Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Session Beer Series: English Dark Mild 2010

I just remembered that I never wrote about the beer I brewed on Teach a Friend to Homebrew Day. That day I made sure that I brewed a beer that was pretty simple. And this one is hard to screw up. Plus it is probably one of my favorite styles to drink and with the Holidays coming up I know it's a crowd favorite. My mild is a touch on the roasty side. I will do a full on tasting coming up, but next year I think I will leave out the chocolate malt.

Recipe: English Dark Mild 2010
O.G.-1.042               F.G.-1.010                IBU-17.8
SRM-17                  ABV-4.1%               Cal-140

Grain Bill (75% Efficiency):
6 lb Maris Otter (76.2%)
1 lb Brown Malt (12.7%)
6 oz Carastan Dark (4.8%)
6 oz Crystal 120 (4.8%)
2 oz American Chocolate (1.6%)

.75 oz Goldings, 4.75%, pellet, 60 min 17.8 IBU

White Labs WLP002 British Ale

Brew Day:
Brewed: 8/14/10
Kegged: TBD

San Diego (Alvarado) Tap Water
1 campden tablet per 5 gal.

Mash Details:
H2O/Grain Ratio: 1.5 qt/lb
Mash Volume: 3 gal
Sacc Rest. Temp/Time: 152F @ 60min
Strike Temp: 164F
Batch Sparge Volume: 4.75 gal
Sparge Temp/Time: 170F

Boil Details:
Boil Volume: 6.25 gal
Boil Time: 60min
Post Boil Volume: 5 gal

Ferment Details:
O.G.: 1.043
Ferment Temp: 66-first 3 days then free rise up to 70
Length: 14 days in primary
F.G.: 1.010

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