Fuggles Gem Dark Ale

I had planned to use S-04 yeast in this one but didn’t manage to pick up any on time so just made it with US-05 (hydrated this time). I also did a small split batch using Coopers yeast as I had more wort than would fit in the carboy. No hydrometer this time either so running blind on gravity numbers. I got a new hydrometer by bottling time so got a FG reading of 1.008 – a bit more attenuated than was calculated.

Style Information

Name: Special/Best/Premium Bitter
Recipe Type: All Grain

Grains & Extracts

Name Amount Notes
Maris Otter Malt 4.5 kg
Crystal 60 (pale) 0.22 kg
Crystal 120 (dark) 0.188 kg
Chocolate, Pale 0.15 kg
Carapils (Dextrine) 0.086 kg


Name Amount Alpha Acid % AAU Time Notes
Pacific Gem 0.01 kg 13.7% 0.137 60
Fuggles 0.03 kg 5.7% 0.171 15
Pacific Gem 0.02 kg 13.7% 0.274 15
Fuggles 0.04 kg 5.7% 0.228 0
Pacific Gem 0.04 kg 13.7% 0.548 0


Name Type Use Amount Time Notes
Koppafloc Fining Boil 0.0001 kg 15


Name Amount Notes
Safale US-05

Mash Steps

Name Step Type Step Time Temperature
Saccharification Rest Infusion 60 68 C


Amount: 25.3 liters
Water Description:
Time: 60 minutes
Target Batch Size: 23 liters


Estimated OG: 1.048
Estimated FG: 1.012
Estimated ABV: 4.71%
Actual FG: 1.008

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