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Amber Modern Braggot

381 calories 15.1 g 12 oz
Beer Stats
Method: Partial Mash
Style: Braggot
Boil Time: 60 min
Batch Size: 3 gallons (fermentor volume)
Pre Boil Size: 4.13 gallons
Post Boil Size: 3 gallons
Pre Boil Gravity: 1.030 (recipe based estimate)
Efficiency: 57% (brew house)
Calories: 381 calories (Per 12oz)
Carbs: 15.1 g (Per 12oz)
Created Thursday May 12th 2022
1.118
0.997
15.8%
118.6
21.8
n/a
n/a
 
Fermentables
Amount Fermentable Cost PPG °L Bill %
5 lb Avangard - Pale 2-Row5 lb Pale 2-Row 37 2 41.7%
1 lb American - Caramel / Crystal 20L1 lb Caramel / Crystal 20L 35 20 8.3%
6 lb Raw Honey6 lb Raw Honey - (late boil kettle addition) 38 20 50%
12 lbs / 0.00
 
Hops
Amount Variety Cost Type AA Use Time IBU Bill %
1 oz Nugget1 oz Nugget Hops Pellet 13.9 Boil 60 min 105.05 66.7%
0.50 oz Yakima Valley Hops - East Kent Golding0.5 oz East Kent Golding Hops Pellet 5.9 Boil 20 min 13.5 33.3%
1.50 oz / 0.00
 
Mash Guidelines
Amount Description Type Temp Time
9.5 qt Infusion 150 °F 60 min
1.75 gal Sparge 185 °F 20 min
 
Yeast
Lallemand - Lalvin 71B -1122
Amount:
1 Each
Cost:
Attenuation (avg):
100%
Flocculation:
High
Optimum Temp:
59 - 86 °F
Starter:
Yes
Fermentation Temp:
-
Pitch Rate:
1.25 (M cells / ml / ° P) 392 B cells required
Red Star - Premier Blanc Yeast
Amount:
1 Each
Cost:
Attenuation (avg):
0%
Flocculation:
Low
Optimum Temp:
59 - 86 °F
Starter:
Yes
Fermentation Temp:
-
Pitch Rate:
1.25 (M cells / ml / ° P) 392 B cells required
0.00 Yeast Pitch Rate and Starter Calculator
Priming
Method: sucrose       CO2 Level: 0 Volumes
 
Target Water Profile
Balanced Profile
Ca+2 Mg+2 Na+ Cl- SO4-2 HCO3-
0 0 0 0 0 0
Mash Chemistry and Brewing Water Calculator
 
Notes

This brew was designed around what grains my local shop had in stock. The goal was a lightly coloured, high alcohol braggot (a type of barley wine/mead.) I wanted 2-row to be the main grain, & the Avangard pre-ground was on the shelf; a 20L Caramel/Crystal (they had darker) milled in the store was a last minute addition. I ended up using 4lb of raw buckwheat honey + 2lb or raw wildflower honey, which took this from pale to well into the amber. I did want Kent Goldings to be front, and chose the nugget just cause. Love me some 71B for most of my meads, so went there here.

3rd day gravity reading: 1.032 (current ABV ~13% per the Hall Equation.) Too much hops at this point.

9th day gravity reading: 1.030. Keeping it in primary, adding the red star now. Well, really the lees from my hydromel. Hopefully this kickstarts some fermentation. If not, I will try a champagne yeast. Hops are strong, but in a really good way—my hop-head sister will love this if I can get the FG down.

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