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Buzzcrafters Special Bitter II

195 calories 24.1 g 12 oz
Beer Stats
Method: All Grain
Style: Strong Bitter
Boil Time: 60 min
Batch Size: 5.5 gallons (fermentor volume)
Pre Boil Size: 7 gallons
Post Boil Size: 5 gallons
Pre Boil Gravity: 1.046 (recipe based estimate)
Post Boil Gravity: 1.064 (recipe based estimate)
Efficiency: 72% (brew house)
Calories: 195 calories (Per 12oz)
Carbs: 24.1 g (Per 12oz)
Created: Wednesday February 17th 2021
1.058
1.020
5.1%
37.1
18.9
5.4
n/a
 
Fermentables
Amount Fermentable Cost PPG °L Bill %
10 lb United Kingdom - Maris Otter Pale10 lb Maris Otter Pale 38 3.75 83.3%
1 lb United Kingdom - Brown1 lb Brown 32 65 8.3%
1 lb Thomas Fawcett - Dark Crystal Malt II1 lb Dark Crystal Malt II 33 120 8.3%
12 lbs / 0.00
 
Hops
Amount Variety Cost Type AA Use Time IBU Bill %
1.75 oz East Kent Goldings1.75 oz East Kent Goldings Hops Pellet 4.6 Boil 60 min 28.89 46.7%
1 oz East Kent Goldings1 oz East Kent Goldings Hops Pellet 4.6 Boil 15 min 8.19 26.7%
1 oz East Kent Goldings1 oz East Kent Goldings Hops Pellet 4.6 Aroma 0 min 26.7%
3.75 oz / 0.00
 
Mash Guidelines
Amount Description Type Start Temp Target Temp Time
15 qt Infusion -- 152 °F 60 min
5 gal Sparge 175 °F -- --
Starting Mash Thickness: 1.25 qt/lb
Starting Grain Temp: 60 °F
 
Other Ingredients
Amount Name Cost Type Use Time
10 g Gypsum Water Agt Mash 1 hr.
 
Yeast
Lallemand - LALBREW® LONDON ENGLISH-STYLE ALE YEAST
Amount:
1 Each
Cost:
Attenuation (avg):
65%
Flocculation:
Low
Optimum Temp:
65 - 72 °F
Starter:
Yes
Fermentation Temp:
62 °F
Pitch Rate:
0.35 (M cells / ml / ° P) 104 B cells required
0.00 Yeast Pitch Rate and Starter Calculator
Priming
CO2 Level: 1.02 Volumes
 
Target Water Profile
Balanced Profile
Ca+2 Mg+2 Na+ Cl- SO4-2 HCO3-
270 41 113 85 720 270
add 10g gypsum and 4g table salt to mash
Mash Chemistry and Brewing Water Calculator
 
Notes

ordered supplies Wed Feb 17 for first homebrew session of 2021

brewed: Fri Feb 26, 2021

grain temp: 55° F
mash temp: 152° F
pitch temp: 62.5° F
ferment temp on Sunday: 68° F

racked: March 5
bottled: March 11
Prime with 2/3 cup (4.37 oz.) corn sugar boiled in 2 cups water
Crown seal color: white temp sensing
Yield: 60 bottles
OG = 1.056, FG = 1.020, 4.7% ABV
Color: brown, about 18-20 SRM
Taste: mild, nutty




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