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I'm Not Bitter I'm Thirsty (Best Bitter)
« on: June 07, 2013, 01:56:49 PM »
Fermenting half with 1968 and half with S-04

Recipe: I'm Not Bitter, I'm Thirsty
Brewer: Chris Craig
Asst Brewer:
Style: Special/Best/Premium Bitter
TYPE: All Grain
Taste: (30.0)

Recipe Specifications
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Boil Size: 12.44 gal
Post Boil Volume: 11.44 gal
Batch Size (fermenter): 11.00 gal   
Bottling Volume: 10.75 gal
Estimated OG: 1.047 SG
Estimated Color: 10.5 SRM
Estimated IBU: 30.0 IBUs
Brewhouse Efficiency: 75.00 %
Est Mash Efficiency: 75.0 %
Boil Time: 60 Minutes

Ingredients:
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Amt                   Name                                     Type          #        %/IBU         
16.41 lb              Pale Malt, Maris Otter (3.0 SRM)         Grain         1        88.4 %       
0.81 lb               Aromatic Malt (26.0 SRM)                 Grain         2        4.7 %         
0.81 lb               Caramel/Crystal Malt -120L (120.0 SRM)   Grain         3        4.7 %         
0.41 lb               Special Roast (50.0 SRM)                 Grain         4        2.3 %         
2.55 oz               Goldings, East Kent [5.00 %] - Boil 60.0 Hop           5        23.6 IBUs     
1.06 oz               Goldings, East Kent [5.00 %] - Boil 20.0 Hop           6        6.0 IBUs     
1.00 Items            Whirlfloc Tablet (Boil 5.0 mins)         Fining        7        -             
1.06 oz               Goldings, East Kent [5.00 %] - Boil 1.0  Hop           8        0.4 IBUs     
1.0 pkg               London ESB Ale (Wyeast Labs #1968) [124. Yeast         9        -             


Mash Schedule: Single Infusion, Medium Body, Batch Sparge
Total Grain Weight: 18.44 lb
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Name              Description                             Step Temperat Step Time     
Mash In           Add 5.8 gal of water at 165 F           151 F         60 min       

Sparge: Batch sparge with 3 steps (Drain mash tun, , 4.44gal, 4.44gal) of 76 F water
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Re: I'm Not Bitter I'm Thirsty (Best Bitter)
« Reply #1 on: June 07, 2013, 02:08:43 PM »
This looks familiar :D

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Re: I'm Not Bitter I'm Thirsty (Best Bitter)
« Reply #2 on: June 11, 2013, 04:15:04 PM »
Is the "Special Roast" the same as Special B? And did you prefer the 1968 or the S04 version?
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Re: I'm Not Bitter I'm Thirsty (Best Bitter)
« Reply #3 on: June 11, 2013, 04:40:15 PM »
Special roast is not the same as special b, but I can't remember the difference. I think I've done this with both yeasts, but I prefer the 1968.

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Re: I'm Not Bitter I'm Thirsty (Best Bitter)
« Reply #4 on: June 11, 2013, 05:32:07 PM »
This chart: http://www.brew.is/files/malt.html matches special roast with a brown malt, and Special B with a dark crystal.  Hope that helps.

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Re: I'm Not Bitter I'm Thirsty (Best Bitter)
« Reply #5 on: June 11, 2013, 06:23:10 PM »
Yeah I like that chart...
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