Dark Times

A dark ale for dark times…

Based on a beer that I made in 2014 – Fuggles Gem Dark Ale (which was based on Hobgoblin). Similar base but with Willamette hops (the American version of Fuggles) instead of Fuggles and Pacific Gem. Came out good, can’t remember if it was as good as the Fuggles Gem though.

Style Information

Name: Special/Best/Premium Bitter
Recipe Type: All Grain

Grains & Extracts

Name Amount Notes
Pale Ale Malt 5 kg
Gladfield Light Crystal 0.25 kg
Chocolate, Pale 0.2 kg
Crystal 120 (dark) 0.2 kg
Carapils (Dextrine) 0.1 kg


Name Amount Alpha Acid % AAU Time Notes
Waimea 0.025 kg 17% 0.425 20
Willamette 0.07 kg 5% 0.35 10
Willamette 0.07 kg 5% 0.35 1


Name Type Use Amount Time Notes
Koppafloc Fining Boil 0.000113043478261 kg 15


Name Amount Notes
Safale S-04

Mash Steps

Name Step Type Step Time Temperature
Saccharification Rest Infusion 60 67 C


Amount: 29.7 liters
Water Description:
Time: 60 minutes
Target Batch Size: 27 liters


Actual OG: 1.053
Actual FG: 1.012
Actual ABV: 5.50%


  1. LOL, great and fitting logo for the name. Nice touch!

    1. Thanks! And the beer was good too, Willamette hops again, Fuggles American cousin

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