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From: Conn Copas <C.V.Copas@loughborough.ac.uk>
Subject: Blended beers
Date: 1992-03-26 16:48:01 GMT

One of my favourite blended brews is Greene King's Suffolk Strong Ale. It has a
gravity of around 60, a clear ebony colour, and a very distinctive port
characteristic. Dave Line gives a recipe which basically involves blending 2
gallons of a mature barley wine with 3 gallons of new pale ale. I can't say
that I've tried it, but I am dubious of obtaining the port note by his method,
as most barley wine does not possess this characteristic. The bottle label
states that wood aging is employed, and I am wondering whether GK use discarded
port casks. Either that or the yeast could be special. Ideas anyone ?

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