Saturday, September 8, 2012

Quick Turnaround Pale Ale

So this summer has been particularly slow with posts.  But between the 100+ temps, working on my dissertation and getting married this summer I haven't had a lot of time to drink beer, let alone brew it!  Slowly that's starting to change, and frankly I really needed something quick to fill kegs up for fall BBQ's.  So I decided on a whim to brew up 10gallons of an EPA.

Specifically in this beer I wanted to highlight the earthiness of Fuggles and EKG's, and round out the flavor with a bready, caramelly, dark sugar flavor profile.  To do this I settled on using a bit of carastan and some piloncillo sugar (both flavor and to thin the body a bit).  The piloncillo had been sitting on a shelf waiting to be used for quite some time now.  After I brewed up my last EIPA with some tapioca starch to thin the body of an all Maris Otter beer, I was hooked.  It has the same great flavors but slightly lighter bodied and a bit less sweet, both things that work well on a hot afternoon.

One thing I don't know why I did was grab a pack of London Ale WY1028.  The last time I used it I really did not like the minerally flavor profile.  Hopefully that is masked a bit by carastan and piloncillo.

Quick Turnaround Pale Ale
Malt Bill
Amt (lbs)Type
14.0Maris Otter (Fawcett)
1.0Carastan
1.0Piloncillo
Hops
Amt (oz)TypeTime
2.0Fuggles (4.3%)60
1.5Fuggles (4.3%) 15
2.5EKG's (5.1%)15
Mash Schedule
TempRatioTime
151F1.0qt/lb45
170F1.8qt/lb15min - vorlauf
YeastLondon Ale WY1028 (3L Starter)
Stats
11.0galOG1052
92% effIBU30
13.5gal BoilFG

Review - 3/10/13 - Notes & Thoughts




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