Create two recipes, but use the same grist for both. For the second batch, change the brewhouse efficiency setting to one half the first recipe (in this case, 65% and 32%). Each recipe has different sugars, hops, and yeast. But read the recipe — these beers are blended before they are fermented! You will likely have to adjust this recipe after brewing to use your system efficiencies based on your sparge techniques.
Cross Borders Brewing Co. & Dark Star Brewing Co.’s Intergalactic Mild clone (5 gallons/19 L, all-grain)OG = 1.061 FG = 1.015IBU = 25 SRM = 22 ABV = 6.1% This recipe represents the hybrid mild.
Steam Machine Brewing Co.’s Imperial Honeyed Mild clone (5 gallons/19 L, all-grain)OG = 1.079 FG = 1.013IBU = 32.5 SRM = 5.7 ABV = 8.7% This is a good example of a modern homage
Thornbridge Brewery & Bundobust Brewery’s Dark Mild clone (5 gallons/19 L, all-grain)OG = 1.039 FG = 1.010IBU = 25 SRM = 23 ABV = 3.8% A bit more chocolate malt than you’d usually see
Elusive Brewing’s Microball clone (5 gallons/19 L, all-grain)OG = 1.041 FG = 1.013IBU = 16 SRM = 18 ABV = 3.7% This is a great example of how to build the grain bill
Patriot Homebrew Supply’s Better Best Bitter clone (5 gallons/19 L, all-grain)OG = 1.041 FG = 1.010IBU = 34 SRM = 11 ABV = 4.2% Ingredients8 lbs. (3.6 kg) Maris Otter pale
Drew’s Mild sings best when allowed to breathe! So be sure to keep the fermentation open (but covered).
We want to use crystal malt to give it some extra flavor and body, and more importantly to make it copper colored rather than pale gold in hue. Perfect in a bitter.
“Fill with mingled cream and amber, I will drain that glass again. Such hilarious visions clamber through the chambers of my brain. Quaintest thoughts – queerest fancies, come to life and fade away: What care I how time advances? I am drinking ale today.”
– Edgar Allan Poe
Copper Clad Best Bitter (5 gallons/19 L*, all-grain)OG = 1.040 FG = 1.008IBU = 29 SRM = 11 ABV = 4.1% Every self-respecting cask ale pub in the UK will have a
Ship’s Cat Dark Mild (5 gallons/19 L*, all-grain)OG = 1.035 FG = 1.010IBU = 24 SRM = 24 ABV = 3.2% It is rare for me to brew the exact same recipe