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Buzzcrafters Burton Ale

218 calories 21.4 g 12 oz
Beer Stats
Method: All Grain
Style: Old Ale
Boil Time: 60 min
Batch Size: 5.5 gallons (fermentor volume)
Pre Boil Size: 7 gallons
Pre Boil Gravity: 1.052 (recipe based estimate)
Efficiency: 73% (brew house)
Source: Ron Pattinson, et. al.
Calories: 218 calories (Per 12oz)
Carbs: 21.4 g (Per 12oz)
Created: Sunday November 19th 2017
Amount Fermentable Cost PPG °L Bill %
10 lb United Kingdom - Golden Promise10 lb Golden Promise 37 3 76.9%
2 lb United Kingdom - Dark Crystal 80L2 lb Dark Crystal 80L 33 80 15.4%
1 lb Invert Sugar1 lb Invert Sugar 46 1 7.7%
13 lbs / 0.00
Amount Variety Cost Type AA Use Time IBU Bill %
1 oz Green Bullet1 oz Green Bullet Hops Pellet 12.2 Boil 60 min 41.39 33.3%
1 oz Green Bullet1 oz Green Bullet Hops Pellet 12.2 Boil 15 min 20.54 33.3%
1 oz Green Bullet1 oz Green Bullet Hops Pellet 12.2 Boil 5 min 8.25 33.3%
3 oz / 0.00
Mash Guidelines
Amount Description Type Start Temp Target Temp Time
16 qt Infusion -- 151 °F 60 min
Starting Mash Thickness: 1.33 qt/lb
Fermentis - Safale - English Ale Yeast S-04
1 Each
Attenuation (avg):
Optimum Temp:
54 - 77 °F
Fermentation Temp:
68 °F
Pitch Rate:
0.00 Yeast Pitch Rate and Starter Calculator
Target Water Profile
Burton on Trent (historic)
Ca+2 Mg+2 Na+ Cl- SO4-2 HCO3-
270 41 113 85 720 270
20g gypsum in 4 gallons mash water
1 tsp yeast nutrient and 1 tsp Irish moss added near end of boil
Mash Chemistry and Brewing Water Calculator

Is this too bitter for bitter? I've been wondering about bitterness calculations, and seeing information in magazines that seems to indicate I'm undershooting if I want the level of bitterness suggested for the style. I've decided I will try a couple of batches where I intentionally "over-hop" to see if the beers taste and smell like the styles I'm going for.

yeast starter: 4 oz. dry malt plus a few hop pellets and a dash of yeast nutrient in 1500 ml of water, boiled 10 minutes and then cooled
brew day: Friday, November 24
clear skies, 42 degrees F air temp, no wind

grain temp 60 degrees F

invert sugar was a late addition to the recipe. been looking at that jar of invert sugar for over a year, wondering when it would come in handy. Fits in a Burton Ale recipe perfectly, I said to myself.

boiled 7 gallons
transferred 5.5 gallons to fermenter, O.G. 1.068

Saturday, December 9
F.G. 1.015
add 4 oz. corn sugar boiled in 4 cups water
54 bottles, orange crowns
taste is earthy, raisiny, not very bitter, more balanced

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