CDJK Mild

A dark mild full of flavor, but not the alcohol. This is about the biggest sort of "modern" mild I've made. Just a touch roasty, but full of malt and toffee flavors.

Recipe Author: 

Drew

Beer Style: 

Mild

Batch Size: 

5.50 gallons

Boil Time: 

60 minutes

Original Gravity: 

1.037

IBUs: 

13.00

SRM: 

16.00

ABV: 

3.50% ABV

Malt/Grain/Sugar/Extract: 

6.75 lb. Maris Otter
0.5 lb. Flaked oats
0.25 lb. Crystal 150L
2.0 oz Carafa II Dehusked Chocolate
2.0 oz Roasted Barley

Mashing Instructions: 

Single Infusion 152°F for 60 minutes

Hops: 

0.25 oz Target (pellets) | 10.6% AA | 60 minutes
0.12 oz Challenger (pellets) | 6.5% AA | 30 minutes

Yeast: 

Wyeast 1275 Thames Valley, White Labs Essex Ale, WLP001 Cal Ale, Wyeast 1056, Wyeast 1318 London Ale

clong89
Fermenting Now

Hi Drew, 

I was inspired by the most recent podcast about Brown Ales, so I am fermenting this now with WLP001.  I'll let you know how it turns out!

-Chris

drew
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Awesome - I've done it with

Awesome - I've done it with 001/1056 before. I do prefer the English yeast character, but it's still a damn fine beer!

clong89
The beer is done and tastes

The beer is done and tastes great! It does taste a little thin though so I'm wondering how to fix that for next batch. Maybe yeast will do it? I brewed this as a starter beer for an imperial stout per your recommendations. 

drew
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A mild is going to be a

A mild is going to be a little thin, but you could always try more Chloride in a pint and see if that does the magic. Also be careful not to over carbonate!