The Bitterest Pill

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The Bitterest Pill

Post by charliemartin » Mon Jul 24, 2017 4:59 pm

Brewed a bitter today. Would love to brew a top notch traditional session bitter and this is one attempt at it. So many pale and golden ales on the market these days it can be hard to find a decent bitter, especially up here in northeast Scotland.

The Bitterest Pill
Pale Malt (Minch Malt) 3000g
Crystal 145 EBC 200g
Caramalt 100g
Torrefied Wheat 150g
Chocolate Malt 25g

Fuggles 46g @ 90 mins
EKG 30g @ 10 mins
Dry Hop EKG 10g & First Gold 10g
OG 1.039
FG 1.009
28 EBC
38 IBU
Yeast: GervinImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImage

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Re: The Bitterest Pill

Post by Fil » Mon Jul 24, 2017 6:47 pm

lookin good, fwiw the beername reminds me of my first attempt at an ag brew, during the panc and total confusion of the proceedings i picked up the larger bowls of remainder hops and dropped them into the kettle, took me a good 30 minutes to realise, i was then fishing out 60 something g of bittering hops that should have been 35g with a nylon seive and as it was my first brew i had no idea how much liquid hops would absorb and swell with .. the result was VERY bitter But i relished every last delicious drop..
ist update for months n months..
Fermnting: not a lot..
Conditioning: nowt
Maturing: Challenger smash, and a kit lager
Drinking: dry one minikeg left in the store
Coming Soon Lots planned for the near future nowt for the immediate :(

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Re: The Bitterest Pill

Post by charliemartin » Mon Jul 24, 2017 7:31 pm

I can just imagine what it was like. Must have been funny to watch, but probably not for you. First brews are always nervy affairs. So much to remember. Like most things it becomes quite automatic after a few attempts. Good to hear the beer turned out ok though.

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Re: The Bitterest Pill

Post by Baldbrewer » Tue Jul 25, 2017 12:31 pm

Hi,
That looks a good recipe, I agree been looking for a good bitter recipe myself.
I remember my 1st braumeister brew , forgot to put the top fine mesh in! ](*,)
Grains everywhere! Drain out and reload!

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Re: The Bitterest Pill

Post by charliemartin » Sat Aug 12, 2017 4:09 am

Racked this to polypin and bottles yesterday. FG 1.009. Added a hop tea with some EKG instead of the planned dry hop.

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