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    I started making wine and beer a few years ago, but when work got too busy I stopped. Now I've retired so have taken up winemaking again, but still haven't brewed any beer. I'm thinking of making a beer which will keep for a few months and have developed a taste for Belgian Abbey style beer, eg Duvel and Chimay Red. I'd welcome any suggestions. I have the equipment needed for mashing etc.
     
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    Good evening and welcome! It's November, so there's only 7 more weeks for a Christmas beer! Too late for a barley wine but probably enough time for a sweet triple, like a Golden Dragon clone. Idea?
     
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    Welcome to the forum Pete. Belgian Abbeys are one of my favourites too. Probably tuck into a Leffe Blonde tonight
     
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    Welcome to the forum Pete, looking forward to reading about those Belgian Lagers.
     
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    Thanks for that. I'll have to see if I can get all the ingredients needed. I used to buy crushed malt but it seems to be difficult to get now. Do you have any tips on how to crush it?
     
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    Hi!
    I bit the bullet and bought a Bulldog mill.
    There are members who successfully use a Corona-type mill, which is much cheaper. I believe that MyQul uses one.
    Colin
     
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    Thanks Colin, I'll certainly look into those suggested mills.
     
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    Hi and welcome to the forum...
     
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    Many thanks for the link to ebay fro crushed malts. There's quite a choice and I wouldn't have thought of looking there.
    All the best, Pete
     
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    you are welcome mate
     
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    It is a bit expensive though. Many of the main homebrew suppliers will crush the malt for free as an option on their websites, such as The Malt Miller, Geterbrewed and The Homebrew Company.

    As an aside, I grew up down the road from Windsor, in Bray. I'm usually back once a month or so to visit friends and family if you ever want to swap a bottle.
     

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