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Korbel Bitter Extract
Color
Stats
OG1.038
FG1.009
IBU45
ABV3.70 %
SRM6
BJCP Style
04B. Bitter And English Pale Ale, Special or Best Bitter
Description
Light color, easy drinking snappy bitter. This is a very quick brew. I would keep it as a standby for festive type consumption. Maybe good for a summer brew.
Submitted by kcampbe4 on 08-Feb-2011

Recipe Details
Tasting Notes Fairly sweet flavor. Very carbonated with great tartness on initial taste that mellows out in the aftertaste. Overall, a little bitter. Will appeal to hop heads as a drinkable beer.
Awards wouldn't even try.
Boil Volume 3.00 gallons
Boil Time 60 minutes
Batch Size 5.00 gallons
Yeast Wyeast 1098, British Ale Yeast (75% app. attenuation)
Primary Fermentation appx 10 days
Secondary Fermentation none
Other Fermentation
Procedure Very simple; 30 min steep with crystal malt@160. Bring to boil after sparge and add extract. Maintain boil for 60 min and follow schedule below. I like this recipe for a pitched yeast cake because that seems to speed the process compared to the store bought yeast and this is intended to be a cheap and quick brew. Prime and bottle after primary. I have always gone straight to bottles after 10 days because it looks pretty clear. If anybodya tries other methods, let me know. Even after 5 days in bottles it is pretty drinkable! PS: I include a tiny bit of Cane Sugar because it seems to jump start my fermentation, is cheap, and helps give a nice light body.
  Style Comparison
  Low   High
OG 1.039 1.038 1.045
FG 1.009 1.009 1.014
IBU 20 45 45
SRM 6 6 14
ABV 3.7 3.70 4.8
Fermentables
% Weight Weight (lbs) Grain Note Gravity Points Color
82.8 % 6.00 Light Malt Extract Syrup 30.6 2.0
13.8 % 1.00 American Crystal 20L 5.3 20.0
3.4 % 0.25 Cane sugar 1.7 1.0
  7.25     37.6  
Hops
% Wt Weight (oz) Hop Note Form AA% AAU Boil Time Utilization IBU
16.7 % 0.50 Fuggles Whole/Plug 5.1 2.6 60 0.053 13.4
25.0 % 0.75 Kent Golding Whole/Plug 4.5 3.4 60 0.053 17.7
16.7 % 0.50 Fuggles Whole/Plug 5.1 2.6 30 0.028 7.2
8.3 % 0.25 Kent Golding Whole/Plug 4.5 1.1 30 0.028 3.2
16.7 % 0.50 Kent Golding Whole/Plug 4.5 2.3 15 0.015 3.4
16.7 % 0.50 Kent Golding Whole/Plug 4.5 2.3 2 0.002 0.4
  3.00               45.0