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Extract Brew #003 – Coniston Bluebird Bitter

Posted on: May 12, 2009

Coniston Bluebird bitter
Things went quite well, though I could have done with adding a few more litres during the boil as I only collected about half what i was supposed to, so I had to let it down with more water once in the FV. Kept running upstairs and using this www.collectionsoft.com/mybrewcollection/hc0.html until I got the Gravity to just above what it should have been.
It sat in the bath cooling off, next step has to be a immersion cooler as soon as I start making longer brew lengths.
Pitching Safale s-04 yeast.

Bulldog Blend Maris Otter Extract – 1490 grams
Crystal Malt – 96 grams
Challenger – 60 mins 14 grams
Challenger – 30 mins 17 grams
Challenger – 20 mins 11 grams

Final Volume: 13 Litres
Original Gravity: 1.036
Final Gravity: 1.008
Alcohol Content: 3.6% ABV
Bitterness: 38 EBU
Colour: 26 EBC

No pictures as it would have looked almost exactly like my last brew.
Please check out www.conistonbrewery.com for a damn fine pint!
Made Friday May 8th 2009.

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2 Responses to "Extract Brew #003 – Coniston Bluebird Bitter"

How much water are you starting with? For 12L, I start with 14-15L of wort, which leaves me adding about 1L at the end.

The bittering you get from hops depends on how many L of wort you start with plus the gravity of that wort. Play around with the calculator at Beer Recipator and you can see the difference different boil volumes and gravities can make.

Of course knowing all that didn’t stop me screwing up my latest beer!

I’ve been using http://www.practicalbrewing.co.uk/BeerEngineSetUp.exe Graham Wheeler’s ‘Beer Engine’ which is free and pretty handy… I probably have to just take more notice of what it says!!! πŸ˜€

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