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English mild recipe

Postby KTbrew » Fri Oct 18, 2013 11:35 am

I want to make some English mild. I’m not very experienced with the stile. I’m hoping to make something low gravity, malt forward but balanced, brown or darker. I’m not really looking for roast or coffee. I really want a beer with a lot of malt complexity but still very drinkable. Is there any awesome recipes that you guys can vouch for? Tricks and tips on the stile are appreciated.
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Re: English mild recipe

Postby turbo_ale » Fri Oct 18, 2013 2:38 pm

KTbrew wrote:I want to make some English mild. I’m hoping to make something low gravity, malt forward but balanced, brown or darker. I’m not really looking for roast or coffee. I really want a beer with a lot of malt complexity but still very drinkable.


A easy drinking session brown ale, yes, I have two that I make that do well in comps and what your looking for.

English Mild 11A:
82% Maris Otter
8% 75L
6% 120L
2% Black Patent
2% Chocolate Malt
Fuggles or EK Goldings @ 60, 17 IBU
S-04 or WLP-002
1.036 - 1.013 = 3.0% abv

Southern English Brown 11B:
70% Maris Otter
10% 75L
7.4% 120L
5.6% Special Roast
4.2% Chocolate Malt
2.8% Carafa II
EK Goidings @ 60, 17 IBU
S-04 or WLP-002
1.042 - 1.014 = 3.7% abv

I also hold back the Chocolate, Carafa, Patent, until the sparging process.
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Re: English mild recipe

Postby Monster Mash » Fri Oct 18, 2013 2:44 pm

This is my recipe. I've had one 1st place and two 2nd place results with this beer.


Castaic Mild Ale

A ProMash Recipe Report

BJCP Style and Style Guidelines
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10-A Brown Ale, Mild

Min OG: 1.030 Max OG: 1.038
Min IBU: 10 Max IBU: 20
Min Clr: 10 Max Clr: 25 Color in SRM, Lovibond

Recipe Specifics
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Batch Size (Gal): 25.00 Wort Size (Gal): 25.00
Total Grain (Lbs): 37.50
Anticipated OG: 1.042 Plato: 10.38
Anticipated SRM: 15.6
Anticipated IBU: 21.4
Brewhouse Efficiency: 75 %
Wort Boil Time: 75 Minutes

Grain/Extract/Sugar

% Amount Name Origin Potential SRM
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------
80.0 30.00 lbs. Pale Malt(2-row) Great Britain 1.038 3
6.0 2.25 lbs. Crystal 120L America 1.033 120
6.0 2.25 lbs. Crystal 60L America 1.034 60
6.0 2.25 lbs. Flaked Oats America 1.033 2
2.0 0.75 lbs. Chocolate Malt America 1.029 350

Hops

Amount Name Form Alpha IBU Boil Time
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------
1.50 oz. Goldings - E.K. Pellet 6.20 8.3 60 min.
1.50 oz. Goldings - E.K. Pellet 6.20 6.4 30 min.
2.00 oz. Goldings - E.K. Pellet 6.20 6.7 20 min.


Yeast
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White Labs WLP002 English Ale
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Re: English mild recipe

Postby rookie » Sat Oct 19, 2013 8:15 am

I also use flaked oats in my mild.
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Re: English mild recipe

Postby Monster Mash » Fri Oct 25, 2013 3:53 pm

rookie wrote:I also use flaked oats in my mild.


Flaked oats make a huge difference in this style. It adds body and without it the beer can be a bit thin.
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Re: English mild recipe

Postby rookie » Sat Oct 26, 2013 8:03 am

Monster Mash wrote:
rookie wrote:I also use flaked oats in my mild.


Flaked oats make a huge difference in this style. It adds body and without it the beer can be a bit thin.


I read recently that spelt malt will also do that in a low gravity beer.
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Re: English mild recipe

Postby cornixt » Mon Oct 28, 2013 11:22 am

Here is mine, where emphasis was based on easiness when I started out. I think I upped the base DME by 1lb after a few goes. I haven't made it for a while.

Mild Brown

5 lbs English Light LME [4 lbs DME or 7 lb grain]

8 oz Crystal 60L
4 oz Chocolate

1 oz Willamette (60 minutes)
1 oz Willamette (1 minute)

Yeast: WLP002 / Notts
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Re: English mild recipe

Postby KTbrew » Tue Oct 29, 2013 8:17 am

I ended up doing one of turbo’s recipes with a small grain substitution. Unfortunately While I was pumping this beer through the chiller and had another batch in the mash tun I accidentally cut my finger with a razor blade and needed stitches. It was still fairly hot but I was bleeding badly and had to walk away from it. It was hours before I could get back to it. I really don’t know what outcome this will have on the final product. It’s fermenting now.
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Re: English mild recipe

Postby alewife » Tue Oct 29, 2013 12:19 pm

Well, that sucks! Hope you are on the mend soon. What we endure for our craft... :roll:

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Re: English mild recipe

Postby MaltnHopsrGood » Thu Nov 07, 2013 12:47 pm

KTbrew wrote:I ended up doing one of turbo’s recipes with a small grain substitution. Unfortunately While I was pumping this beer through the chiller and had another batch in the mash tun I accidentally cut my finger with a razor blade and needed stitches. It was still fairly hot but I was bleeding badly and had to walk away from it. It was hours before I could get back to it. I really don’t know what outcome this will have on the final product. It’s fermenting now.


Note to self...no more blow while brewing! :P

Seriously though. I hope you're ok. Let us know how the batch turns out.
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Re: English mild recipe

Postby KTbrew » Fri Nov 08, 2013 3:29 pm

I pulled my stitches out last night and celebrated with my first sample of this beer. Not fully carbonated but pretty good. Maybe a bit too hoppy.
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Re: English mild recipe

Postby turbo_ale » Thu Nov 21, 2013 11:37 pm

turbo_ale wrote:A easy drinking session brown ale, does well in comps.
English Mild 11A:
82% Maris Otter
8% 75L
6% 120L
2% Black Patent
2% Chocolate Malt
Fuggles or EK Goldings @ 60, 17 IBU
S-04 or WLP-002
1.036 - 1.013 = 3.0% abv


Tooting my horn, a Gold Medal just came in the mail From Rocky Mountain Homebrew Challenge for this English Mild. I made a 10 gallon batch back in 8-2012 and split it using the two different strains. This Gold was using S-04, kegged, forced carbed, then samples were bottled for comps. Earlier this year I won a Silver at Hangar 24 using the 002 which was bottled conditioned. The S-04 had more residual sweetness at the end, the 002 has a dryer finish at end. Both had the same FG's.
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ON TAP:
1. 1C
2. 4B
3.
4.
5.
6.
Bottled: Gewurztraminer, Pinot Noir, Cabernet Sauvignon, 16B, 18B, 18E, 19B, 20, 21A, 23, 27
Fermenting:
Next: 5C

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Re: English mild recipe

Postby dmtaylor » Sat Nov 23, 2013 6:32 am

turbo, congrats, and thanks for the info! I will have to give this recipe a try, especially as I have been moving farther away from bigger/stronger beers towards session ales. My next couple of batches will be a "lite" porter and a Pete's Wicked Ale. Maybe a mild is in my future after that!
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Re: English mild recipe

Postby rookie » Sat Nov 23, 2013 9:08 am

I brewed this on thursday.
Honorable Member mild: three gallons, 1.040, 18 IBUs (-+)
3 lbs. pale ale malt
8 ozs. British crystal 55
8 ozs. melanoiden
6 ozs. flaked oats
4 ozs. chocolate rye
mash at 154 for 60 minutes
1/2 oz. back yard goldings for 45 minutes
pinch of irish moss plus
1/4 tsp. nutrient for 15 minutes
1 pack Munton's yeast pitched at 66f, ambient also 66f

I pitched the yeast at 4 pm and saw signs of fermentation at 10 just before hitting the sack. The airlock was burping every 2 1/2 seconds friday morning and every 5 seconds this morning.
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