Old Man’s Ale

Yep, I have a commonality in my nomenclature for beers, normally its named after the person I brewed it for, or some stupid name which lets me know what it is… So this one was a beer I did for the old man last November and its a remarkably simple and good pint. Not too bitter, not too sweet and a nice hop aroma. Simple seems to work really well with the Bitters Dad likes…

Title: Winter Ale
Author: ElChemist

Brew Method: All Grain
Style Name: Best Bitter
Boil Time: 60 min
Batch Size: 10 liters (fermentor volume)
Boil Size: 12 liters
Boil Gravity: 1.034
Efficiency: 70% (brew house)

Original Gravity: 1.040
Final Gravity: 1.009
ABV (standard): 4.13%
IBU (tinseth): 25.44
SRM (morey): 12.32

1.6 kg – United Kingdom – Maris Otter Pale (86.5%)
0.25 kg – United Kingdom – Dark Crystal 80L (13.5%)

8 g – Challenger, Type: Leaf/Whole, AA: 8.5, Use: Boil for 60 min, IBU: 18.18
15 g – East Kent Goldings, Type: Leaf/Whole, AA: 5, Use: Boil for 10 min, IBU: 7.27

5 g – Irish Moss, Time: 15 min, Type: Fining, Use: Boil

Mangrove Jack – British Ale Yeast M07
Starter: No
Form: Dry
Attenuation (avg): 78%
Flocculation: High
Optimum Temp: 13.89 – 22.22 C
Fermentation Temp: 18 C

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