Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Brew Day: Special Bitter with Invert Syrup

Yet another special bitter! I probably should rename this blog "the Perfect Pint of Special Bitter" considering how often I brew this style of beer. It's actually pretty sad, as I've brewed eight batches of special bitter since the first of January. I blame global warming, OCD, and Martyn Cornell. This batch will use some No.1 invert syrup I made a while ago, the recipe is about as simple as you can get.

Heating up the invert syrup
Invert Bitter No.1: Special/Best Bitter

Recipe Specifics
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Batch Size (Gal): 4.00
Total Grain (Lbs): 6.00
Anticipated OG: 1.045
Anticipated FG: 1.012
Anticipated SRM: 9.0
Anticipated IBU: 35.0
Efficiency: 70%
Boil Time: 60 Minutes

Grain/Sugar
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81.5% - 5.5 lbs. Pale Malt, Maris Otter - TF
7.4% - 0.5 lbs. Crystal Malt, 40L
11.0% - 0.75 lbs. No.1 Invert Syrup

Hops
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1.50 oz. EKG @ 60 min for 30 IBU
0.50 oz. EKG @ 10 min for 5 IBU
1.00 oz. EKG @ flameout

Yeast: Wyeast Labs 1968, Fullers ESB

Mash 154F for 75 min.

Brewed 7 March

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