Waimea Express

Inspired by some interesting posts on Brulosophy.com I tried out a new ‘express’ approach to brewing – short mash (30 min), short boil (25 min), short final hops stand (5 min). This resulted in a nice short brew night and I didn’t notice any downsides apart from a small loss in efficiency so I think I will be taking this approach again in the future.


Style Information

Name: American Pale Ale
Recipe Type: All Grain

Grains & Extracts

Name Amount Notes
Pale Ale Malt 5 kg
Carapils (Dextrine) 0.2 kg
Crystal 20 0.2 kg
Chocolate, Pale 0.05 kg


Name Amount Alpha Acid % AAU Time Notes
Waimea 0.05 kg 17% 0.85 10
Waimea 0.2 kg 17% 3.4 0.1
Waimea 0.065 kg 17% 1.105 0


Name Amount Notes
Mangrove Jacks New World Strong Ale

Mash Steps

Name Step Type Step Time Temperature
Saccharification Rest Infusion 60 66 C


Amount: 25.3 liters
Water Description:
Time: 60 minutes
Target Batch Size: 23 liters


Actual OG: 1.052
Actual FG: 1.013
Actual ABV: 5.11%

Tasting notes

Major hoppy punch but hoppiness a bit raw/grassy. May be down to the Waimea hops and also the large amount used for dry hopping. Body fairly light, dry. Still a good beer that I'm happy with. Amazing head retention - creamy small bubble foam, lasts till end.

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