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Bad Ass Burton Ale

As brewed by Bryon Adams in Brewing TV - Episode 40: Bad Ass Brewery. Inspired by "Absent Friends Burton Ale" recipe from Zymurgy magazine (Jan/Feb 2011). See back issue for history on style and tips/tricks to brewing some a bodacious beer.

[Update - June 2012 - Bryon and Chip met up for one-year tasting notes on this beer in this video... six months to go!]

Details for 10-gallon batch

Original Gravity (post-boil): 1.084


- 26 lbs Maris Otter

- 0.5 lb Chocolate Malt


- 2 oz whole leaf East Kent Goldings (first wort hops)

- 16 oz whole leaf East Kent Goldings (90 min)

- 3 oz whole leaf East Kent Goldings (dry hops after aging 12-18 months)


- Wyeast 1945 NB NeoBritannia (two-step starter)


** See episode for pre-mill malt conditioning method **

- Mash-in @ 150F

- Rest for 60 min

- Sparge with 169F water until 12 gallons collected

- Add 2 oz FWH whole leaf East Kent Goldings hops as kettle fills with wort

- At near-boil start adding and stirring in 16 oz whole leaf East Kent Goldings hops (good luck!)

- Boil 90 min

- Chill and transfer to fermentor. Pitch yeast.

- Rack to secondary at SG 1.017.

- Store and mature 12-18 months.

- Prior to bottling/kegging, dry hop with 3 oz East Kent Goldings for two weeks.

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Reader Comments (1)

After watching the short pour, Bryon mentions leaving this in primary for 1 to 1.5 years, but the recipe mentions secondary after reaching 1.017.
Was the beer actually left on the yeast cake for a year?


July 6, 2012 | Unregistered Commenteralan

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