Skip to content

Recipe – Bramling Bitter

23/01/2014

Single Malt and Single Hops or SMaSH is a simplified way of brewing. Only one malt and hop is used in order to really cut to the essence of both. Although I tend to keep my malt bills simple and lately have also tried to limit the number of hops used I have never done a SMaSH brew before. For my first SMaSH I wanted use Maris Otter which has really given a nice flavour to my British style beers. The hop used is Bramling Cross, an English variety that is said to have an “American” character and a black currant flavour which sounds interesting. Since I had a whole 100 grams in the freezer I decided to use a heavy hand in the later additions in order to find out how much aroma the hop gives in high doses. The yeast used is Wyeast 1968, the Fuller’s strain which I’m planning to use in a couple of more patches after this one. I’ve used it before and it really gives a nice estery profile and also is a fast fermenter that flocculates really well. As usual I’m keeping the OG in the session beer range. Hopefully this beer will be on tap soon.

For those interested in reading more about SMaSH brewing Beersmith has a nice article regarding it.

Recipe

—————-
Target Batch Size (Litres/Gallons): 15.00 / 3,96
Total Grain (Kg/Pounds): 2,5 / 5,51
Anticipated OG: 1.039
Anticipated SRM: 3,9
Anticipated IBU: 31,7
Wort Boil Time: 60 Minutes

Fermentables
—————–
100,0% 2,5 kg / 5,51 lbs  – Maris Otter pale ale, Thomas Fawcett

Hops
——–
20,0g / 0,7 oz. Bramling Cross @ 60 min for 19,6 IBU
25,0g / 0,88 oz. Bramling Cross @ 15 min for 12,2 IBU
55,0g / 1,94 oz. Bramling Cross @ Hop-Stand for 30 minutes

Extras
———-
½ Tablet of Whirlfloc @ 10 Min.
½ Teaspoon of yeast nutrient @ 10 Min.
1 Quarter Teaspoon Calcium Chloride in mash
4g / 0,14 oz. of Gypsum in the mash

Yeast
———
Wyeast 1968 London ESB 1L starter

Mash
———————–
20 Litre BIAB @ 67 Celsius for 60 mins (5,28Gal/152F)

Edit 12/3/14 Accidently listed the boil SG as the anticipated OG, corrected to 1,039

Advertisements

From → Recipes

Leave a Comment

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: