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Old 07-25-2011, 04:50 PM   #1

Recipe Type: All Grain   
Yeast: S-04 rehydrated   
Yeast Starter: n/a   
Additional Yeast or Yeast Starter: n/a   
Batch Size (Gallons): 5.5   
Original Gravity: 1.054   
Final Gravity: 1.011   
IBU: 46.2   
Boiling Time (Minutes): 60   
Color: 8.6   
Primary Fermentation (# of Days & Temp): 21 @ 59 degrees (ambient)   
Additional Fermentation: none   
Secondary Fermentation (# of Days & Temp): 21 days @ 33 degrees   
Tasting Notes: slight caramel notes; low carbonation; nice balance but prominent hop flavour/aroma   

8.5# MO
1# crystal 45

1.5 oz Northdown (7.9%) 60 minutes
1 oz Fuggles (4.5%) 10 minutes

effed-up mash schedule (don't ask!)
35 mins @ 150
45 mins @ 154
15 mins @ 162
15 mins @ 170

This turned out to be a nice beer despite the weird mash schedule!
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Old 08-22-2011, 11:09 PM   #2

Picture looks cloudy but this beer turned surprisingly (i.e. crystal) clear after some time in the keg. I don't know that I'd go quite as late on the Fuggles next time--I think the hop flavour masks some of the caramel flavour characteristic to this sort of beer.
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