Best Bitter Special Bitter (1st place HBT Comp) - Page 2 - Home Brew Forums

Register Now!
Home Brew Forums > HomeBrewTalk.com Recipe Database > Homebrew Ale Recipes > Best Bitter Special Bitter (1st place HBT Comp)

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 07-15-2010, 03:45 PM   #11
Walker
I use secondaries. :p
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
 
Walker's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Sep 2005
Cary, NC
Posts: 10,987
Liked 101 Times on 89 Posts


Quote:
Originally Posted by Stickey View Post
I just ordered the supplies from northern brewer. They didn't appear to have the crystal 20l, so I substituted caramel 20l. If I can find the time I'll run up to Meredith to get the crystal, if not I'll roll with the caramel and let you know how it turns out
That's not a substitution.

Crystal grains and caramel grains are the exact same thing. Some places just call it crystal while others call it caramel.
__________________
Ground Fault Brewing Co.

 
Reply With Quote
Old 07-15-2010, 05:41 PM   #12
Stickey
Recipes 
 
May 2010
NH
Posts: 17

Quote:
Originally Posted by Walker View Post
That's not a substitution.

Crystal grains and caramel grains are the exact same thing. Some places just call it crystal while others call it caramel.
Sweet deal, then I guess the recipe will remain authentic and I will not have a scape goat if I fail. I know, RDWHAHB.

 
Reply With Quote
Old 07-15-2010, 05:43 PM   #13
Walker
I use secondaries. :p
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
 
Walker's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Sep 2005
Cary, NC
Posts: 10,987
Liked 101 Times on 89 Posts


Quote:
Originally Posted by Stickey View Post
I will not have a scape goat if I fail.
You can always blame it on differences between your water profile and his.
__________________
Ground Fault Brewing Co.

 
Reply With Quote
Old 07-16-2010, 09:04 PM   #14
koomber
Recipes 
 
Jul 2009
Aberdeen
Posts: 155
Liked 2 Times on 2 Posts


I think this will be the first AG I go for. Might might up the hop to make a ESB. Will chat to someone who knows more
__________________
*** EvilTOJ_ changed topic to <koomber> Bodka. Mae from 100% geniuine dylexic potatos

 
Reply With Quote
Old 07-25-2010, 01:00 AM   #15
Stickey
Recipes 
 
May 2010
NH
Posts: 17

Just finished cooking, came up with an OG of 1.065.

 
Reply With Quote
Old 07-26-2010, 12:50 PM   #16
Boar Beer
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
 
Boar Beer's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Mar 2008
Central NH, NH
Posts: 530
Liked 17 Times on 14 Posts


What did you do for Hops?
__________________
I was married for 10 years before my wife knew I drank.
Then one day I made a mistake and came home from work sober


Minus33.com

 
Reply With Quote
Old 07-26-2010, 11:49 PM   #17
Stickey
Recipes 
 
May 2010
NH
Posts: 17

3 Oz of Goldings, East Kent, following your schedule (roughly) . I was a little shy of 5 gallons on my wort produced and it boiled down to just over four. The home made MLT (water cooler w/ stainless screen) seemed to get plugged with the first runnings (less than a gallon collected)Mashed at 1.25 Qt per Lb , but flowed nicely after the sparge (170 F. for 10 min.) Fermentation began by the next morning and is slowing down now. I plan to leave it in the FV for 3 weeks, as the belgian wheat I recently did (partial mash) ceased fermenting (started out as a volcano) for a while, then took off again. I know I over hopped your recipe by a little, but figured it might come in as ESB. Brew day was a blast, tried out the new toys(MLT and wort chiller) and enjoyed a few of those Belgians with my Dad while explaining how it all works. If AG works out, uh oh, time to build more gear.

 
Reply With Quote
Old 08-10-2010, 01:54 PM   #18
Stickey
Recipes 
 
May 2010
NH
Posts: 17

Bottling today. FG is 1.011.

 
Reply With Quote
Old 09-02-2010, 11:46 AM   #19
Stickey
Recipes 
 
May 2010
NH
Posts: 17


Success! Thank you for the recipe, we have been enjoying this beer. This is a cell picture, the beer is not cloudy.

 
Reply With Quote
Old 09-02-2010, 11:58 AM   #20
Boar Beer
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
 
Boar Beer's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Mar 2008
Central NH, NH
Posts: 530
Liked 17 Times on 14 Posts


I am pleased the beer came out well.
__________________
I was married for 10 years before my wife knew I drank.
Then one day I made a mistake and came home from work sober


Minus33.com

 
Reply With Quote
Reply
Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Scottish Heavy Scottish Ale 80 Shilling (2nd place HBT Comp) Boar Beer Homebrew Ale Recipes 54 07-26-2016 02:35 PM
Irish Red Ale Irish Red (1st place HBT comp) Saccharomyces Homebrew Ale Recipes 249 04-23-2016 12:32 AM
Challenge!!! Trying to place in a HB Comp hhh2b Recipes/Ingredients 3 01-21-2014 04:48 PM
Weissbier 1st Place HBT Comp Category 15A Joe Dragon Homebrew Ale Recipes 27 04-20-2013 02:33 AM
Extra Special Bitter with Special B - Holiday Beer KAMMEE Recipes/Ingredients 3 11-19-2011 02:29 PM


Forum Jump