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English Ale Recipie Advice



Hi All,

I'm looking to brew this weekend and I came up with the recipe by modifying others I've found. I'm trying to get something like the Tetley's Ale that I've become enamoured with lately. Any thoughts/advice/warnings would be greatly appreciated.

BeerSmith Recipe Printout - http://www.beersmith.com
Recipe: Shady's Best British Breeks
Brewer: Jim Mooney
Asst Brewer:
Style: Standard/Ordinary Bitter
TYPE: Extract
Taste: (35.0)

Recipe Specifications
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Batch Size: 5.00 gal
Boil Size: 4.08 gal
Estimated OG: 1.044 SG
Estimated Color: 10.9 SRM
Estimated IBU: 11.4 IBU
Brewhouse Efficiency: - %
Boil Time: 60 Minutes

Ingredients:
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Amount Item Type % or IBU
6 lbs Pale Liquid Extract (8.0 SRM) Extract 88.89 %
8.0 oz Caramel/Crystal Malt - 60L (60.0 SRM) Grain 7.41 %
4.0 oz Special Roast (50.0 SRM) Grain 3.70 %
0.50 oz Goldings, East Kent [5.00 %] (60 min) Hops 8.1 IBU
0.25 oz Goldings, East Kent [5.00 %] (30 min) Hops 3.1 IBU
0.25 oz Goldings, East Kent [5.00 %] (1 min) Hops 0.2 IBU
1 Pkgs London ESB Ale (Wyeast Labs #1968) Yeast-Ale


Mash Schedule: None
Total Grain Weight: 10.00 lb
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Steep grains as desired (30-60 minutes)


Thanks and take care,

Jim
 

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A couple of comments.
I'd replace the Special Roast with another 4 oz Crystal 60 (but that could be because I've never used Special Roast).
You need more hops. If you're going for all EKG, I'd at least double the size of each addition, and probably add an extra 0.25 oz to the 60 minute addition

-a.
 
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Thanks for the advice. I've revised it a bit based on your recommendations:

BeerSmith Recipe Printout - http://www.beersmith.com
Recipe: Shady's Best British Breeks
Brewer: Jim Mooney
Asst Brewer:
Style: Standard/Ordinary Bitter
TYPE: Extract
Taste: (35.0)

Recipe Specifications
--------------------------
Batch Size: 5.00 gal
Boil Size: 4.08 gal
Estimated OG: 1.044 SG
Estimated Color: 11.1 SRM
Estimated IBU: 18.8 IBU
Brewhouse Efficiency: - %
Boil Time: 60 Minutes

Ingredients:
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Amount Item Type % or IBU
6 lbs Pale Liquid Extract (8.0 SRM) Extract 88.89 %
12.0 oz Caramel/Crystal Malt - 60L (60.0 SRM) Grain 11.11 %
0.75 oz Goldings, East Kent [5.00 %] (60 min) Hops 12.2 IBU
0.50 oz Goldings, East Kent [5.00 %] (30 min) Hops 6.2 IBU
0.50 oz Goldings, East Kent [5.00 %] (1 min) Hops 0.4 IBU
1 Pkgs London ESB Ale (Wyeast Labs #1968) Yeast-Ale


Mash Schedule: None
Total Grain Weight: 10.00 lb
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Steep grains as desired (30-60 minutes)
 

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I haven't had a Tetley's in a while, but from what I remember, special b doesn't sound quite right.

I remember thinking that Tetley's had a mildly wheat-y flavor, but like I said it's been a while, as in years.
 
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I haven't had a Tetley's in a while, but from what I remember, special b doesn't sound quite right.

I remember thinking that Tetley's had a mildly wheat-y flavor, but like I said it's been a while, as in years.
I'm not sure what you mean by special b?

Thanks,

Jim
 
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I haven't had a Tetley's in a while, but from what I remember, special b doesn't sound quite right.

I remember thinking that Tetley's had a mildly wheat-y flavor, but like I said it's been a while, as in years.
Do you think it would be worth throwing in a pound of Wheat DME?
 

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I would go with the special roast. I just brewed an Ordinary Bitter with it in. I used .25 lbs of Special Roast and .50 lbs of Simpson's Extra Dark Crystal Malt( 150 L). It turned out great.
 
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