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Old 01-08-2012, 03:52 AM   #1
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Default Not sure what I feel like brewing...

I'm in the mood to brew something medium-low gravity, low carbonation, bready and smooth. Something you can sit around with a bunch of friends and throw back pint after pint of. Anyone have a good recipe that fits the bill?

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Old 01-08-2012, 04:23 AM   #2
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Sounds like a mild or some sort of brown.

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Old 01-08-2012, 04:24 AM   #3
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Yeah, it does, but I'm not a fan of browns.

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Old 01-08-2012, 05:38 AM   #4
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How about an English bitter? Here's one that works pretty well for me:

Estimated OG: 1.046 SG
Estimated Color: 8.2 SRM
Estimated IBU: 41.2 IBUs
Brewhouse Efficiency: 74.00 %
Est Mash Efficiency: 74.0 %
Boil Time: 60 Minutes

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8 lbs Pale Malt, Maris Otter (3.0 SRM)
8.0 oz Biscuit Malt (23.0 SRM)
8.0 oz Caramel/Crystal Malt - 60L (60.0 SRM)
2.00 oz Goldings, East Kent [4.50 %] - Boil 60.0 34.3 IBUs
0.50 oz Goldings, East Kent [4.50 %] - Boil 20.0 5.2 IBUs
0.50 oz Goldings, East Kent [4.50 %] - Boil 5.0 1.7 IBUs

Mash it really hot (about 158 F) and ferment with S-04.

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Old 01-08-2012, 05:40 AM   #5
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sounds like a fat tire clone

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Old 01-08-2012, 05:47 AM   #6
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How about an English bitter?
That's the first thing I though of, too. Bitters meet all your criteria, OP. A Maris Otter base with a little medium-dark crystal, amber malt, sugar, and some good English hops are all you need. Pick your favorite English yeast and you'll have a supremely drinkable beer in only a couple weeks.
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What about the often over look dry stout? It has that great pint after pint quafability. And out of your criteria the only one it doesn't meet is "bready".

I have brewed the Jamil's Dry Stout and can attest to its easy drinking properties among friends and good looking strangers.

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sounds like a fat tire clone
With a Belgian yeast, maybe, but trust me, this one's "spot on" as the Brits would say. Maybe a little hoppy, but I like my bitters to be . . . well, bitter.
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English Bitter sounds interesting. I can't think of any that I've had before.

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What about the often over look dry stout? It has that great pint after pint quafability. And out of your criteria the only one it doesn't meet is "bready".

I have brewed the Jamil's Dry Stout and can attest to its easy drinking properties among friends and good looking strangers.
I do like Dry Stouts, but it's not exactly what I'm looking for. I'm thinking pale and bready instead of dark and roasty.
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