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Offline fakr

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Fakr's Special "Brownbread" Bitter
« on: November 15, 2012, 09:38:24 AM »
This was the special bitter I brought to the nov 10 meeting.

Batch size: 10G

Grain:

21 lbs Maris Otter
2 lbs Crystal 40L
1 lb Wheat Malt

Hops:

1.5oz Challenger @ 60mins
1.5oz Challenger @ 30mins
2.0oz Challenger @ 5mins

2.0oz Butron water salts added to boil (in future, will add to HLT)

Yeast:

3 x Fermentis us-04

OG = 1.058
FG = 1.016 (stopped fermentation at this FG by cold crashing @ 0C)
ABV = 5.5%

Mash 60mins @ 156F
Batch sparge
Boil 60 mins
Ferment @ 16C
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Re: Fakr's Special "Brownbread" Bitter
« Reply #1 on: November 15, 2012, 09:43:28 AM »
Very interesting flavor with this one.  A very rich caramel, combined with freshly buttered homemade brown bread.  Low carbonation.  Very smooth and drinkable.

Will make this one again for sure.
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Re: Fakr's Special "Brownbread" Bitter
« Reply #2 on: November 15, 2012, 09:50:08 AM »
Any idea on the AA% on the Challenger?

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Re: Fakr's Special "Brownbread" Bitter
« Reply #3 on: November 15, 2012, 09:55:21 AM »
I believe around 7% but I'll have to check.
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Re: Fakr's Special "Brownbread" Bitter
« Reply #4 on: November 15, 2012, 10:12:08 AM »
For those that weren't at the meeting, this was AWESOME.
I think it's the best Bitter I've ever had, seriously.
Planning on brewing 20 gallons of it soon.  
Thanks for bringing it fakr.

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Re: Fakr's Special "Brownbread" Bitter
« Reply #5 on: November 15, 2012, 11:54:29 AM »
Thanks Senior!  

I'm amazed at all the compliments with this one.
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