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Wyeast Liquid Yeast pre-order

League of Brewers will be processing a Wyeast order in the second half of September and anyone interested in pre-ordering Wyeast product is encouraged to arrange this with us prior to 25th September. A minimum 50% deposit must be received by

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94% mash efficiency, easy as

Malt-pipe without bottom filter, and malt-pipe with bottom filter. Can YOU tell the difference?

We had a ball with Sunday’s brew-day. A slightly later start than normal but otherwise things got under-way as normal – the water was pre-heated, and once the recipe was finalised and weighed out, we milled the grain, the mash profile was

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Beginners Home-Crafted Brewing session 15th August

League of Brewers is going to hold another free Beginners Home-Crafted Brewing session from 2pm to 5pm on the 15th August. The purpose of this day is to run through some of the most important basics for people who are thinking about getting in

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Where there’s smoke – brewing with smoked malt

The launch of our Gladfield Manuka-Smoked Malt Homebrew Showcase offering up to 5kg of this malt for free has lead to a number of interesting conversations with homebrewers, with reactions ranging from “I can’t wait to brew with that” to “why would anyone

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Recipe (AG) – Imperial Porter / The Power of Reasoning

Recipe developed on request, based heavily on this recipe but converted to metric with minor substitutions. The original recipe got 3rd place for Best of Show in the Home Brew Talks 2009 comp. Brewers notes are for the original recipe. BATCH: 25L at

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Recipe (AG) – Robust Porter / Turhan’s Porter-House-Party / Brew-School

A month or so ago a friend who had been dabbling with kit based brewing finally decided enough was enough and it was time to take the big step into all-grain brewing. He had started out originally religiously following the kit

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Event: Beginners Home-Crafted Brewing session – July 4th

League of Brewers is going to hold a free Beginners Home-Crafted Brewing session from 2pm to 5pm on the 4th July. The purpose of this day is to run through some of the most important basics for people who are thinking about getting in

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Irish Moss for clearer beer?

Most of my reading this week has been catching up on the “Exbeeriments” presented on the brilliant Brulosophy blog. Every homebrewer uses techniques and ideas that have been passed on as “what you should do” but inevitably there are a few

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Event review: Gladfield American Ale Homebrew Showcase

Background With the launch of Gladfield’s new American Ale malt we decided to offer homebrewers the chance to get up to 5kg of this malt free so they could learn about a new ingredient. To keep it interesting, all brewers

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Recipe (AG): IPA – Focal Banger clone

Brewed by Rhys Clarke for our Gladfield American Ale Homebrew Showcase, this recipe claimed first place. It is a fantastic demonstration of Citra and Mosaic for hop flavour and aroma. BATCH: 20L at 6% ABV. GRAIN: 4.50 kg Gladfield American Ale Malt – 94.7% 0.25 kg

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