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Submitted By: aaronxs (Shared)
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Batch Size: 5.50 galStyle: Special Bitter or Best Bitter (57B)
Boil Size: 6.72 galStyle Guide: GABF 2013
Color: 6.7 SRMEquipment: Awesome tun and pot
Bitterness: 31.9 IBUsBoil Time: 60 min
Est OG: 1.042 (10.5° P)Mash Profile: Single Infusion, Medium Body, No Mash Out
Est FG: 1.013 SG (3.3° P)Fermentation: Aarons ale
ABV: 3.8%Taste Rating: 30.0

Amount Name Type #
1.38 tsp Calcium Chloride (Mash 60 min) Misc 1
6 lbs 8.59 oz Pale Malt, Maris Otter (3.0 SRM) Grain 2
5.77 oz Carastan (30.0 SRM) Grain 3
5.64 oz Corn - Yellow, Flaked (Briess) (1.3 SRM) Grain 4
5.46 oz Oats, Golden Naked (Simpsons) (10.0 SRM) Grain 5
5.05 oz Biscuit Malt (23.0 SRM) Grain 6
1.56 oz Caramel/Crystal Malt - 80L (80.0 SRM) Grain 7
1.00 tsp Amylase Enzyme (Mash 55 min) Misc 8
0.75 oz Target [7.5%] - Boil 60 min Hops 9
0.25 oz Goldings, East Kent [7.2%] - Boil 20 min Hops 10
0.50 Whirlfloc Tablet (Boil 5 min) Misc 11
0.69 tsp Yeast Nutrient (Boil 5 min) Misc 12
0.50 oz Goldings, East Kent [7.2%] - Steep 30 min Hops 13
1.4 pkgs English Ale (White Labs #WLP002) Yeast 14

Taste Notes

TURNED OUT GREAT! little time has future add exact dates to notes!!!!! weird? dropped from 1.012 after fermentation to 1.006 after 3 weeks in the bottle? is a lot thinner and not as good but still drinkable..why? NEW MASH TUN...over shot dough in be alot i saw 160...iced down quick and it leveled out at 152-153ish.added crosby baker enzymes. checked at 30 had to climb temp back to 151ish. stuck sparge before mash out. twisted siicone!! pulled all mash to fix problem. directy fired the mash while recirculating to 166.7. rested 10 minutes. NEW BALL VALVE...had a hard time regulating lauter. ran tun dry by accident and added sparge water to do a second running. may have over sparged ran down to 2.1 brix or 1.007:( also water coming from HLT was very hot (211) but mash temp was not. Hope there is no tanin harshness. did not check ph. gunna take a couple of brews to get this sucker dialed in. added about an extra gallon of water preboil, NEXT Time: undershoot doughin by a titch. can always recirculate and direct fire to hit temps. Take care not to bump silicone. moniter sparge more closely next time...try and get it dialed in. use BS for actual volumes with low ABV brews. figure out mash tun temp and enter it next time. put stool under ball valve to hold pitcher while it fills.


add more biscut malt up to .5 pound loose golden naked oats ADD CARAPILS FOR BODY ...maybe not? add carapils but keep all else!

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