Brewed at Marchfest 2017 Brew Zone.
Brewed this as a home brewing demo at Marchfest 2017 in Brew Zone. It deviated considerably from the plan but the resulting beer was a top notch pale ale that I was very happy with. First major deviation was I ended up with an extra kg of base malt! Next deviation was a probably a counterbalance to the previous one – my efficiency was way below expected – my mash temp ended up low (around 64 instead of planned 67) but I stuck to my schedule of a 45min mash. Another deviation was I forgot to bring my bittering hops (20g of Waimea) so I had to scavange some of my late addition and dry hops for a bittering addition. Never-the-less it turned out to be a quite hop-forward tasting brew with a mere 150g of hops. I used the American hops blends Zythos and Falconers Flight – hops character was excellent so I might just try those blends sometime again. And that wasn’t all as far as deviations from plan are conerned, I ended up with a different yeast than planned – US-05 instead of Nottingham, but you can’t go far wrong with US-05 when making an American Pale Ale so that was all good!
Grains & Extracts
|Pale Ale Malt||6 kg|
|Rye Malt||1.5 kg|
|Wheat Malt||0.5 kg|
|Gladfield Pale Crystal||0.4 kg|
|Name||Amount||Alpha Acid %||AAU||Time||Notes|
|Falconers Flight||0.015 kg||11.3%||0.1695||30|
|Falconers Flight||0.035 kg||11.3%||0.3955||0|
|Safale US-05||2 packs||pitched dry at 20C|
|Name||Step Type||Step Time||Temperature|
|Saccharification Rest||Infusion||45||64 C|