Brewing today...Can't beat a little taste of the sweet wort
Any idea what impact on final ABV will be @Ajhutch - I am estimating base beer will be about 4.75% and from various back of fag packet workings I have the cherries contributing about 10 points to grvity in 15L - so if we say OG 1054 and 80% attenuation somewhere around 5.7%. But as I say fag packets, no idea how much of the sugars in the cherries will be got at by the yeast.That’s a lot of cherries for that much beer. As a cherry lover I approve!
colour looks OK to me for a bitter, an old fashioned oneToday I brewed 23 litres of Tetley Bitter clone courtesy of Graham Wheeler, increased the grain bill of the base malt which was Voyager Veloria Schooner (http://www.voyagercraftmalt.com.au/Flipbooks/mobile/index.html#p=14)
Left out the maltose syrup and aimed for the same gravity readings and IBU, the colour to me seems dark for a bitter and never having seen one I am not sure.
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