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Old 12-03-2007, 11:11 PM   #1
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Default All-Grain - Ordinary Bitter (AG)

Recipe Type: All Grain
Yeast: WLP007
Yeast Starter: 2 qt.
Batch Size (Gallons): 5
Original Gravity: 1.039
Final Gravity: 1.006
IBU: 72
Boiling Time (Minutes): 60
Color: 7
Primary Fermentation (# of Days & Temp): 7 days at 66F
Secondary Fermentation (# of Days & Temp): 2 weeks at 66F

Recipe Specifications
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Batch Size: 5.50 gal
Boil Size: 7.39 gal
Estimated OG: 1.040 SG
Estimated Color: 6.8 SRM
Estimated IBU: 72.4 IBU
Brewhouse Efficiency: 80.00 %
Boil Time: 60 Minutes
Ingredients:
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Amount Item Type % or IBU
6.75 lb Pale Malt, Maris Otter (3.0 SRM) Grain 93.10 %
0.50 lb Caramel/Crystal Malt - 60L (60.0 SRM) Grain 6.90 %
2.00 oz Fuggles [4.50 %] (60 min) Hops 32.2 IBU
1.50 oz Goldings, East Kent [5.00 %] (40 min) Hops 23.6 IBU
1.50 oz Goldings, East Kent [5.00 %] (15 min) Hops 13.3 IBU
1.00 oz Fuggles [4.50 %] (5 min) Hops 3.2 IBU
1 Pkgs Dry English Ale (White Labs #WLP007) Yeast-Ale


Mash Schedule: Single Infusion, Medium Body, Batch Sparge
Total Grain Weight: 7.25 lb
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Single Infusion, Medium Body, Batch Sparge

Step Time Name Description Step Temp
60 min Mash In Add 2.27 gal of water at 170.1 F 154.0 F sparge.

Double batch sparge with 3 gallons of 170.0 F water each time.

Don't let the IBU's scare you away from brewing this. It obviously is a bit hop heavy, but it's not IPA hoppy. It comes in at under 4% abv, making it a very nice session beer in my house.

Review here: Beerswap 2007 - OhioBrewtus' brews - Home Brew Forums post #41.

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Old 01-16-2008, 09:02 PM   #2
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ha ha ha - I was just about to add my Ordinary Bitter recipe, and then I noticed that yours is exactly the same as mine with respect to the grain bill, only I used less hops to the tune of about 25 IBUs...

I guess I won't bother adding the recipe now.

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Just brewed this one. OG 1.040, but I was amazed at how dark it was. I am pretty excited to taste this. Thanks for the recipe.

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'Brewtus, you really have a 2:1 BU:GU ratio on this beer? This seems more like a small-gravity IPA (whatever that means) than an ordinary bitter...

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'Brewtus, you really have a 2:1 BU:GU ratio on this beer? This seems more like a small-gravity IPA (whatever that means) than an ordinary bitter...
I recalculated it and it's actually about 1.74:1, but it doesn't taste like it at all. OG was 1.039 and IBU came in at 68. I let this age in bottles for about 3 months before I drank it and the bitterness was really very smooth, resulting in a surprisingly well balanced beer (to me anyway).
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What do you suggest as good hop substitutions? My options are Noble hops, Styrian Goldings, Northern Brewer, or weird ones (like Palisade, Bullion, Perle). Freaking hop shortage.

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If you can't get EKG or Fuggles I think you can substitute just about any noble hop. Hallertauer and Saaz would probably both work well. You could also use Willamette.

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ohiobrewtus,

Do you have a partial mash version of this recipe?

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I don't really have a PM recipe, but whenever I am asked I usually recommend steeping the specialty grains (.5# of Crystal 60L) and making up the base with extract. If you can get a Maris Otter/British extract of some kind that would likely be best, but any light LME/DME would work as well. I'd go with somewhere between 4.5 and 5# of extract.

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An ordinary bitter is supposed to be between 25-35 IBUs not 72. I am sort of anal about brewing to style so if it doesn't bother you keep on brewing!

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so barley is a leaves of hops? or barley is a different plant? and blend with hops? I need that to be cleared thanks..
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