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Wednesday, 19 September, 2018


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Lair Specialty Beer No. 187

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Specialty Beer

Specialty Beer

Original Gravity (SG):

1.095

Batch Size (gal):

5.0

Final Gravity (SG):

1.026

Boil Volume (gal):

3.0

Strength (% ABW):

7.24

Time (weeks):

8

Color (SRM):

19

Bitterness (IBU):

29

Calories (Cals/12oz):

317


Recipe Description:

This recipe is designed to make a very strong Specialty Beer that is dark amber in color. Fermentables include Crystal Malt 40 L, Flaked Oats, and Honey. It uses English hops dosed for low hop presence, with additions for bittering, flavor, and aroma. The English Ale yeast ferments crisp and dry, with some fruitiness.


INGREDIENTS

Fermentables :

9.5 lbs of Extra Light Dry Malt Extract

1.75 lbs of Crystal Malt 40 L

1 lbs Flaked Oats

0.75 lbs of Honey

Hops :

English (Fuggles, East Kent Golding - 4.75 % AA, pellet)

2.5 oz for 60 min. (bittering)

2.5 oz for 15 min. (flavor)

1 oz for 5 min. (aroma)

Yeast :

Wyeast 1098 British Ale - 2 packets or starter

Water :

5.5 gal


METHODS

Brewing:

Extract and Specialty Grain Brewing

Steep specialty grain in brewpot at 150 °F for 20-30 minutes, then remove.

Add extract and boil wort for 60 minutes.

Add Honey at start of boil.

Add hops during boil as scheduled.

Estimated total brewing time = 90 minutes.

Fermentation:

Primary Fermentation - 14 days at 65 °F.

Secondary Fermentation - 30 days at 65 °F.

Filtering:

Do not filter.

Bottle Priming:

0.75 cup of Extra Light Dry Malt Extract for moderate carbonation.

Bottling

A total of 53 bottles of 12 oz size are needed.

Bottle Conditioning:

14 days at 65 °F.

Serving Temperature:

55 - 60 °F.