This is the first time I'm trying a 90min boil with hops only in the last 60 mins. The idea is to achieve and secure a decent hot break whilst getting the best from the hops.
Name: Far Weltered Ale (Mk4)
Type: All Grain
Style: English Bitter
Batch size: 19.00 ltrs
Boil size: 26.00 ltrs
Boil Time: 90 min
Est. OG: 1.046 SG
Est. FG: 1.013 SG
Est. ABV: 4.30 %
Est. Colour: 24.7 EBC
Est. Bitterness: 34.00 IBU
|3200.00 gm||Pale Malt, Maris Otter||5.9 EBC|
|400.00 gm||Crystal Malt||118.3 EBC|
|100.00 gm||Wheat, Torrified||3.9 EBC|
|35.00 gm||Black Malt||1300.2 EBC|
|Amount||Hop Type||Alpha Acid %||Time||Use|
|55.00 gm||Fuggles||3.8%AA||60 min||Boil|
|30.00 gm||Fuggles||3.8%AA||15 min||Boil|
|20.00 gm||Fuggles||3.8%AA||5 min||Boil|
|10.00 gm||East Kent Goldings||5.0%AA||0 min||Aroma|
So the day started ok even though I forgot the hop filter in the boiler initially and missed my intended 68oC mash temp - ended up with 66oC. Not too much of a problem.
My bigger concern is that for the last couple of brew days my mash tun has lost a few more degrees than normal. Must try and work out why this should be.