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by Dennis King
Tue Aug 04, 2020 6:34 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Hello from Stanford Le Hope, Essex
Replies: 3
Views: 93

Re: Hello from Stanford Le Hope, Essex

Hi just up the road to you in Pitsea.
by Dennis King
Fri Jul 10, 2020 2:09 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Hello from Felinfoel, Wales
Replies: 8
Views: 328

Re: Hello from Felinfoel, Wales

Never tried Double Dragon on draught but I have brewed Graham Wheelers recipe and really enjoyed it.
by Dennis King
Wed Jul 08, 2020 8:04 am
Forum: Beer Recipes
Topic: Good Bitter Recipe Wanted (c4.5%)
Replies: 16
Views: 1133

Re: Good Bitter Recipe Wanted (c4.5%)

Sorry SO4
by Dennis King
Tue Jul 07, 2020 1:53 pm
Forum: Beer Recipes
Topic: Good Bitter Recipe Wanted (c4.5%)
Replies: 16
Views: 1133

Re: Good Bitter Recipe Wanted (c4.5%)

I would keep it to Pale malt, a bit of crystal, fuggles for hops and avoid SO2 like the plague.
by Dennis King
Thu Jul 02, 2020 11:20 am
Forum: Beer Recipes
Topic: Dave Line & Lost Beers
Replies: 13
Views: 825

Re: Dave Line & Lost Beers

After a couple of years following the recipes of Ken Shales and CJ Berry I bought this book around 1980 and it was a life changing moment as it made me realise I could not only make good beer I could make great beer. Stand out ones from memory London pride, Abbot ale, Sam Smiths, Bass plus several o...
by Dennis King
Fri Jun 26, 2020 5:56 pm
Forum: Yeast
Topic: WLP002 starter
Replies: 15
Views: 536

Re: WLP002 starter

Looks good to me.
by Dennis King
Fri Jun 26, 2020 3:08 pm
Forum: Yeast
Topic: WLP002 starter
Replies: 15
Views: 536

Re: WLP002 starter

I use this yeast a lot and would not worry the clumping is quite normal. I normally get a slight head at this stage. How old is the yeast and how long do you intend to keep on the stir plate
by Dennis King
Thu Jun 25, 2020 9:48 am
Forum: Kit Brewing
Topic: Starting to get addictive?
Replies: 21
Views: 1046

Re: Starting to get addictive?

Yes it is addictive.
by Dennis King
Thu Jun 18, 2020 1:30 pm
Forum: Brewing Liquor
Topic: Water profile for Hook Norton?
Replies: 6
Views: 280

Re: Water profile for Hook Norton?

He left out the yeast on purpose as the yeast the brewers use is generally not available to the public. Brewlabs would supply specific yeasts but they have changed the way they trade recently so not sure if that is still an option. Personally if using liquid yeast I would go for any of the British s...
by Dennis King
Thu Jun 18, 2020 1:09 pm
Forum: Brewing Liquor
Topic: Water profile for Hook Norton?
Replies: 6
Views: 280

Re: Water profile for Hook Norton?

Thanks, I'm glad you included that link I had seen it before but could not find it again, it does show some difference in malt from GW's recipe, so that will probably help me with developing it. GW would always say his recipes were not scaled down copies of the original brewery recipe just his inte...
by Dennis King
Wed Jun 17, 2020 11:47 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Hello from Wivenhoe, Essex
Replies: 10
Views: 378

Re: Hello from Wivenhoe, Essex

Hi Bill from another Essex boy, well old boy really. Tolly bitter was a decent session beer but Ridley's was always the favorite bitter.
by Dennis King
Thu Jun 11, 2020 10:10 am
Forum: Brewing Books
Topic: looking for a good recipe book
Replies: 12
Views: 544

Re: looking for a good recipe book

Personally I find the 2nd and 3rd editions of Graham's books the best but that is probably because they contain more of the beers I want to brew. I don't have the Greg Hughes book but I have read somewhere that most of the book he just copied the work of others.
by Dennis King
Tue Jun 09, 2020 1:23 pm
Forum: Brewing Liquor
Topic: Buxton Water for brewing?
Replies: 24
Views: 956

Re: Buxton Water for brewing?

Galena wrote:
Tue Jun 09, 2020 12:50 pm
Mashman wrote:
Tue Jun 09, 2020 12:30 pm
Ask the guys at Buxton Brewery?
Is that what they use then? Can't see anything on their website about the water they use
Most brewery's are quite happy to help home brewers with enquires.
by Dennis King
Thu Jun 04, 2020 3:44 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Short mash times
Replies: 22
Views: 1099

Re: Short mash times

Back in the day it was advised to do an iodine check to make sure conversion was complete, personally I've not done this for over 20 years. If you can stll buy the stuff may be worth trying.
by Dennis King
Fri May 22, 2020 11:15 am
Forum: Beer Recipes
Topic: The marmalade in Fullers
Replies: 29
Views: 2548

Re: The marmalade in Fullers

I have been drinking Fullers all my life and there is definitely an orangey twang to the beers, especially in the bottles. My old Dad would never touch ESB because of the strength. He used to call it Burton Ale because that was what he said it was called in the 1970s. Not quite. Burton Ales were on...