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Dudocs Best Bitter

Brewed: 03/21/2020  

March 2020. Historical pandemic going on.

Social Distancing are forcing schools closed and many of us have to work at home. It is a little surprising at how much "cabin fever" I am feeling after only a week of limited seclusion. 

I felt like a brew day with my friend "Doc" and my friend "Du" was needed. They agreed, so, we scheduled one.

The current guidelines from the CDC is to not gather in groups greater than 10, and 3 is less than 10. Even with wives, the total was low. 

No handshakes. None of us are coughing or sneezing. We have lots of sanitizer all over the place.

A low risk gathering.

Of course, brew days with these two mean that the simpler the recipe, the better. They distract me.

So, I made an extract beer.

Nothing special. Extract. A little crystal. Some EKG and some bittering hops. 

Nice low alcohol but flavorful. 

BAM!! 


 For more information about this beer, see Sheppy's Blog: Dudocs.

Dudocs Best Bitter --- Batch 1 (251)

Style Best Bitter Batch Size 5.50 gal
Type Extract Boil Size   2.22 gal
Brewhouse Efficiency   72.00   Boil Time   60 minutes

Recipe Characteristics

Recipe Gravity 1.045 SG Estimated FG 1.011 SG
Recipe Bitterness 34.7 IBUs (Rager) Alcohol by Volume 4.4 %
BU : GU   0.770        
Recipe Color 11.6 SRM
Color
   
Measured OG:    1.048   Measured FG:    
ADF:       Measured ABV:    

Ingredients

Ingredients
Amt Name Type # %/IBU Volume
12.0 oz Crystal Dark - 77L (Crisp) [Steep] (75.0 SRM) Grain 1 8.8 % 0.06 gal
12.0 oz Crystal Light - 45L (Crisp) [Steep] (45.0 SRM) Grain 2 8.8 % 0.06 gal
7 lbs Pilsner Liquid Extract [Boil] (3.5 SRM) Extract 3 82.4 % 0.59 gal
0.675 oz Columbus (Tomahawk) [18.00 %] - Boil 40.0 min Hop 4 29.1 IBUs -
1.00 Items Whirlfloc Tablet (Boil 15.0 mins) Fining 5 - -
1.00 tsp Yeast Nutrient (Boil 15.0 mins) Other 6 - -
2.000 oz East Kent Goldings (EKG) [5.30 %] - Boil 5.0 min Hop 7 5.6 IBUs -
1.0 pkg Windsor Yeast (Lallemand #-) [23.66 ml] Yeast 8 - -

Mash Profile

If steeping, remove grains, and prepare to boil wort

Recipe Notes
Heat 2 gallons to 160ish. Steep grains for at least half an hour.
Add Extract.
Boil and add hops as recipe calls.
Chill to as close to 60 degrees as possible.
Ferment 1 week in 60's. Let rise to room temp for a week.
Keg.

Brewing Record

Brew Date:   Strike Temp:  
Mash Temps:  
Pre-boil OG   (1.122 SG)   Pre-boil Vol   (2.22 gal)
Actual Mash Efficiency   Pitch Temp    
Fermentation            
Day 1: 
Day ... 
Day ... 

 
Brewing Notes:
03/21/2020 esheppy
Brew day today. Doing (sort of) a no-chill brew. Typical brew day at doc's. I don't know the OG.
03/21/2020 esheppy
Tilt says 1.053 at 65 when I pitched.
03/22/2020 esheppy
Tilt says 1.020 at 70 degrees. Bubbling pretty hard.
03/24/2020 esheppy
Tilt says 1.016 at 66 degrees. Bubbling has really slowed down. Might be close to done.
03/26/2020 esheppy
Tilt has said 1.015 for the last couple days, so I guess it is done. Was thinking it would go quite a bit lower, but I'm sure it's ok.
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