Wards Best Bitter

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Post by BarnsleyBrewer » Fri Apr 25, 2008 11:55 pm

Chemo wrote:Amount Item
0.45 kg Maltose syrup (150.0 EBC)
3.10 kg Pale Malt (2 Row) UK (5.9 EBC)
0.50 kg Caramel/Crystal Malt - 40L (78.8 EBC)
0.40 kg Wheat, Torrified (3.3 EBC)
12.00 gm Target [11.00 %] (90 min)
20.00 gm Challenger [7.50 %]
10.00 gm Fuggles [4.50 %] (10 min) (Aroma Hop-SteeHops -
5.00 gm Progress [6.25 %] (10 min) (Aroma Hop-SteHops -
how about that for 25L?
Hi
Have you brewed this, is it a good clone?
How did they create that smell the beer had?

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Post by Chemo » Sat Apr 26, 2008 12:01 am

No, I haven't brewed this one. (yet) I'll have to try it soon I think

I'd love to know how to create that unique smell of Ward's best bitter.
Anyone got any suggestions? maybe it was the yeast

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Post by Redbloke » Sat Apr 26, 2008 12:17 am

Chemo wrote:No, I haven't brewed this one. (yet) I'll have to try it soon I think

I'd love to know how to create that unique smell of Ward's best bitter.
Anyone got any suggestions? maybe it was the yeast
Wards was an excellent pint, but if it wasn't looked after it was bloody awful! :shock: I would love a recipe for this one :wink:

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Post by BarnsleyBrewer » Sun Apr 27, 2008 12:29 pm

Anyone know the yeast strain of this beer?
My uncle said Wards Best Bitter was fighting beer!!
Once drank, it fought to get out of your arsehole!!

TRUE???
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Post by sparky Paul » Sun Apr 27, 2008 7:41 pm

BarnsleyBrewer wrote:My uncle said Wards Best Bitter was fighting beer!!
Once drank, it fought to get out of your arsehole!!

TRUE???
Certainly.

I don't know what it was, but it certainly gave you a good clearout... 8-[

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Post by BarnsleyBrewer » Thu May 01, 2008 9:29 am

Might try the Wards brew, What is maltose syrup, can I replace it with somthing else?

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Re: Wards Best Bitter

Post by 6470zzy » Sat Mar 22, 2014 1:22 pm

Time to bring this topic back up from the depths as I am looking for a Wards Sheffield Best Bitter clone recipe. Anyone have any nuggets of truth about the original recipe and the yeast strain? Crying shame that they closed this one down in order to build more flats. [-X

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Post by 6470zzy » Sat Mar 22, 2014 4:12 pm

Just found a good video about the Wards Brewery, it's worth a look =D> I wish that they told more about the "triple Yeast strain" [-o<

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WkjSkeZks6Y
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Post by BarnsleyBrewer » Mon Apr 07, 2014 9:19 pm

Nice one thx for sharing
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Post by 6470zzy » Mon Apr 07, 2014 9:57 pm

BarnsleyBrewer wrote:Nice one thx for sharing
You are certainly welcome. Did you ever try your hand at brewing the clone that you were after?
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Post by aletaster » Sun Apr 20, 2014 12:32 am

Tried a pint of Wards in Sunderland a couple of days ago. I agree - doesn't taste like if used to. Went to university in Sheffield in the 80s. Remember th e brewery and a very good visit!

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Post by seymour » Fri Apr 25, 2014 1:48 am

Chemo wrote:...I'd love to know how to create that unique smell of Ward's best bitter.
Anyone got any suggestions? maybe it was the yeast
I'd hypothesize the smell was mainly produced by the unique fermentation and the minerals in the local water supply. I've seen three Wards Best Bitter recipes and they all contain Aciduated/Enzymatic Malt, which I'm pretty sure contains probiotics like acidophilus and lactobacillus, as in yogurt, kim chee, Berliner weiss, lambic, sourkraut, etc. That would absolutely produce some interesting sourish smells unlike mainstream English ale fermentations.
sparky Paul wrote:
BarnsleyBrewer wrote:My uncle said Wards Best Bitter was fighting beer!!
Once drank, it fought to get out of your arsehole!!

TRUE???
Certainly.

I don't know what it was, but it certainly gave you a good clearout... 8-[
Those statements would back-up my hypothesis. The same aforementioned bacterium are sold in probiotic pill form to aid with digestion.

Did you guys know the historic Vaux/Wards English ale strain is supposedly still in use by Maxim brewery? I seriously doubt it's still managed as a triple-strain though. If you could get their yeast, I'd primary ferment with that, then add some probiotics to the secondary.

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Re: Wards Best Bitter

Post by robbarwell » Sat Apr 26, 2014 10:40 am

I think its possible to get the strain from Brewlab..

however to get that smell will take a bit of trial and error...by the way its pronounced WHARHHRDS.

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Re: Wards Best Bitter

Post by BarnsleyBrewer » Fri Oct 27, 2017 4:45 pm

Time to give this a go.............. Might contact Brewlabs..
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Re: Wards Best Bitter

Post by WalesAles » Fri Oct 27, 2017 8:23 pm

BarnsleyBrewer wrote:
Fri Oct 27, 2017 4:45 pm
Time to give this a go.............. Might contact Brewlabs..
BB,
About Bloody time too! =D>
2008 you first asked about this Beer.
You need to get your act together! :D :D

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