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Part 1 of a 3 Part Malt and hops experiment ‘Mild Otter’ and ‘Brown Otter’ to follow in future brewdays.

Amber Otter – an Amber beer with Celeia hops

Maris Otter 1800g
Amber Malt 520g
Torrefied Wheat 100g

Celeia 60 mins 27g
Celeia 15 mins 16g
Celeia 0 mins 11g
Protafloc Tablet 20 mins

Final Volume: 12 Litres
Original Gravity: 1.044
Final Gravity: 1.010
Alcohol Content: 4.4% ABV
Mash Efficiency: 75 %
Bitterness: 36 EBU
Colour: 38 EBC

Going to Pitch Safale us-05 so I get a full appreciation of the malt and hops

The Grains, Maris Otter, Amber Malt and Torrefied Wheat:
Mash paddle I made at work:
Mashing with my new spoon, no more floppy spoon syndrome:
Looks pretty damn good for pH:
Celeia Hops:
First batch sparge wort, tasting interesting… quite dry but sweet if you know what I mean:
First Batch goes on to warm up with FWH and 1Tsp Gypsum:
Coming to the Boil:
Cold Break:
Nice Clear Wort:
Hit around OG1042 @ 23 Deg C so that will do 🙂

Next malt Experiment will be using Brown Malt.

Less than 24 hours and its fermenting well:

**Bottled 23rd Oct ’09 with 45g sugar

Extract#004: Otter Dark Stout
Brewed this yesterday, its happily fermenting away now 🙂

Here’s the ingredients:

FWH, grains & Extract in at 40 deg C:

Some Floaters!:

Hot Break, I’d actually stirred it back down before taking this:

Half time, better have a slurp, which was my first ever Extract brew (Hop back Entire Stout):

Boiler run-off, the wort was cooled in the bath upstairs over a couple of hours:

Our tiny cooker! I let this go into the 25L bucket rather than my 15L as I expect the stout to explode shortly!:

Left overs:

Bulldog Blend Maris Otter Extract – 1500g
Crystal Malt – 185g
Roasted Barley – 185g
Chocolate Malt, Pale – 185g
Crystal Wheat Malt – 100g

Fuggle – 60 mins 17g (FWH)
East Kent Golding – 60 mins 10g (FWH) *cheers for adm for the info here on First Work Hops.
Fuggle – 15 mins 10g
East Kent Golding – 15 mins 10g

s-04, pitched at 22 Deg C from a 2 hour fizzing starter and given a really good aeration.

Final Volume: 12 Litres
Original Gravity: 1.048 (Actual reading about 1046 after cooling to 22, also after watering down by 3L after boiler run-off)
Final Gravity: 1.016
Alcohol Content: 4.2%ABV
Total Liquor: 16.9Litres
Bitterness: 37EBU
Colour: 246EBC (Its a dark one!)

… and my first time sanitising with spray bottle and Iodophor, it feels weird not being able to smell bleach… it it really sanitised?!!!! 😀

**Bottled 4/6/09** sneaky taste, quite interesting, lots of Pale Chocolate malt coming through.

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