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Bitter eBIAB v3

Beer 8 of 12 for the Skirmish in the Triad?  Maybe?  Who knows.  Anywho, I have brewed this Best Bitter a few times now and I really love it and it has done really well in competition including a 1st in the first round of NHC.  I love the way that Willamette and Challenger work together.  A subtly earthiness from the Willamette and a nice orange marmalade from the Challenger.  Nothing over the top like EKG or Fuggles can be but it is noticed by judges and just seems to work.  And the malt bill is pretty standard and just works.

 

Recipe Info

Recipe: bitter ebiab 1
Style: Best Bitter 11B BJCP 2015
Date: 09-01-2016

Recipe

Guideline Min

Guideline Max

OG

1.047

1.040

1.048

FG

1.009

1.008

1.012

Color

8.8

8.0

16.0

ABV

4.9

3.8

4.6

IBU

42.0

25.0

40.0

Brewery Info

Efficiency: 70 %
Attenuation: 80 %

Mash Info

Weight: 11.5 Lbs
Thickness: 2.19 Qt per Lb
Deadspace: 2.5 G
Strikewater: 8.8 G
Volume: 9.72 G
Temp: 154.0 F

Boil Info

Kettle Gravity: 1.039
Predicted Mash Run-off: 7.76 G
Target Starting Boil Volume: 7.75 G
Boil Duration: 60 min
Evaporation Rate: 1.25 G per Hour
Final Boil Volume: 6.5 G

Fermentables

Weight

% by Weight

Name

Yield

SRM

10.000 Lb

87.0 %

Maris Otter (Crisp)

82.0

3.0

1.000 Lb

9.0 %

Crystal, Medium (Simpsons)

76.0

55.0

0.500 Lb

4.0 %

Torrified Wheat

79.0

1.7

Hops

Weight

Name

AAU

Time

Use

IBUs

0.5 Oz

Northern Brewer (german)

10.6

60 mins

Boil

17.0

1.0 Oz

Willamette

5.1

15 mins

Boil

8.0

1.0 Oz

Challenger

6.7

15 mins

Boil

5.0

1.0 Oz

Willamette

5.1

20 mins

Aroma

5.0

1.0 Oz

Challenger

6.7

20 mins

Aroma

7.0

Yeast

Amount

Name

1.000 unit

English Ale White Labs WLP002

Misc

Amount

Name

Time

Use

1.000 tablet

Whirlfloc Tablet

15 mins

Boil

0.500 tsp

Yeast Nutrient (Wyeast)

10 mins

Boil

Water

Predicted Mash Ph: 5.55

Ca

Mg

Na

Cl

So

Bicarbonate

Water

7

3

21

11

24

46

Mash

63

3

21

11

158

46

Sparge

0

0

0

0

0

0

Final

85

4

28

15

214

63

Target

75

0

0

0

200

0

Mash Water

Total Water Treated: 8.796 G
Percent RO / Distlled: 0 %
Water Used: 8.796 G

Mash Water Adjustments

Gypsum: 8.0 g

Sparge Water

Leftover Mash Water Used: Yes
Total Water Treated: 0.000 G
Percent RO / Distlled: 0 %
Water Used: 0.000 G

Sparge Water Adjustments

Notes

0.5L starter 40g DME

mash 154F 60 min
168F 10 min

ferment 2 weeks at 68F

9/10/16 0.5 L starter w/ 40g DME WLP002
9/12/16 regular brewday.  went smoothly and wort tasted good.   @10pm a little bit of bubbling
9/13/16 steady bubbling and kreusen forming
9/14/16 already kreusen is dropping it looks done.  wow.
9/19/16 moved to bubbler and moved to closet @ 72F
9/26/16 racked to keg for gelatin
FG 1.016 pH 4.5
very promising.  clean.  excellent clarity.  nice malt and hop character.  really good!  put in lagering fridge at 35F to gelatin
9/27/16 added gelatin

this beer turned out really well again.  and it did well at the skirmish in the triad with a second place.

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