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Buzzcrafters English Bitter 002

175 calories 17.9 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
Pre Boil Gravity: 1.042 (recipe based estimate)
Efficiency: 63% (brew house)
Calories: 175 calories (Per 12oz)
Carbs: 17.9 g (Per 12oz)
Created: Thursday July 20th 2017
1.053
1.013
5.3%
58.7
14.4
n/a
n/a
 
Fermentables
Amount Fermentable Cost PPG °L Bill %
10 lb United Kingdom - Maris Otter Pale10 lb Maris Otter Pale 38 3.75 80%
0.50 lb United Kingdom - Brown0.5 lb Brown 32 65 4%
2 lb American - Caramel / Crystal 40L2 lb Caramel / Crystal 40L 34 40 16%
12.50 lbs / 0.00
 
Hops
Amount Variety Cost Type AA Use Time IBU Bill %
2 oz East Kent Goldings2 oz East Kent Goldings Hops Pellet 5.2 Boil 60 min 38.7 40%
2 oz East Kent Goldings2 oz East Kent Goldings Hops Pellet 5.2 Boil 15 min 19.2 40%
1 oz East Kent Goldings1 oz East Kent Goldings Hops Pellet 5.2 Boil 1 min 0.83 20%
5 oz / 0.00
 
Mash Guidelines
Amount Description Type Start Temp Target Temp Time
20 qt Infusion -- 152 °F 60 min
Starting Mash Thickness: 1.6 qt/lb
 
Yeast
Fermentis - Safale - English Ale Yeast S-04
Amount:
1 Each
Cost:
Attenuation (avg):
75%
Flocculation:
High
Optimum Temp:
54 - 77 °F
Starter:
Yes
Fermentation Temp:
69 °F
Pitch Rate:
-
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Target Water Profile
Burton on Trent (historic)
Ca+2 Mg+2 Na+ Cl- SO4-2 HCO3-
270 41 113 85 720 270
Mash Chemistry and Brewing Water Calculator
 
Notes

prep day: Friday August 18
grind grains at 0.050 inches
measure water treatment - 5 tsp (15 g) gypsum for mash

measure hops - add 1 tsp Irish moss and 2 tsp yeast nutrient to last hop bag
measure starter ingredients - 5 oz DME, 1/4 tsp yeast nutrient, a few hop pellets
brew day: Saturday, August 19
pre-heat the mash tun with 170 degree water
heat 5 gallons mash water to 162 degrees, transfer 5 gallons to mash tun, add gypsum
mash for 60 minutes

pre-boil gravity 1.045
original gravity 1.053
(my target O.G. was 1.062, based on 73% efficiency; I must have rushed the sparge too much. Five gallons to mash 12.5 pounds of grain seems an odd choice, as I typically use a thicker mash to emulate British brewing practices from the 19th century.)


final hop addition: 1 oz. EKG, 2 tsp. yeast nutrient, 1 tsp. Irish moss
pitch at 78°F and added three frozen water bottles to the brew bag

racking day: Friday August 25

bottling day: Saturday, September 2
yield: 54 bottles
F.G. 1.011
5.5% ABV

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