Partial Mash Yeast:
Wyeast London Ale III (1318) Yeast Starter:
2qt Batch Size (Gallons):
5.00 Original Gravity:
1.091 Final Gravity:
38.3 Boiling Time (Minutes):
18.7 Primary Fermentation (# of Days & Temp):
28 64-74F Tasting Notes:
very smooth, with a touch of oak flavor/aroma. Nice malt backbone too
3# Extra Light DME
10# Pale Malt (UK 2 Row)
6oz Caramel 60L
4oz Caramel 80L
4oz Caramel 120L
4oz Chocolate Malt
1oz Northern Brewer (8.00% AA) 30 min
1oz Cascade (7.40% AA) 25 min
1oz Fuggles (4.80% AA) 10 min
1 Whirlfloc tablet 15 min
3/4oz Medium toast French oak chips
Mash for 60-90 minutes at 154F with 14qt
Sparge with 12 quarts water (or balance to get pre-boil volume)
Boil 60 minutes before adding DME, Boil another 30 minutes to first hop addition.
Chill and pitch starter slurry as normal.
Once fermentation is complete, add 3/4oz oak chips. Place chips into sanitized mason jar, boil water (tea kettle) and pour enough to cover chips. Close jar and allow chips to cool to room temp. Once cooled, pitch entire contents of jar into the brew. Let age for 5+ weeks before bottling. IF you wish, you can rack to another vessel for the extra 5+ weeks. OR you can simply do this all in primary.
Prime with 4oz cane sugar and bottle.
Let condition for at least 3 weeks at 70F before chilling one bottle for 4+ days and pouring.
This was my first BIAB batch made. I do plan on making it again using my cooler mash tun, and use oak cubes instead of chips. Either way, this is a solid old ale. ABV comes out to over 8%. I suspect my OG reading was low due to topping off with about 2 quarts and not mixing it fully.
Alter base malt/DME based on your equipment and efficiencies.