Hope you're all working hard suckers! I've just mashed in. Making a 20 litre partial mash quaffer using about 1900g of grain and 1kg of brew enhancer! There's a bit of using up going on, 3 crystal malts instead of the one planned, wheat malt, Munich, and the brew enhancer. And I may throw in the Ahtanum I have left at the end, or dry hop, to add something to the aroma. Hops will be mainly Pilgrim. Yeast will be CML US Pale, cos I've no starter made and I also want to see how it performs in this kind of beer. I just want an easy drinking English hoppy beer that's ready quickly! I'm also brewing quickly, will be a 30/30 brew - 30 mins mash and 30 mins boil.
I'm hoping the specialty malts will compensate for the dextrose in the enhancer, and give me some body. And flavour. Biscuit, Munich, crystal and a touch of pale choc should give me that. I've gone for high bitterness, 40 IBUs in a 1042 beer, I want plenty of bite to it.
Clib's Enhanced English bitter
Litres: 20.0 OG: 1.042 FG: 1.007 ABV: 4.57 % IBU: 39.6 Efficiency: 80%
1.000 kg Beer Enhancer (34.6%)
0.600 kg Pilsner (20.76%)
0.600 kg Wheat Malt (20.76%)
0.240 kg Munich I (8.3%)
0.250 kg Crystal Pale/Medium mix (8.65%)
0.160 kg Biscuit (5.54%)
0.040 kg Chocolate, Pale (1.38%)
25.0 g Pilgrim Pellet (9% Alpha) @ 30 Minutes
25.0 g Pilgrim Pellet (9% Alpha) @ 15 Minutes
20.0 g Pilgrim Pellet (9% Alpha) @ 5 Minutes
20.0 g Ahtanum Pellet (5.2% Alpha) @ Dry Hop
CML US Pale Ale yeast