I understand that this kit is for all-grain brewers and requires specialized equipment to brew. Instructions and BeerSmith files are available to help determine strike and sparge volumes and temperatures. It is up to the brewer to determine if this kit is appropriate for their equipment and techniques.
Author: Gordon Strong
Source: BYO Dec 2018 (Style Profile)
Tasting Notes: This is a dark, malt forward, roasty beer that is full bodied. The addition of oats adds to the mouthfeel and adds a complimentary oatmeal type flavor to the beer.
19L @ 65% efficiency
|Mash Temp||68°C (154°F)|
|Mash Time||60 minutes|
|Ingredients||Quantity||Addition and Time|
|Maris Otter||10 lb||Mash 60 min|
|Flaked Oats||1.25 lb||Mash 60 min|
|Crystal 75||0.75 lb||Mash 60 min|
|Chocolate Malt||0.62 lb||Mash 60 min|
||0.50 lb||Mash 60 min|
|Crystal 40||0.25 lb||Mash 60 min|
|East Kent Golding (EKG)
||21g||Boil 60 min|
|East Kent Golding (EKG)||21g||Boil 30 min|
Yeast included with this kit: S-04
Notes: Gordon likes to mash the Maris and oats alone and add in the roast and crystal malts at the end of the mash. He then increases the temperature to 76°C (168°F) and recirculates for 15 minutes before lautering. He also recommends a 90 minute boil for this beer.
Liquid yeast recommendations:
White Labs: WLP002, WLP066
Escarpment Labs: Foggy London, English Ale III