Crisp Session Bitter

  • Highly drinkable. Light caramel and fruity
  • ABV 3.7%
  • IBU 20
  • OG 1037 SG

Session bitters were designed to be highly drinkable with low ABV to slake the workers’ thirst. The Cara Malt adds body and also some fruit notes to the session beer recipe which is well supported by using a characterful British Ale yeast.

BASICS

BATCH SIZE (LITRES):

1630

BATCH SIZE (UK BARRELS):

10

ORIGINAL GRAVITY:

1037 SG

FINAL GRAVITY:

1008 SG

IBUs:

20

COLOUR (EBC/SRM):

16 / 8

BREWHOUSE EFFICIENCY:

80%

METHODS / TIMINGS

TEMPERATURES

MASH TEMP:

66°C / 151°F

COLLECTION TEMP:

18°C / 64°F

FERMENTATION TEMP:

21°C / 70°F

MASH LIQUOR VOL (LITRES):

631

LIQUOR / MASH RATIO:

2.5 : 1

TIMINGS

MASH:

60 mins

BOIL:

60 mins

INGREDIENTS

MALTS(kg)%

BEST ALE

223

90

CRYSTAL 150

12

4.5

CARA

15

5

ROAST BARLEY

1

0.5

YEAST

ENGLISH ALE

HOPS(g)Contribution%Alpha Acid%Addition

ADMIRAL

326

20

15

Start of boil

TARGET

621

40

10.5

Middle

FLYER

621

40

10.5

Flame out

HOPS

ADMIRAL

(kg)

326

Contribution%

20

Alpha Acid%

15

Addition

Start of boil

TARGET

(kg)

621

Contribution%

40

Alpha Acid%

10.5

Addition

Middle

FLYER

(kg)

621

Contribution%

40

Alpha Acid%

10.5

Addition

Flame out

CARL'S TOP TIP

The combination of slightly higher mash temperature and Cara Malt will give this beer more body and depth.