Not so hoppy pale ale

not-so-hoppy

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:

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

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

Hops
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

Yeast
Safale US-05

Update
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

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2 comments
  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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