AG#5 just another bitter

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  1. Feb 5, 2019 #1

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    Decided to take the day off today as I just couldn't be bothered...so put on ag number 5
    Yet another standard session bitter for the stockpile.

    3kg Irish malt
    100gm crystal 110
    100gm crystal 240
    100gm caramalt

    20l mash at 65c for an hour and my usual dunk sparge in 2l water and a good bag squeeze
    Leaving 18l wort for a 60 minutes boil

    Hops
    20gm challenger at 60min
    30gm fuggles at 15min
    20gm EKG at 0mins

    15l in to the fv with an og of 1.049 adjusted for temperature.
    Yeast, I'm using about a pint of the trub from ag#4 that's sf04 ale yeast.
    Never reused yeast before, so let's see what happens.
     
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    Well that went off quickly!!!

    Massive Krause and smells mega.
     
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    Sounds good - best of luck with it. I made a bitter recently for my AG#4, mashed at 70degC to keep it sessionable.

    It tastes good :beer1: and I'm pleased with it, but i feel I've just not quite nailed it - having said that, i couldn't say for sure what it is I'm looking for! :laugh8: I've got a feeling that because it's quite a simple style is maybe hard to get just right aunsure....

    Keep us posted athumb..
     
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    I know, my first ag was a go at a session bitter and by more luck than judgement it was absolutely bang on perfect. Maybe a little "sweet" with such a large crystal bill, hence paring it back for the last one and this one, with just a bit more hop.
    Once I have it mailed (never happen) I'll just keep brewing it very other AG.
    You can't beat a good black sheep type bitter
     
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    Looks like a solid recipe to me. 10% crystal is on the high side of average but with an OG of 1.049 you'll have the ABV to back it up and second gen yeast should attenuate well in my experience.
     
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    thanks foxbat, appreciate the feedback.
    i was going to do away with the caramalt, but my personal taste for a bitter is something can eat with a knife and fork so i wanted the caramalt for extra body. If this one (or ag4) works well, that will get banked as my 'go to' AG for every other brew and then i can concentrate on a rigwelter or theaky XB type clone.
     
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    And it's bottled.
    Lovely colour and smells good, and for uncarbd beer it tastes pretty good too!
     
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    That sounds right up my street as I love my English bitters. I regularly use 10% crystal and have pushed it to 18%, seems OK to me.
     

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