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Mild Mannered Mistress

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Batch Size (gallons)11
Recipe typeAll Grain
Style11A. Mild
Original Gravity1.039
Final Gravity1.014
ABV3.28% (basic)   /   3.26% (advanced)       [what's this?]
Color20.5 SRM
Boil Time60 min

YeastWyeast Labs 1469 (West Yorkshire Ale)

Maris Otter (Crisp)11 lbs 8 oz80.7%4
Crystal, Medium (Simpsons)1 lb7%55
Crystal, Extra Dark (Simpsons)1 lb7%160
Chocolate Malt (Thomas Fawcett) 8 oz3.5%508
Oats, Golden Naked (Simpsons) 4 oz1.8%10

Fuggles (Boil)1 oz604.5%8.6
East Kent Goldings (EKG) (Boil)1 oz450%8.8
Fuggles (Boil)1 oz154.5%4.8
East Kent Goldings (EKG) (Boil)1 oz150%4.8

DirectionsBritish malts are key to this recipe. Don't even think of using Briess crystals.

Mash high at 158 F for 60 minutes. Target a mash pH of 5.6. This should yield more malt expression, and a better mouth feel for what might be a watery beer.

Used RO water built to "Brown Malty" profile.

Simulated open fermentation by pulling 1-2 gallons each day and pouring back into fermenter for the first 2 days. Lid on fermenter was loose so no back pressure on the yeast. Attempting to replicate Yorkshire Square fermentation vessels at Black Sheep Brewery. Your fermentation chamber will smell like roses or lilacs during primary. After 3 days, skim off the 'dirty krausen" and top crop frothy yeast into a sanitary container for future use. I got 1 liter of highly active yeast.

Ferment low at 62 F, rousing the first two days, let finish to FG at this temp. You might raise to 68F to finish the last few points. Pull yeast/trub if you are on a conical and discard.

Fine with gelatin (or SuperKleer) and cold crash. Condition at 32 F for 7 days. Keg, and carb low to 1.5 volumes.

Slight light hop flavor. Slight malt aromas. Rosy yeast character from the W York yeast and open ferment. A bit of roast coffee in the first taste. Malt goes wider despite the thinner body as the glass warms up. Really tasty. Working to determine right carbonation levels to ensure this doesn't over carbonate.

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Award Winning Recipe! 3rd Place category 11 - 2015 Bluebonnet Brewoff

This all grain Mild homebrew recipe was submitted by mchrispen.