Extra Special/Strong Bitter (English Pale Ale) – All Grain GONE


General Info

Brewed with 100% home grown hops from this year's harvest, which took place about 36 hours before it was brewed.  The original harvest broke down like this

Cascade  6 3/8 oz (wet); 1 3/4 oz (dry) (27%)

Nugget 11 1/2 oz (wet); 3 1/8 oz (dry) (27%)

Chinook 16 3/8 oz (wet); 5 oz (dry) (30%)

Dried for 36 hours in our garage on window screens.  Lost about 70% of the weight to moisture.  

Probably went overboard with the amount of hops for the style, but we'll see how it turns out after it ages a bit.  I'm hoping that the English Ale yeast won't dry it out as much as the American Ale yeast I used last year and the additional body will stand up to the excessive bitterness.

Malts and Grains

Amount Malt/Grain %
19.00 pounds British Maris Otter Pale Malt 73.8%
2.75 pounds Crystal Malt 40L 10.7%
2.00 pounds German Dark Munich Malt 7.8%
2.00 pounds German Vienna Malt 7.8%
25.75 pounds Total Grain Weight 100%


Amount Hop Time AA
1.00 ounces Nugget 90 min 12.0%
1.00 ounces Chinook 90 min 12.0%
2.00 ounces Nugget 30 min 12.0%
2.00 ounces Chinook 30 min 12.0%
1.00 ounces Nugget 15 min 12.0%
1.00 ounces Chinook 15 min 12.0%
1.75 ounces Cascade 0 min 5.0%
1.00 ounces Chinook 0 min 12.0%
10.75 ounces Total Hop Weight


Name Lab/Manufacturer Product ID Amount
English Ale White Labs WLP002 1000 ml

Equipment Profile My Equipment [cegolf]

Mash Profile Single Infusion Mash, Medium Bodied Beer, No Mash Out


Mash profile for most well-modified malts.

Mash Steps

# Name Time Temp. Description
1 Mash In 60 min. 154°F

Add 100% of mash water at 166° F / 74° C

Water Profile Parker, CO

Wet Nugget 2010

Date Brewed:  

Brew Day Data

  Target Actual Notes
Strike Water Amount: 8.6    
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Sparge Water Amount: 9    
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Pre-Boil Gravity:      
Pre-Boil Amount: 12.1    
Post-Boil Amount: 11    
Boil Time: 120    
OG: 1.061 / 15° P    
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