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barfridge

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Hi Everyone,
Looking through my supplies, I decided I had about enough to do an ESB. Here is my planned recipie, does anyone have any thoughts or suggestions?

Keep in mind that this is basicly all the grain I have, I only have more of the melanoidin, so let me know if you think it needs more (currently its 10%).

3.5kg JW trad ale
2.5kg TF pils
600g melanoidin
200g crystal (40L)

Northern Brewer (9%), 10g @ 60 mins
Fuggles (3.8%), 50g @ 60 mins
Fuggles 25g @ 15
Fuggles 25g @ 5

Batch size: 23 L
OG: 1055
IBU: 44
 

JasonY

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Looks good barfridge although I have never used melanoidin in this style before and 600g is a lot of it! I have used 20g of roasted barley in these which adds a nice bit of color and subtle taste.

My next english bitter will be getting a good dose of fuggles as well :) tasty hop.
 

THE DRUNK ARAB

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Personally I wouldn't add any melanoiden to an ESB let alone 600 grams. If you want to add some barfridge keep it below 200grams. A little goes a long way with this grain.

My $0.02c worth.

C&B
TDA
 

wee stu

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I used 4% melanoidin in an ESB recently, but I also had more and darker crystal to play with - in combination they came up to around the 10% mark.
As you say, these grains are what you have. I don't think you need any more melanoidin though

my beer is still in a cube, and I have a stinking head cold - so can't really comment on how she turned out.
 

Trough Lolly

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Strewth, 6kg of base malt! I'd just drop the melanoidin and you'll still be fine.

Cheers,
TL
 

warrenlw63

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Barfridge,

As nice as it sounds. Going by ProMash at a modest 75% efficiency that's going to give you a beer around the 1.070 mark! Nice winter warmer that's for sure.

I also chucked in the colour swatch. I've always found it to be reasonably accurate.

Warren -



Batch Size (L): 23.00 Wort Size (L): 23.00
Total Grain (kg): 6.80
Anticipated OG: 1.069 Plato: 16.91
Anticipated EBC: 24.8
Anticipated IBU: 0.0
Brewhouse Efficiency: 75 %
Wort Boil Time: 60 Minutes


Grain/Extract/Sugar

% Amount Name Origin Potential EBC
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------
2.9 0.20 kg. JWM Caramalt Australia 1.036 74
51.5 3.50 kg. JWM Traditional Ale Malt Australia 1.038 8
36.8 2.50 kg. JWM Export Pilsner Australia 1.037 3
8.8 0.60 kg. Weyermann Melanoidin Germany 1.037 93

Warren -

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I use Promash as well, but I set my efficiency at 65%, due to a not very good braid setup. This seems to be about right, as I usually get low volumes, and have to water down to hit targets, or just live with a smaller brew. I'm still new at the all grain caper, and havent got things totally sorted yet.

I might take your advice and cut the melanoidin back to about 200g. I also found some choc malt, and I still have some carafa special III left over from belgians. Are either of these a better option?

Thanks once again for all your help
 

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