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Bitter eBIAB 2_2

This is my other rebrew for NHC 2016.  I thought this beer was spot on so I kept the recipe the same.

BrewDesign

Recipe Info

Beer Name: bitter eBIAB 2
Style: Best Bitter

 

Style

Original Gravity: 1.049
Final Gravity: 1.012
Color: 9.1
Alcohol: 4.8 %
Bitterness: 41.1 IBUs

Brewery

Efficiency: 75
Attenuation: 75

Mash

Mash Fermentable Weight: 10.5 Pounds
Mash Thickness: 2.3 Quarts per Pound
Grain Temp: 72 F
Strike Water Qty: 8.04 Gallons
Mash Volume: 8.88 Gallons
Strike Water Temp: 162.1 F
Mash Temp: 154 F

Boil

Kettle Gravity (start of boil): 1.041
Predicted Mash Run-off Volume: 7.0925
Target Starting Boil Volume: 7.25
Boil Duration: 60 Minutes
Evaporation Rate: 1.25 Gallons per Hour
Final Boil Volume: 6

Fermentables

WEIGHT (LBS) % BY WEIGHT NAME YIELD SRM
9 85.7 crisp maris otter 82.0 3.0
1 9.5 simpsons medium crystal 75.0 55.0
.5 4.8 Torrified Wheat 79.0 1.7

Hops

WEIGHT (OZS) NAME AAU TIME (MINS) USE IBUS / ADDITION
.75 Northern Brewer Pellets (US) 7.0 60 Boil 18.1
.5 Challenger Pellets 6.1 15 Boil 5.2
1 Willamette Pellets 6.0 15 Boil 10.3
1 Challenger Pellets 6.1 10 Whirlpool 3.8
1 Willamette Pellets 6.0 10 Whirlpool 3.7

Yeast and Friends

AMOUNT (MILLITERS) NAME
1 vial White Labs WLP002 English Ale

Misc

AMOUNT NAME TIME
1 Whirlfloc Tablet 15
tsp Yeast Nutrient (Wyeast) 10

Notes

Liquid Yeast Pitch – Stirplate StarterFirst Starter
Quantity of Yeast: 1 vials / pouches (100B cells per)
Quantity of DME: 43 grams
Starter Size: 0.4 litersSalt and Acid adjustments:Mash Salts:
Gypsum: 8.0 gram

Mash Acid:

Sparge/Boil Salts:

Predicted Mash pH of: 5.35

Mash Ions (ppm):
Ca: 68.5 Mg: 3.0 Na: 21.0 Cl: 11.0 So: 171.3

Boil Ions (ppm):
Ca: 68.5 Mg: 3.0 Na: 21.0 Cl: 11.0 So: 171.3

mash 60 min 154
10 min 168

ferment 2 weeks @ 68F

4-2-16 0.5L starter of WLP002
4-4-16 normal brew day and pitched at 4pm
4-6-16 kreusen dropped and bubbling slowed
4-7-16 no bubbling
4-11-16 dropped pretty clear
4-18-16 racked to lagering keg.  taste seems a bit off to me.  hops aren’t coming through as much as I would want but sample is yeasty so we’ll see.  also seems a bit thin and maybe cidery?  concerned.  FG 1.016