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Needle in a Haystack

159.2 calories 17.93 g 12 oz
Beer Stats
Method: All Grain
Style: Brown Porter
Boil Time: 90 min
Batch Size: 5.25 gallons (fermentor volume)
Pre Boil Size: 5.75 gallons
Pre Boil Gravity: 1.044 (recipe based estimate)
Efficiency: 70% (brew house)
Source: Rick Scully (H/T Scott Russell)
Calories: (Per 12oz)
Carbs: (Per 12oz)
Created Saturday April 13th 2019
1.048
1.014
4.55%
28.75
28.11
4.61
n/a
 
Fermentables
Amount Fermentable Cost PPG °L Bill %
8.75 lb United Kingdom - Pale 2-Row8.75 lb Pale 2-Row 38 2.5 89.7%
6 oz Briess - Midnight Wheat Malt6 oz Midnight Wheat Malt 25 550 3.8%
4 oz United Kingdom - Chocolate4 oz Chocolate 34 425 2.6%
6 oz United Kingdom - Extra Dark Crystal 120L6 oz Extra Dark Crystal 120L 33 120 3.8%
9.75 lb / 0.00
 
Hops
Amount Variety Cost Type AA Use Time IBU Bill %
0.50 oz Galena0.5 oz Galena Hops Pellet 12 Boil at 212 °F 60 min 22.89 25%
0.50 oz Fuggles0.5 oz Fuggles Hops Pellet 4 Boil at 212 °F 30 min 5.86 25%
0.50 oz Cascade0.5 oz Cascade Hops Pellet 7 Boil at 212 °F 0 min 25%
0.50 oz Cascade0.5 oz Cascade Hops Pellet 7 Dry Hop at 60 °F 14 days 25%
2 oz / 0.00
 
Mash Guidelines
Amount Description Type Temp Time
14.6 qt Steeping 164 °F 90 min
22.5 qt Fly Sparge 152 °F 30 min
Starting Mash Thickness: 1.5 qt/lb
 
Yeast
Wyeast - London ESB Ale 1968
Amount:
1 Each
Cost:
Attenuation (custom):
69%
Flocculation:
Very High
Optimum Temp:
64 - 72 °F
Starter:
No
Fermentation Temp:
-
Pitch Rate:
0.35 (M cells / ml / ° P) 83 B cells required
0.00 Yeast Pitch Rate and Starter Calculator
 
Target Water Profile
20453
Ca+2 Mg+2 Na+ Cl- SO4-2 HCO3-
0 0 0 0 0 0
Mash Chemistry and Brewing Water Calculator
 
Notes

Based on Scott Russell's clone recipe of "Haystack Black Ale" (Portland Brewing Co, Portland, OR) in his book "North American Clone Brews" [Page 104] this recipe is only slightly modified.

Changes:

  • Substituted Briess Midnight Wheat for recipe's "black malt"
  • Added more pale malt than recipe and changed values of specialty malts to meet category.
  • Kept same hops but adjusted amounts to get final brew closer to chosen categories.
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  • Last Updated: 2019-04-13 20:23 UTC
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