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Brew #52: Rambler’s Respite Bitter

September 6, 2013

Back to the fruitier bitter, no Gypsum and Notty replaced with S-04. Target gravity 42 took some tinkering to achieve: during the sparge the mash efficiency was looking at 94 per cent and gravity 44 already. Decided to sparge/rinse with additional 2 litres (8 litres total). At this stage efficiency was at 88 per cent and gravity 39. On average I pick up 4 points in the kettle so added another litre (9 in total). Just before the boil started efficiency still showed 88 per cent, gravity being 38.

Although the recipe doesn’t show it, added a small handful of Northdown at 60 minutes to account for the added liquor into the grist.

name Rambler’s Respite
“style” Bitter
brewlength 24 litres
IBU 32
EBC 22
OG 1043
brewing date 6-Sep-13
yeast Safale S-04
fermentables grain kg %
grain 1 Pale Ale 3.350 77.1%
grain 2 Munich 0.650 15.0%
grain 3 Crystal 0.200 4.6%
grain 4 Wheat 0.100 2.3%
grain 5 Chocolate 0.025 0.6%
grain 6 Black 0.020 0.5%
total 4.345 100%
hops gram minutes ibu
Northdown 8.45% 20 60 19 FWH
Northdown 8.45% 20 20 10
Styrian Goldings 3.45% 20 10 3
Bramling Cross 4.8% 20 0 0
total 80 32
mash schedule minutes degrees c
step 1 mash in 40
step 2 70 67
step 3 15 77
After boil-off hops soaked 15 minutes before cooling
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