Graham Wheeler harviestoun ptarmigan

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    Hello all
    Sorting my stuff out for brewing tomorrow. ..hope to get 2 done. Another gh dry stout and as it happens I have the ingredients for the harviestoun ptarmigan in the wheeler book.
    Anyone brewed this? Any good?

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    Not doing ag yet, but harvestoun does one of my favourite beers, bitter and twisted. Some of their others are pretty good.
     
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    Not brewed it myself but I suggest using either golden syrup (golden syrup is partailly inverted) instead of white suger or if you want to go the extra mile either buy or make some invert syrup
     
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    Arrrrgh! Already started...got about an hour left on the mash....could pop out....I have weighed out dextrose instead of plain sugar.
    What will syrup give?

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    Isn't a ptarmigan a bird? What sort of beer is this?
     
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    Golden or blonde ale.
    From the book....
    "A well balanced bitter sweet beer in which malt and hops dominate. The blend of malt, hops and fruit produces a clean hoppy aftertaste. "
    I'll go with the recipe to start and see what it turns out like...
     
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    Sounds lovely from the description, let us know how it goes!
     
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    Gives it a lovely flavour and wont dry the beer out like sugar.
     
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    Im interested to hear how this turns out. Harviestoun is probably my favourite brewery and I’ve never had Ptarmigan. I believe it is no longer brewed.
     
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    I live 5 minutes from them,must pop in and do some begging
     
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    This was down to 1008 two days ago and stable . It's been cold crashed for 24 hours so far and is clear. The sample jar tastes very promising too! All well I shall bottle this tomorrow.
    A grain count now methinks to see what I can concoct from my dwindling supplies....
     

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