10l short malt pipe ESB test batch

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10l short malt pipe ESB test batch

Unread postby Muddy » Sat Feb 11, 2017 3:47 pm

Using the short malt pipe for a test batch of an ESB I've designed using BeerSmith2

2.38kg Pale malt
0.13kg Torrified wheat
0.12kg Chocolate malt
0.03kg Black malt

Filled to just above 12.5 litres. I sparged with just 2 litres and was left with just over 12.5 litres pre boil

The calculated pre boil gravity was 1060 I only hit 1047..I'm normally a lot closer

70 mins boil adding
28gms First Gold at start
1/4 tsp protofloc at 15 mins
28gms First Gold at 10 mins

After chilling and trub loss (around 2 litres) I've only managed to put 8 litres into the fermenter

Target SG was meant to be 1050 but as I have not added more water during the boil the SG came in at 1063

Using SafAle S-04 English Ale

The sample taken for the SG reading did taste rather nice, maybe a little too bitter, but with time the harshness should mellow.

I will add 12gms of First Gold after 2 days as per my design.

Will finish at 1012 for an expected 6.7%.

Definitely going to bottle in 330ml rather than 500ml bottles

Will see how this works out after conditioning for at least 4 weeks. If its ok then I"ll scale up to 20 litres, if not then its back to the drawing board

Updates to follow
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Re: 10l short malt pipe ESB test batch

Unread postby dbetto » Fri Mar 03, 2017 10:19 am

How much yeast did you use?
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Re: 10l short malt pipe ESB test batch

Unread postby grooves » Fri Mar 03, 2017 12:24 pm

6.7% = good times!

If you had hit the lower OG, you'd have perceived it to be more bitter. GU/BU ratio is something I always check to known recipes by style when I'm designing something new. It helps you make sure you're in the right ballpark.

http://homebrewmanual.com/media/beer-bi ... -bu-gu.pdf

I'm doing more brews using the short pipe nowadays - 20l is a lot of beer to drink if you don't like how it turns out.
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Re: 10l short malt pipe ESB test batch

Unread postby Muddy » Fri Mar 03, 2017 1:03 pm

I used 7 grams of yeast. Maybe I should have used more as there was no movement from 1018 for a few days.

The measuring sample was not overly bitter and the dry hopping has given it a nice aroma.

I've bottled it at 2% carbonation and conditioning for at least 3 weeks at 12c.

Tasting notes to follow
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Re: 10l short malt pipe ESB test batch

Unread postby Muddy » Fri Mar 03, 2017 1:04 pm

I use BeerSmith2 and use the suggested bitterness by style when designing a new beer.

I'm trying to create a special ale for a friends 50th wedding anniversary so hope this sample batch turns out ok.
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Re: 10l short malt pipe ESB test batch

Unread postby bierfest » Sun Mar 05, 2017 4:58 pm

Looking forward to hearing how this turns out. Love simple recipes such as this where the magic of the beer is simple discrete flavours rather than an assault of flavours
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Re: 10l short malt pipe ESB test batch

Unread postby Muddy » Mon Mar 20, 2017 4:41 pm

Really happy with the results. Its bitter without being overly so and it has a nice subtle hint of smokey chocolate.

Far too easy to knock back a 330ml bottle very quickly which I think is an indicator that the beer has hit the spot...Not being a big head.

Note to self not to serve over chilled.

Will definitely scale this up to the 20l batch for our friends 50th anniversary..
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Re: 10l short malt pipe ESB test batch

Unread postby grooves » Mon Mar 20, 2017 5:03 pm

That's good news!

If it's a drinker and 6+% ABV it will be dangerous! But it looks like one of your measurements was out - did you adjust hydrometer readings for temperature, etc? Not that it really matters if you've got a nice beer - but you might not get the results you expect when you scale up.
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Re: 10l short malt pipe ESB test batch

Unread postby Muddy » Sat Mar 25, 2017 8:16 am

It finished at 1018 and the temp of the sample was 20c. Looking at 5.90% so not exactly a session ale!!
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