30 December 2006

posted by benjy edwards

The last cask of real ale was finished last night (Boathouse HDV), so we need some more cask beer. Today is version 11 of the clone of Timothy Taylor Landlord. 100% Golden Promise malt, with Fuggle, Stryian Golding, and East Kent Golding hops. We brewed the batch using the no-sparge method, getting an original gravity of 1.043. We used almost two-thirds pellet hops, which was a mistake, as it caused the runoff from the kettle to clog. We were also short of volume, partly from being unable to get all of the wort out of the kettle.

We also racked the London Pride clone to a couple of corny kegs, dry hopping with around an ounce or so of East Kent Goldings per keg. Gravities were great, 1.013 on both fermenters. Clarity also was excellent. The White Labs WLP002 (English Ale) is a fantastic yeast. My favourite!

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