This blog began while I was attending Lewis & Clark Law School in Portland, OR. I graduated in May, 2010, but the blog goes on.I live in Portland with my wife and two cats. This is my homebrewing blog. I am an experienced all-grain homebrewer and long-distance member of two homebrewing clubs: Bay Area Mashers and Greenbelt Brewers Association. I post many of my recipes and brewing experience here for all to share, along with some thoughts about the hobby.
Hella Bitter was meant to be an English Best Bitter (4-4.6% abv) with west coast American hops.
My efficiency was way too high, so I ended up with something more approximating an ESB (still basically within the realm of what i was trying to do, as far as I'm concerned). I have heard that low-gravity beers tend to get higher efficiency, so maybe it isn't that surprising. My beer's OG was supposed to be 1.044 to 1.046, but I got 1.048.
Here's the recipe:
7lb 12 oz Halcyon
4 oz Caramalt
4 oz British Crystal 55L
2 oz British Extra Dark Crystal 160L
1 oz Cascade (5.7% AA) FWH
1 oz Willamette (5.6% AA) 60 min
.5 oz Willamette (5.6% AA) 5 min
.5 oz Cascade (5.7% AA) 5 min