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by Eric
Tue Mar 12, 2019 11:36 am
Forum: Beer Recipes
Topic: Guinness clone. ?
Replies: 22
Views: 1467

Re: Guinness clone. ?

Do as they did, roast the barley and malt to the turn, get the right water with the proper yeast and you're on your way. Meanwhile, Dave Line's recipe, to be later Graham Wheeler's of 70:20:10% is a good starting point to give the feel of what it might be. Thanks Eric! In the States we have both 30...
by Eric
Tue Mar 12, 2019 11:13 am
Forum: Events
Topic: Jim's Northeast Brewer's Night.
Replies: 553
Views: 53218

Re: Jim's Northeast Brewer's Night.

Jim wrote:
Tue Mar 12, 2019 9:12 am
Looks like this isn't happening yet........
My timetable is rather uncertain at present Jim, a few things happening that can't be ignored nor will be known much in advance, hence my silence. I am mostly free, just might not know until the very day.
by Eric
Tue Mar 12, 2019 1:56 am
Forum: Beer Recipes
Topic: Guinness clone. ?
Replies: 22
Views: 1467

Re: Guinness clone. ?

Any recipes to share for the various Guinness Ales? Such may be only slightly relevant. Little brewing at St James's Gate was kept secret, but sadly the real recipes are hidden amongst a mass of misinformation by alien and foreign interpretion. The beer that became famous around the globe was a com...
by Eric
Sun Mar 10, 2019 3:09 pm
Forum: Brewdays
Topic: Worthington White Shield...
Replies: 13
Views: 1683

Re: Worthington White Shield...

I'm not sure I can, copyright would prevent this going out on the www. It was from GWs 3rd edition. That said, I know Worcesterhopshop sell all grain kits based on his recipes. Sent from my CLT-L09 using Tapatalk When I was a moderator in another forum I contacted Graham to see if he had any object...
by Eric
Sat Mar 09, 2019 3:01 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Exmoor Gold & Styrian hop advice
Replies: 11
Views: 644

Re: Exmoor Gold & Styrian hop advice

Couldn’t I just dump another fresh brew ontop of another once kegged/bottled You could, but there are better ways. I've done it myself, once, I think, for a high alcohol brew that needed a lot of yeast. That also meant those yeast being subjected to severe conditions that would damage them to a poi...
by Eric
Sat Mar 09, 2019 1:17 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Exmoor Gold & Styrian hop advice
Replies: 11
Views: 644

Re: Exmoor Gold & Styrian hop advice

What yeast would you use. Some of the liquid yeast seem dear 😳 The initial cost may be high, but so can be the rewards and by harvesting yeast for future brews, the overall costs reduce. Yesterday I harvested one for the 12th time, having used some wort from that brew earlier in the week to grow a ...
by Eric
Tue Mar 05, 2019 11:44 pm
Forum: Fermentation
Topic: Extra dry yeast, vs wet, for a stuck fermentation, right?
Replies: 6
Views: 489

Re: Extra dry yeast, vs wet, for a stuck fermentation, right?

A fairly complex recipe, I'm unsure what enzymes malted oats have, but I would guess not enough to have any spare or maybe not even enough for itself. A starch test probably wouldn't have helped, the wort too dark to see and it would only show that the alpha amylase had done its job and not tell you...
by Eric
Tue Mar 05, 2019 9:03 pm
Forum: Fermentation
Topic: Extra dry yeast, vs wet, for a stuck fermentation, right?
Replies: 6
Views: 489

Re: Extra dry yeast, vs wet, for a stuck fermentation, right?

That's quite low attenuation, suggestive of either a very high mash temperature or an acute lack of enzymes in the mash or alternatively, a problem with your yeast. Yeast does not choose to lower it's oxygen requirement, it does so to survive when none is present after it has consummed all that was....
by Eric
Sat Feb 23, 2019 12:24 am
Forum: Brewdays
Topic: 1940 Whitbread London Stout
Replies: 21
Views: 1796

Re: 1940 Whitbread London Stout

The stuff I got was from Bako in Durham - same as the photo posted previously. It came in a 25kg block (minimum order). I did it as a group purchase on the craft beer forum. Yes, I think it might have been your purchase that inspired mine for #1, #2 and #3. It does make the most wonderful beers of ...
by Eric
Sat Feb 23, 2019 12:19 am
Forum: Events
Topic: Jim's Northeast Brewer's Night.
Replies: 553
Views: 53218

Re: Jim's Northeast Brewer's Night.

I am not exactly in the Northeast (Suffolk born and living in Essex) but my Mrs went to university in Sunderland and has a real affinity with the area still. We love heading north, so hope to join one of these get-togethers this year Matt :) Sent from my SM-G955F using Tapatalk And we would love to...
by Eric
Thu Feb 21, 2019 12:11 pm
Forum: Brewdays
Topic: 1940 Whitbread London Stout
Replies: 21
Views: 1796

Re: 1940 Whitbread London Stout

Thanks Eric You're right, the website is a pain to navigate but looking through google, I found the following https://www.ragus.co.uk/product/brewingsugars/# This confirms that invert is available as a syrup and as a solid block. I wonder if the taste is identical and whether it would ever be possi...
by Eric
Wed Feb 20, 2019 12:53 pm
Forum: Brewdays
Topic: 1940 Whitbread London Stout
Replies: 21
Views: 1796

Re: 1940 Whitbread London Stout

I believe their process dissolves appropriate cane sugars (sucrose) in heated water, then hydrochloric acid is added to achieve a specific pH. When inversion is complete, the acidity is neutralised with sodium bicarbonate. For solid block the syrup is then seeded with fructose. Wow, complicated pro...
by Eric
Tue Feb 19, 2019 10:12 pm
Forum: Brewdays
Topic: 1940 Whitbread London Stout
Replies: 21
Views: 1796

Re: 1940 Whitbread London Stout

Bako are agents for Ragus and can order invert should you require any. It comes in 25 kg blocks and it isn't cheap. I believe their process dissolves appropriate cane sugars (sucrose) in heated water, then hydrochloric acid is added to achieve a specific pH. When inversion is complete, the acidity i...
by Eric
Mon Feb 18, 2019 10:51 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Hot side aeration
Replies: 9
Views: 1410

Re: Hot side aeration

I don't and for all those beers I brew, it helps. There are at least as many benefits as there are downsides. It isn't one of those things that people fret over that don't exist or are impossible to avoid, but unless you are intent on making beer in a specific way to avoid oxygen at all costs, brew ...
by Eric
Sun Feb 10, 2019 4:59 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Jim's Northeast Brewer's Night.
Replies: 553
Views: 53218

Re: Jim's Northeast Brewer's Night.

Jim wrote:
Sun Feb 10, 2019 4:01 pm
Normski wrote:
Sat Feb 09, 2019 9:01 pm
I think its that time again.
Anyone fancy a N/E meet up.
That would be fine by me! :)
And me.