Smugglers Rum Mild - 25/26.10.15

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Smugglers Rum Mild - 25/26.10.15

Unread postby Kyle_T » Wed Oct 21, 2015 11:57 am

After some initially good feedback from testers, I have marked this in for the weekend in preparation for this years 4th annual charity beer festival in support of The East Anglian Air Ambulance.

The beer carries a good combination of light roast flavours, chocolate, spice from the rum and oak from the barrel chunks, I have switched the hops around as I didn't read properly that the Endeavour hops carry the dark fruit aromas when used as an aroma hop, I have used my blended Styrian Goldings to bitter before so I'm sorted there.

Time is getting a little tight but until I shift my GA Black IPA from the fermenter I'm stuck, As it goes this beer actually makes quite a suitable winter mild, here is the amended recipe:

Smugglers Rum Mild
13A. Dark Mild

Recipe Specs
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Batch Size (L): 23.0
Total Grain (kg): 4.100
Total Hops (g): 46.00
Original Gravity (OG): 1.043 (°P): 10.7
Final Gravity (FG): 1.010 (°P): 2.6
Alcohol by Volume (ABV): 4.28 % (4.60% after rum addition).
Colour (SRM): 30.2 (EBC): 59.5
Bitterness (IBU): 20.6 (Tinseth)
Balance (BU:GU): 0.48
Brewhouse Efficiency (%): 80
Boil Time (Minutes): 60

Grain Bill
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3.588 kg Pale Malt (87.5%)
0.205 kg Chocolate (5%)
0.205 kg Special-B (5%)
0.102 kg Carafa III malt (2.5%)

Hop Bill
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34.0 g Styrian Golding (Blended) Leaf (4.5% Alpha) @ 60 Minutes (Boil) (1.5 g/L)
12.0 g Endeavour Leaf (7.3% Alpha) @ 15 Minutes (Boil) (0.5 g/L)

Misc Bill
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½ Protofloc Tablet @ 15 Minutes (Boil)
284.0 ml Dark Rum @ 7 Days (Cask)
500.0 g Sherry Oak Chunks @ 7 Days (Cask)

Step Mash for 125 Minutes.

Mash Profile:

Step 1: 55°C @ 5 Minutes.
Step 2: 65°C @ 30 Minutes.
Step 3: 67°C @ 60 Minutes.
Step 4: 78°C @ 30 Minutes.

Fermented at 21°C with Wibblers yeast for 4 days.
Lower to 13°C 24 hours after skimming yeast.
Lower to 10°C 24 hours before racking.

Recipe Generated with BrewMate

I will more than likely catalogue this one closely as it uses rum and oak additions to the cask and involves a slightly longer preparation process. I'll update on brew day.
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Re: Smugglers Rum Mild - 25/26.10.15

Unread postby mashy » Wed Oct 21, 2015 1:06 pm

Thats got a nice ring to it. I have a sack of american oak, might try this. I have previously be fiddling about with an "Oaky Peculiar"

In the malt bill you have 'special-B' wossat?

PS East Anglia - we must be close - I am near Peterborough
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Re: Smugglers Rum Mild - 25/26.10.15

Unread postby dinnerstick » Wed Oct 21, 2015 1:29 pm

sounds tasty. i just made a bourbon porter, the hint of booze in the background is really nice.

special B is a dark belgian crystal malt, think burnt raisins combined with dark cherry fruitiness?
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Re: Smugglers Rum Mild - 25/26.10.15

Unread postby Kyle_T » Wed Oct 21, 2015 1:36 pm

What Dinnerstick said about the Special B.

I am in Chelmsford so about 80 miles from Peterborough.

This has a little more than a "hint" of the rum coming through but with the Special B, Carafa and Chocolate it works very well.
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Re: Smugglers Rum Mild - 25/26.10.15

Unread postby mashy » Wed Oct 21, 2015 2:06 pm

dinnerstick wrote:sounds tasty. i just made a bourbon porter, the hint of booze in the background is really nice.

special B is a dark belgian crystal malt, think burnt raisins combined with dark cherry fruitiness?


ooooooooooooooo

feel a malt order coming on.
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Re: Smugglers Rum Mild - 25/26.10.15

Unread postby Kyle_T » Wed Oct 21, 2015 2:22 pm

The Malt Miller usually has some in, it reminds me of when I use to eat a whole box of those raisins you could get at once. It'll be interesting to see whether the Endeavour supports the Special B as I'm hoping it will.
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Re: Smugglers Rum Mild - 25/26.10.15

Unread postby Kyle_T » Sun Oct 25, 2015 9:03 am

A couple of slight tweaks and this is todays brew:

Smugglers Rum Mk II
13A. Dark Mild

Recipe Specs
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Batch Size (L): 23.0
Total Grain (kg): 4.000
Total Hops (g): 45.00
Original Gravity (OG): 1.042 (°P): 10.5
Final Gravity (FG): 1.010 (°P): 2.6
Alcohol by Volume (ABV): 4.16 % Pre Rum (4.62 % Post Rum)
Colour (SRM): 29.7 (EBC): 58.5
Bitterness (IBU): 20.0 (Tinseth)
Balance (BU:GU): 0.48
Brewhouse Efficiency (%): 80
Boil Time (Minutes): 60

Grain Bill
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3.500 kg Pale Malt (87.5%)
0.200 kg Chocolate (5%)
0.200 kg Special-B (5%)
0.100 kg Carafa III malt (2.5%)

Hop Bill
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30.0 g Styrian Golding Leaf (4.5% Alpha) @ 60 Minutes (Boil) (1.3 g/L)
15.0 g Endeavour Leaf (7.3% Alpha) @ 15 Minutes (Boil) (0.7 g/L)

Misc Bill
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½ Protofloc Tablet @ 15 Minutes (Boil)
350.0 ml Dark Rum @ 7 Days (Cask)
500.0 g Sherry Oak Chunks @ 7 Days (Cask)

Step Mash for 125 Minutes.

Mash Profile:

Step 1: 60°C @ 5 Minutes.
Step 2: 65°C @ 30 Minutes.
Step 3: 67°C @ 60 Minutes.
Step 4: 78°C @ 30 Minutes.

Fermented at 21°C with Wibblers yeast for 4 days.
Lower to 13°C 24 hours after skimming yeast.
Lower to 10°C 24 hours before racking.

Recipe Generated with BrewMate
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