Home Brew Competition December 2017.

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  1. Jan 12, 2018 #21

    IainM

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    Contrats again. It really was a fine bitter. I've never tried GP75 hops before but they packed a lot of flavour in. It really needed the melanoidin and dark crystal to carry it. As well as a good overall impression, it ticked all the boxes in the style guide.
     
  2. Jan 12, 2018 #22

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    Well done everyone. I wanted to enter this one but unfortunately my IPA was not drinkable.
     
  3. Jan 12, 2018 #23

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    For those interested my beer was the London Bitter from Greg Hughes book, slightly tweaked and scaled back to 15 L, brewed in a Grainfather.

    Malt:
    Pale (GEB Irish) - 3 kg
    Crystal (150 EBC) - 300 g
    Black Malt - 50 g

    Mash at 66c for 60 mins

    Hops (Pellet):
    20 g Challenger (8.5%) - 60 min
    10 g Fuggles (4.8%) - 10 min
    1 tsp Irish moss - 15 min
    10g East Kent Goldings (6%) - 0 min (10 - 15 min whirlpool and stand to allow for easier pumping)

    OG: 1.048
    FG: 1.012
    ABV: 4.7%
    IBU: 27

    Yeast: Wyeast 1099 Whitbread Ale
    Fermented at 20c for 2 weeks

    Batch priming with 4.4 g/l of table sugar, carbonated at 20c then held in cool cupboard (+/- 10c). Comp bottle had about 3 months age.
     

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