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Strongbad Bitter

Post by jeffsmith » Mon Mar 25, 2013 10:31 am

Pipeline is starting to run low again, so going to brew 11 gallons of ESB before long. Hop amounts below are for a 5 gallon batch though.

Mash: 60 minutes at 152ºF
OG: 1.051
Colour: 12.5 SRM
IBU: 45

79.4 % Maris Otter
9.9 % Carastan Malt
5.0 % Aromatic Malt
5.0 % Victory Malt
0.8% Black Malt

Warrior (15.5 %)—0.75 oz (60 minutes): 33IBU
US Golding (4.5 %)—1.50 oz (20 minutes): 12IBU
US Golding (4.5 %)—3.00 oz (Flamout)

0.04oz/gallon Gypsum in boil

One carboy will get S-04, the other US-05.

Edit: Changed the bittering charge to Warrior to reduce the hop mass in the kettle a bit. Also upped the flameout addition a bit.
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Re: Strongbad Bitter

Post by Tim Gregory » Mon Mar 25, 2013 4:09 pm

A One that is not cold, is scarcely a One at all.

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Post by jeffsmith » Mon Mar 25, 2013 5:13 pm

Tim Gregory wrote:A One that is not cold, is scarcely a One at all.
The oneitude!

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Re: Strongbad Bitter

Post by dean2k » Mon Mar 25, 2013 9:16 pm

Sure I had to Google the reference, but that beer does sound tasty.
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Post by jeffsmith » Wed Mar 27, 2013 10:21 am

Updated the hop bill a bit.

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Post by jtmwhyte » Tue Jul 30, 2013 12:05 pm

Gonna give this one a rip tomorrow with some Danstar Windsor.
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Post by jeffsmith » Tue Jul 30, 2013 1:24 pm

jtmwhyte wrote:Gonna give this one a rip tomorrow with some Danstar Windsor.
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Post by jtmwhyte » Fri Aug 23, 2013 10:28 pm

Drinking now. That Windsor is cloudy as fuck, but nice. The Victory reaallly comes through.
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Re: Strongbad Bitter

Post by jeffsmith » Fri Aug 23, 2013 10:38 pm

jtmwhyte wrote:Drinking now. That Windsor is cloudy as fuck, but nice. The Victory reaallly comes through.
Try it with US-05 or S-04 next time. It'll drop super clear. The US-05 was my favourite of the two.

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Post by jtmwhyte » Sun Sep 01, 2013 10:22 pm

This has dropped pretty clear now and it's awesome. Lots of malty English flavour going on.

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Re: Strongbad Bitter

Post by jtmwhyte » Fri Oct 04, 2013 9:41 pm

Just as an aside. I just drank a Wychwood Hobgoblin and found my version of Jeff's bitter VERY close
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Re: Strongbad Bitter

Post by jeffsmith » Fri Oct 04, 2013 10:16 pm

Interesting…

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