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Next brew - Ruby Mild

Postby TwoBottles » Thu Mar 05, 2015 21:00

I will be doing this for my next brew day, Monday.

I will keg this one.

Brickbats and bouquets welcome as always.

HOME BREW RECIPE:
Title: Salway Ruby Mild
Author: Home Brewed Beers - Greg Hughes

Brew Method: BIAB
Style Name: Mild
Boil Time: 70 min
Batch Size: 25 liters (fermentor volume)
Boil Size: 30 liters
Boil Gravity: 1.038
Efficiency: 75% (brew house)

STATS:
Original Gravity: 1.045
Final Gravity: 1.010
ABV (standard): 4.65%
IBU (tinseth): 15.95
SRM (morey): 18.06

FERMENTABLES:
4350 g - United Kingdom - Maris Otter Pale (90.2%)
150 g - United Kingdom - Dark Crystal 80L (3.1%)
200 g - United Kingdom - Chocolate (4.1%)
125 g - Flaked Wheat (2.6%)

HOPS:
30 g - East Kent Goldings, Type: Leaf/Whole, AA: 5, Use: Boil for 70 min, IBU: 15.95
15 g - East Kent Goldings, Type: Leaf/Whole, AA: 5, Use: Aroma for 0 min

MASH GUIDELINES:
1) Infusion, Temp: 66 C, Time: 75 min, Amount: 20 L, Main Stage
2) Infusion, Temp: 70 C, Time: 15 min, Amount: 20 L, Body Stage
3) Infusion, Temp: 76 C, Time: 15 min, Amount: 20 L, Mash Out
4) Sparge, Temp: 76 C, Time: 5 min, Amount: 10 L, Dunk Sparge

YEAST:
Mangrove Jack - British Ale Yeast

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Re: Next brew - Ruby Mild

Postby Kyle_T » Fri Mar 06, 2015 08:19

Looks good :thumb: there are 2 things I'd suggest, one, if you want a deep ruby colour you can up the dark crystal to between 8 - 10%, reduce the chocolate to between 2 - 4% to let the toffee and caramel shine.

Number 2, I don't understand why you are going for such an 'awkward' mash schedule. 90 minutes at 68 deg/c will do fine or if you are so inclined 80 minutes @ 68 and a 10 minute mash out @ 76. Then do your dunk sparge.

I far more enjoyed Mild as session beer over the stronger historical counter part. The flavour can still be just as complex.

Just something to bare in mind.

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Re: Next brew - Ruby Mild

Postby pittsy » Fri Mar 06, 2015 08:27

I would second what Kyle has said , I would lower the choc otherwise burnt flavours may shine instead and I too like it lower abv maybe around 3.5 to 4 % . My Mild only has 120g but next batch I'll be dropping it to around 50/80g
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Re: Next brew - Ruby Mild

Postby TwoBottles » Fri Mar 06, 2015 09:56

Thanks guys, I have tweaked the recipe with regard to your suggestions.

HOME BREW RECIPE:
Title: Salway Ruby Mild
Author: Home Brewed Beers - Greg Hughes

Brew Method: BIAB
Style Name: Mild
Boil Time: 70 min
Batch Size: 25 liters (fermentor volume)
Boil Size: 30 liters
Boil Gravity: 1.032
Efficiency: 75% (brew house)

STATS:
Original Gravity: 1.039
Final Gravity: 1.008
ABV (standard): 3.94%
IBU (tinseth): 16.79
SRM (morey): 16.99

FERMENTABLES:
3500 g - United Kingdom - Maris Otter Pale (84.8%)
400 g - United Kingdom - Extra Dark Crystal 120L (9.7%)
100 g - United Kingdom - Chocolate (2.4%)
125 g - Flaked Wheat (3%)

HOPS:
30 g - East Kent Goldings, Type: Leaf/Whole, AA: 5, Use: Boil for 70 min, IBU: 16.79
15 g - East Kent Goldings, Type: Leaf/Whole, AA: 5, Use: Aroma for 0 min

MASH GUIDELINES:
1) Infusion, Temp: 66 C, Time: 90 min, Amount: 20 L, Main Stage
2) Infusion, Temp: 76 C, Time: 15 min, Amount: 20 L, Mash Out
3) Sparge, Temp: 76 C, Time: 5 min, Amount: 10 L, Dunk Sparge

OTHER INGREDIENTS:
30 ml - Ph Balance, Time: 10 min, Type: Water Agt, Use: Mash
1 each - Protofloc, Time: 10 min, Type: Other, Use: Boil
1 each - Yeast Nutrient, Time: 10 min, Type: Other, Use: Boil

YEAST:
Mangrove Jack - British Ale Yeast

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Re: Next brew - Ruby Mild

Postby Kyle_T » Fri Mar 06, 2015 11:18

Looking good :thumb: if you are interested in the BU:GU side of things, I usually aim for .35 to .4 for a malty mild.

My next one however will be a balanced .5

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Re: Next brew - Ruby Mild

Postby dmfcb750 » Sat Mar 07, 2015 05:04

Love mild ales especially rubys served young. Sounds like a delicious beer.
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Re: Next brew - Ruby Mild

Postby Kyle_T » Sat Mar 07, 2015 10:56

It certainly does sound good, the most difficult part is getting rid of some peoples views that it is still an old mans beer.

There has been an increase locally of Milds available in pubs and festivals recently.

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Re: Next brew - Ruby Mild

Postby Aleman » Sat Mar 07, 2015 12:34

Kyle_T wrote:It certainly does sound good, the most difficult part is getting rid of some peoples views that it is still an old mans beer.

Don't need to convince me, Mild is an absolutely fantastic style, and a flavourful low gravity mild is one of he hardest styles to get right.

Damn! Just realised I am an old man! So that just goes to show, it is an old mans beer!!! :D

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Re: Next brew - Ruby Mild

Postby Kyle_T » Sat Mar 07, 2015 12:37

Couldn't agree more, I'm still working on getting it right but I'm on the right track.

Sadly round my local area I think I must be the only under 40 who actually knows what it is...some of the old boys even look surprised when it's the first drink I order at the bar :D

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Re: Next brew - Ruby Mild

Postby TwoBottles » Sat Mar 07, 2015 16:34

Being an old fart I cut my teeth on Hull Brewery mild in the 1960s.

I think it was 1/5 a pint in the mixed smoke in those days.

Oh and the balance is about 0.44.
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Re: Next brew - Ruby Mild

Postby Kyle_T » Sat Mar 07, 2015 16:47

That's alright at .44, just drop the hops to 60 mins if you want to go naltier and slight reduce the amount.

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Re: Next brew - Ruby Mild

Postby Pjam » Sat Mar 07, 2015 17:03

Greg Hughes recipes are proving quite popular, must admit I've had the book a while and done a few myself .... although I almost never manage to follow his yeast suggestions. This Mild is on my list for sure.
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