Sunday, 8 March 2009


I've decided to regularise posting historic recipes. From now on, Wednesday will be "Let's Brew" day here at Barclay Perkins.

March will, of course, be given over to Mild recipes. March is Mild Month, after all. Next month? Probably Stock Ales. They're pretty neglected. It should be very educational.


Anonymous said...

Excellent news, Ron. Keep up the good work.

And yes, March IS mild month. Although not mild, I can tell you! I have just finished brewing your Whitbread 1923 PA in a bloody snow storm. I must get that brewing shed built.

jonbrazie said...

I'm looking forward to it. I'm gonna make the hell out of some historic recipes.

Anonymous said...

I can only strongly agree with this!
By the way, I just bottled my batch of Whitbread IPA 1923, and really, it's VERY promising. Good hoppiness, a delicate but present malt base, not fuss at all with the sugars, seems to be a great recipe by now. Very blond by the way, I don't know if Whitbread got a lot of color from their boil, or if was really so pale.
I'm eager to see the Stock ale recipes, and the Milds too...:)

Oblivious said...

Nice one Ron!

Ed said...

Looking forward to the stock ale recipes.

Anonymous said...

Why is March mild month? CAMRA says it's May, you say March and my mate says it's too boring to have a month dedicated to it.

I don't know what to think.

Ron Pattinson said...

Ftamna, I'm not going to let the fat cats at CAMRA tell me which is Mild month. I'm quitte happy to have two Mild months - March and May.

Mild boring? Boring? Your friend needs re-educating.

Anonymous said...

Mild boring?
Ah me! The youth of today! No taste.
Still I am happy to drink it all myself.

And I vote for two mild months. The poor dear needs all the help she can get.