Pussy foot ale

Extract Recipe

Submitted By: bbrodka (Shared)
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Brewer: homebrew4less.com
Batch Size: 5.00 galStyle: English Ordinary Bitter ( 4A)
Boil Size: 3.15 galStyle Guide: BJCP 1999
Color: 19.0 SRMEquipment: Brew Pot (4 Gallon)
Bitterness: 20.4 IBUsBoil Time: 60 min
Est OG: 1.044 (11.0° P)
Est FG: 1.011 SG (2.7° P)Fermentation: My Aging Profile
ABV: 4.4%Taste Rating: 35.0

Ingredients
Amount Name Type #
5.00 gal Arrowhead Springs Water Water 1
10.00 oz Caramalt (Thomas Fawcett) (15.0 SRM) Grain 2
3.04 oz Chocolate Malt (450.0 SRM) Grain 3
3.04 oz Special B Malt (180.0 SRM) Grain 4
6 lbs Amber Liquid Extract (12.5 SRM) Extract 5
0.75 oz Challenger [7.1%] - Boil 60 min Hops 6
0.50 oz Goldings, East Kent [6.1%] - Boil 10 min Hops 7
1 pkgs Dry English Ale (White Labs #WLP007) Yeast 8

Taste Notes

At bottling time - Looked a gorgeous mahogany with lovely malty taste - Definitely yeasty Mar 5, 2005 - Not all yeasty, caramel and slightly fruity.... cloudy when cool...a little sweet for my taste - no noticeable amount of carbonation Peak flavor aft

Notes

After the extract is thoroughly mixed in, steep crushed grains in large muslin bag for 30 minutes at 150C Starter made with 1/2 Cup Extract and 2 cups of water boiled for 10 minutes cooled to 70F and the yeast was added (15 hours in advance) After boiling, the wort was cooled in a bath tub with 3 bags of ice (Colled to about 70F in about 1 hour) When pouring wort to fermenter used cheese cloth to catch a lot of the floating protein strands. Fermentation started in about 10 hours and is running OK 2 days later - plan to bottle this Sunday Feb 20. Wed 2/16/2005 - Fermentation is down to a bubble about every 7 minutes - On target to bottle Sunday Feb 20, 2005 (Topped off Vodka in airlock, was getting low...) Notes: 1. Prepare starter 2 days in advance if possible. 2. Cool wort to 80F if adding store bought water 3. Put cheese cloth in collander to support it. For next time: a. some lighter extract b. some more aromatic hops for 5 minute boil Bottled on Feb 26, 2004 24 bottles of 22 Ozs each - Using Coopers Carbonation Drops 12 with 1 drop and other 12 with 2 drops At bottling time - Looked a gorgeous mahogany with lovely malty taste seemed a little too sweet for my taste Definitely tasted yeasty Mar 5, 2005 Tasted 1 bottle with 2 Cooper's Drops - No noticeable amount of carbonation. Not yeasty at all, when the beer was cool it had some haze... :0) As the beer warmed could smell caramel and ... slightly watery No aroma of hops and little sweet for my taste ... a little more hop aroma and bitterness would help balance the maltiness Apr 4, 2005 - Opened a bottle with 2 drops of carbonation - Tasted great with lovely flavors and a hint of hops - I guess a good try for my first brew. Lesson learned: It is best to age the beer fro 4-5 weeks before it reaches full flavor Apr 9, 2005 - 6 weeks after bottling - just fabulous lovely malt profile. no yeast flavors. Lovely colour and and good bitterness almost to style Almost all of it is gone - down to the last 2 bottles - Definitely will brew it again.