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  1. Hop fiend

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    #1 Hop fiend, Feb 25, 2018
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    Hi there, I'm fairly new to brewing all grain, mostly doing pale ales from known recipes. I have a 10 gallon capacity so would like your opinions on this recipe before I commit to brewing it. I'm aiming for a strong English bitter with caramel notes and a hint of smoke. Like I say this is new ground for me so feel free to tell me exactly what you think!

    9 kg ( 19.8lbs) Marris otter
    500g (1.1lbs) Crystal malt (not sure how dark yet.)
    200g (7 oz) Brown malt
    200g (7 oz ) Aromatic malt
    75g (2.6 oz) Roasted barley

    Total malt bill: 9.975 kg / 21.94 lbs.
    Target O.G 1.059
    Target F.G 1.014- 1.020

    30g (1 oz) Target @ 60 mins
    40g (1.5 oz) East Kent Goldings @ 30 mins
    60g (2.1 oz) East Kent Goldings @ 0 mins / whirlpool 20 mins.

    I will use salts, CRS, etc to get the water on target but I'm
    not sure of the yeast so what would you suggest?
    Cheers, Ollie.
     
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    Your description of the profile sounds good...I am still a newbie myself so I will leave more experienced brewers to guide you. Here is a list of yeasts and someone's interpretation of the resulting flavors or maybe the mfg description. Either way I find it helpful when concocting a recipe.

    http://www.onebeer.net/yeaststrains_ale.html
     
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    this is way to big for a 10 gallon pot, comes out black when I recreate it, what beer are you trying to make
     
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    Hi there Ozarks- my pot is actually 15 gallons. What I meant was I end up with 10 gallons in the fermenter. I'm trying to make a strong English bitter with caramel notes and a hint of smoke. Definitely more malt focused but balanced with softer English hops. I'm not really too bothered by the colour as long as I get the flavour right but I welcome any tips on achieving this.
    Cheers.

    Here's the full recipe..
    https://www.brewersfriend.com/homebrew/recipe/edit/205977
     
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    Wow that's really useful thanks Radcp!
     
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    the first time I looked the recipe was different, am I seeing things or did you change it
     
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    Yes sorry I converted metric to imperial and realised that I'd cocked it up and made the amounts too great- Sorry about that.
     
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    yes recreating that didnt make sense thanks for the clarification, Ill look at it again later
     
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    Nice one- cheers.
     
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    so everything looks good, it is going to be very malty and you might need some aging with 3 different malt flavors, they will need to blend and I would use C45 but that up to you, of course you need a spray bottle its going to boil over big time, good luck
     
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    Thanks Ozarks, Malty is what I'm shooting for. Cheers for your help!
     

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