Ss Brewing Technologies Giveaway!

Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > Recipes/Ingredients > FWH Only American Style Ordinary Bitter
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 08-01-2009, 03:21 AM   #1
MVKTR2
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Attala Co., MS
Posts: 1,060
Liked 19 Times on 18 Posts
Likes Given: 18

Default FWH Only American Style Ordinary Bitter

I need a bier or 2 to enter into my HB club's fall competition, category Specialty Beers. I'm tossing around another idea or two, but I'm gonna brew this one first.

What do ya think of the recipe?

Note I'm going to mash at around 149-151, have my best results in that range, that's why I've got 1# of crystal malts in this small bier. My thoughts on doing it this way are because I want it to dry out to help emphasize the smooth bittering from the FWH process. Hoping to keep mouthfeel etc. Though if y'all suggest raising it to 153-154 and dropping the crystals down to 1/2# I'm open to that advice also.

FWH Only American Style Ordinary Bitter
5# M.O.
8 oz. Crystal 20
8 oz. Crystal 40
6 oz. Flaked Wheat

2 oz. Cascade FWH 7.1 AAU (14.2 AAU total)

Projected bier stats
O.G. 1.035
F.G. 1.007
IBU 36 I read some FWH threads on here, seems this is close to how it will feel/taste, as actual IBU's will be closer to 60.
SRM 8
ABV 3.6

Ferment with Nottingham or US-05

I may dryhop with with 1 ounce depending on the aromatics.

Thoughts??????

Schlante,
Phillip

__________________

"Perhaps wisdom for me is understanding how truely small I am, and that there is no smug self centered moment of clarity when there is so much more to learn" Anthony Bourdain


Last edited by MVKTR2; 08-01-2009 at 03:34 AM.
MVKTR2 is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 08-01-2009, 04:00 AM   #2
Matt Up North
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Santa Rosa, CA
Posts: 2,021
Liked 8 Times on 8 Posts
Likes Given: 1

Default

I think that you might end up with a slightly under complex beer. If you are only going to FWH, then at least use a variety of hops IMO. I like FWH as an added character of a beer, but to me an all FWH or an all Hop Burst (20min) beer is kinda boring. I did a FWH and Hop Burst beer and it went from IPA in numbers to pale ale in flavor.

__________________
New and improved signature.
Matt Up North is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 08-01-2009, 05:21 AM   #3
MVKTR2
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Attala Co., MS
Posts: 1,060
Liked 19 Times on 18 Posts
Likes Given: 18

Default

While realizing doing an American styled OB is enough to qualify for "specialty" bier status, I wanted to do the FWH for the experience & to learn what it does for a bier. This being a simple straight forward bier I thought it a good test subject. I can dry-hop if necessary, if it's too boring. From your experience will I wind up with a bland flavor from FWH? If others tell me it'll be too bland, I'll reconsider.

Schlante,
Phillip

__________________

"Perhaps wisdom for me is understanding how truely small I am, and that there is no smug self centered moment of clarity when there is so much more to learn" Anthony Bourdain

MVKTR2 is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 08-01-2009, 11:37 AM   #4
Droot
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: West By golly Shelby NY
Posts: 323
Default

I think it will be fine. A simple beer is what you are making and what you are going to get. Trying the FWH is the best part, I use it all the time. It may or may not win an award, but you will have a better handle on FWH.

David

__________________

Yellow beer (pale ale) in keg

Chocolate stout In keg

Front Porch Porter in keg

weat beer and fruit in the conical

IPA of some kind on Deck!


I get more out of it when I put more into it. :)

Droot is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 08-01-2009, 12:32 PM   #5
KingBrianI
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Durham, NC
Posts: 3,489
Liked 78 Times on 57 Posts
Likes Given: 7

Default

I say go for it. There will be no better way to figure out exactly what FWH does for a beer than to make a beer with only FWH. I think it will be good beer too.

__________________

I'm too lazy and have too many beers going to keep updating this!

KingBrianI is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 08-02-2009, 04:19 AM   #6
MVKTR2
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Attala Co., MS
Posts: 1,060
Liked 19 Times on 18 Posts
Likes Given: 18

Default

A quick thank you for the input. I'm going with it as is above or very close. If it's good I'll post on it later... if not I'll let the thread drift silently off into cyberspace!

Schlante,
Phillip

Ps looks like my IBU calculation might be closer to 72-77... I don't care how smooth it is, you're gonna know there's some bitterness in a 1.36 bier!

__________________

"Perhaps wisdom for me is understanding how truely small I am, and that there is no smug self centered moment of clarity when there is so much more to learn" Anthony Bourdain

MVKTR2 is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply



Quick Reply
Message:
Options
Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
New Take on Ordinary Bitter KingBrianI Recipes/Ingredients 17 10-11-2009 02:25 PM
AHS Ordinary Bitter flagman General Beer Discussion 1 10-09-2009 11:27 PM
All-Grain - Ordinary Bitter (AG) ohiobrewtus English Pale Ale 18 08-26-2009 04:19 PM
ordinary bitter with american 2row? mandoman Recipes/Ingredients 5 09-16-2008 10:17 AM
Advise for Ordinary bitter derogg Bottling/Kegging 6 02-14-2008 05:43 PM