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Standard Bitters

Postby grico on Fri Dec 23, 2011 1:34 pm

So I am thinking about doing a Standard Bitters for my first 10g batch. Figure that will give me something rather simple to play with. I have formulated this recipe, and was looking for a little feedback.

Recipe: Standard Bitters
Brewer: Grico
Asst Brewer: Brewcommune
Style: Standard/Ordinary Bitter
TYPE: All Grain
Taste: (30.0)

Recipe Specifications
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Batch Size (fermenter): 10.00 gal
Boil Size: 14.50 gal
Bottling Volume: 10.50 gal
Estimated OG: 1.034 SG
Estimated Color: 5.9 SRM
Estimated IBU: 23.8 IBUs
Brewhouse Efficiency: 70.00 %
Boil Time: 90 Minutes

Ingredients:
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Amt Name Type # %/IBU
11 lbs Pale Malt, Maris Otter (3.0 SRM) Grain 1 84.6 %
1 lbs Caramel/Crystal Malt - 40L (40.0 SRM) Grain 3 7.7 %
1 lbs Carafoam (2.0 SRM) Grain 2 7.7 %
1.00 oz Challenger [7.50 %] - Boil 90.0 min Hop 4 15.9 IBUs
0.50 oz Fuggles [4.50 %] - Boil 90.0 min Hop 5 4.8 IBUs
1.00 oz Fuggles [4.50 %] - Boil 10.0 min Hop 6 3.2 IBUs
1.0 pkg London Ale III (Wyeast Labs #1318) [124. Yeast 7 -
Gallons Brewed 2011: 85
Gallons Brewed 2012: 165
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Re: Standard Bitters

Postby backyard brewer on Fri Dec 23, 2011 6:06 pm

Looks good, I like the hop bill. I know carafoam is supposed to be a direct replacement for carapils, I'm not sure you should need it in a standard bitter, just mash a little warm like 154 and you'll probably get the body you want.

I'd like to try it. I'm a fan of simpler beers like bitters that don't beat you to death. Just had a Shark Bite Red from Port and it was clearly a red IPA... bummed.
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Re: Standard Bitters

Postby grico on Sat Dec 24, 2011 3:41 pm

Ya the Carafoam was the only thing i was on the fence about. I have never used it, but I heard it gives a slight spice flavor.

Ya, I just wanted a simple recipe for this first brew. Plus something that is cheap in case I screw it up on the new system. :-P Plus it should be highly drinkable as a standard, though i may bump it a little to a Special Bitters. It feels weird to think about brewing under 4%ABV. ... dont judge me. :cheers:
Gallons Brewed 2011: 85
Gallons Brewed 2012: 165
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