Best Bitter Recipe - Little Buffalo

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Little Buffalo

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All Grain
6 Gallon(s)
7.35 Gallon(s)
90 min
80%
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This is loosely based on Cellarmakers "Little Lies" English Bitter. It's a low alcohol (3.2%) easy drinking beer that's about 21 IBU's. I made a couple of changes before brewing today. I added a half pound of amber malt and upped the IBU's about 6 to 27, all with changes to the last hop additions. I think amber malt will add another layer to the flavor of this beer and thought with this low gravity it could use it. I also decided to up the hop flavor and aroma a bit to work with the amber malt. This will be the lowest gravity beer I've made and I'm interested to see how it turns out.

Fermentables

% lb fermentable ppg   L   usage  
75% 6 Maris Otter Pale (UK) 38
Mash
12% 1 Spelt Malt (DE) 37
Mash
6% 0.5 Amber (UK) 32
27°
Mash
6% 0.5 Extra Dark Crystal 120L (UK) 33
120°
Mash
8 lb

Hops

oz variety type usage time AA   IBU  
1 East Kent Golding (UK) Pellet Boil 60 minutes 5.8 20.2
1.5 East Kent Golding (UK) Pellet Boil 7 minutes 5.8 8.1
1.5 East Kent Golding (UK) Pellet Boil 1 minutes 5.8 1.3
1 Willamette (US) Pellet Dry Hop 7 days 5.0 0.0
5 oz IBUs calculated using the Tinseth formula

Hop Summary

oz variety type AA
4.0 East Kent Golding (UK) Pellet 5.8
1 Willamette (US) Pellet 5.0
5 oz  

Yeast

name attenuation  
English Ale Yeast 66%
 

Other Stuff

amount unit name usage
1 tsp Irish Moss Boil
0.5 tsp Yeast Nutrient Boil
 

Mash Steps

type heat temp °F time
Saccharification Rest Direct Heat 154 60 minutes
 

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Recipe Facts

Little Buffalo
Best Bitter
6.00 Gallons Liters
7.35 Gallons Liters  @  90  min
1.040
1.013
9.9° SRM
80%
29.6 IBU (tinseth)
0.75
3.4% ABV
132 per 12oz
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