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Old 06-18-2012, 12:26 AM   #1
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Default Sweet English Mild (Recipe Critique?)

Going for maltier/sweet flavor with elevated diacetyl for toffee flavors (hence ringwood ale yeast) and mild English hop aromas. My biggest question is: Is that too much molasses???


Recipe: Sweet English Mild
Brewer: mavandeh
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Style: Mild
TYPE: All Grain
Taste: (30.0)

Recipe Specifications
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Boil Size: 7.67 gal
Post Boil Volume: 6.25 gal
Batch Size (fermenter): 5.00 gal
Bottling Volume: 4.55 gal
Estimated OG: 1.037 SG
Estimated Color: 9.2 SRM
Estimated IBU: 23.8 IBUs
Brewhouse Efficiency: 70.00 %
Est Mash Efficiency: 86.6 %
Boil Time: 60 Minutes

Ingredients:
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5 lbs Pale Malt, Maris Otter (3.0 SRM)
8.0 oz Barley, Flaked (1.7 SRM)
8.0 oz Caramel/Crystal Malt - 20L (20.0 SRM)
12.0 oz Molasses (80.0 SRM)
0.50 oz Goldings, East Kent [5.00 %] - Boil 60.0
0.50 oz Goldings, East Kent [5.00 %] - Boil 30.0
1.00 oz Goldings, East Kent [5.00 %] - Boil 10.0
1.0 pkg Ringwood Ale (Wyeast Labs #1187) [124.21]


Mash Schedule: BIAB, Medium Body
Total Grain Weight: 6 lbs 12.0 oz
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Name Description Step Temperat Step Time
Saccharification Add 32.44 qt of water at 160.7 F 156.0 F 75 min
Mash Out Heat to 168.0 F over 7 min 168.0 F 10 min

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Old 06-18-2012, 02:08 AM   #2
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With the molasses, and your mash temp, i'd suspect a little drier beer than you're after. If you have 12 oz of molasses to get rid of, i'd raise the mash temp to 156 or even 158. I could be wrong here, but I think a 152 mash temp along with 3/4 lb of simple sugar wouldn't result in a full bodied beer.

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Old 06-18-2012, 02:51 AM   #3
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With the molasses, and your mash temp, i'd suspect a little drier beer than you're after. If you have 12 oz of molasses to get rid of, i'd raise the mash temp to 156 or even 158. I could be wrong here, but I think a 152 mash temp along with 3/4 lb of simple sugar wouldn't result in a full bodied beer.
Duly noted. Changes made. Thanks!
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Good points. Check out this little blurb on Southern Browns, which is very similar to your brew with less color.

http://518124.cache1.evolutionhostin...Hayes_SEBA.pdf

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You can get some dark fruit and toffee flavors if you work in some extra dark uk crystal. I love that stuff.

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