Next up, Sam Smith's excellent India Ale. This is how I like my English IPAs. There are a few like this - Shepherd Neam do one for instance. I'm not saying they taste the same , bit they are the same sort of style. Delicious.
It's my favourite cask ale by a long margin. Has to be well kept. Cracking beer. The glass in the picture was one of the ones they were giving away a couple of years ago when the increased its gravity back to the original 4.7%, if you drank 8 pints. I took one home after a single session with...
First up, Sam Smith's Pale Ale. This is fantastic. I haven't had it in ages, and it really is good. Crystal malt and Sam Smith's yeast, classic ho's ( I'm going to guess at fuggles + late EKG). Yummy yum yum.
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25kg sacks of grain - local microbreweries
Larger amounts of speciality grains - Home Brew Centre, Malt Miller, but I also sometimes pop into Morley Homebrew in Leeds when I'm in the area.
India Ale - First Gold
5.1% / 11.9 °P
Batch Volume: 20 L
Boil Time: 60 min
Original Gravity: 1.048
Final Gravity (Adv): 1.009
IBU (Tinseth): 42
Colour: 7.7 EBC
Strike Temp — 71.9 °C
Infusion — 67 °C — 90 min
Malts (4.25 kg)
2.5 kg (55%) —...
How about looking at the maximum temp likely over the next 7 days, then brewing at a temp slightly over that, for instance if you think it's going to max out at 20°, the brew at 22° with the heat pad and then it will always be at a constant, stable temp?