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by Jim
Sun Jan 16, 2005 2:38 pm
Forum: Brewing Liquor
Topic: What's your water like?
Replies: 67
Views: 20220

QUOTE (Reg @ Jan 16 2005, 01:42 AM)It looks like I should start lookig at crystal and chocolate malts then ;)
Try roast barley for Guinness type stouts. It's better than using dark malts.
by Jim
Thu Dec 30, 2004 5:25 pm
Forum: Brewing Liquor
Topic: What's your water like?
Replies: 67
Views: 20220

I presume that your water's chalky, which is a problem for some grain beers. These waters contain a lot of carbonates, which tend to result in the mash being too alkaline (unless you include a lot of dark roasted malt to balance it). Sulphate hardness is what you want for pale beers. Boiling and rac...
by Jim
Mon Dec 27, 2004 6:40 pm
Forum: Brewing Liquor
Topic: What's your water like?
Replies: 67
Views: 20220

What's your water like?

...and how does it affect your brewing (e.g. do you need to treat your water before brewing?)
by Jim
Mon Dec 27, 2004 5:42 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: The Yorkshire Stone Square, The Burton Union...
Replies: 20
Views: 2806

QUOTE (Reg @ Dec 25 2004, 11:07 PM) ....What do you think Jim?  A site project???!!!  :D
Great idea!



Let me know how you get on! :D


And welcome to your avatar as well!!!! :P
by Jim
Sun Dec 26, 2004 10:43 am
Forum: Kit Brewing
Topic: Two can kits
Replies: 10
Views: 1350

Go for it, Reg!! :D
by Jim
Sat Dec 25, 2004 9:01 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: The Yorkshire Stone Square, The Burton Union...
Replies: 20
Views: 2806

A quick Google search proves me wrong! :rolleyes: http://www.beerhunter.com/documents/19133-000132.html ...and a http://www.merchantduvin.com/pages/5_breweries/samsmith_yorkshire.html link! If there's an easier way to produce the same results, I'd like to know about it, but I have my doubts. :(
by Jim
Sat Dec 25, 2004 8:43 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: The Yorkshire Stone Square, The Burton Union...
Replies: 20
Views: 2806

Some hazy recollections of reading about on of these systems is coming back into my mind! ;) Is the Burton Union the system where they used to ferment in closed vessels with an airlock, and recycle the yeast and foam that came out of the airlock back into the brew via open channels? Don't recall eve...
by Jim
Fri Dec 24, 2004 4:08 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: The Yorkshire Stone Square, The Burton Union...
Replies: 20
Views: 2806

Assuming you are just talking about cask ale, as far as I am aware, the difference happens at the point of serving the beer. Frothy (typically northern) beers are served using a different nozzle size, which tends to force gas out of the beer to produce the head (the Guinness 'creamer' nozzle is an e...
by Jim
Thu Dec 23, 2004 9:17 pm
Forum: Malts and Grits
Topic: Good Malt suppliers in the SouthEast
Replies: 5
Views: 2510

I get all my stuff on the web these days. Decent home brew shops are pretty thin on the ground now. I have used 'Leyland Homebrew' and 'The Home Brew Shop' online, and they both seem to be pretty reliable. There are links on my main website. The only other shops I have used are Gemini in Newcastle a...
by Jim
Wed Dec 22, 2004 10:41 pm
Forum: Yeast
Topic: Live Yeast from local brewers
Replies: 23
Views: 3842

I've never tried this myself, but if you've got the bottle to turn up and ask for a jarfull, you'll certainly get good results, provided your brew is similar in style to the brewery's own. An alternative is to use one of the specialist yeast cultures available from the likes of http://www.wyeastlab....
by Jim
Wed Sep 01, 2004 5:02 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Welcome to Jim's Brewing Forum
Replies: 13
Views: 1878

Bill,

I generally buy from either 'The Home Brew Shop' or 'Leyland Home Brew', both are on-line shops. Both give good, prompt service and are competitively priced.

You can find links to them http://homepage.ntlworld.com/jim.dunleavy/links.htm

Best wishes,
Jim
by Jim
Sun Aug 22, 2004 3:54 pm
Forum: Hops
Topic: Welcome
Replies: 1
Views: 1148

Welcome

Welcome to the 'Hops' forum!
by Jim
Sun Aug 22, 2004 3:51 pm
Forum: Extract Brewing
Topic: Welcome
Replies: 3
Views: 1196

Welcome

Welcome to the 'Extract Beers' forum!
by Jim
Sun Aug 22, 2004 2:32 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Welcome to Jim's Brewing Forum
Replies: 13
Views: 1878

Welcome to Jim's Brewing Forum

Welcome to my forum on home brewing. In looking round on the internet I've found that there's a lack of discussion forums related to brewing English-style Real Ale at home, so I've decided to start one myself! Please feel free to read or post in any of the forums. I'm a believer in sharing one's har...