recipes
Topic: Solera!
Replies: 5
Views: 927

Re: Solera!

Sounds like a great idea. I haven't tried it, though.
I'm assuming you've looked at Michael Tonsmiere's website The Mad Fermentationist. I bet he's got goo things to say about it.

David
by DaveyT
Tue May 09, 2017 4:51 pm
Forum: Beer Recipes
Topic: RON THROWS US A GEM: 1867 INDIA PORTER!
Replies: 64
Views: 9476

Re: RON THROWS US A GEM: 1867 INDIA PORTER!

I love his BeerSmith podcasts. Extremely accessible and very informative.
In fact, his Vintage book is what my friends tend to pick up when they come over. And they don't tend to put it down, either! None of them brew, mind.
by DaveyT
Tue Apr 25, 2017 10:02 pm
Forum: Brewdays
Topic: AG#21 -John's Special Bitter
Replies: 20
Views: 2488

Re: AG#21 -John's Special Bitter

I was thinking of amber and brown malts in a bitter. Maybe 5% of each plus 5% crystal. I've only got rye crystal in at the moment but I think it's great.
by DaveyT
Thu Apr 20, 2017 10:37 pm
Forum: Brewdays
Topic: AG#21 -John's Special Bitter
Replies: 20
Views: 2488

Re: AG#21 -John's Special Bitter

Nice! I have real problems with brown beers. Blond and dark are fine, but the middle ground is a bit bland. I'll look into that water profile you mention. I used bottled water so I hope it'll be easy to work out what's in it.

You're right, it looks cracking in a pint glass! Well done!

David
by DaveyT
Sun Apr 16, 2017 10:09 pm
Forum: Hops
Topic: how much and when
Replies: 15
Views: 2505

Re: how much and when

Leaf hops were the ones that didn't even get wet. I made a number of errors there, though, not least in deciding to use a hop bag. Now I've worked out how I can swill the FV to get them mixed up nicely. I love using pellets. The middle ground between floaters and fallers is great. I bought a really ...
by DaveyT
Fri Apr 14, 2017 4:08 pm
Forum: Hops
Topic: how much and when
Replies: 15
Views: 2505

Re: how much and when

FWH? I'll give it a go. Good suggestion.

I tend to split my dry hop but only to ensure the all get a good soak after finding loads of untouched, dry hops when I bottled my first attempt. When would you suggest? I think the earliest for me was five days into fermentation.
by DaveyT
Wed Apr 12, 2017 10:56 pm
Forum: Hops
Topic: how much and when
Replies: 15
Views: 2505

Re: how much and when

I don't tend to add bittering hops. I like buying hops more frequently than I can brew, plus I love the taste of them. So I've got loads of hops tht need sticking into my beers and I like beers with loads stuck of hops in them. I tend to add them 15, 10 and 5 min before the end of the boil and I alw...
by DaveyT
Thu Apr 06, 2017 1:58 pm
Forum: Hops
Topic: What is your favourite English hop variety?
Replies: 76
Views: 19771

Re: What is your favourite English hop variety?

BrannigansLove wrote:EKG.
Me too. They never fail to impress me. Plus, I can't think of a single style where it wouldn't work.
by DaveyT
Tue Mar 28, 2017 9:59 pm
Forum: Brewdays
Topic: AG#21 -John's Special Bitter
Replies: 20
Views: 2488

Re: AG#21 -John's Special Bitter

Looks absolutely cracking! Making me thirsty too! Shame it's only Tuesday.

Looks like you've done your old man proud!

=D>
by DaveyT
Fri Mar 17, 2017 11:23 am
Forum: Beer Recipes
Topic: flaked rye or rye't old mess
Replies: 7
Views: 812

Re: flaked rye or rye't old mess

I've used flaked rye with crystal rye a lot and loved it. I used 20% and, as I also brew BIAB, just pulled the thing out of the boiler when my mash got gloopy. It was tricky but it has a great flavour. I'm wondering, though, whether it's worth making a porridge first as my efficiency with it is alwa...
by DaveyT
Tue Mar 07, 2017 10:17 pm
Forum: Brewdays
Topic: AG#21 -John's Special Bitter
Replies: 20
Views: 2488

Re: AG#21 -John's Special Bitter

I like your use of three speciality malts to get the flavour while keeping the colour light. Been meaning to try this out. Any chance of a photo when it's ready?

It's a touching tribute too. Just the thing to toast your dad with. Good idea!

David
by DaveyT
Thu Feb 16, 2017 11:44 pm
Forum: Beer Recipes
Topic: 1800s porter
Replies: 18
Views: 1799

Re: 1800s porter

Good reason not to use it! I think I'll follow your example as I get the impression my beers are getting too samey. A change will do me good. When are you brewing?
by DaveyT
Thu Feb 16, 2017 2:11 pm
Forum: Beer Recipes
Topic: 1800s porter
Replies: 18
Views: 1799

Re: 1800s porter

I've been toying with recipes like these and I get to the stage where I'm not sure why I'm adding things or taking them out. You could change certain elements but they won't make it necessarily better or worse. Go for it then change something next time if you think that would improve it. Keep us pos...
by DaveyT
Sat Feb 11, 2017 6:10 pm
Forum: Beer Recipes
Topic: 1800s porter
Replies: 18
Views: 1799

Re: 1800s porter

Looks good. Where's the recipe from?
by DaveyT
Sun Feb 05, 2017 9:43 pm
Forum: Brewdays
Topic: Bullion Brown Ale
Replies: 2
Views: 604

Re: Bullion Brown Ale

It is. And very striking without being overbearing. I'll have to get them into something pale next!