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Batham's Best

PostPosted: Sun Oct 02, 2016 16:26
by Lanky94
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.

Nathan

Re: Batham's Best

PostPosted: Sun Oct 02, 2016 17:16
by robwalker
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.

Re: Batham's Best

PostPosted: Sun Oct 02, 2016 17:54
by Lanky94
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?

Re: Batham's Best

PostPosted: Sun Oct 02, 2016 18:05
by robwalker
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.

Re: Batham's Best

PostPosted: Sun Oct 02, 2016 18:22
by Lanky94
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?

Re: Batham's Best

PostPosted: Sun Oct 02, 2016 18:24
by robwalker
I think that's probably your best bet, the original beer is quite clean.

Re: Batham's Best

PostPosted: Sun Oct 02, 2016 18:31
by Lanky94
Thanks Rob

Re: Batham's Best

PostPosted: Mon Oct 03, 2016 21:59
by Good Ed
It's legend around these parts, so good luck with it :thumb:

Re: Batham's Best

PostPosted: Tue Oct 04, 2016 08:28
by Pakman
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.
Graham

Re: Batham's Best

PostPosted: Tue Oct 04, 2016 22:29
by Good Ed
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.
Graham


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.

Re: Batham's Best

PostPosted: Wed Oct 05, 2016 22:54
by Lanky94
I have had to delay making this due to a bloody hurricane causing us to evacuate! Not something a Brit does everyday.

Re: Batham's Best

PostPosted: Wed Oct 05, 2016 22:59
by robwalker
Depends if abey's been on the Skye curries for me