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Bitter Beer Beer recipe
ABV4.5% Color34 EBC Bitterness35 IBU
This full-bodied, smooth beer has a flavor that lingers pleasantly on the palate. It is bitter, without being overwhelmingly so due to a perfect balance of malt and subtle hops. A refreshing and very satisfying beer.
Glass: American Pint
Temperature: 4-8°C
For a dryer finish, you can use higher pitching rates (0.65-0.8 g/L)
Château Pilsen 2RS 60% // 10.1 kg
Château Munich 10% // 1.7 kg
Château Melano 25% // 4.2 kg
Château Cara Gold® 5% // 0.8 kg
Tradition (12.0% aa) 31.5 IBU // 100 g
Cascade (6.0% aa) 3.5 IBU // 100 g
SafAle S-04 65 g
Mashing temperature
Step 1: Mashing
Mash-in and follow the profile below:
pH5.3Mix Ratio3.0 L/kg
Mash-in at 64°C
Rest for 50min at 64°C
Rise to 72°C at 1°C/min. Rest for 15min at 72°C and do the Iodine Test
Rise to 78°C at 1°C/min. Rest for 2min at 78°C to mash out

Once the mash is done, filter and sparge with water at 78°C
Step 2: Boiling Boil for 60min. Hop addition 1: After 10min add Magnum. Hop Addition 2: After 50min add Cascade. Whirlpool to remove the trub
Total evap6.0%Batch size100LOG11.0oPEfficiency85%
Step 3: Fermentation and Maturation Cool down the wort to 18°C and pitch the yeast. Ferment at 18°C for 2 days then rise to 20°C. Once the fermentation is done (FG reached and off-flavors removed – about 7 days), drop the temperature to 8°C and rest for 1 day, and then harvest the yeast. Drop the temperature to 2°C and rest for 7 days.
Step 4: Cold Aging and Packaging
Cold age the beer at -1°C for 5 days, remove the residual yeast, and carbonate until 2.5 volumes of CO2. The beer is ready to package and drink. Enjoy!

*For refermentation in the bottle, add brewing sugar and SafAle F-2.

This recipe is provided by Castle Malting®. Please note that this recipe is just a guideline. Some modification might need to be done to meet different technologies, efficiencies and ingredients yield as grain dry extract and hop alpha acid percentage.

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