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Batham's Best

Postby Lanky94 » Sun Oct 02, 2016 16:26

I am going to brew a Bathams Best from GW's good book.

I have read that Bathams use light invert sugar. I have some of this and would like to include it.

What percentage of invert No1 would you guys recommend please?

Many thanks.

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Re: Batham's Best

Postby robwalker » Sun Oct 02, 2016 17:16

Maybe 10%? They use it as a brew length extender as they're a reasonably small but very busy and pricey brewery.

I brewed that using an all grain kit and it was one of my all time favourites.
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Re: Batham's Best

Postby Lanky94 » Sun Oct 02, 2016 17:54

robwalker wrote:Maybe 10%? They use it as a brew length extender as they're a reasonably small but very busy and pricey brewery.

I brewed that using an all grain kit and it was one of my all time favourites.


What is a brew length extender pls Rob?

Would you brew it with invert or just do 100% Marris?
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Re: Batham's Best

Postby robwalker » Sun Oct 02, 2016 18:05

They use it in big breweries to get more beer out of a smaller brewkit generally, not all but some - but bathams do use it and have for years so I'd be inclined to add it. Either way you'll get a great beer.
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Re: Batham's Best

Postby Lanky94 » Sun Oct 02, 2016 18:22

robwalker wrote:They use it in big breweries to get more beer out of a smaller brewkit generally, not all but some - but bathams do use it and have for years so I'd be inclined to add it. Either way you'll get a great beer.



What yeast would you use? I have a nice starter going at the moment with some WLp002. Will use that this time, but any other recommendations?
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Re: Batham's Best

Postby robwalker » Sun Oct 02, 2016 18:24

I think that's probably your best bet, the original beer is quite clean.
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Re: Batham's Best

Postby Lanky94 » Sun Oct 02, 2016 18:31

Thanks Rob
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Re: Batham's Best

Postby Good Ed » Mon Oct 03, 2016 21:59

It's legend around these parts, so good luck with it :thumb:

Here's to the man who drinks strong ale,
and goes to bed quite mellow.
Lives as he ought to live,
and dies a jolly good fellow.
- Old English folk song
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Re: Batham's Best

Postby Pakman » Tue Oct 04, 2016 08:28

Good Ed wrote:It's legend around these parts, so good luck with it :thumb:


It's legend elsewhere as well but we have to travel to get it :( I was pleased to find some Midland Off-licences appear to sell it in bottles - not as good as the draught by acceptable.
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Re: Batham's Best

Postby Good Ed » Tue Oct 04, 2016 22:29

Pakman wrote:
Good Ed wrote:It's legend around these parts, so good luck with it :thumb:


It's legend elsewhere as well but we have to travel to get it :( I was pleased to find some Midland Off-licences appear to sell it in bottles - not as good as the draught by acceptable.
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Yes, my local offy sells it by the 12 pack. If you are passing through the Jewellery Qtr, not sure where you would tie up, but the Red Lion has it on draft, usually in good condition, and not a bad spot for some lunch. An old time boozer, kept up to current standards.

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Re: Batham's Best

Postby Lanky94 » Wed Oct 05, 2016 22:54

I have had to delay making this due to a bloody hurricane causing us to evacuate! Not something a Brit does everyday.
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Re: Batham's Best

Postby robwalker » Wed Oct 05, 2016 22:59

Depends if abey's been on the Skye curries for me
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