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Dave Barleycorn

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About Dave Barleycorn

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  • Birthday 07/17/1955

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  1. I've heard that they often break when they fail to brake. (I'm not just a grammar Nazi, I'm an English teacher.)
  2. I am thinking about using Saffbrew S-33 to make an abbey ale (using the Abbey Dubbel recipe). How do you guys think that will turn out?
  3. I just got one of the vacuum packages of Notty, and the directions on the back say to rehydrate it before using, in 86-92 degree water. Is this necessary?
  4. Just to add my 2 cents: I currently have that recipe (as written) in the bottle. When I sampled it before crashing, it tasted amazingly good.
  5. A couple of drops is usually no big deal. Since it is your first batch, I assume you cleaned and sanitized well. I have had a few drops leak from one batch, but not the next. As long as it doesn't leak a lot and/or regularly, it shouldn't be a problem.
  6. Yes, it can be found here: http://store.coopers.com.au/mr-beer-winter-dark-ale.html
  7. You have got to be sh#%*ing me! I just went to the site and saw that it wasn't there (I bought so many when they were on sale I hadn't even looked). I have been making a batch every other keg. That really bums me out. I guess no good deed goes unpunished. Does any other company make anything similar?
  8. Thanks. Btw, I would previously have used the same e-mail address. Not 100% sure whether I was logged in at the time.
  9. I just tried to write a review, and got an error message that "nickname is already in use." That's because I used it! (Dave Barleycorn) Whatsupwiththat?
  10. For my LBK batches I buy 1 gal. of filtered drinking water (88 cents), refrigerate it and put it in the keg first. I then pour in the wort and top it off with tap water.
  11. I can't emphasize enough how much I love that beer, and how good it is straight outta the can. (Brewed and bottled, of course.)
  12. Exactly. I was referring to the yeast that comes with it, which is ale.
  13. The exact same thing happened to me! (No complaints here, either.)
  14. I agree wholeheartedly with everything quoted above. I certainly realize the necessary part played by hops in brewing (for example, I don't care for deluxe refills precisely because of the lack of hops). I guess I'm just experimenting to achieve what tastes best for me, and a fairly consistent methodology for getting there. I'm old and lazy.
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