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Old 02-10-2009, 01:58 AM   #1

Recipe Type: All Grain   
Yeast: Nottingham   
Yeast Starter: No   
Additional Yeast or Yeast Starter: No   
Batch Size (Gallons): 25L   
Original Gravity: 1.037   
Final Gravity: 1.010   
IBU: 23   
Boiling Time (Minutes): 60   
Color: 19SRM   
Primary Fermentation (# of Days & Temp): 14 Days, 67F   
Additional Fermentation: 21 Days Bottle/Keg   
Secondary Fermentation (# of Days & Temp): No   
Tasting Notes: Nice roasted caramel flavour with a hint of plum and raisin.   

After finishing a few kegs of Orfy's Mild Mannered Ale (which began a long adventure through the history of Mild Ales, including making some historical recipes) I decided to see how it would taste with some dark crystal malt in addition to the caramel flavour of the 60L. The initial keg turned out so well that 3 more followed quickly, 2 of which were consumed in a single poker night. It's not very often you won't find a mild of some sort on tap or in bottles at my place. This recipe is almost always on hand.

* The Carastan Malt is Crystal 60L.

Recipe Specifics

Batch Size (L):          25.00    Wort Size (L):     25.00
Total Grain (kg):         4.60
Anticipated OG:          1.037    Plato:              9.28
Anticipated SRM:          18.8
Anticipated IBU:          23.7
Brewhouse Efficiency:       65 %
Wort Boil Time:             60    Minutes

Formulas Used

Brewhouse Efficiency and Predicted Gravity based on Method #1, Potential Used.
Final Gravity Calculation Based on Points.
Hard Value of Sucrose applied. Value for recipe: 46.2100 ppppg
% Yield Type used in Gravity Prediction: Fine Grind Dry Basis.

Color Formula Used:   Morey
Hop IBU Formula Used: Rager

Additional Utilization Used For Plug Hops:         2 %
Additional Utilization Used For Pellet Hops:      10 %

   %     Amount     Name                          Origin        Potential SRM
 80.4     3.70 kg.  Maris Otter                   United Kingdom 1.038      3
 12.0     0.55 kg.  Carastan Malt (Crystal 60L)   Great Britian  1.035     60
  4.3     0.20 kg.  Crystal 120L                  America        1.033    120
  3.3     0.15 kg.  Chocolate Malt                America        1.029    350

   Amount     Name                              Form    Alpha  IBU  Boil Time
 30.00 g.     Fuggle                            Pellet   4.75  18.7  60 min.
 30.00 g.     Fuggle                            Pellet   4.75   5.0  15 min.

  Amount      Name                           Type      Time
  1.00 Unit(s)Irish Moss                     Fining    15 Min.(boil) 

Danstar  Nottingham

Mash Schedule

Mash Type: Single Step

Grain kg:     4.60
Water Qts:   12.64 - Before Additional Infusions
Water L:     11.96 - Before Additional Infusions

L Water Per kg Grain: 2.60 - Before Additional Infusions

Saccharification Rest Temp : 158  Time:  60
Mash-out Rest Temp :           0  Time:   0
Sparge Temp :                170  Time:   0

Total Mash Volume L: 15.03 - Dough-In Infusion Only

All temperature measurements are degrees Fahrenheit.

Carbonate to 1.5 volumes.
The recipe is attached as a Promash Recipe file and also in BeerXML format as generated by the Promash conversion tool.

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Old 02-10-2009, 03:40 PM   #2
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What's the Lovibond of the Carastan Malt?
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Old 02-10-2009, 04:23 PM   #3

Originally Posted by david_42 View Post
What's the Lovibond of the Carastan Malt?
60L. I use Crystal 60L or Carastan, it tastes identical (it's probably one of those Victory:Biscuit situations).

I'll update the recipe to include that for clarity.
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