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Hilltopper's Pride Kentucky Common

180 calories 16.7 g 12 oz
Beer Stats
Method: All Grain
Style: Kentucky Common
Boil Time: 90 min
Batch Size: 5 gallons (fermentor volume)
Pre Boil Size: 6.5 gallons
Post Boil Size: 5.25 gallons
Pre Boil Gravity: 1.044 (recipe based estimate)
Efficiency: 70% (brew house)
Source: Stephen Stanley/BYO Mag
Hop Utilization: 82%
Calories: 180 calories (Per 12oz)
Carbs: 16.7 g (Per 12oz)
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Created Monday July 30th 2018
1.055
1.011
5.69%
23.63
15.12
5.4
n/a
 
Fermentables
Amount Fermentable Cost PPG °L Bill %
6 lb American - Pale 6-Row6 lb Pale 6-Row 35 1.8 52.6%
3 lb Flaked Corn3 lb Flaked Corn 40 0.5 26.3%
1 lb Flaked Rye1 lb Flaked Rye 36 2.8 8.8%
3 oz American - Blackprinz3 oz Blackprinz 36 500 1.6%
5 oz American - Caramel / Crystal 80L5 oz Caramel / Crystal 80L 33 80 2.7%
12 oz Rice Hulls12 oz Rice Hulls 0 0 6.6%
2.50 oz Molasses2.5 oz Molasses - (late addition) 36 80 1.4%
11.41 lb / 0.00
 
Hops
Amount Variety Cost Type AA Use Time IBU Bill %
0.75 oz Cluster0.75 oz Cluster Hops Pellet 7.5 First Wort at 150 °F 60 min 21.73 47.5%
0.83 oz Hallertau Hersbrucker0.83 oz Hallertau Hersbrucker Hops Pellet 3.5 Boil 5 min 1.9 52.5%
1.58 oz / 0.00
 
Mash Guidelines
Amount Description Type Temp Time
16.7 qt 132° strike temp Infusion 122 °F 20 min
Ramp to 152 degrees using RIMS Temperature 152 °F 60 min
16.5 qt Batch sparge Sparge 170 °F 10 min
Starting Mash Thickness: 1.25 qt/lb
 
Other Ingredients
Amount Name Cost Type Use Time
0.42 each Whirlfloc Tab Fining Boil 15 min.
3.33 g Calcium Chloride (dihydrate) Water Agt Mash 1 hr.
1.67 g Gypsum Water Agt Mash 1 hr.
4.60 ml Lactic acid Water Agt Mash 1 hr.
2.50 g Baking Soda Water Agt Mash 1 hr.
0.67 oz Lactic acid Water Agt Sparge 1 hr.
 
Yeast
White Labs - Cream Ale Yeast Blend WLP080
Amount:
1 Each
Cost:
Attenuation (avg):
77.5%
Flocculation:
Medium
Optimum Temp:
65 - 70 °F
Starter:
No
Fermentation Temp:
-
Pitch Rate:
0.35 (M cells / ml / ° P) 90 B cells required
0.00 Yeast Pitch Rate and Starter Calculator
Priming
Amount: 4 Oz in 1 C water       CO2 Level: 2.5 Volumes
 
Target Water Profile
Balanced Profile
Ca+2 Mg+2 Na+ Cl- SO4-2 HCO3-
80 5 25 75 80 100
2 gypsum, 4 g Calcium Chloride, added to total water (7.3 Gal) Check mash pH. 5.5 ml lactic acid needed due to mash capping.
Be sure to acidify the sparge water 1 ml lactic acid and keep sparge water under 170 degrees.
Mash Chemistry and Brewing Water Calculator
 
Notes

Kentucky Common is a pre-Prohibition style popular in northern Kentucky and southern Indiana. It's currently kept alive by two brew pubs and homebrewers. The beer is one of three uniquely American beer styles. Since no one really knows what this tasted like, I'll just experiment until I get a beer I like. 8/28/16. I have a beer I really like, freezing the recipe.

Target bitterness is 20 IBU

Ferment at 68 degrees.

8/28/16: Renamed to "Hilltopper's Pride", scaled to 6 gallons. Targeting 20 IBU in next batch.

GABF silver award in Historical category, 2017, Ironworks Brewing.

Gold Medal, Historical, Arapahoe Co. Fair Homebrew Comp 2018. 3rd Place, Craft Beer Competition (professional), Colorado State Fair.

Use 1liter starter based on fresh yeast.

1/29/19: Reverting to 2017 recipe. 1.5 liter starter.

12/30/19: Added 1 oz of Crystal 80, changed flavor hop to Hallertau, note: DO NOT USE BLACKSTRAP MOLASSES. Use a milder form such as Brer Rabbit or Grandma's.



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