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Old 05-18-2010, 08:21 PM   #1
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Default All-Grain - Mister Mertz's Bitter

Recipe Type: All Grain
Yeast: WLP007
Yeast Starter: Yes
Additional Yeast or Yeast Starter: 1500ml
Batch Size (Gallons): 5.5
Original Gravity: 1.047
Final Gravity: 1.011
IBU: 34.9
Boiling Time (Minutes): 90
Color: 6.6
Primary Fermentation (# of Days & Temp): 14 @ 67oF
Secondary Fermentation (# of Days & Temp): 5 @ 67oF
Tasting Notes: Excellent session ale with firm bitterness.

This was my attempt to clone Timothy Taylor's Landlord. I have never tasted TTL, but it just sounded so good from all I had read about it. This version went quickly at our house. How quickly? Well, I kegged it April 27th and forced carbed it. Pulled the first pint six days later on May 1st and it was still a bit green but pretty good. By the end of the following week (~May 6th) it had improved a lot. The haze had cleared, the color a nice light copper, the hop aroma came through and the flavors had mellowed and melded quite nicely. On May 11th my wife & I had a couple of pints before dinner and when I went for one last pint to have with dinner - pssshtt! We had essentailly killed the keg in 11 days! We could not remember a keg ever getting drained so fast at our house! I had only filled two growlers of this stuff and served maybe 2-3 pints to visitors. Everything else was just me & Mrs. Rhoobarb!

I'm itching to brew this again in 10 gal. form, ASAP! Here it is:

Mister Mertz's Bitter
Brew Type: All Grain
Style: Special/Best/Premium Bitter
Brewer: Mark Pannell
Batch Size: 5.50 gal
Boil Volume: 7.46 gal
Boil Time: 90 min
Brewhouse Efficiency: 70.00 %
OG: 1.047
FG: 1.011
ABV: 4.64%
IBU: 34.9
SRM: 6.6

Amount Item Type
10.00 lb Pale Malt, Golden Promise (2.0 SRM) Grain
0.31 lb Thomas Fawcett UK Crystal Malt -90L (90.0 SRM) Grain
15 min 0.55 tsp Yeast Nutrient (Boil 15.0 min) Misc
10 min 1.00 tsp Irish Moss (Boil 10.0 min) Misc
5.00 gm Gypsum (Calcium Sulfate) (Mash 60.0 min) Misc
0.50 oz Fuggles [7.00 %] (90 min) (pellets)
2.50 oz Styrian Goldings [2.6 %] (60 min) Hops (pellets)
2.50 oz Styrian Goldings [2.6 %] (5 min) Hops (pellets)
2.00 oz Willamette [4.80 %] Hops [Dry Hop] (leaf)

1 Pkgs Dry English Ale (White Labs #WLP007) [Cultured] Yeast-Ale

90 min mash at 153.0 F
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Old 05-11-2014, 03:58 AM   #2
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Looks like a good recipe. I had several pints of this on draught in the UK last month. It is an amazing beer.

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