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Bosun Best Bitter

English Special or Best Bitter

All Grain


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Brewer/Contributor: Andrew Clark

Batch Size: 6.08 gal

Boil Size: 6.81 gal

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Bosun Best Bitter

Type: All Grain

Date: 6/4/2004

Batch Size: 6.08 gal

Brewer: Andrew Clark
Boil Size: 6.81 galAsst Brewer:
Boil Time: 60 min Equipment: Andrew's Mash Equipment
Taste Rating(out of 50): 46.0 Brewhouse Efficiency: 75.00
Taste Notes: Lovely hop aroma and flavour, Nice bitterness. Good malt flavour balanced well with the bitterness. A nice all EKG Bitter.


AmountItemType% or IBU
9.92 lbPale Ale Malt (2.0 SRM)Grain88.24 %
0.88 lbCaramunich Malt (40.6 SRM)Grain7.84 %
0.44 lbWheat Malt Malt Craft (2.0 SRM)Grain3.92 %
2.12 ozGoldings, [5.30 %] (90 min)Hops31.6 IBU
0.71 ozGoldings, East Kent [5.60 %] (15 min)Hops5.3 IBU
0.71 ozGoldings, East Kent [5.60 %] (Dry Hop 7 days)Hops-
1.00 itemsWhirlfloc Tablet (Boil 15.0 min)Misc
1 PkgsSafAle English Ale (DCL Yeast #S-04)Yeast-Ale


Beer Profile

Est Original Gravity: 1.048 SG

Measured Original Gravity: 1.050 SG
Est Final Gravity: 1.012 SGMeasured Final Gravity: 1.010 SG
Estimated Alcohol by Vol: 4.61 % Actual Alcohol by Vol: 5.21 %
Bitterness: 36.9 IBUCalories: 220 cal/pint
Est Color: 6.9 SRMColor:

Mash Profile

Mash Name: Andrew's Single Infusion, Light Body, No Mash OutTotal Grain Weight: 11.24 lb
Sparge Water: 4.64 galGrain Temperature: 72.0 F
Sparge Temperature: 172.4 FTunTemperature: 72.0 F
Adjust Temp for Equipment: FALSEMash PH: 5.4 PH

Andrew's Single Infusion, Light Body, No Mash Out
Step TimeNameDescriptionStep Temp
90 minMash InAdd 16.17 qt of water at 156.7 F147.2 F

Mash Notes: Simple single infusion mash for use with most modern well modified grains (about 95% of the time).

Carbonation and Storage

Carbonation Type: Corn SugarVolumes of CO2: 2.4
Pressure/Weight: 4.6 ozCarbonation Used: -
Keg/Bottling Temperature: 60.1 FAge for: 28.0 days
Storage Temperature: 52.0 F 


Did not rack to secondary so the beer took about 2 weeks to clear in the keg. A very nice brew and a beautiful golden colour.

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