Sunday, 28 August 2011

Mackem Mild

3kg Marris Otter pale malt
200g Pale Rye malt
130g Black malt
100g Weyermann Rauch malt
100g Torrified Wheat malt

Hops and Additions
15g Bramling Cross (6%AA) at first wort
10g Bramling Cross (6% AA) at 30 minutes
1x Protofloc tablet at 15 minutes
15g Bramling Cross (6% AA) at 10 minutes

Safeale S-04

Mash at 67 degrees for 90minutes
Second mash (no sparge arm as yet) at 67 degrees for 45 minutes, collecting a total of 5.5 gallon
Boil for 60 minutes, making additions as above
Transfer to FV
Cool to 20 degrees and pitch yeast
Ferment for around 4 days, check gravity after 3 days

Target Specifications
OG: 1.041
FG: 1.010
ABV: 4%
IBU: 24.84
SRM: 19.4
Mash Efficiency: 70%
Batch Size: 5 gallon

This is my 6th AG brew, and my first attempt at a mild. I'm hoping the combination of malts will provide a depth and a little complixity to the flavour and the late addition Bramling Cross will bring some berry fruit flavours. The brewday went very well, I came up slightly short on the batch size at just under 5 gallons but managed to achieve my target OG (it came up at 1.041/1.042) which was pleasing. I will leave further notes in the comments section below as the fermentation takes place, and of course some tasting notes in a month or so.

Dean Pugh


  1. Nice looking recipe Dean, and interesting to see something other than a hop bomb or an impy stout! Looking forward to trying it.

  2. Beer now in bottles. FG came in at 1.012 lowering the ABV to 3.8% but I want pleased with how it tasted. I'm looking forward to a glass after a few weeks conditioning.