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will will put a bottle of the london special ale and london gold into my fridge , real thing not my version....   have a secret source will get you an 1845 sp? as well

Kentish Ale - Spitfire clone   did 1/2 of recipe below and used Notty yeast

Spitfire Ale -Sheperd Neame 
Brew Type: All Grain Date: 9/16/2006 
Style: Special/Best/Premium Bitter Brewer: Chris Bowen  
Batch Size: 10.00 gal Assistant Brewer:  
Boil Volume: 11.45 gal Boil Time: 60 min 
Brewhouse Efficiency: 75.00 % 

Ingredients Amount Item Type % or IBU 
9.75 lb Pale Malt, Maris Otter (3.0 SRM) Grain 54.93 % 
3.75 lb Pale Malt (2 Row) UK (3.0 SRM) Grain 21.13 % 
2.25 lb Caramel/Crystal Malt - 80L (80.0 SRM) Grain 12.68 % 
1.25 lb Wheat, Torrified (1.7 SRM) Grain 7.04 % 
0.75 lb Amber Malt (22.0 SRM) Grain 4.23 % 
2.00 oz Target [8.50 %] (60 min) Hops 31.2 IBU 
1.00 oz First Gold [7.50 %] (15 min) Hops 6.8 IBU 
1.00 oz Goldings, East Kent [5.00 %] (5 min) (Aroma Hop-Steep) Hops -  
2.00 items Whirlfloc Tablet (Boil 15.0 min) Misc  
2.00 tsp Yeast Nutrient (Primary 3.0 days) Misc  

Beer Profile Estimated Original Gravity: 1.049 SG (1.040-1.048 SG) Measured Original Gravity: 1.045 SG 
Estimated Final Gravity: 1.012 SG (1.008-1.012 SG) Measured Final Gravity: 1.010 SG 
Estimated Color: 13.2 SRM (5.0-16.0 SRM) Color [Color] 
Bitterness: 38.1 IBU (25.0-40.0 IBU) Alpha Acid Units: 24.5 AAU 
Estimated Alcohol by Volume: 4.87 % (3.80-4.60 %) Actual Alcohol by Volume: 4.56 % 
Actual Calories: 198 cal/pint 

Mash Profile Name: Single Infusion, Full Body Mash 

You find Notts good Pete, good for style there?

I used it a bit awhile back and it wasn't very hop friendly, realised I didn't brew to it's character

its great for malt forward beers, english beers etc,   I have not tried it in a hoppy beer.   I quite like M44 but it has serious lag times... that said no bad results yet....

for liquids 1272 and 090 are goto neutrals and 1469 for english esters

I am drinking an abbey ale 2 B pale ale,  its great very subtle  

Yea, it's not a yeast for hops

MJ42 New World Strong Ale is good on malt, a little kinder on the hops too.

Short lag times, especially repitches. Quick, like Notts, so it's really good if you need to fill a keg quickly

i have just tried morgans american ale...

well will be pitching in next few hours just chilling things

looks like this is repackaged us 05 still cheap for 15 grams

So  a bit of a poll......      constant online home brew...

if you only had 1 keg online what type of beer would it be?   if 2 kegs what beers?

mine would be a uk best bitter and an american pale ale, i like lower % beers on tap...

1 keg - NZ IPA

2 kegs - NZ IPA + various depending on season and mood NZ Pils, Belgian Blonde, Tripel, Red IPA

... and always an annual RIS in bottles.

This year maybe a Pilsner

Last year probably an XPA

Before that maybe an APA

Year before a hoppy porter

Somewhere back, a mild

Next year ?

Second keg, one of the above

Just kegged a psuedo NZ Pils  calling it "Little Pils" because it's kiwi and it rocks.

OG: 1.054

IBU: 34

ABV: 5.5%

Batch Size: 21L


4.0 kg NZ Pilsner Malt 

300g NZ Vienna

300g NZ Gladiator

100g NZ Sour Grapes


10g Sauvin @ 60min

10g Sauvin @ 10min

10g Motueka @ 10min

10g Riwaka @ 10min

20g Sauvin @ 0min

20g Motueka @ 0min

20g Riwaka @ 0min

20g Sauvin Dry hop 4 days @ 14C

20g Motueka Dry hop 4 days @ 14C

20g Riwaka Dry hop 4 days @ 14C


US-05 @ 19C up to 22C over 10 days

thinking about a lunatic soup attempt , NZ Syrian...   massive dry hop like 400g for the 20L batch.....


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