First shot at Irish Red, but I've done so many English Bitters this wasn't too different. This latest batch of Maris Otter has been much lower than expected in efficiency. I had expected this to come out around 4.5-5% ABV but it only made it to 3.9%. Not a problem as the style guide starts at 3.8% and it tastes good.
Also using this as a Scottish Export which is essentially the same recipe with MO, c120, and pale chocolate for color.
Full recipe is on brewersfriend but here's the TL;DR
- Brewed: 2018-1-21
- Malts: Maris Otter base, 3% crystal 120, 3% pale chocolate malt
- Hops: Nugget (FWH bittering), Cascade (late flavor addition)
- Yeast: SafAle S-04 (English Ale)
- Efficiency: 65%
- Kegged: 2018-2-2
- OG: 1.041, FG: 1.011, ABV: 3.9%
OG hydrometer reading (temp adjusted to 1.041)
Into the fermenter
final shot with label (on nitro)