Brewing an English Mild

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  1. LarryBrewer

    LarryBrewer Active Member

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    Brew day today!

    http://www.brewersfriend.com/homebrew/r ... nnered-ale

    This recipe gets rave reviews on HBT:
    http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f67/mild-ma ... -us-52776/

    Only differences - went with Wyeast Whitbread 1099, adding 4oz of maltodextrin, and amped up the water profile to Balanced II, which is double the mineral levels. I want to see just how malty I can get a 3.2% beer. Shooting for a mash pH of 5.4.

    The 1099 Whitbread starter was kicked off last night around 8pm, and is already settling out. Was going to brew this weekend.
     
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    Smells darn good in here. Warm at 78F. 100% conversion efficiency, thank you advanced water calculator!
     

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    Kegged this on Sunday. Already last night it is drinkable - only 12 days since I brewed it. Very happy with how it turned out.

    The Wyeast 1099 dropped crystal clear without a cold crash. I don't get any of the weird estery/woody flavors I got from a similar batch which used S-04.
     
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    Cool to brew a mild. Not enough micros brew it.. I guess it doesn't have enough hops. This fall I'm planning a single mash 3 gallon porter/5 gallon mild; make the porter with first runnings; make the mild with the rest. Calculate my need of gravity points, measure and use DME to up if needed. I do one mash/sparge and get two batches out of it.
     
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    Awesome, and a historically accurate way to brew these styles too.

    The mild does have a very British, earthy kind of flavor. Notably the Fuggle hops.

    There is a brewey here in PDX called Base Camp that does one. I plan to try it soon.
     
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    Mild is a rare beast indeed over here in the UK the vast majority of the micros never brewing milds.A local brewery to me Hobsons do brew a lovely example which won champion beer of Britain a few years back.In my youth a lot of the old timers drank pints of mixed half bitter half mild anyway good to see mild being brewed.
     
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    Yards Brewery in Philadelphia has a really nice one (Pugilistic Ale), but you have to either find it somewhere that has it on cask, or get the barkeep to pour it in a warm glass. They tend to put everything here in iced glasses and serve it way to cold. You can get it in bottles year round.
     
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    Lola's Dirty Blonde is likely an American twist on a Mild - all American malts but same general outcome.
     

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