English Scrumpy 2015

Windfall Apples

Windfall Apples

English Scrumpy 2015

Last year we made and English scrumpy and had very good results.  But, we skipped some items that would have made it more authentic.  First we need to look at what scrumpy is. Read more

1844 Whitbread Porter (2015)

I was looking over the original post that I made for this beer and realized that I had made a few mistakes when formulating the recipe.  Although it doesn’t make a huge difference in the recipe, I must attempt to right this wrong to the best of my ability and knowledge.  The rest of this post is similar to the original but corrected and changed for this years brew day.

1844 Whitbread Porter (2015)

(Porter)
Whitbread_Porter
ABV:5.8%
IBU:48
Malts:English Pale Malt, Brown Malt, Black Malt
Hops:East Kent Goldings
Yeast:WLP017 Whitbread Ale Yeast
Availability:Late July 2015
Additional Notes

Suggested Foods: Roasted or smoked foods; barbecue, sausages, roasted meat, blackened fish.
Cheese: Cow milk such as Tilsit or Gruyére.
Dessert: Chocolate peanut butter cookies, toasted coconut cookie bars.

Read more

Chiswick Pride

A clone-ish version of Fuller’s London Pride.

Chiswick Pride

(ESB)
CHISWICK_PRIDE_BOTTLE
ABV:4.5%
Malts:English Pale Malt, English Crystal 60L,English Crystal 150L
Hops:Target, Challenger, Northern Brewer
Yeast:WLP002 English Ale Yeast
Availability:July 2015
Additional Notes

Suggested Foods: Wide range of food including meat pie, English cheese; great with a burger!
Cheese: English cheese such as cheddar or Derby with sage.
Dessert: Pumpkin flan, maple bread pudding, bananas Foster.

Read more

Subterranean Best Mild Ale

10 gallons of mild ale split into two equal batches and pitched with 2 different yeasts.

Yeast 1 = House Blend of WLP002 English Ale Yeast and WLP013 London Ale Yeast

Yeast 2 = WLP017 Whitbread Ale Yeast

Subterranean Best Mild

(English Mild)
BEST_MILD_BOTTLE
ABV:3.9%
IBU:40
Malts:Maris Otter, English Pale Malt, Crystal 150L
Hops:East Kent Goldings
Other:Invert Sugar
Yeast:WLP017 Whitbread Ale
Availability:June 2015
Additional Notes

Suggested foods: Mushrooms, wild game, roast pork, smoked sausage, grilled salmon
Cheese: Mild Cheddar, aged Gouda, crumbly Cheshire.
Dessert: Dark Fruit Tart, almond or maple-walnut cake, pear fritters, cashew brittle.

Read more