simmons 1880 old fashioned bitter

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simmons 1880 old fashioned bitter

Postby mark1964 » Sat Feb 18, 2017 15:21

I have a week off work so decided to brew a few beers the first to be an old beer made with chevalier heritage malt hope it turns out ok
simmons bitter 1880


Recipe Specs
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Batch Size (L): 25.0
Total Grain (kg): 7.000
Total Hops (g): 129.00
Original Gravity (OG): 1.061 (°P): 15.0
Final Gravity (FG): 1.015 (°P): 3.8
Alcohol by Volume (ABV): 5.99 %
Colour (SRM): 5.3 (EBC): 10.4
Bitterness (IBU): 72.8 (Tinseth)
Brewhouse Efficiency (%): 85
Boil Time (Minutes): 120

Grain Bill
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6.000 kg Chevalier Heritage Pale Ale Malt (85.71%)
1.000 kg Carapils (Dextrine) (14.29%)

Hop Bill
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106.0 g Fuggles Pellet (5.7% Alpha) @ 90 Minutes (First Wort) (4.2 g/L)
23.0 g East Kent Golding Pellet (4.7% Alpha) @ 70 Minutes (Boil) (0.9 g/L)

Misc Bill
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Single step Infusion at 66°C for 180 Minutes.
Fermented at 18°C with WLP007 - Dry English Ale

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Re: simmons 1880 old fashioned bitter

Postby Dennis King » Sat Feb 18, 2017 17:05

Going to try this malt next time I order from Rob. Sounds interesting.
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Re: simmons 1880 old fashioned bitter

Postby mark1964 » Sat Feb 18, 2017 17:14

Its pretty expensive at £2.40 a kg

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Re: simmons 1880 old fashioned bitter

Postby HTH1975 » Sat Feb 18, 2017 18:00

Do you think that pale malt is worth the extra?

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Re: simmons 1880 old fashioned bitter

Postby mark1964 » Sat Feb 18, 2017 18:06

will soon find out apparently it gives a richer flavour to the beer it has to age too for 12 weeks

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Re: simmons 1880 old fashioned bitter

Postby mark1964 » Mon Apr 02, 2018 18:23

This beer was the best i ever made . Hope more try it and if they do please let me know how it was

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Re: simmons 1880 old fashioned bitter

Postby HTH1975 » Mon Apr 02, 2018 19:00

Glad to hear the Chevallier was worth the extra cash. A mate of mine was at a brewing industry event and I think it was Crisp who said Chevallier should be widely available at a price closer to OST other pale malts within 1-2 years. I do hope that happens.

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Re: simmons 1880 old fashioned bitter

Postby Kyle_T » Mon Apr 02, 2018 21:12

I have made several beers with this malt, if it was a little cheaper I'd have used this in everything.

Depending on the style of beer the brewer needs to bear in mind the additional richness in mind and adjust the mash temperature accordingly, I found even for a big porter or stout that I was mashing at 63°C ish to avoid it being over rich.

More hops should ideally be used to balance the sweetness...preferably fruity hops, but it is an amazing malt.

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Re: simmons 1880 old fashioned bitter

Postby HTH1975 » Tue Apr 03, 2018 11:56

Kyle_T wrote:I have made several beers with this malt, if it was a little cheaper I'd have used this in everything.

Depending on the style of beer the brewer needs to bear in mind the additional richness in mind and adjust the mash temperature accordingly, I found even for a big porter or stout that I was mashing at 63°C ish to avoid it being over rich.

More hops should ideally be used to balance the sweetness...preferably fruity hops, but it is an amazing malt.


That’s interesting and makes sense if you look at crazy-high hopping rates back when breweries used this malt.

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