I do have some of my Best Bitter left (a review of that one and the RIP to follow soon), but for now, I fancy brewing a low gravity beer, with plenty of flavour.
I've decided on American hops, with a simple grist made up from Mild Malt and Carahell. Although the starting gravity will be very low, I'm hoping the body from the sweet malts, combined with the citrus punch from the hops, will give the impression of a beer punching above its weight.
The recipe currently looks like this and I've pencilled in the brewday for a week today (providing my bad back allows).
Coincidentlaly, home brewing on Jan 16th will be quite fitting, for I believe it was on that date back in 1920 that Prohibition came into effect in the US. And with a 'Blind Pig' being a term for a low class drinking establishment that illegally sold alcohol, what better name for my first beer of 2014?
The answer to that question is 'Blind Tiger'. I've decided to change the name of this brew, so as not to confuse it with the beer brewed by Russian River BC in the US. Thanks Mark.
|Type: All Grain||Date: 16 Jan 2014|
|Batch Size (fermenter): 45.00 l||Brewer: Mark|
|Boil Size: 52.43 l||Asst Brewer:|
|Boil Time: 60 min||Equipment: Elite 45L Brew|
|End of Boil Volume 48.88 l||Brewhouse Efficiency: 70.00 %|
|Final Bottling Volume: 45.00 l||Est Mash Efficiency 73.1 %|
|Fermentation: Ale, Two Stage||Taste Rating(out of 50):|
|Est Original Gravity: 1.039 SG||Measured Original Gravity:|
|Est Final Gravity: 1.010 SG||Measured Final Gravity:|
|Estimated Alcohol by Vol: 3.9 %||Actual Alcohol by Vol:|
|Bitterness: 26.6 IBUs|
|Est Color: 11.3 EBC|