January 22, 2007


Category: Bitter — Josh @ 3:00 am

Taste is even better now. Hops flavor is mellowing just a tad. Carbonation is now quit good, but not too much. A pour down the center of the glass brings up a small head that stays until the bottom of the glass. Foam stays up and clings to the side of the glass like lace. I am happy with this one.

January 18, 2007

Tasty Bitter

Category: Bitter — Josh @ 2:57 am

Taste is good, After taste is a bit strange not bad.. just hops flavor profile is strange. Hops flavor fades from Citrusy(grapefruit) to bitter. Not overly bitter really. I guess  it just seems thin compared to my ESB.

January 12, 2007


Category: Bitter — Josh @ 2:57 am

Bottled – 1.006 FG. 1.007 Corrected FG 3.7% ABV. Tasty.

January 7, 2007

Still bubbling

Category: Bitter — Josh @ 11:07 pm

Airlock bubbling every 30-35 seconds. stil clearing.

January 5, 2007


Category: Bitter — Josh @ 9:40 pm

Krausen completely fallen. only 1 bubble every 2 -3 seconds from BOT.. replaced BOT with Airlock. Airlock bubbling every 20-30 seconds. beer clearing . yeast seen falling to bottom.

January 3, 2007

Krausen Up

Category: Bitter — Josh @ 9:00 am

Krausen really High. Not flowing out of BOT tube yet. Bubbling quite a bit.

January 2, 2007

Brewing Complete

Category: Bitter — Josh @ 10:05 pm

Brewing for the Day Completed. Wort OG 1.034 @ 74; Corrected OG is 1.036. Pitched Starter.

The Recipe

Category: Bitter — Josh @ 7:00 pm

2 lbs. Maris Otter Pale Malt
1 lbs. American 2-row Malt
1 lbs. Crystal Malt 10°L Malt
3.3 lbs. Briess Golden light liquid malt extract
1 oz. Northern Brewer (Whole, 8.00 %AA) boiled 60 min.
.75 oz. Cascade (Whole, 5.50 %AA) boiled 10 min.
1 oz. Fuggle (Whole, 4.75 %AA) boiled 4 min.
Yeast : WYeast 1028 London Ale

4 lbs grain – 1 gallon to 170F – should stabilize at 150-156F – let mash for 1 hour in Handi Masher. Sparged with 2 gallons 170F Water Through Handi Masher. Added Liquid malt to Wort and brought to boil. Added 1 oz Northern Brewer Hops. Boiled for 45 mins. Added 1tsp Irish Moss and 1tsp Wyeast Yeast Nutrient. Boiled 5 mins and added .75 oz Cascade Hops. Boiled 6 mins and added 1 oz Fuggle Hops. Boiled 4 mins and removed heat Placed Pot in Ice bath for 20 mins. Filled Carboy with 2.5 gallons of zepher hills water(cold) and strained wort into carboy. topped up with cold water to 5.5 gallon mark. Pitched Yeast starter, attached Blow off tube and placed carboy into freezer. Total volume with starter is at 6 gallons. I am estimating Mash efficiency at around 50%.

January 1, 2007

Smack pack

Category: Bitter — Josh @ 11:09 am

Smack pack fully expanded.

December 31, 2006

Starter for Bitter

Category: Bitter — Josh @ 1:47 pm

Activated Wyeast 1028 London ale yeast Propigator smack pack. (1347341 or 1247421 Lot No?) Mfg 12 Dec 2006