Over Chistmas and Boxing day, I finished off the barrel of Jennings Cocker Hoop that I made in early November. In style and ingredients, it is quite similar to Moorhouses Pendle Witches Brew and is a smooth, rich, pale coloured, malty beer, not quite a Golden Ale, but very tasty and recommended for anybody that doesn't like IPAs or darker bitters. As it is now finished, I have now broached the barrel of Abbot Ale
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Some months ago, the manufacturers of Danstar Nottingham Yeast decided to more or double the price, which had the effect of causing all of the wholesalers to drop it as a product line and many replaced it with the Mauribrew range of yeasts. Following requests from many of its retailers and customers,
I've just barrelled the Abbot Ale Clone as the gravity has dropped to 1010 and have noticed that the colour, whilst being more or less at the EBC of 14 that I was aiming for, is a little lighter than I had hoped
The Courage Directors Clone recipe that I brewed a couple of weeks ago using the recipe in the first edition of Graham Wheeler's "Brew Your Own British Real Ales" is now almost 4 weeks old and is absolutely superb. It was intended as my Christmas brew, but I suspect that it may not last until then....