You Brew Your Own Beer? Blessed Bitter, BIAB style.

Brewed up what was supposed to be an ordinary bitter today but got really really good efficiency so it’s more like an ESB. I mashed in before church starting about 8:45, then brought up to a mashout after church at about 12:15. The recipe:

Type: All Grain
Batch Size: 5.50 gal
Boil Size: 9.00 gal
Boil Time: 90 min

Amount Item Type % or IBU
7.00 lb Pilsner (2 Row) UK (1.0 SRM) Grain 80.92 %
0.50 lb Acid Malt (3.0 SRM) Grain 5.78 %
0.50 lb Caramel/Crystal Malt -120L (120.0 SRM) Grain 5.78 %
0.40 lb Vienna Malt (3.5 SRM) Grain 4.62 %
0.25 lb Special Roast (50.0 SRM) Grain 2.89 %
0.75 oz Goldings, East Kent [6.10 %] (90 min) (First Wort Hop) Hops 20.2 IBU
0.25 oz Goldings, East Kent [5.00 %] (Dry Hop 3 days) Hops –
1.00 oz Goldings, East Kent [3.00 %] (30 min) Hops 8.7 IBU
0.50 oz Goldings, East Kent [3.00 %] (15 min) Hops 2.8 IBU
0.50 oz Goldings, East Kent [3.00 %] (1 min) Hops 0.2 IBU

I added 4-1/8 tsp gypsum to the mash

Original Gravity: 1.047 SG
Bitterness: 31.9 IBU
Est Color: 9.6

The 1st ounce were commercial, the 2nd two ounces were homegrown by Joe from our homebrew club, thanks Joe!

The homegrown hops going in, smelled AWESOME


Whole hops floating in the boil always look so cool


After racking into the fermeter, the whole hops do a pretty good filter of the beer


The wort has a nice color, this should look really nice when fermented and clear


All oxygenated, yeast added, airlock and blowoff attached and tucked into a nice 19C chamber.

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