Brutus’ Bitter

Posted: January 27, 2013 in Uncategorized
Brutus’ Bitter
Extra Special/Strong Bitter (English Pale Ale)

Type: All Grain Date: 1/26/2013
Batch Size: 5.00 gal Brewer: Matt Kirchoff
Boil Size: 5.93 gal Asst Brewer:
Boil Time: 60 min Equipment: EBC Brew Rig
Taste Rating(out of 50): 35.0 Brewhouse Efficiency: 70.00
Taste Notes:


Amount Item Type % or IBU
7.00 lb Pale Malt, Maris Otter (3.0 SRM) Grain 63.64 %
2.00 lb Munich Malt (9.0 SRM) Grain 18.18 %
1.00 lb Caramel/Crystal Malt – 60L (60.0 SRM) Grain 9.09 %
0.50 lb Biscuit Malt (23.0 SRM) Grain 4.55 %
0.50 lb Melanoiden Malt (20.0 SRM) Grain 4.55 %
1.25 oz Centennial [9.00 %] (60 min) Hops 34.6 IBU
1.00 oz Goldings, East Kent [4.50 %] (10 min) Hops 5.0 IBU
1.00 oz Goldings, East Kent [4.50 %] (0 min) Hops
0.25 tsp Irish Moss (Boil 10.0 min) Misc
1 Pkgs London ESB Ale (Wyeast Labs #1968) [Starter 1000 ml] Yeast-Ale

Beer Profile

Est Original Gravity: 1.057 SG Measured Original Gravity: 1.060 SG
Est Final Gravity: 1.017 SG Measured Final Gravity: 1.017 SG
Estimated Alcohol by Vol: 5.25 % Actual Alcohol by Vol: 5.61 %
Bitterness: 39.6 IBU Calories: 271 cal/pint
Est Color: 13.2 SRM Color:


Mash Profile

Mash Name: Temperature Mash, 1 Step, Medium Body Total Grain Weight: 11.00 lb
Sparge Water: 0.00 gal Grain Temperature: 72.0 F
Sparge Temperature: 168.0 F TunTemperature: 72.0 F
Adjust Temp for Equipment: FALSE Mash PH: 5.4 PH
Temperature Mash, 1 Step, Medium Body
Step Time Name Description Step Temp
60 min Saccharification Add 29.00 qt of water at 159.7 F 154.0 F
10 min Mash Out Heat to 168.0 F over 10 min 168.0 F
Mash Notes: Temperature mash for use when mashing in a brew pot over a heat source such as the stove. Use heat to maintain desired temperature during the mash.

Carbonation and Storage

Carbonation Type: Kegged (Forced CO2) Volumes of CO2: 2.4
Pressure/Weight: 10.2 PSI Carbonation Used:
Keg/Bottling Temperature: 38.0 F Age for: 7.0 days
Storage Temperature: 38.0 F


1/27 – Brew day went well and I hit my volumes dead on and was above my anticipated OG of 1.057 by 3 points, netting me a 73% brewhouse efficiency. I forgot to start my boil timer after my first hop additon so had to estimate how long the boil had been going but that was my only real hiccup today. Should be a tasty, malty ale!

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