Outback Ale: an easy drinking golden ale

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  1. Nov 3, 2018 #1

    foxbat

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    Everyone needs some Nelson Sauvin in their lives and this easy drinking, balanced golden ale aims to deliver just that along with a late pairing of Galaxy to add some complimentary passion fruit flavours.

    This is not a hop bomb. Malt and hops are in balance to deliver a golden coloured, fruity yet malty ale with smooth background low-level bitterness. Here's the recipe for a 23 litre batch.
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    Recipe Specifications
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    Boil Size: 27.88 L
    Post Boil Volume: 24.48 L
    Batch Size (fermenter): 23.00 L 
    Bottling Volume: 21.00 L
    Estimated OG: 1.042 SG
    Estimated FG: 1.008 SG
    Estimated ABV: 4.6%
    Estimated Color: 13.9 EBC
    Estimated IBU: 35.8 IBUs
    Brewhouse Efficiency: 80.00 %
    Est Mash Efficiency: 81.7 %
    Boil Time: 60 Minutes
    
    Ingredients:
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    Amt              Name                                             Type          %/IBU         Volume     
    28.69 L          Tesco Ashbeck                                    Water         -             -           
    4.70 ml          Lactic Acid (60% conc.) (Mash)                   Water Agent   -             -           
    2.90 g           Calcium Chloride (Mash)                          Water Agent   -             -           
    2.30 g           Epsom Salt (MgSO4) (Mash)                        Water Agent   -             -           
    1.70 g           Gypsum (Calcium Sulfate) (Mash)                  Water Agent   -             -           
    3.16 kg          Crisp Clear Choice Ale Malt (5.5 EBC)            Grain         81.0 %        2.06 L     
    0.59 kg          Munich Malt (20.0 EBC)                           Grain         15.0 %        0.38 L     
    0.16 kg          Crystal Light (Crisp) (155.0 EBC)                Grain         4.0 %         0.10 L     
    15.00 g          Nelson Sauvin [10.90 %] - Boil 60.0 min          Hop           20.0 IBUs     -           
    20.00 g          Nelson Sauvin [10.90 %] - Boil 10.0 min          Hop           9.7 IBUs      -           
    1.00 Items       Whirlfloc Tablet (Boil 7.0 mins)                 Fining        -             -           
    20.00 g          Galaxy [12.50 %] - Boil 5.0 min                  Hop           6.1 IBUs      -           
    1.0 pkg          Vermont Ale (Yeast Bay #-)                       Yeast         -             -           
    
    
    Mash Schedule: Single Infusion, Medium Body, Batch Sparge
    Total Grain Weight: 3.91 kg
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    Name              Description                             Step Temperat Step Time   
    Mash In           Add 23.69 L of water at 69.3 C          66.5 C        60 min   
    
    I fined in the corny keg with Kwik Clear, purged the head space and set at 18 psi to carbonate over two weeks. The resulting ale was clear in a week and ready in two.

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    Sounds great and I love Nelson sauvin, it's a shame it's so damn expensive, £9.95 for 100g on homebrewcompany ashock1
     
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    Yeah, that does sound very nice indeed, and looks like a balanced recipe. A little surprised that you needed the acid in the mash?
     
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    £7.25 at Crossmyloof including delivery. Not cheap, and neither's Galaxy but they do make a lovely brew.

    I use Brunwater for minerals and acid calculations. The target water profile was amber balanced. Without acid the estimated pH was 5.58. With acid it came down to 5.33. The former isn't particularly bad, but with the acid it's more like where I want the pH of a pale ale to be.
     
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