I have been fascinated by the SMaSH experimentation that people have been doing with homebrew lately (there was a great "get to know your base malt" article in Zymurgy recently, too), so I decided that it was time I did one. Since I don't have lagering capabilities in my new place quite yet, I figured a Bitter would be a good way to go for SMaSH.
I love Maris Otter. Can't get enough of it. Pretty much ever since I started doing all grain it has been my favorite base malt, so that was my single malt of choice in the recipe. I used Willamette as the single hop because I really like the aroma, and I feel like Willamettes are always a hair cheaper than other types of hops. Here's the recipe:
8 lbs Maris Otter
1 oz. Willamette (pellets, 4.6% AA) @60
1 oz. Willamette @30
1 oz. Willamette @10
1 oz. Willamette @0
Wyeast 1968 London ESB (I've heard it has an amazing character, and obviously it will be awesome for this style of beer)
Single Infusion 152°
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