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Re: English Pale Ale
« Reply #15 on: July 19, 2013, 10:47:27 PM »
Some great ideas here so far. I think I've been swung back to WLP002/1968 for my yeast choice, with some Lyle's golden syrup to help dry it out a bit.

As far as EKG/Fuggle goes, I'm sure they will work their way into future versions of the recipe, but I just want to play around with some UK hop varieties that are new to me right now. I'm kind of looking for an English equivalent of my standard APA/AIPA recipes for playing with English hops.
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Re: English Pale Ale
« Reply #16 on: July 20, 2013, 05:23:29 AM »
I most recently used all first gold for a ordinary bitter, I thought it turned out very good.
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Re: English Pale Ale
« Reply #17 on: July 23, 2013, 08:19:34 PM »
All you really need IMO is a good floor malted MO like Thomas Fawcett and some nice East Kent Goldings, or Challenger or even Target. But you really need the EKGs. Just sayin. WLP002 or its equivalent. Use at least 2 oz per 5 gallons dry hops. Don't overcarbonate. And if you use any MO for god's sake stay away from victory or you will over do it. Victory is kinda like a cheap replacement for MO. Just go all MO. Add 5% crystal if you must. But no more.
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Re: English Pale Ale
« Reply #18 on: July 23, 2013, 08:36:26 PM »
But if you don't want Fullers taste, why use Fullers yeast?
Personally I use 007 for my British beers. It's drier, I love the flavour and I've never had a stuck ferment with it unlike 002. 002 makes great beer, it's just not my preferred choice.

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Re: English Pale Ale
« Reply #19 on: July 23, 2013, 08:47:20 PM »
I have tried them all and I keep going back to 1028 for my British style beers.

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Re: English Pale Ale
« Reply #20 on: July 24, 2013, 02:32:09 AM »
But if you don't want Fullers taste, why use Fullers yeast?


Missed that part. Plenty of other English ales yeasts out there. But 007 tastes exactly like 002 to me. Just drier.
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Re: English Pale Ale
« Reply #21 on: July 24, 2013, 06:09:25 AM »
The one I use for British Barleywines and IPAs is 1028.

One that I forgot to mention is the WLP-022 Essex Ale Yeast, which makes a great bitter. The Ordinary Bitter on tap at my house right now used this yeast, and I agree with the bready description. This is a local Brewpub's house yeast.
http://www.whitelabs.com/yeast/wlp022-essex-ale-yeast
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