Saturday, 25 May 2013

15 Minute Pale Ale

As promised, here is my 15 Minute Pale Ale.  I got the original idea from this guys post on homebrewtalk  and I thought I've got heaps of Cascade, why not.  It ticks all the right boxes for a pale ale; easy drinking, not too bitter and a great rounded flavour despite only a 15, 10 and 5 minute additions.  If you are concerned that it might be a bit expensive to brew then look at bulk hops.  I used Yakima Valley Hops last season to stock up on the cheap but I've also used Niko Brew in the past as well.  Even with shipping to Australia it's worth it for a staple hop like Cascade.

I didn't dry hop the last batch but it shouldn't matter too much either way.

15 Minute Pale Ale Recipe

300g Maltodextrine @ 20 minutes
1.4Kg Sorghum Syrup @ 20 minutes
86g Cascade Hops 5.4% @ 15 minutes
1 whirlfloc tablet @ 15 minutes
1tsp Calcium Carbonate @ 15 minutes
28g Cascade Hops 5.4% AA @ 5 minutes
14g Cascade Hops 5.4% AA @ 0 minutes
1tsp Yeast nutrient @ 5 minutes
1.4Kg Sorghum Syrup @ 0 minutes
250ml Amber Candy Syrup @ 0 minutes
*** Cold Crash ***
2 x US-05 American Ale Yeast

Again a fantastic beer.  Should be a house pale ale.

Tuesday, 7 May 2013

You're So Witless

This is my Witless Belgian Wit Beer.  Although this beer is around 30 IBU's it is really easy drinking.  This is my first time using tea in a brew and it went really well.  This beer was in the keg for about four weeks before the flavours really came together.

If you wanted to make this beer easier drinking cut the ibu's and coriander in half.

You're so witless Belgian Wit Recipe

3Kg Sorghum Syrup @ 60 minutes
400g Maltodextrine @ 60 minutes
680g White Sugar @ 60 minutes
14g Perle 10%AA Hops @ 60 minutes
14g Saaz 8% AA Hops @ 15 minutes
14g Coriander (cracked) @ 15 minutes
154g Orange Peel (about 5 Oranges) @ 15 minutes
1 tsp Yeast Nutrient @ 15 minutes
1 tsp Calcium Carbonate @ 15 minutes
10g Saaz 6% @ 5 minutes
4 teabags of Chamomile steeped in 500mls and added at @ 0 minutes
*** Cold Crash ***
1 packet of S-33 Belgian Ale yeast