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Banks's Bitter ....

Postby london_lhr » Wed Dec 02, 2015 16:18

Hi all,
does anyone have a recipe for the above?
I read somewhere that it is in Graham Wheeler's book "Brew your own British real Ale".
I have that book and also the one on brewing European ales but alas, no recipe for a Banks Bitter :scratch:
Maybe the edition I have is too new or too old :D
If anyone can help I will really appreciate it :thumb:
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Re: Banks's Bitter ....

Postby krazypara3165 » Wed Dec 02, 2015 17:30

Page 132 in the third edition!

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Re: Banks's Bitter ....

Postby calumscott » Wed Dec 02, 2015 17:32

Take normal bitter, add water... ;)

Fortunately GW's recipes are, on the whole, from a time before these beers got accountantised.
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Re: Banks's Bitter ....

Postby Kyle_T » Wed Dec 02, 2015 18:43

Pale Malt 3,840g
Black Malt 39g

Fuggles 57g @ 90 minutes.
Goldings 19g @ 10 minutes.

1038° and 3.8%

Courtesy of Mr Wheeler

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Re: Banks's Bitter ....

Postby london_lhr » Wed Dec 02, 2015 19:32

Thanks for the replies and thank you Kyle for the recipe :thumb:

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Re: Banks's Bitter ....

Postby Springer » Wed Dec 02, 2015 20:03

calumscott wrote:Take normal bitter, add water... ;)

Fortunately GW's recipes are, on the whole, from a time before these beers got accountantised.


Now't wrong with a 3.8%, looks good to me,................. and you can always drink more. :D :lol:
Isn't a pedigree clone similar but stronger :scratch:
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Re: Banks's Bitter ....

Postby calumscott » Wed Dec 02, 2015 21:09

I actually don't mind it TBH. It's always available for a quid a bottle and I'd rather those on a hot summer day than some nasty industrial lager...

I just can't help thinking that it was probably a much better beer back in the mists of time.
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Re: Banks's Bitter ....

Postby london_lhr » Wed Dec 02, 2015 21:19

KP,
Page 132 in the third edition!


I am home now and the book I have is "Brew your own Real Ale at Home".
(Graham Wheeler and Roger Protz)
On my page 132 I have "Timothy Taylor LANDLORD" recipe. :D
Thanks for the heads up :thumb:
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Re: Banks's Bitter ....

Postby Good Ed » Wed Dec 02, 2015 21:43

Kyle_T wrote:Pale Malt 3,840g
Black Malt 39g

Fuggles 57g @ 90 minutes.
Goldings 19g @ 10 minutes.

1038° and 3.8%

Courtesy of Mr Wheeler


I think Graham would appreciate you not publishing his copyright material on a public forum :nono:

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Re: Banks's Bitter ....

Postby Kyle_T » Wed Dec 02, 2015 21:46

Good Ed wrote:
Kyle_T wrote:Pale Malt 3,840g
Black Malt 39g

Fuggles 57g @ 90 minutes.
Goldings 19g @ 10 minutes.

1038° and 3.8%

Courtesy of Mr Wheeler


I think Graham would appreciate you not publishing his copyright material on a public forum :nono:


And I think you should ask wether I had already spoken to him previously. :nono:

Of which I had some time ago, otherwise I wouldn't post it.

But should he crop up saying otherwise I will remove it.

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Re: Banks's Bitter ....

Postby Good Ed » Wed Dec 02, 2015 21:56

So Graham gave you permission to publish his material?

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Re: Banks's Bitter ....

Postby calumscott » Wed Dec 02, 2015 23:00

Good Ed wrote:So Graham gave you permission to publish his material?


He did. He's nice that way.

If he's changed his mind, he's a member here so he'll shout.
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Re: Banks's Bitter ....

Postby robwalker » Wed Dec 02, 2015 23:11

Cracking beer, many a good night had on these. But then again i am from the midlands!
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Re: Banks's Bitter ....

Postby Dennis King » Wed Dec 02, 2015 23:26

I contacted Graham on behalf of the other place several years ago. He said he had no problem with people posting his recipes providing it wasn't for glory or gain so I think providing he receives the credit he deserves there is no problem.
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Re: Banks's Bitter ....

Postby london_lhr » Wed Dec 02, 2015 23:48

Sorry to have stirred a bit of a hornets nest! :doh:
does anyone have a recipe for the above?

I actually meant ANY recipe for the Banks Bitter
Apologies if I inferred that I wanted the one specifically from the Graham Wheeler book :oops:
I do have two books authored by Graham but could not find the recipe in either.

A big thank you for the recipe to the author, Graham Wheeler.
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Re: Banks's Bitter ....

Postby krazypara3165 » Wed Dec 02, 2015 23:50

Dennis King wrote:I contacted Graham on behalf of the other place several years ago. He said he had no problem with people posting his recipes providing it wasn't for glory or gain so I think providing he receives the credit he deserves there is no problem.


And that's one of the reasons I bought his book! Seems a genuinely nice bloke and I'd seen a few recipies of his that had been posted a while back which made me intreuged as to what other little gems were in that book!

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Re: Banks's Bitter ....

Postby Dennis King » Wed Dec 02, 2015 23:52

london_lhr wrote:Sorry to have stirred a bit of a hornets nest! :doh:
does anyone have a recipe for the above?

I actually meant ANY recipe for the Banks Bitter
Apologies if I inferred that I wanted the one specifically from the Graham Wheeler book :oops:
I do have two books authored by Graham but could not find the recipe in either.

A big thank you for the recipe to the author, Graham Wheeler.


Fairly sure it is only in the third book.
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Re: Banks's Bitter ....

Postby Springer » Thu Dec 03, 2015 20:02

As Calum mentioned was always available at Aldi for a pound a bottle, down to 89p today. :D
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