First extract brew for a while, London Pride-ish

Discussion on brewing beer from malt extract, hops, and yeast.
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First extract brew for a while, London Pride-ish

Post by IHN » Mon Sep 14, 2020 4:23 pm

I found an online recipe for a London Pride clone, and I had most of the bits, so I thought I'd us it as a basis for a nice session bitter:

250g Crystal 180 steeped in 8l for about three quarters of an hour
In with 20g each of Target and Challenger for an hour’s boil
10g of EKG in for the last ten mins.

That’ll go in the fermenter with 2.5kg of DME, topped up to 23l. I think I'll call it 'Cockney B@stard' :-)

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Re: First extract brew for a while, London Pride-ish

Post by Rookie » Mon Sep 14, 2020 6:12 pm

Looks good. What yeast?
I'm just here for the beer.

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Re: First extract brew for a while, London Pride-ish

Post by IHN » Tue Sep 15, 2020 9:14 am

Yeast is Safale S04

Had a bit of a moment once it was in the fermenter and into the brewfridge, and I drew a bit off to check the OG. It was about 1.000, which had me puzzled for a minute or so. Then I noticed the unopened bag of DME sitting on the worktop... What an eejit.

So, dissolved the DME it in as little water as possible, gave it a quick boil, cooled it as quick as I could and stirred it into the fermentor. OG was 1.035, so it'll probably come out at about 3.5/3.6-ish% ABV, which is fine.

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