AG#9 session Golden Ale

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    Time to get me brew on again!
    This time i fancy doing a lower alcohol golden ale to make a nice sessionable pint for sitting in my garden over spring and early summer if we ever get any nice weather.
    Keeping it fairly simple and hopefully the hop combination will make it interesting.


    3kg Irish malt
    80gm crystal 110 EBC
    100gm rolled oats

    18l mash at 65c for an hour followed by a 4l sparge and a good bag squeeze
    Leaving 20l wort for a 60 minute boil

    Hops
    10 g Admiral 60 min
    10 g Challenger 60 min
    15 g Admiral 0 min
    15 g Challenger 0 min
    Yeast, US pale ale from CML

    This should give about 16l in the FV and i'm shooting for around 4% abv and 40 IBUs and 6 SRM
    Its currently mashing, so will provide an update tomorrow once its cooled and see if i hit my numbers.
     
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    Is the oats for body and head ?
     
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    yes, read about using oats in one of my other AG threads so thought i would give it a go and see what happens
     
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    Nice one athumb..

    You know I'm never really sure what's the difference between pale and golden ale - whatever, I just bottled my pale ale which was made with MO, Munich and Caramalt. I'll be interested to know if you get much flavour/sweetness coming through from the crystal.

    My first thought was crikey that's a lot of hops but presumably they're quite low %AAU ?

    Best of luck with it! acheers.
     
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    Hahaha, both are fairly high AAU for bittering
    40ibui s fairly bitter, but the other 30gm got added at the end and shouldn't add any bitterness, only aroma. Plus as I no chill, I made sure the wort was at 80c before adding them and left them in for a couple of hours before dropping it in to the fv.
    Quite interested to see how tangy/piney this comes out using these two hops for aroma
     
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    Oh and my understanding is pale ale is more hop forward, golden ale uses more traditional English hops a la standard bitter but with less dark crystal
    But I suppose it's much the muchness really.
     

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