You wouldn't happen to be the chap I spoke to at Seven Sheds by any chance would you? Cannot for the life of me remember the fellas name. Long haired bloke.jlm said:You'd be surprised how close he is.
So the thread was a test to see how far off the mark people's recommendations were?slcmorro said:Gents, without sounding like a pompous arse - This is the recipe pretty much given to me word for word, by the master brewer at Seven Sheds, with very slight tweaks (i.e - roasted barley for colour). No joke
The comment was meant in a light hearted way. I found it funny scrolling through the thread with people trying to give constructive criticism only to find out that you already had better advice than anyone here could give you (except by chance someone else from the brewery came in with advice as well).slcmorro said:Aaah... no. The thread was to discuss what I brewed, based on the recipe given to me by the actual brewer himself with and I quote, 'very slight tweaks'. But I can see how you came to your conclusion.
Actually, no I can't... But thanks for contributing.
Kentish Ale (English Ale)Ok, while that looks a good, basic recipe in general, two questions spring to mind. Firstly: 14°C? I know Notto can go that low, but my memory of the Seven Sheds wasn't that it was a psuedo-lager or cream ale; more a pleasant pale ESB. Somewhere between 17-22°C would be more on target IMHO (and possibly a more hop-forward, or rather a less hop-muting yeast; S04 perhaps?) And what's with the Ella and Cascade? The Kentish Ale I had (granted, 2 years ago) only listed Goldings and Fuggles, if memory serves. Not that what you've posted would be a bad beer by any stretch, just not a clone, or even a ballpark emulation.