Brewed: Bond, James Bond

By scot in Beer Recipes, Home Brewing on Friday, November 27th, 2015

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A recent article in Brew Your Own magazine had what seemed to be a tasty British mild recipe. I don’t brew many British beers (only Handicap, an ESB) as the malt forward styles of the beers are not my favorite, I prefer the hops.

Reading the article, checking the recipe over and over convinced me that it was time to brew another British inspired beer. The low ABV of the beer intertwined with the promise of big malt flavors and aroma in a sessionable had be hooked. It was time to take the road not taken (I went there as it is my favorite poem).

Of course I changed the recipe ever so slightly as this isn’t my comfort zone for brewing styles.

Bond, James Bond

General Information:
Brew Date: Friday, November 27, 2015
Recipe Type: All Grain
Yeast: Wyeast 1098
Yeast Starter: 1 liter
Batch Size (Gallons): 5.50
Original Gravity: 1.037
IBU: 25.5
Color: 17.3 SRM
Boiling Time (Minutes): 60
Brewhouse Efficiency: 70%
Alcohol by Volume: 3.5%
Primary Fermentation: 14 days @70*F

Grain Bill:
6.00# Maris Otter
8.0oz Caramel 60L
8.0oz Caramel 80L
3.0oz Caramel 120L
3.0oz Chocolate
3.0oz Chocolate Rye

Saccharification @147.1*F

Hop Bill:
0.50 ounce Magnum @60 minutes

1.0 tsp Yeast Nutrient @ 15 minutes
1.0 tsp Irish Moss @ 15 minutes


  • 2015-12-15: Bottled, 28, 22 ounce bottles. Final gravity: 1.008. Actual ABV: 3.8%. Bottle crown label: BJB

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