Style: Welsh Braggot
Bentleybrau Brewery's Cymreig Bragawd Ddwbwl
Brewed: 2012/04/01 (estimated)
Target OG: 1.090
Strike hit: 1.55F
OG: 1.090 (estimated – lost notes – fuck hackers)
Cymreig Bragawd Ddwbwl - Braggot ================================================================================ Batch Size: 5.500 gal Boil Size: 7.100 gal Boil Time: 1.000 hr Efficiency: 70%% OG: 1.090 FG: 1.022 ABV: 8.7%% Bitterness: 30.7 IBUs (Tinseth) Color: 18 SRM (Mosher) Fermentables ================================================================================ Name Type Amount Mashed Late Yield Color Pilsner (2 Row) Bel Grain 8.000 lb Yes No 79%% 2 L Maris Otter Grain 12.000 oz Yes No 75%% 4 L Special B Malt Grain 8.000 oz Yes No 65%% 180 L Caramunich Malt Grain 16.000 oz Yes No 72%% 56 L Oats, Flaked Grain 4.000 oz Yes No 80%% 1 L Candi Sugar, Amber Sugar 16.000 oz No No 78%% 75 L Honey Extract 6.000 lb No Yes 75%% 1 L Total grain: 17.500 lb Hops ================================================================================ Name Alpha Amount Use Time Form IBU Hallertau 4.3%% 2.000 oz Boil 1.000 hr Pellet 27.1 Saaz (Czech Republic) 3.0%% 0.750 oz Boil 15.000 min Pellet 3.5 Saaz (Czech Republic) 3.0%% 0.250 oz Boil 1.000 min Pellet 0.1 Yeast ================================================================================ Name Type Form Amount Stage Wyeast - Belgian Abbey II Ale Liquid 2.113 qt Primary Mash ================================================================================ Name Type Amount Temp Target Time BIAB Infusion 8.592 gal 159.573 F 154.400 F 1.000 hr
[Lost – hackers deleted wiki]
I recall that the brew went very well. Hit strike temp and kept it for an hour, hit expected OG very closely, no issues.
Let it sit for a long time, 1.5 - 2 months in primary, before bottling. Got 57 12oz bottles.
Let bottles prime for a month.
BIG HIT! Everyone loves it.
Malty up front, followed by strong honey flavor and mouth coating. High alcohol content is not at all noticeable. Big body and heavy sweetness make it hard to consume in quantity (probably for the best).
Brewday Notes (second attempt 10/20/2012):
6 lbs (eyeballed from 12lbs container) Wildflower Honey from eBeeHoney.
2L starter. Smack pack grew for 5 hours, then added to 1L DME starter. Shook a few times, left overnight. Krausen fell during the night. Next day added another 1L DME starter. Put on stir plate. Very high activity, overflowed a bit, turned off stir plate.
Heated 8.6 gallons water to 160F.
Strike temp: 150F – too low. Heated up, target 154F, overshot to 160F. Let it drift down over 10 minutes with lid off. Held at about 157F for the hour.
Iodine test clear at 50 mins, but mashed for 70 min.
1 tsp yeast nutrient at 10 min.
1/4 tablet whirlfloc at 10 min.
OG low: 1.074
66F for first 2 days, then 64F.
Primary for over 2 months.
Final gravity 1.016 @ 64F. ABV 7.9%
Bottled with 3.3oz corn sugar, aim for 2.0 vols CO2.
5.5 gallons, 54 12oz bottles.