Best Bitter 3V Conical 1

Another NHC 2019 beer. See NHC details in my Schwarzbier discussion. I did change up this recipe a bit from last year. I went against my own advice and went to a blend of Whitbread Golding and East Kent Golding. Beer turned out well so we’ll see. I also adjusted for the larger volume of my conical.

Recipe Info
Recipe: best bitters 3v conical 1
Style: Best Bitter 11B BJCP 2015
Date: 02-05-2018

RecipeGuideline MinGuideline Max
OG1.0481.0401.048
FG1.0111.0081.012
Color7.58.016.0
ABV4.93.84.6
IBU46.025.040.0

Brewery Info
Efficiency: 73 %
Attenuation: 78 %

Mash Info
Weight: 15.775 Lbs
Thickness: 1.25 Qt per Lb
Deadspace: 2.0 G
Strikewater: 6.93 G
Volume: 8.19 G
Temp: 154.0 F

Boil Info
Kettle Gravity: 1.041
Predicted Mash Run-off: 5.51 G
Target Starting Boil Volume: 10.5 G
Boil Duration: 60 min
Evaporation Rate: 1.5 G per Hour
Final Boil Volume: 9.0 G

Fermentables

Weight% by WeightNameYieldSRM
14.200 Lb90.0 %Maris Otter (Crisp)82.03.0
0.900 Lb6.0 %Crystal, Medium (Simpsons)76.055.0
0.675 Lb4.0 %Torrified Wheat79.01.7

Hops

WeightNameAAUTimeUseIBUs
0.75 OzChallenger7.660 minsBoil13.0
1.5 OzWGV7.615 minsBoil13.0
1.5 OzEast Kent Goldings (EKG)4.615 minsBoil8.0
1.5 OzWGV7.620 minsAroma8.0
1.5 OzEast Kent Goldings (EKG)4.620 minsAroma5.0

Yeast

AmountName
1.000 unitEnglish Ale White Labs WLP002

Misc

AmountNameTimeUse
1.000 tabletWhirlfloc Tablet15 minsBoil
1.000 tspYeast Nutrient (Wyeast)10 minsBoil

Water
Predicted Mash Ph: 5.49

CaMgNaClSoBicarbonate
Water7321302430
Mash733213018130
Sparge643213016030
Final1075334726747
Target750002000

Water Profile Name: carrboro
Target Profile Name: hoppy

Mash Water
Total Water Treated: 28.391 G
Percent RO / Distlled: 0 %
Water Used: 7.500 G

Mash Water Adjustments
Gypsum: 8.0 g
Lactic Acid: 2.0 ml @ 88.000 %

Sparge Water
Leftover Mash Water Used: Yes
Total Water Treated: 6.500 G
Percent RO / Distlled: 0 %
Water Used: 6.500 G

Sparge Water Adjustments
Gypsum: 6.0 g

Notes

Mash 154f 60 mins
168f 10 mins

Ferment 68f for 2 weeks

1/29/19 1L 100g DME starter with 1 pouch of WLP002
1/31/19 normal 3V brew day. pitched @ 1:30pm entire starter at 68F
2/1/19 strong bubbling
2/2/19 steady bubbling
2/3/19 slow steady bubbling
2/4/19 ~5 sec
2/9/19 forced diacetyl test. both seemed negative to me. shook up fermter to get yeast back in suspension just in case 🙂
2/13/19 cold crashed to 35F
2/14/19 dropped cone. aeration stone was slowly leaking so wanted to get beer out
2/15/19 racked to keg. FG 1.015
tasted good. maybe a hair too bitter?
2/23/19 gelatin added. 30 psi 24 hours then 11psi at 35F.

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