« on: November 25, 2012, 10:22:06 am »
Making 5 gallons of California Common today as a yeast starter for a Baltic Porter in a couple of weeks.
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The late Ant Hayes did a presentation at NHC, I think it was Cincinnati, about Southern Brown Ale and brought with him a couple cases of Mann's. It was back sweetened with an unfermentable, possibly artificial sugar if I remember correctly. It tasted more like a cola than a brown ale to me.
Here's a link to the presentation (from the bjcp site):
Thanks for the thoughtful analysis Martin. Next time I brew this I'll use your recommendations.
Thanks all. So it sounds like I should expect more than 80% attenuation with 3711. Think I should plan for 85% or so? I plan to mash at 148-150 for 75 minutes and add 1# of table sugar. OG is estimated for 1.067 with my current recipe.
I am not planning on a traditional saison as I plan to use American style hops.
There are a few things I am thinking about for the next time.
All Simpsons GP for the base malt. Use the dark British Crystal. Pitch a full amount of yeast (or a little more), don't use O2 just splash or shake, and ramp the temps up at the end. Get he sulfates to 350 ppm or above.
Last time needed more esters, and lacked some residual sweetness, and needed a little of the Burton snatch. At least that was how it compared with my memory.
Which clone version do you brew?
Speaking as the Yank in the UK that I am.I've only ever had it on cask so I would hesitate to buy it in a bottle in the US. I remember being excited to get Fullers' Porter over here and being very disappointed. It was a completely different beer compared to what I'd had in England.
Landlord is a good solid ale. One thing I find is that it varies from year to year in taste. I don't know if it is the Golden Promise malt but it seems to swing with the seasons. The one thing it has going wrong with it is that Madonna said it was her favorite beer a few years ago and that riled the locals up a bit. Regardless, it is a much better out of a hand pump thna it is out of a bottle.
So, I went a little crazy. I picked up the following, and what I'm thinking of making with them:
Motueka - blonde or pale lager?
Pacific Jade - APA?
Rakau - dry-hopped wheat (maybe rye)
Green Bullet - bittering?
Super Alpha - bittering?
And I picked up some more Nelson Sauvin so I can rebrew the Nelson Brut I made last year.