Friday, 18 November 2016

Brewday 18/11/2016 - Pale Ale

Pale Ale brewday 18/11/2016

Partner's at work, kids are at school, I'm at home. What should I do?
I could do some of those odd jobs that have been stacking up, a bit of decorating, a bit of DIY maybe, or I could do something far more constructive!

Recipe (BIAB):

Since I have enough ingredients to make a nice hoppy pale ale, that's what I'm going to do.
  • Mash for 1 hr at 67°C
  • Boil for 60 mins
  • Mash water volume 30lt
  • Maris Otter 4kg
  • Carapils 130g
  • Crystal malt 215g
  • Galena 30g (at start)
  • Mosiac 25g (15 mins)
  • Mosiac 55g (at end)
  • Citra 20g (dry hopped)
  • Irish Moss 1 tsp (15 mins)
  • Gervin English Ale Yeast 11g pack
Apparently Gervin English Ale Yeast is the same as Nottingham but only half the price. I've used it a few times and always had good results.

Hopefully I should get 21-22lt in the fermenter.


I ended up with 22.5lt in the fermenter. I was concerned that the OG was down to 1.040 (should have been 1.044) but hopefully I should still get around 4% abv. Efficiency was only 65%, I usually get about 75%.

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