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Brother Joe's Bold Braggot

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Batch Size (gallons)3
Recipe typeAll Grain
Original Gravity1.078
Final Gravity1.015
ABV8.27% (basic)   /   8.32% (advanced)       [what's this?]
Color6.3 SRM
Boil Time60 min

YeastDCL/Fermentis US-05 (Safale American)

Pale Malt (2 Row) US2 lbs72.7%2
Honey Malt 8 oz18.2%25
Carapils (Dextrine Malt) 4 oz9.1%1.8

Citra (Boil).5 oz600%0
Citra (Boil).5 oz00%0

DirectionsMash @ 154*F for 60 min.

All honey added after flame out to keep some of the flavor. 
I also added 4 crushed lemon grass stalks right at flame out with the Lemon Drop Hops, looking for the citrusy, floral aroma and feel. used .5 tsp of Irish Moss @ 10 min for clarity.

Fermented with US-05 for 30 days @ 66-68*F. Primed with corn sugar and bottled. 


Taste notes: The aroma of lemon grass hits you in the face immediately. Taste and feel are dry, and citrusy, a little sweet, but not to much. More mead than ale on this one, but the malt is present and so are the hops. 

After a while I've noticed that the lemon grass aroma and flavor fades with time. Drink it fresh!

This all grain homebrew recipe was submitted by joe_four_strings.