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cwill1973
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Location: Wyoming, USA
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TQB wrote:

I brew all grain. I used Maris Otter as my main grain and added .5 lbs chocolate malt and .5 lbs flaked barley but it is still "watery" in feel. I only used 2oz roasted barley, should I increase that amount?


No. You're good. That almost feels like a porter with added roast barley. I suspect too low mash temperature. Go for 67-68 degrees and insulate well. That should bring out all that lovely MO flavour. Read this:

http://beersmith.com/...-grain-brewing/

I think you're almost there. Don't overdo the flavour hops and use bittering hops with a bit of character. My favourite for stout is Challenger, but Northern Brewer goes well too.


Thanks.

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cwill1973
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Racked an English bitter today. The taste was quite pleasing. Nice amber color too. Any of you English fellows know of a commercially produced bitter sold here in the States that you like that I could compare mine to?

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TQB
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cwill1973 wrote:
Racked an English bitter today. The taste was quite pleasing. Nice amber color too. Any of you English fellows know of a commercially produced bitter sold here in the States that you like that I could compare mine to?


Fuller's produces London Pride, which is widely available, I believe. Their ESB is quite a bit heavier. I have bought Young's as well. Best comparison is to find a brewpub that makes their own bitter. It has to be English hops, though. American ones tend to be like a citrus plantation ....

PS Got another two cases of Westvleteren 12 yesterday. Life is good.

TQB

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nick1257
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Right now lagunitas sucks and some stuff from my cellar. Stone old guardian barley wine 2012 and a firestone walker velvet merkin were what I had last.

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rrjc5488
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Location: California, USA
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I'm currently drinking a 21st amendment back in black IPA.

It's delicious.

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cwill1973
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rrjc5488 wrote:
I'm currently drinking a 21st amendment back in black IPA.

It's delicious.


I love IPA's. That's what I'll be brewing next.

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Dr. Pangloss
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Baderbrau.

I'm ecstatic it's back.

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pushharder
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Location: Montana, USA
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Dr. Pangloss wrote:
Baderbrau.

I'm ecstatic it's back.



Just had my first ever of this brew tonight and I am sold. Excellente!

http://beeradvocate.com/...rofile/118/402/

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pushharder
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Location: Montana, USA
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Best beer in the whole wide world? Vanilla Bourbon Stout from Tamarack Brewing Co., Lakeside, MT.

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Diddy Ryder
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Join date: Nov 2010
Location: Scotland
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pushharder wrote:
Dr. Pangloss wrote:
Baderbrau.

I'm ecstatic it's back.



Just had my first ever of this brew tonight and I am sold. Excellente!

http://beeradvocate.com/...rofile/118/402/


Dark Island from the same brewery is great, too.

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