7 May 2005

posted by benjy edwards

Since today is National Homebrewing Day, we had to brew some beer.  The recipe was loosely based on Oakham Ales’ Jeffrey Hudson Bitter, being all pale malt, with three-quarters of a pound of wheat.  The hops used were Cluster for bittering and First Gold plugs for aroma.  We hit the target of 1.042 right on, but were a little short on volume, getting 5.25 and 5.5 gallons in the two fermenters.
The Bluebird Bitter clone was racked to a firkin with five ounces of First Gold plugs.  Gravities on the two yeasts were higher than desired, in the low 1.020’s for both the English and Scottish strains.

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