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by orlando
Fri Feb 17, 2023 4:15 pm
Forum: Beer Recipes
Topic: Adnams Southwold Bitter
Replies: 80
Views: 30649

Re: Adnams Southwold Bitter

Yes, I'm talking about the Adnams brewery dual strain yeast. The problem is keeping the ratio correct. Even the brewery has their Lab come up with a fresh batch in the right balance. They don't repitch that often.
by orlando
Thu Feb 16, 2023 10:32 pm
Forum: Beer Recipes
Topic: Adnams Southwold Bitter
Replies: 80
Views: 30649

Re: Adnams Southwold Bitter

It makes a good beer, albeit not Southwold. Keeping it going is beyond my skills so I end up getting fresh supplies as and when.
by orlando
Thu Feb 16, 2023 2:34 pm
Forum: Beer Recipes
Topic: Adnams Southwold Bitter
Replies: 80
Views: 30649

Re: Adnams Southwold Bitter

Just say you are part of Norwich Amateur Brewers, might grease the wheels. :wink:
by orlando
Thu Feb 16, 2023 11:32 am
Forum: Beer Recipes
Topic: Adnams Southwold Bitter
Replies: 80
Views: 30649

Re: Adnams Southwold Bitter

Get yourself on the brewery tour if you haven't done it. Doubt you will get a brewer taking you round but if you do and if they take you to see the yeast brink......... :wink:
by orlando
Thu Feb 16, 2023 8:02 am
Forum: Beer Recipes
Topic: Adnams Southwold Bitter
Replies: 80
Views: 30649

Re: Adnams Southwold Bitter

I admire your dedication to cracking this, if I'm right this is your version 9. I'm only up to 5. :lol: You may have inspired me to have another crack. Just need an excuse to get to Southwold. :mrgreen:
by orlando
Mon Dec 26, 2022 10:43 pm
Forum: Brewdays
Topic: Ghost ship clone (BIAB)
Replies: 90
Views: 40445

Re: Ghost ship clone (BIAB)

Murphy's don't make Beer. :lol:
by orlando
Wed Dec 21, 2022 6:28 pm
Forum: Brewdays
Topic: Ghost ship clone (BIAB)
Replies: 90
Views: 40445

Re: Ghost ship clone (BIAB)

It’s like asking a 100m sprinter to suddenly run 800m hurdles , they will probably make it across the finish line but won’t be in the best shape. Don’t ask me for the exact biology behind it, although someone else might be able to provide that. Strangely enough it apparently isn’t true of Brett, pi...
by orlando
Wed Dec 21, 2022 5:18 pm
Forum: Brewdays
Topic: Ghost ship clone (BIAB)
Replies: 90
Views: 40445

Re: Ghost ship clone (BIAB)

As I said, he is a little vague. Good info for Rob and the team. I don't remember him saying anything different about GS Vs Southwold.
by orlando
Wed Dec 21, 2022 4:29 pm
Forum: Brewdays
Topic: Ghost ship clone (BIAB)
Replies: 90
Views: 40445

Re: Ghost ship clone (BIAB)

I was sure the first time I spoke to him about he said 90. Have you still got that recording? He has always struck me as being a bit vague about their water treatment.
by orlando
Wed Dec 21, 2022 1:14 pm
Forum: Brewdays
Topic: Ghost ship clone (BIAB)
Replies: 90
Views: 40445

Re: Ghost ship clone (BIAB)

:lol:
by orlando
Wed Dec 21, 2022 11:44 am
Forum: Brewdays
Topic: Ghost ship clone (BIAB)
Replies: 90
Views: 40445

Re: Ghost ship clone (BIAB)

Good point Rob. Under pitching in HB has happened for years. Seems the fear of over pitching is greater. Surprises me that the manufacturers haven't responded to this. Can't see how it would hit profits that much to bump up the size and as dried yeast is such good value they could even put the price...
by orlando
Wed Dec 21, 2022 6:41 am
Forum: Brewdays
Topic: Ghost ship clone (BIAB)
Replies: 90
Views: 40445

Re: Ghost ship clone (BIAB)

The intriguing thing for me is the alkalinity target. In previous conversations (we invited him to do a Zoom call with NAB during lockdown) he said the target was 90, now saying 70. I was surprised by this as the accepted wisdom for say a Bitter is 20-30. I asked why they went for such a "high" targ...
by orlando
Tue Dec 20, 2022 10:47 pm
Forum: Brewdays
Topic: Ghost ship clone (BIAB)
Replies: 90
Views: 40445

Re: Ghost ship clone (BIAB)

It's because they want a little "Belgian" touch that the Adnams yeast is said to have. Fergus mentions it in the video.
by orlando
Tue Dec 20, 2022 10:06 pm
Forum: Brewdays
Topic: Ghost ship clone (BIAB)
Replies: 90
Views: 40445

Re: Ghost ship clone (BIAB)

Not "Thames" water, "Town water". :lol: They're in Suffolk, a long way from the Thames.