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Redcap

226 calories 23.3 g 12 oz
Beer Stats
Method: All Grain
Style: Strong Bitter
Boil Time: 60 min
Batch Size: 4 gallons (fermentor volume)
Pre Boil Size: 5.275 gallons
Post Boil Size: 4 gallons
Pre Boil Gravity: 1.052 (recipe based estimate)
Post Boil Gravity: 1.068 (recipe based estimate)
Efficiency: 75% (brew house)
Calories: 226 calories (Per 12oz)
Carbs: 23.3 g (Per 12oz)
Created: Sunday August 21st 2022
1.068
1.017
6.7%
33.8
8.7
5.5
0.31
 
Fermentables
Amount Fermentable Cost PPG °L Bill %
9 lb Muntons - Maris Otter9 lb Maris Otter 38 2.3 93.5%
5 oz Muntons - Crystal 605 oz Crystal 60 1.00 / lb
0.31
34 55 3.2%
5 oz United Kingdom - Crystal 45L5 oz Crystal 45L 34 45 3.2%
154 oz / 0.31
 
Hops
Amount Variety Cost Type AA Use Time IBU Bill %
1 oz East Kent Goldings1 oz East Kent Goldings Hops Pellet 4.5 Boil 60 min 21.07 50%
1 oz East Kent Goldings1 oz East Kent Goldings Hops Pellet 4.5 Boil 20 min 12.76 50%
2 oz / 0.00
 
Other Ingredients
Amount Name Cost Type Use Time
8 g Gypsum Water Agt Mash 1 hr.
1.60 g Epsom Salt Water Agt Mash --
0.80 g Table Salt Water Agt Mash --
1.40 g Calcium Chloride (anhydrous) Water Agt Mash --
 
Yeast
Imperial Yeast - A38 Juice
Amount:
1 Each
Cost:
Attenuation (avg):
74%
Flocculation:
Medium
Optimum Temp:
64 - 74 °F
Starter:
Yes
Fermentation Temp:
68 °F
Pitch Rate:
0.75 (M cells / ml / ° P) 188 B cells required
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Priming
Method: co2       Amount: 11.25 psi       Temp: 38 °F       CO2 Level: 2.5 Volumes
 
Target Water Profile
Light colored and hoppy
Ca+2 Mg+2 Na+ Cl- SO4-2 HCO3-
75 5 10 50 150 0
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Mash Guidelines
Amount Description Type Start Temp Target Temp Time
4.46 gal Strike 161 °F 152 °F 60 min
3.88 gal Sparge 168 °F 168 °F 15 min
Starting Grain Temp: 65 °F
Quick Water Requirements
Water Gallons  Quarts
Strike water volume at mash thickness of 1.75 qt/lb 4.21 16.8  
Mash volume with grains 4.98 19.9  
Grain absorption losses -1.2 -4.8  
Remaining sparge water volume (equipment estimates 2.82 g | 11.3 qt) 2.52 10.1  
Mash Lauter Tun losses -0.25 -1  
Pre boil volume (equipment estimates 5.58 g | 22.3 qt) 5.28 21.1  
Boil off losses -1.5 -6  
Hops absorption losses (first wort, boil, aroma) -0.08 -0.3  
Post boil Volume 4 16  
Going into fermentor 4 16  
Total: 6.73 26.9
Equipment Profile Used: System Default
 
Notes

Named after the redcaps of British folklore, this simple Strong Bitter has red hues from the crystal malt, was hopped with EKG for a moderate bitterness.

Subtitute yeast to your liking, but stick to an expressive english yeast. I used A38, aka Boddingtons, which can be found from almost every large yeast lab.

Tasting notes TBD, brewed 8/26. Once packaged, will update with notes and photos :)



Redcaps are small in stature but fierce in disposition, you know like if a Chihuahua met a bloodthirsty goblin. Born from pools of blood in the fae realm, they were leather caps soaked in blood of their enemies. If the cap dries out, they die, and so they're always on the hunt.

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