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English Pale Ale (Bitter) V1

156 calories 17.8 g 12 oz
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Beer Stats
Method: All Grain
Style: Special/Best/Premium Bitter
Boil Time: 90 min
Batch Size: 6 gallons (fermentor volume)
Pre Boil Size: 7.5 gallons
Pre Boil Gravity: 1.038 (recipe based estimate)
Efficiency: 75% (brew house)
Source: HBT
Calories: 156 calories (Per 12oz)
Carbs: 17.8 g (Per 12oz)
Created Wednesday June 3rd 2015
Amount Fermentable Cost PPG °L Bill %
9.50 lb United Kingdom - Maris Otter Pale9.5 lb Maris Otter Pale 38 3.75 95%
0.50 lb United Kingdom - Crystal 50L0.5 lb Crystal 50L 34 50 5%
10 lbs / 0.00
Amount Variety Cost Type AA Use Time IBU Bill %
30 g Fuggles30 g Fuggles Hops Pellet 5 Boil 90 min 20 40%
45 g East Kent Goldings45 g East Kent Goldings Hops Pellet 5.7 Boil 10 min 11.59 60%
75 g / 0.00
Mash Guidelines
Amount Description Type Start Temp Target Temp Time
3.7 gal 5.25 Gallons Sparge Infusion -- 150 °F 60 min
Starting Mash Thickness: 1.5 qt/lb
Other Ingredients
Amount Name Cost Type Use Time
1 tsp Gypsum Water Agt Mash 1 hr.
Wyeast - London ESB Ale 1968
1 Each
Attenuation (avg):
Very High
Optimum Temp:
64 - 72 °F
Fermentation Temp:
66 °F
Pitch Rate:
0.00 Yeast Pitch Rate and Starter Calculator

Going with lower crystal since this yeast leaves higher residual sweetness.
Looking for a very dry beer that's session worthy, but has good malt and hops- hops on the nose and up front.

Brewed on 07/03/15: Full 6 gallons at 12.3 Brix (1.047). Mashed @150.8. Pitched @68.
Filled dip stick to 7.25, ended with about 6.25 or so.

07/08/15: Raised temp to 68
07/11/15: Raised temp to 69
07/14/15: Raised temp to 70.
07/20/15: 4 days before kegging. Refractometer read 5.6 brix ( 1.0097 @4.8% alcohol via Sean T Calc) - Around 78% attenuation.

07/23/15: Kegged a full 5 gallons. 5.2 Brix (1.008FG @ 5% alcohol)

08/02/15: Sampled some and it's actually not as dry/crisp/hoppy as i wanted it. The big 10 min addition of hops is not accurate- It feels more like 20ish IBUs instead of 31.
I would hop to 35 and add finishing hops next time to around 40, and I would mash this at 148. I'll see what happens once it's fully carbed up. I might brew this again and then do a porter ;)

08/05/15: Sampled a full 20oz glass. It's actually a bit hoppier than I remember, and it looks beautiful and has hop presence - awesome summer beer.
Next time mashing at 148 and raising base IBUs by 5.

10/05/15: Tastes the last bits and the carbonic acid bite was mostly gone. The beer did lose a lot of freshness though and there wasn't a whole lot of malty sweetness anymore. Color wise it's very pretty.

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  • Last Updated: 2015-10-07 14:07 UTC
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