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Rattlesnakeneale 02-02-2013 07:16 PM

First All-Grain Recipe - XXXtra Special Bitter
So, I have been brewing for about 9 months, now. I've finally decided to make the step up to all-grain, after having made partial-mashes for the last 5 brews, or so. This is the first all-grain recipe I've made from scratch. Any notes would be much appreciated. Thanks, guys!

Recipe Type: All Grain
Batch Size (Gallons): 5
Original Gravity: 1.060
Final Gravity: 1.014
IBU: 37
Boiling Time (Minutes): 60
Color: 12 SRM
Primary Fermentation (# of Days & Temp): 21 @ 69 degrees.


Amount Item Type % or IBU
10.00 lb Maris Otter 85.1%
0.75 lb Biscuit Malt 4.3%
0.75 lb Crystal Malt 80L 4.3 %
0.75 lb Flaked Wheat 4.3%
0.25 lb Amber Malt 2.1%

2 oz East Kent Goldings [5%] (60 min) (First Wort Hop) 29 IBU
1 oz East Kent Goldings [5%] (15 min) 7 IBU
0.5 oz East Kent Goldings [5%] (5 min) 1 IBU
0.5 oz East Kent Goldings [5%] (0 min)
1 oz East Kent Goldings [5%] (7 days dry hop)
2 packs Wyeast 1275 (Thames Valley Ale)

Beer Profile:

Est Original Gravity: 1.060 SG
Est Final Gravity: 1.014 SG
Estimated Alcohol by Vol: 6.1%
Bitterness: 37 IBU
Est Color: 12 SRM

Single Infusion, Medium Body, Batch Sparge

60 min Mash at 151.0 F
Sparge at 170 F


Thanks a lot for any input!

Rattlesnakeneale 02-02-2013 07:24 PM

Also, in case anyone was wondering, I'm really trying to get a feel for different hops, hence using all East Kent Goldings. If the recipe is good, I'll try it with all Fuggles, next time.

DonRikkles 02-02-2013 09:42 PM

I'd recommend removing the Amber malt for simplicity sake. If it's for color, you'll get it from the crystal.

Rattlesnakeneale 02-03-2013 06:34 PM

I thought the amber would add a bit of malt complexity I was looking for. Do you think it's a bad idea? I don't necessarily care about simplicity.

DonRikkles 02-03-2013 08:13 PM

Go for it if that's the case! My concern was that the amber, biscuit, and crystal would trip over each other, but that's totally a stylistic call. Let us know how it turns out.

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