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English Pub Bitter, 2008

Sunday, September 7th, 2008

I wanted to try making something similar to the run of the mill beer in England. I found out from this batch, most of the flavor differences are due to the hops and yeast. Everyone who tried this beer really liked it.

Target Volume (Gallons) 5      
Total Cost $33.18
 
   
Yield (ounces) 630      
Cost per 12 oz bottle $0.63      
Boil Time 60 min    
         
GRAINS  Pounds  Points/Gal  Total Points  Cost 
Light LME 7 37 259 $16.54
         
Steep – 30 min at 150 F         
British Pale 0.5 28 14 $0.84
         
         
HOPS  Ounces  Alpha Acids Boil Time (min)  Cost 
Northern Brewer 2 8.30% 60 $4.25
Yamhill Goldings 1 4.00% 10 $2.00
         

 
       
YEAST  White Labs British Ale     Cost 
Attenuation Low 63%     $6.95
Attenuation High 70%      
Optimum Temp 65-68F      
Flocculation High      
         
Starter No     Shake up this kind of yeast next time.
         
STATS         
Expected Original Gravity 1.055       
Expected Final Gravity 1.016 – 1.02      
IBUs 47.63
 
   
Apparent Attenuation 64.58% AA = 1 – FG / OG    
Alcohol By Volume – Theoretical 4.94%      
Alcohol By Volume – Potential 4.07%      
         
         
BREWING:         
  ½ tbs Irish Moss at start of boil     $0.10
  Burton Salts     $0.25
Water Source Wort Pure water filter – 3 gallon boil      
Water Source Dilution Pure water filter      
         
DATES  Date SG Cum. Days Notes
Brewed 05/22/08 1.048 0   
Racked 05/28/08 1.020 6 Fizzy on the tongue, very hoppy, a bit syrupy still
Bottled (SG pre bottling) 06/07/08 1.017  16  
   
 
   
OK TO DRINK BY (60 days): 07/21/08       
         
BOTTLING         
Priming Method 6.5 oz Corn Syrup     $0.50
Caps, cleaners, etc
 
    $1.75
         
Container  Capacity  Qty  Total Volume   
Lagunitas 22 6 132  
Half Liter (Deutsch) 17 10 170  
Bottle 12 22.5 270  
Jug 64 1 64  
    Total Bottled:  636   
         
         
         
TASTING         
  06/19/08 28 Almost no head/carbonation, caramely flavor, not up front bitter, and nice sour finish.
  07/02/08 41 The goldings hops characteristic flavor is nice, I would call it a little earthy and sour, mixes well with the malt and bitterness  
  07/30/08 69 This beer is getting good, should have waited and not drank so much… Had 2 near bottle bombs, some have more sugars than others?  
  08/12/08 82 The bitterness is coming through more, not as sweet, friends liked it!  

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