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Sussex bitter

157 calories
Method: Extract
Style: Special/Best/Premium Bitter
Boil Time: 60 min
Batch Size: 19 liters (fermentor volume)
Boil Size: 10 liters
Boil Gravity: 1.090 (recipe based estimate)
Efficiency: 35% (steeping grains only)
Calories: 157 calories (Per 355mL)
Share: <EMBED>
1.047
1.016
4.12%
35.48
6.51
n/a
 
Fermentables
Amount Fermentable PPG °L Bill %
2 kg Dry Malt Extract - Light2 kg Dry Malt Extract - Light 42 4 74.1%
0.5 kg Dry Malt Extract - Wheat0.5 kg Dry Malt Extract - Wheat 42 3 18.5%
2.5 kg Total      
Steeping Grains
Amount Fermentable PPG °L Bill %
0.2 kgUnited Kingdom - Crystal 50L34507.4%
 
Hops
Amount Variety Type AA Use Time IBU
25 g Bramling Cross25 g Bramling Cross Hops Leaf/Whole 6.5 First Wort   8.37
17 g Challenger17 g Challenger Hops Leaf/Whole 8.5 Boil 60 min 12.29
23 g Fuggles23 g Fuggles Hops Leaf/Whole 4.5 Boil 60 min 8.8
15 g Bramling Cross15 g Bramling Cross Hops Leaf/Whole 6.5 Boil 15 min 4.11
10 g Goldings10 g Goldings Hops Leaf/Whole 4.5 Boil 15 min 1.9
 
Yeast
Amount:
1
Attenuation (avg):
66.5%
Flocculation:
Very High
Optimum Temp:
18 - 20 °C
Starter:
Yes
Fermentation Temp:
20 °C
Pitch Rate:
0.35 (M cells / ml / ° P) 78 B cells required
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Recipe is in Metric, but your profile specifies US units. Adjusted volumes to US units    
Target batch size 5.02 20.1  
Grain absorption losses (steep / mash) -0.11 -0.4  
Boil water added to kettle 2.21 8.8  
Volume increase from sugar/extract (early additions) 0.43 1.7  
Starting boil volume 2.64 10.6  
Boil off losses -1.5 -6  
Hops absorption losses -0 -0  
Top off amount 3.88 15.5  
Total: 6.2 24.8
 
Notes
Aiming for a Sussex style (Harveys) bitter. Adapted from the recipe suggested by dyqik on the homebrewtalk forum which is itself based on one from the jim's beer kits forum. Both are all grain recipes so I've adapted for extract and also adjusted the hops and timings slightly. Grains steeped in 6 litres at 65 to 70 degrees then topped up to 10 litres for the boil with half the malt extract added at this point and the rest at the end. Hence target IBUs should be higher than predicted here. Decided to try a fwh with some of the bramlings cross hops rather than steeping at the end as I've read this gives a better more balanced flavour and aroma.
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Last Updated: 2014-11-08 12:54 UTC