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adefm

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Just starting, made this recipe up with what I have, any comments welcome, can change it in next few hours
Method: BIAB
All following estimated from Brewer's friend
Style: Special/Best/Premium Bitter Boil Time: 60 min Batch Size: 9.6 liters (fermentor volume)
Pre Boil Size: 12.1 liters Post Boil Size: 11.165 liters Pre Boil Gravity: 1.039 (recipe based estimate) Efficiency: 55% (brew house)
Original Gravity:1.042
Final Gravity:1.010
ABV (standard):4.16%
IBU (tinseth):36.75


Fermentables
Amount Fermentable Cost PPG °L Bill %
2.30 kg United Kingdom - Maris Otter Pale $ 1.33 / kg

Hops
Amount Variety Cost Type AA Use Time IBU Bill %
20 g Fuggles Pellet 4.5 Boil 1 min 1.14 50%
10 g East Kent Goldings Pellet 5 Boil 30 min 11.26 25%
10 g Challenger Pellet 8.5 Boil 55 min 24.35 25%

Mash Guidelines
Amount Description Type Temp Time
7.5 L Infusion 67 °C 60 min
6.5 L Fly Sparge 67 °C 10 min
Yeast
Fermentis - Safale - English Ale Yeast S-04
Amount:
6g Each

Fermentation Temp:
20 °C

Priming
Method: sucrose Amount: 6.1 g CO2 Level: 1.02 Volumes
 
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Done, FV contains 10.1L, theremometer failed at fly sparging bag so had to guess temperature. OG 1040
 

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Only 6 days in, FV has been at 24 degrees. SG 1010, will test again tomorrow.
Tasted beer in hydrometer cylinder: least cloudy of all my 3 brews so far, nice taste, light ale not too bitter. Will test SG and may bottle for secondary carbonation tomorrow
 
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Looks like you have a nice modern British pale ale on your hands there. I like your recipe and approach - it can be very tempting to throw in a lot of things and over complicate it when just starting out. This is a great start on which to build - what were your earlier brews?
 

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I have done 3 BIAB AG brew so far. All with S04 yeast.
First brew a lot went wrong:
14/07/20202:
2 kg United Kingdom - Maris Otter Pale
Hops
20 g Fuggles Pellet 4.5 Boil 1 min
10 g East Kent Goldings Pellet 5 Boil 55 min
24/07/2020 Bottled with secondary carbonation
5/8/2020 after putting a bottle in fridge for several hours: tasting notes: Not fizzy, very cloudy, bitter beer taste, not much else.

2nd Brew repeated first brew
15/07/20202:
2 kg United Kingdom - Maris Otter Pale
Hops
20 g Fuggles Pellet 4.5 Boil 1 min
10 g East Kent Goldings Pellet 5 Boil 55 min
24/07/2020 Bottled with secondary carbonation
5/8/2020 Some fizz, mellow, bitter, quite cloudy, quite nice.

I have/will put all bottles from all 3 brews into a coleman coolbox and use iceblocks too cool them down.
I have posted here Beginners Guide to Water Treatment (plus links to more advanced water treatment in post #1)

I have one more brew in me before I go on holiday.
I have Maris Otter Pale and hops East Kent Goldings, Fuggles and challenger. I am tempted to repeat brew 3 above but using water treatment this time. However I might add the challenger hops at the end of the boil as I would like it hoppier/more taste. Open to suggestions?
 
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