Recipe Type: All Grain
Yeast Starter: optional (Used 1.0 L for recipe)
Additional Yeast or Yeast Starter: No
Batch Size (Gallons): 5.5
Original Gravity: 1.068
Final Gravity: 1.011
Boiling Time (Minutes): 60
Primary Fermentation (# of Days & Temp): 10 days 68 F
Secondary Fermentation (# of Days & Temp): 11 days 65 F
Tasting Notes: Great beer, delicious caramel malt body balanced by spicy bitter hops
Grain Bill (lbs)
10.5 Maris Otter
Hop Schedule (ounces)
2.0 Liberty, First Wort Hopped and left in for 60 minute boil (4.5 % AAU)
1.0 Mt. Hood (3.8% AAU) + 1.0 Liberty, 40 min.
1.0 Mt. Hood + 1.0 Liberty, 20 min.
1.0 Mt. Hood, 5 minute
1.0 Mt. Hood, Secondary for 6 days
Single Infusion Mash, Rest @ 153 F for 60 minutes
Strike was approx. 4.75 gallons @ 166 F
Batch Sparge at 168 F
This was my best recipe of 2009. I was aiming for something like a Rogue Brutal Bitter. This beer has a full body and mouthfeel. It is sweet caramely and malty balanced by a spicy clean bitterness.