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Classic Best Bitter

161 calories 16.6 g 12 oz
Beer Stats
Method: BIAB
Style: Special/Best/Premium Bitter
Boil Time: 60 min
Batch Size: 5.6 gallons (fermentor volume)
Pre Boil Size: 6.6 gallons
Post Boil Size: 6.2 gallons
Pre Boil Gravity: 1.046 (recipe based estimate)
Post Boil Gravity: 1.049 (recipe based estimate)
Efficiency: 70% (brew house)
Calories: 161 calories (Per 12oz)
Carbs: 16.6 g (Per 12oz)
URL: https://cdn.saffire.com/files.ashx?t=fg&rid=IndianaStateFair&f=HBResults_Final(1).pdf
Created: Sunday March 14th 2021
1.049
1.012
4.9%
30.3
11.3
5.4
n/a
 
Fermentables
Amount Fermentable Cost PPG °L Bill %
9.25 lb Thomas Fawcett - Maris Otter Pale Ale Malt9.25 lb Maris Otter Pale Ale Malt 38 2.65 88.1%
0.50 lb United Kingdom - Extra Dark Crystal 120L0.5 lb Extra Dark Crystal 120L 33 120 4.8%
0.25 lb American - Special Roast0.25 lb Special Roast 33 50 2.4%
0.50 lb Aromatic Malt0.5 lb Aromatic Malt 35 20 4.8%
10.50 lbs / 0.00
 
Hops
Amount Variety Cost Type AA Use Time IBU Bill %
1.40 oz East Kent Goldings1.4 oz East Kent Goldings Hops Pellet 5 Boil 60 min 24.57 58.3%
0.50 oz East Kent Goldings0.5 oz East Kent Goldings Hops Pellet 5 Boil 20 min 5.31 20.8%
0.50 oz East Kent Goldings0.5 oz East Kent Goldings Hops Pellet 5 Boil 1 min 0.38 20.8%
2.40 oz / 0.00
 
Mash Guidelines
Amount Description Type Start Temp Target Temp Time
7.2 gal Strike 154 °F 152 °F 60 min
 
Other Ingredients
Amount Name Cost Type Use Time
1 each Whirlfloc tablet Fining Boil 15 min.
4.40 g Calcium Chloride (dihydrate) Water Agt Mash 1 hr.
5.20 g Gypsum Water Agt Mash 1 hr.
1.28 ml Lactic acid Water Agt Mash 1 hr.
2.20 g Yeast Nutrient Other Boil 10 min.
3 g Epsom Salt Water Agt Mash 1 hr.
1.20 g Baking Soda Water Agt Mash 1 hr.
1.10 g Salt Water Agt Mash 1 hr.
0.10 ml Lactic acid Water Agt Sparge 1 hr.
 
Yeast
White Labs - London Ale Yeast WLP013
Amount:
1 Each
Cost:
Attenuation (custom):
75%
Flocculation:
Medium
Optimum Temp:
66 - 71 °F
Starter:
Yes
Fermentation Temp:
67 °F
Pitch Rate:
0.5 (M cells / ml / ° P) 129 B cells required
0.00 Yeast Pitch Rate and Starter Calculator
Priming
Method: co2       Amount: 5.14 psi       Temp: 36 °F       CO2 Level: 2 Volumes
 
Target Water Profile
Light colored and malty
Ca+2 Mg+2 Na+ Cl- SO4-2 HCO3-
90 10 30 100 150 50
Mash Chemistry and Brewing Water Calculator
 
Notes

Recipe inspired by Jamil Zainasheff "I'm Not Bitter, I'm Thirsty" in Brewing Classic Styles page 119-120, with slight modifications for my system, efficiency, etc.

Full volume, no sparge
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2021 Indiana Brewers Cup - 2nd Place, Category 08: Pale British Beer
Scores: 34 x 2 judges = average 34 out of 50.

https://www.indianastatefair.com/p/state-fair/competitions--contests/indiana-brewers-cup-competition

https://cdn.saffire.com/files.ashx?t=fg&rid=IndianaStateFair&f=HBResults_Final(1).pdf



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