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Robinson's Old Tom

Unread postby BrauTim » Wed Apr 02, 2014 5:05 pm

cpa4ny wrote:
Being a huge fan of theirs, I got to clone that :drink:


If you are into your dark strong ales then Robinsons also brew Old Tom which won Worlds best ale in 2007/09, so maybe look at that for a clone also, might be worth getting hold of a bottle to see if you can handle it though :)
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Unread postby cpa4ny » Thu Apr 03, 2014 2:55 am

BrauTim wrote:
If you are into your dark strong ales then Robinsons also brew Old Tom which won Worlds best ale in 2007/09, so maybe look at that for a clone also, might be worth getting hold of a bottle to see if you can handle it though :)


Thanks BrauTim - looks like an interesting beer. It's unfortunate though that their website does not give much info in terms of grains / hops used; however, I can deduce some of that from the tasting notes that they provide.

Wish I can try the original, but it won't be an easy find down here in Singapore :cheers:
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Re: Spring Wheat Beer

Unread postby BrauTim » Thu Apr 03, 2014 8:07 pm

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BrauTim wrote:Wish I can try the original, but it won't be an easy find down here in Singapore :cheers:


Get me a flight and I'll bring a few for you to sample :D

I'm pretty sure that Graham Wheelers British Beers book has a recipe for Old Tom.
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Unread postby cpa4ny » Fri Apr 04, 2014 5:27 am

Thanks! Will add that book to my to-buy list! :beer:
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Unread postby swiggingpig » Fri Apr 04, 2014 7:06 am

BrauTim wrote:I'm pretty sure that Graham Wheelers British Beers book has a recipe for Old Tom.


I've checked my 1998 print version and it's not in there :( but may be in a later edition.

There is a hint of a recipe here :beer:
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Re: Robinson's Old Tom

Unread postby cpa4ny » Fri Apr 04, 2014 9:34 am

Thanks SP! That's very helpful :beer:
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Re: Robinson's Old Tom

Unread postby BrauTim » Fri Apr 04, 2014 10:13 pm

It's in the 3rd edition of the book published in 2009.

Like most Old ales it looks like a straightforward recipe consisting of pale, crystal, chocolate malts, sugar and goldings OG 1080, the best thread I've found on the subject so far is this one

I will have to go and buy a bottle now to remind myself of the taste, I remember it being quite a bitter beer and the recipe has approx 70g hops for bittering and 25g for flavour/aroma :drink:
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Re: Robinson's Old Tom

Unread postby Cervantes » Sat Apr 05, 2014 12:20 am

Yes it's in the 3rd edition.

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Re: Robinson's Old Tom

Unread postby cpa4ny » Sat Apr 05, 2014 11:44 am

BrauTim / Andy - many thanks!
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Re: Robinson's Old Tom

Unread postby cpa4ny » Wed Feb 25, 2015 10:00 am

Resurrecting one-year-old thread...

Will be brewing something along the lines of Old Tom on Sunday:

https://www.brewtoad.com/recipes/old-tom-old-ale

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Re: Robinson's Old Tom

Unread postby BrauTim » Fri Feb 27, 2015 4:25 pm

Great let us know how you get on, now would be the right time to brew it and age it for Xmas.
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Re: Robinson's Old Tom

Unread postby cpa4ny » Mon Mar 02, 2015 8:37 am

Ye - really look forward to tasting it.

Haven't brewed English-style beers for a while, so it was certainly an itch that had to be scratched. :beerbang:
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Re: Robinson's Old Tom

Unread postby hughjampton » Sat Mar 07, 2015 5:28 pm

Old Tom is not my favorite beer for drinking but it's great for cooking.

I use it for braising beef with mushrooms in a slow cooker. I also use it in a hot beef chili and add a teaspoonful of cocao powder.
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