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Brew #73: Christmas Winter Warmer

July 3, 2014

Time to brew the Christmas ale in order to give it time to mature and condition. This time no cloying spices, just a simple strong ale (ESB, Winter Warmer, Stock Ale, Burton Ale, in that category anyway). Simple hopping and a new yeast: Mangrove Jack’s Burton Union M79 dry yeast. A Beer I can drink from a large brandy glass while watching A Christmas Carol on TV.

name Winter Warmer
“style” Strong Ale
brewlength 24 litres
IBU 69
EBC 22
IBU to OG ratio 1.18
brewing date 3-Jul-14
yeast Burton Union M79
OG 1058
fermentables grain kg %
grain 1 Pale Ale 3.930 65.5%
grain 2 Pilsner 0.570 9.5%
grain 3 Amber 0.500 8.3%
grain 4 Cara-amber 0.300 5.0%
grain 5 Oats, flaked 0.100 1.7%
grain 6 Spelt malt 0.100 1.7%
adjunct 1 Light brown sugar 0.250 4.2%
adjunct 2 Sugar 0.250 4.2%
total 6.000 100%
hops gram minutes ibu %ibu
Target 10.2% 30 60 28 41%
Progress 8.25% 20 60 15 22%
East Kent Goldings 6.57% 10 60 6 9%
East Kent Goldings 6.57% 30 60/fwh 20 29%
total 90 69 100%
Hochkurz
mash schedule minutes °C
step 1 – mash in 5 55
step 2 – maltose rest 40 63
step 3 – dextrinisation rest 50 70
step 4 – mash out 15 77
Mangrove Jack’s dry yeast:
Burton Union M79

 

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