Not so hoppy pale ale


So the brew day that happen on friday all went to plan, might even have been my smoothest brewday to date! The original plan ended up changing mainly as I though I was over complicating things. I reigned it all in and ended up with what I think was a much simpler recipe, and hopefully much tastier.

The day all went to plan, the idea was to end up with a relatively hoppy easy drinking pale for just after crimbo. This is the first time I have managing to take a PH reading of the mash which came in at 5.4/5.5 ish not really sure if this is to high. I am also planning on sending my water off to Murphy & Son for analysis so I can find out what I should or shouldnt be adding to my water. I also ending up putting the 10min and steeping hops in a net bag as the centennial were pellets and I didn’t think they would agree with my hop strainer. This is what I brewed up:

Final Volume: 23 Litres
Original Gravity: 1.050
Final Gravity: 1.012
Alcohol Content: 5.0% ABV
Bitterness: 40 IBU
Colour: 10 EBC

Pale Ale Malt 4.500kg
Wheat Malt 500g
Munich 200g
Caragold 200g

Chinook 25g 60 Min
Centennial 15g 10 Min
Simcoe 15 g 10 Min
Centennial 15g 0 Min at 80c 20min steep
Simcoe 15 g 0Min at 80c 20min steep

Safale US-05

2/01/2013 Been loving this beer easy drinking a clean fermented right down to 1.010 if I were to brew this again I would up the munich malt a touch

  1. Wizard said:

    Now that looks like a great ale. I managed to get a water report from united utilities, check your water companies website. Cheers!

    • ashbysales said:

      I hope so, bubbling away nicely now and already smelling great!

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