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Old 03-26-2005, 03:18 PM   #1
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Here's the brewthat I made on Good Friday. It's a historic brew, from the book,"Old British Beers And How To Make Them".The recipe is from 1880. All I changed was the hopping schedule, slightly. Oh, I added Melanoidin malt in place of the same amount of Carapils too. They called for all of the hops to be used at the 90 min mark, all EKG. I used a wee bit of Challenger just for my own interest!

Recipe Specifics
Recipe Name: Simonds Reading Bitter #3
Brewed On: 3-25-2005

Batch Size (Gal): 6.00
Est. IBU: 52.5
Actual OG: 1.064 Plato: 15.74
Actual FG: 1.012 Plato: 3.07


% Amount Name Origin Potential SRM
75.5 11.00 lbs. Halcyon Pale Ale Malt Britain 1.037 2
7.5 1.00 lbs. Amber Malt Great Britain 1.032 35
7.5 1.00 lbs. CaraPils Great Britain 1.035 20
1.9 0.25 lbs. Melanoidin Malt 1.033 35

Potential represented as SG per pound per gallon.


Amount Name Form Alpha IBU Boil Time
1.25 oz. Wye Challenger Whole 7.00 27.1 90 min.
1.25 oz. Goldings - E.K. Whole 4.80 18.6 90 min.
1.00 oz. Goldings - E.K. Whole 4.80 6.9 15 min.
0.75 oz. Goldings - E.K. Whole 4.80 0.0 Dry Hop


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Old 03-28-2005, 09:24 PM   #2
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Hey that looks good! A lot bigger than what we'd call a Bitter today. All those English beers used to be so huge. I was reading in the Classic Beer Styles Porter book that Porters used to be in the neighborhood of 1.080 with up to 150 IBUs (!!!).

That sounds like a fun book. I may have to check it out. Cheers!
Oh don't give me none more of that Old Janx Spirit
No, don't you give me none more of that Old Janx Spirit
For my head will fly, my tongue will lie, my eyes will fry and I may die
Won't you pour me one more of that sinful Old Janx Spirit
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