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Old 08-27-2011, 12:16 AM   #1
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Default All-Grain - Boo Chicken Bitter (8A Ordinary Bitter)

Recipe Type: All Grain
Yeast: Wyeast 1882 PC Thames Valley II
Yeast Starter: 1 litre
Batch Size (Gallons): 5.5
Original Gravity: 1.037
Final Gravity: 1.011
IBU: 31.4
Boiling Time (Minutes): 60
Color: 6.2 SRM
Primary Fermentation (# of Days & Temp): 14 days @ 68 degrees
Additional Fermentation: 19 days @ 33 degrees
Tasting Notes: moderate bitterness; hop flavour noticeable but reserved; overall well balanced

7 # Maris Otter
0.5# crystal 45

155 degrees for 60 minutes
170 degrees for 10 minutes

0.5 oz Northern Brewer (13.7% AA) 60 minutes
0.5 oz Fuggles (4.1% AA) 20 minutes
0.5 oz Fuggles (4.1% AA) 5 minutes
Irish Moss (5 minutes)
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Old 08-29-2011, 11:36 PM   #2
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Looks like a great recipe!
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Old 09-01-2011, 03:01 PM   #3
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People seem to really like this beer--very easy drinking as one would expect. This past weekend I brewed a slight variation of this; with one pound of crystal 45 instead of half a pound and an ounce of Fuggles at 25 minutes instead of the dual Fuggles additions (still had the 0.5 oz NB for 60 mins).
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Old 11-28-2011, 06:50 PM   #4
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How do you like the second version compared to the original recipe you posted?
I typically use a little bit of biscuit in my bitters but might change it up a little next time.
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Old 11-28-2011, 08:09 PM   #5
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Ended up giving my keg of the second one away to a buddy; he's crazy about it. Guess you would expect less hop flavour/aroma without the late Fuggles addition; that's probably more on style anyway. A bit sweeter with the extra crystal 45 too. Both beers were very well received.
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Old 11-28-2011, 08:18 PM   #6
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Boo Chicken? Is that to not be confused with Chicken Boo?

You wear a disguise to look like human guys, but youre not a man, youre a chicken..... boo.
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What kind of yeast do you use? ESb?
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This particular beer was made with Wyeast 1882, but I wouldn't hesitate to use S-04 if you like dry yeast or any other British Wyeast.
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Boo Chicken? Is that to not be confused with Chicken Boo?

You wear a disguise to look like human guys, but youre not a man, youre a chicken..... boo.
Nice Animaniacs reference. They just started making a comeback on the HUB of Verizon FIOS. Pinky and the Brain are still my favorites from the series.
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