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
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
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.
Ferment with Nottingham or US-05
I may dryhop with with 1 ounce depending on the aromatics.