No Short Measure - Ordinary Bitter

>> Saturday, November 13, 2010

I recently bought the book Brewing Classic Styles by Jamil Zainasheff and John Palmer. The reason I bought it was Jamil has a reputation for brewing some great beer and I wanted to get a bit more familiar with classic styles and what differentiates each style. My goal is to brew most of these recipes at some point. I don't know that I'll brew every style, such as Light Lager because these sound too close to beers like Coors, Bud, etc. and I prefer a bit more flavor in my beer. I won't be posting the recipes here because I'm pretty sure that would violate copyright this is a great book so if you don't have it go out an buy a copy.

The recipe I'm brewing today is titled No Short Measure and is an Ordinary Bitter.

Brewing Notes: I've added a carbon filter to my equipment list and this is the first brew I'm using it on. I also picked up a digital kitchen scale for my daughter's science fair project, but this will also come in handy for accurately measuring brewing ingredients. I'm in the middle of the mash right now, but if all goes well this will also be the first batch that I use the whirlpool chiller on. Malts used for this recipe are Briess Crystal 120, Briess Special Roast, and Maris Otter pale 2-row. Yeast is Wyeast 1968 London ESB Ale Yeast.