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Offline beerhaus

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Fill in the blanks
« on: June 15, 2010, 02:25:45 PM »
I want to make an ordinary bitter from extract and specialty grains


Here is what I was thinking for a recipe start - any suggestions on filling in the blanks? and hop suggestions

3 lbs. Light DME

1 ¼ lbs. Alexanders pale kicker

½ lb. crystal l 10

½ lb. ???



Not sure on hops

EKG
or
Fuggle

 

Wyeast 1099 Whitbread Ale

 

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Re: Fill in the blanks
« Reply #1 on: June 15, 2010, 07:00:11 PM »
I would leave it with just the crystal 10L, or maybe 20L or 40L would be a bit better for this beer.

Bitter and dry hop only with either hop (start with EKG maybe) IMO and your golden.
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Re: Fill in the blanks
« Reply #2 on: June 16, 2010, 04:18:06 AM »
I agree with going what you have on the malts side except for replacing the crystal with something darker.  60L wouldn't be out of line here.

On the hops I'd do a couple ounces of Fuggles at 60 and then smaller amounts of EKG at 20 and 5. 
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Re: Fill in the blanks
« Reply #3 on: June 24, 2010, 02:17:10 PM »
3.3    lbs. Gold LME

Well here is what I've decided

3.3 lbs. Gold LME
1.4 Lbs. Alexander’s Pale kicker
8 oz. Carapils
8 oz. Caramel 20 L
2 oz. Fuggles
Whitbread yeast (Wyeast 1099 smack pack)

1.5 oz Fuggles  60 min

.5 oz  Fuggles 5min

I may call it “Fugg You Bitter”

 

 

My first non kit effort – I hope to brew Sunday

 

Any suggestions / words of caution?