Honey Flavour Porter

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  1. daveandsan

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    Just barreled 40 pints of Honey Flavour Porter, only 40 pints of IPA to make now and I am all ready for Christmas.(y)
     
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    80 pints for xmas....not expecting guests then.
     
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    I've got a lot of honey stored away so I must try brewing with it again. I made a Yuletide ale years ago which was excellent.

    My most recent brew, a bitter, was put in the keg before we went to France so was sitting for about five weeks. Very clear and a good head though by the time I had taken the photo this had collapsed a bit!

    It was also the first brew I've used water treatment for, gypsum was recommended for our water, and it seems to have helped a lot. I've two more brews on the go at the moment with added gypsum so we shall see if the first was a fluke or not!

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    If we have any guests they can bring their own.:)
     
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    @DBK , Why do they recommend adding gypsum?
     
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    Just attempted my first "whole grain" brews, I've got 40 pints of best bitter (7%) recently barrelled, 40 pale ale (5%) in the fermenter since Wednesday and this week I'm going to go for a mega hoppy IPA.

    Need to buy another barrel and a shed load of flip top bottles next week.

    If I've got it right then I should have a decent selection, if I've cocked it up, then we need to go back to France for a restock ;)
     
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    7% That's falling over stuff. My Porter is 4.5% and my IPA will be 4.8%. :drink:
     
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    Partly my fault, I miscalculated the boil off (was about 5litres) checked the original gravity after I'd put it into the fermenter and was surprised at 1065 (was expecting around 1050)

    Oh well :cheers:
     
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    This will just about last 3 days at Southport later on in the month;)
     
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    @HappyBrewer is the expert on this I think. It depends on your local water, ours comes off Dartmoor and the water treatments which work here won't necessarily work elsewhere.

    I just spoke with the owner of a local brewing shop and asked what he recommended. It may not be perfect but early indications are it has made a difference to the brew.
     
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  11. daveandsan

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    I might just bring a bottle for you to sample Phil.:)
     
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    Thanks Dave(y).....but please bring 10:LOL:
     
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    We have a local brewery that does a bitter brewed with honey called Enville Ale, it is to die for.
     
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    First sample of Porter, nice drink and holds its head.

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    Man do I miss a good pint of IPA.............. still can't have it all.
     
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