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by DaveyT
Mon May 04, 2015 12:38 am
Forum: Extract Brewing
Topic: Extract brew - making my own recipe
Replies: 1
Views: 1031

Re: Extract brew - making my own recipe

That's exactly what I started doing after a post on this forum. I boil 14 litres then split them three ways. The main boil could, for example, be a blond ale of 1.045 OG with 30 IBUs. You could ferment that with US 05 and maybe even dry hop it. The second brew you could steep some crystal malt in a ...
by DaveyT
Tue Mar 31, 2015 2:34 pm
Forum: Beer Recipes
Topic: Table beer
Replies: 9
Views: 3782

Re: Table beer

+1 for Vienna malt. I used it as my base malt in a blond table beer and it was great. Brown malt is also good. It has a low EBC but it packs a punch. I added 2% with the Vienna and it didn't stick out or change the colour, just added another layer. I packed the whole thing full of Sorachi Ace hops a...
by DaveyT
Thu Feb 26, 2015 6:54 pm
Forum: Cider Making
Topic: Scratter in the Rye
Replies: 2
Views: 764

Re: Scratter in the Rye

It's pretty dry. Nice and crisp. I'll try another bottle and get back to you if I think differently.
by DaveyT
Wed Feb 25, 2015 10:50 pm
Forum: Cider Making
Topic: Scratter in the Rye
Replies: 2
Views: 764

Scratter in the Rye

Hello Just drinking an experiment that's worked well enough for me to share on Jim's. I steeped 35g of Cara Rye grains in some hot (not boiling) apple juice then boiled it for 15 min. I turned the heat off then added the tea bags and let it cool down before adding it to 4 litres of apple juice and a...
by DaveyT
Mon Feb 23, 2015 1:17 am
Forum: Beer Recipes
Topic: Is "Southern English Brown" really a thing?
Replies: 54
Views: 7910

Re: Is "Southern English Brown" really a thing?

Randy Mosher's Nut Case Brown Ale is very good. I was struck by the colour; there was no hint of darkness, just a solid brown colour. Previously, all my brown beers have been either dark or golden, never just brown. It would do really well with a rye addition, too. In Newcastle, we always talked abo...
by DaveyT
Sun Feb 15, 2015 10:42 am
Forum: Beer Recipes
Topic: Crystal Rye IPA - choose my hops!
Replies: 13
Views: 1518

Re: Crystal Rye IPA - choose my hops!

Not sure about the hops, but I can suggest you use 4 - 5% crystal rye malt. I've been using that much CaraRye with excellent results. 1% black malt goes nicely if you have it. I think crystal rye and cararye are the same.
by DaveyT
Mon Feb 09, 2015 12:51 am
Forum: Beer Recipes
Topic: Losing it with this rye recipe...
Replies: 0
Views: 355

Losing it with this rye recipe...

Hello I've had some excellent input from Zgoda about using rye and, after tinkering on Beer Alchemy, I'm starting to lose the plot and need a bit of help. I've got a mate staying and he wants to brew a rye ale. I initially started with ale malt, flaked rye and cara rye, but then we started tasting s...
by DaveyT
Thu Feb 05, 2015 3:40 pm
Forum: Malts and Grits
Topic: Cara Rye update and rolled rye question
Replies: 8
Views: 1693

Re: Cara Rye update and rolled rye question

Planned on one this morning but I've had my daughter off school sick. It'll have to wait. Hopefully next week. Will let you know the outcome.
by DaveyT
Wed Feb 04, 2015 12:18 am
Forum: Malts and Grits
Topic: Cara Rye update and rolled rye question
Replies: 8
Views: 1693

Re: Cara Rye update and rolled rye question

Is it worth going higher than 20%? My friend is brewing with me for the first time and I want it to stand out for him. I was thinking of adding a bit of amber malt (Crisp, 50 EBC). As I want to split the batch and make a stout alongside this, the amber would add to the stout flavour. Would the amber...
by DaveyT
Tue Feb 03, 2015 12:13 am
Forum: Malts and Grits
Topic: Cara Rye update and rolled rye question
Replies: 8
Views: 1693

Re: Cara Rye update and rolled rye question

Sounds like it makes you work for your beer! What % woud you recommend? I'm looking for a proper, full-flavoured rye ale.
by DaveyT
Mon Feb 02, 2015 4:22 pm
Forum: Malts and Grits
Topic: alternative to torrified wheat
Replies: 4
Views: 1474

Re: alternative to torrified wheat

How about golden naked oats? I think they only need steeping. Not sure, though.
by DaveyT
Mon Feb 02, 2015 3:55 pm
Forum: Malts and Grits
Topic: Cara Rye update and rolled rye question
Replies: 8
Views: 1693

Re: Cara Rye update and rolled rye question

There you go! It's a good mix, anyway.
When you say flaked rye is that the stuff that looks like corn flakes or the stuff that looks like oats? I've got the oaty ones and I'm not sure what to do with them. Any ideas?
by DaveyT
Sun Feb 01, 2015 11:09 pm
Forum: Malts and Grits
Topic: Cara Rye update and rolled rye question
Replies: 8
Views: 1693

Cara Rye update and rolled rye question

I posted a question about Cara Rye and I've since used it in the quantities suggested to great effect. Clibit suggested 4% which is really working well. The blond ales I've brewed have worked really well with the added rye. The beers are really refreshing and the rye sits well with everything else w...
by DaveyT
Wed Jan 14, 2015 10:13 pm
Forum: Beer Recipes
Topic: SEYMOUR KENTUCKY COMMON BEER (a rare historic style)
Replies: 6
Views: 937

Re: SEYMOUR KENTUCKY COMMON BEER (a rare historic style)

Is it tasty? And, perhaps more importantly, do you want another after finishing a pint?
by DaveyT
Sat Jan 10, 2015 12:25 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Hop strainer questions
Replies: 4
Views: 506

Re: Hop strainer questions

Thanks a lot, Fil. I haven't replied yet as I've been thinking. And I'll have to do a bit more thinking and a bit of playing about.
I'll let you know how it comes along.
Thanks again.
David