Homebrewing Recipe: English Mild Ale
I don’t know why this style of beer is not made more often in the states. This beer is a light bodied with a low bitterness, but dark in color and full of malty flavor. The best part of this malty beer, very low ABV 4.3%. That’s right a real flavorful session beer.
- 7.5 lbs English Maris Otter
- .25 UK Chocolate Malt
- .25 Belgian Special B
- .25 Belgian Biscuit
- .25 Briess Special Malt
Mash grains at 153° for 60 minutes with 10.3 quarts of water (1.25 quarts per pound of grain). Sparge 45-60 minutes at 170°. make sure you do a run off and add it back to the mash tun. I also give the grains a good swirl every 20 minutes or so during the mash.
- 60 min – 1 oz Fuggles Hops(4.8%)
- 15 min – whirlfloc tablet
- 10 min – 1/2tsp Wyeast Brewer’s Nutrient Blend
Wyeast #1028 London Ale Yeast, no starter. OG: 1.044 (75% efficiency). fermented at 70° (yeast range is 60-72°)
Enjoy! If you make this recipe, I’d love to hear how it turns out.