I'm revisiting my standard English Best Bitter that I've had problems with since switching the late hop from Styrian Goldings. This time I'm going to have a crack with a higher alpha hop, Aurora, sometimes referred to as a 'Super Styrian'. The remainder of the ingredients will be the same as before.
|Type: All Grain||Date: 10/05/2012|
|Batch Size (fermenter): 50.00 l||Brewer: Mark|
|Boil Size: 62.65 l||Asst Brewer:|
|Boil Time: 90 min||Equipment: Elite Brewery|
|End of Boil Volume 55.12 l||Brewhouse Efficiency: 73.00 %|
|Final Bottling Volume: 50.00 l||Est Mash Efficiency 77.4 %|
|Fermentation: Ale, Two Stage||Taste Rating(out of 50):|
|Est Original Gravity: 1.042 SG||Measured Original Gravity:|
|Est Final Gravity: 1.010 SG||Measured Final Gravity:|
|Estimated Alcohol by Vol: 4.2 %||Actual Alcohol by Vol:|
|Bitterness: 30.0 IBUs||Calories:|
|Est Color: 12.7 EBC|
As always, nothing seems to go exactly to plan when I'm rushing in the morning. My strike temperature was a little too high, so I had to add some cold liquor to the mash to get the temperature down. It's still at the higher end of the range around 69C (156F) and the mash is now a little thinner than usual, but we'll see what happens. The pH was 5.2
I'm going to split the batch into two and ferment one with US-05 and the other with WLP007. I'll be interested to compare yeasts and see what the pair bring to the table.