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Bilbo Brown's British Special B 2021-02-27

160 calories 16.5 g 330 ml
Beer Stats
Method: BIAB
Style: British Brown Ale
Boil Time: 60 min
Batch Size: 24.5 liters (fermentor volume)
Pre Boil Size: 29.71 liters
Post Boil Size: 26.82 liters
Pre Boil Gravity: 1.047 (recipe based estimate)
Efficiency: 78.5% (brew house)
Source: Henrik Majberger
Calories: 160 calories (Per 330ml)
Carbs: 16.5 g (Per 330ml)
Created Saturday February 27th 2021
1.052
1.013
5.23%
28.79
42.57
5.32
n/a
 
Fermentables
Amount Fermentable Cost PPG °L Bill %
4,000 g Crisp Malting - Finest Maris Otter4000 g Finest Maris Otter 38 3 75.5%
300 g Crisp Malting - Pale Chocolate300 g Pale Chocolate 32.7 220 5.7%
400 g Castle Malting - Château Special Belgium400 g Château Special Belgium 34 115 7.5%
200 g Crisp Malting - Brown Malt200 g Brown Malt 32.7 65 3.8%
200 g Weyermann - CaraAmber200 g CaraAmber 37 27 3.8%
200 g German - CaraHell200 g CaraHell 34 11 3.8%
5.3 kg / kr 0.00
 
Hops
Amount Variety Cost Type AA Use Time IBU Bill %
30 g East Kent Goldings30 g East Kent Goldings Hops Pellet 5 First Wort 60 min 17.5 48.2%
30 g East Kent Goldings30 g East Kent Goldings Hops Pellet 5 Aroma 15 min 7.9 48.2%
2.20 g Magnum2.2 g Magnum Hops Pellet 13.2 First Wort 0 min 3.39 3.5%
62.2 g / kr 0.00
 
Mash Guidelines
Amount Description Type Temp Time
23 L BIAB infusion mash Infusion 67 °C 60 min
10.8 L Sparge 78 °C --
 
Other Ingredients
Amount Name Cost Type Use Time
1.50 ml Lactic acid Water Agt Mash 0 min.
4.80 g Calcium Chloride (anhydrous) Water Agt Mash 1 hr.
2 g Gypsum Water Agt Mash 1 hr.
2.80 g Yeast Nutrient Other Mash 15 min.
0.38 g Protafloc Fining Mash 0 min.
 
Yeast
Fermentis - Safale - English Ale Yeast S-04
Amount:
2 Each
Cost:
Attenuation (avg):
75%
Flocculation:
High
Optimum Temp:
12 - 25 °C
Starter:
No
Fermentation Temp:
-
Pitch Rate:
0.75 (M cells / ml / ° P) 236 B cells required
kr 0.00 Yeast Pitch Rate and Starter Calculator
Priming
Method: sucrose       Amount: 157.6 g       CO2 Level: 2.47 Volumes
 
Target Water Profile
London (Porter, dark ales)
Ca+2 Mg+2 Na+ Cl- SO4-2 HCO3-
82 20 4 2 16 320
Mash Chemistry and Brewing Water Calculator
 
Notes

Work in progress. Not started brewing the first batch yet.

Our brown Labrador is named Bilbo, it's well past time for a tribute beer. What could be more fitting than a British Brown Ale? I want the fruity/raisin-y taste from Special B, thus the name Bilbo Special.

This batch:
Infusion mash got a bit too hot, ended up with 67 C for 60 min.
FG seems to stall at 1.020, resulting in ABV 4.2 (~4.4 - 4.5 with bottle conditioning). End result will probably be somewhere between a modern British Brown Ale and a London Brown Ale; a sweet and somewhat fruity British Brown Ale. Not bad, but not adhering to a specific style.

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  • Last Updated: 2021-07-07 20:43 UTC
  • Snapshot Created: 2021-02-27 11:40 UTC
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