Travis’s Matrimonial Mild – The Recipe

Travis's Matrimonial Mild

This beer is mild in kick but full of flavor, just like the man of the hour himself. This lightly-hoppy, malt-forward beer boasts a toasty, carmelly flavor – perfect for a long night before the Big Day.

The Recipe
Since this beer tasted pretty good, I thought I’d share the recipe.  Be sure to check out the notes behind this recipe’s formulation.

Estimated OG: 1.043
Estimated FG: 1.013
Estimated ABV: 3.93%

Actual OG: 1.043
Actual FG: 1.016
Actual ABV: 3.5%
Efficiency: 72%
SRM (color): 26
IBUs (Bitterness): 14.1
Batch Size: 5 Gallons

Fermentables (Grains/Malt)
6 lbs 6.0 oz – Pale Malt, Maris Otter (3.0 SRM)
12.0 oz – Caramel/Crystal Malt – 60L (60.0 SRM)
8.0 oz – Brown Malt (65.0 SRM)
8.0 oz – Chocolate Malt (450.0 SRM)

Procedure
Mash at 154 degrees for 60 minutes
Mashout at 168 for 10 minutes

Boil – 60 minutes
60 min – 1.00 oz Fuggles [3.60 % AA]
15 min – 1 tsp – Yeast Nutrient
15 min – 1 ea – Whirlfloc Tablet

Yeast
500ml Starter – London ESB Ale (Wyeast Labs #1968)

Ferment at 68 degrees for 10 days
Bottle using 2.1 ounces of Corn Sugar (1.65 Volume CO2)

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