Exmoor Ale Clone

Whenever Catherine and I head down to the west country I love the bitters and ales we find down there.  Exmoor Ale, by the Exmoor Brewery has been a perennial favourite over the years so I thought I’d have a bash at a clone.

Here’s the recipe details:

Recipe: Exmoor Ale
Style: Special/Best/Premium Bitter
TYPE: All Grain

Recipe Specifications
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Boil Size: 25.70 l
Post Boil Volume: 22.64 l
Batch Size (fermenter): 18.93 l   
Bottling Volume: 17.41 l
Estimated OG: 1.039 SG
Estimated Color: 30.0 EBC
Estimated IBU: 40.0 IBUs
Brewhouse Efficiency: 65.00 %
Est Mash Efficiency: 74.8 %
Boil Time: 90 Minutes

Ingredients:
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Amt                   Name                                     Type          #        %/IBU         
18.93 l               London, England                          Water         1        -             
5.00 g                Epsom Salt (MgSO4) (Mash 60.0 mins)      Water Agent   2        -             
5.00 g                Gypsum (Calcium Sulfate) (Mash 60.0 mins Water Agent   3        -             
1.00 tbsp             PH 5.2 Stabilizer (Mash 60.0 mins)       Water Agent   4        -             
3.20 kg               Pale Malt, Maris Otter (5.9 EBC)         Grain         5        87.9 %        
0.40 kg               Caramel/Crystal Malt -120L (236.4 EBC)   Grain         6        10.9 %        
0.04 kg               Chocolate Malt (886.5 EBC)               Grain         7        1.2 %         
50.68 g               Challenger [6.00 %] - Boil 90.0 min      Hop           8        40.0 IBUs     
1.00 tsp              Irish Moss (Boil 10.0 mins)              Fining        9        -             
7.00 g                Goldings, East Kent [5.00 %] - Boil 0.0  Hop           10       0.0 IBUs      
0.5 pkg               American Ale (Wyeast Labs #1056) [124.21 Yeast         11       -             
1.00 tsp              Yeast Nutrient (Primary 3.0 days)        Other         12       -             

Mash Schedule: Single Infusion, Light Body, No Mash Out
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Total Grain Weight: 3.64 kg

Name              Description                             Step Temperat Step Time     
Mash In           Add 9.51 l of water at 74.3 C           66.0 C        90 min        

Sparge: Fly sparge with 20.79 l water at 75.6 C

Brewed on 24th June 2012

Notes on the results to come soon. 🙂

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