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Beets By Tre

252 calories 29.7 g 12 oz
Beer Stats
Method: All Grain
Style: No Profile Selected
Boil Time: 60 min
Batch Size: 5.5 gallons (fermentor volume)
Pre Boil Size: 6.5 gallons
Post Boil Size: 6 gallons
Pre Boil Gravity: 1.069 (recipe based estimate)
Post Boil Gravity: 1.075 (recipe based estimate)
Efficiency: 63% (brew house)
Calories: 252 calories (Per 12oz)
Carbs: 29.7 g (Per 12oz)
Created: Wednesday February 3rd 2021
Amount Fermentable Cost PPG °L Bill %
8 lb United Kingdom - Maris Otter Pale8 lb Maris Otter Pale 38 3.75 42.4%
5 lb American - Wheat5 lb Wheat 38 1.8 26.5%
6 oz German - Acidulated Malt6 oz Acidulated Malt 27 3.4 2%
1 lb Lactose (Milk Sugar)1 lb Lactose (Milk Sugar) - (late boil kettle addition) 41 1 5.3%
1.50 lb German - CaraFoam1.5 lb CaraFoam 37 1.8 7.9%
3 lb US - Beets, juiced (weight is before juicing)3 lb US - Beets, juiced (weight is before juicing) - (late boil kettle addition) 20 45 15.9%
18.87 lbs / 0.00
Amount Variety Cost Type AA Use Time IBU Bill %
0.90 oz Warrior0.9 oz Warrior Hops Pellet 16 Boil 60 min 41.86 45%
1 oz Crystal1 oz Crystal Hops Pellet 4.3 Boil 30 min 9.61 50%
0.10 oz warrior cryo0.1 oz warrior cryo Hops Pellet 25 Boil 60 min 7.27 5%
2 oz / 0.00
Other Ingredients
Amount Name Cost Type Use Time
1 each Vanilla Bean Flavor Secondary 3 days
4 oz Cocao Nibs Flavor Secondary 3 days
Wyeast - London Ale 1028
1 Each
Attenuation (avg):
Optimum Temp:
60 - 72 °F
Fermentation Temp:
Pitch Rate:
0.35 (M cells / ml / ° P) 133 B cells required
0.00 Yeast Pitch Rate and Starter Calculator
CO2 Level: 0 Volumes
Target Water Profile
henrico county va 23233 sept 2020
Ca+2 Mg+2 Na+ Cl- SO4-2 HCO3-
0 0 0 0 0 0
Mash Chemistry and Brewing Water Calculator

brew day
1.065 OG without lactose and beet juice
1.074 OG with lactose and beet juice
this calculator i dont think includes lactose in the OG calculation...? but the beets it appears it does.
adjusting my efficiency from 70 to 63 to match calculated vs measured OG without the adjunct sugars. not making adjustments to the beet juice input, appears it matches the measured.
brew day tomorrow
reducing the beet weight from 6lbs to 3lb. it was kinda a lot of beets, i juiced them yesterday, it amounted to about 3 cups juice. gonna just add that to last 5 minutes of the boil (to sanitize), maybe along with the lactose. would be nice to take a gravity reading before adding this stuff to get a data point on my grain efficiency.

reducing cocoa nibs from 5 to 4 bc the bag came with 4 unless i can find another oz in my stash somewhere.
initial recipe formulation notes
getting some of my amounts (beets -> PPG and Lovibond, amount, etc) from

unsure how much beet to use. clawhammer used 1lb. this BF recipe used 12lb, juiced. im putting 6lb because that is my lucky milkshake number but will have to call it on the fly. i think i will juice them - take a gravity reading on cooled wort, then mix in the beet juice, and take gravity reading again to check the difference. this way we might get some data on how much sugar is in that lovely juice.

(this method chosen over mash or BK because "If you plan to mash or boil beets you most likely will lose that amazing color! The pigment betanin is temperature sensitive and will drop out in a semi-reversable reaction; meaning you may see some pigment recovery after the wort cools, but not much."

CHOOSING CRYSTAL not sure what to do for hops. is all we want is bittering? are there any faint flavors from hops that will add to this beer? maybe steal something from stouts, but stouts have all that roast so the play is different. maybe whatever might be in a fruited blonde ale. not sure comparing to sours or saisons either is a good idea.

  • clawhammer uses nelson sauvin - i think too funky and fruity
  • some of my previous stouts i use northern brewer - described as slightly minty which i never got but may be more evident in this kind of beer
  • hallertau blanc, hersbrucker
  • cluster is mild, blackcurrant aroma. used in NB chocolate milk stout
  • liberty - mild spice and floral. basically any noble hop might do the job here
  • crystal - strongest of these noble style hops, cinnamon nutmeg black pepper
  • mt hood - also noble. slight honey like, mild herbal floral , lemoney

    for hop schedule. im choosing warrior to do some bittering work and crystal for some noble flavor balance. this compared to purple drank blueberry blonde is the exact same OG and FG on paper and that one was 27IBU and came out way too sweet (and thin...i suspect it mightve been lower FG than that and i just didnt measure it and adjust the recipe). So for this I'm pumping up into the 50s.

    using 5 oz. saw a "chocolate blonde" on BF that used this much. some websites say start with 3 or 4oz as a starting point.

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