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Brew Log 7.15.10 Pipeline Bitter

July 15, 2010 Leave a comment

Recipe at

Brewing 12 gallon batch of English Bitter with 4 lbs extra light dry malt extract.

Testing 2 yeasts side by side, wlp002 and wlp007 English Ale vs Dry English Ale, to see the difference.

OG 1.044

mashed for 20 minutes at 152 or so,

then added heat

mash part 2 much hotter than desired, 157?

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Brew Log 4.7.2010 Bitter Boy

April 8, 2010 Leave a comment

Brewed with Jasperina and Wayne on the deck.

strike 8 gallons at 164, ended at 155.

added heat midway through when dropped to 152, back up to 154.


see recipe at hopville

12.5 lb maris otter
1 lb crystal 45
1 lb victory
.5 lb special roast

4 oz goldings, 1.5, 1, .5, .5, .5

It was fun having Jasperina brew with me.

Ended up adding water during boil and still did not yield 7 gallons, got 6.75 or so. Got some dough balls at mash in, but stirred and busted them up. Forgot to raise temp at mash out, but still got around 72% efficiency.

og: 1.051

4.11 FG = 1.017 – seems kind of high but the WLP 002 does that I guess.

Apparent Attenuation around 66% (range is 63 to 70).

ABV @4.5 %

Never got around to priming this, not carbonated at all. Clearest finishing yeast I have used yet. Not as bitter as expected, but bitter is there. Sweeter than desired. Nice color, met expectation on that.

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Bitter recipe ideas

March 31, 2010 Leave a comment
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Jamil’s Best Bitter

March 8, 2010 Leave a comment
9.5 marris otter
.5 aromatic
.5 crystal 120
.25 special roast
6 gallon
mash 151
30 ibu
hops east kent godings
1.2 60 min
.5 20
.5 1 min
wlp 002
med. low carbonation
4.7 abv
srm 11
og 1.047
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