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  1. Oct 8, 2018 #1

    BigFran

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    Hi

    I have only been brewing SMASH recipes up to now.
    I have some Target, Northern Brewer, Fuggles, Chinnok, Styrian Wolf & East Kent Goldings. Can someone recommend a recipe using a combination of these please?

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    Hi!
    I brewed a very nice California Common using Target for bittering and Northern Brewer added as a hop tea after fermentation was complete. I used Crossmyloof Cali Common yeast; the recipe was based on the one in Greg Hughes' book.
     
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    Rather than give you a recipe, I'll give you some info about the hops so that you can decide for yourself what you want to brew with them:

    Target - an intense bitterness, use for bittering only, mostly used in English ales.
    Northern brewer - a dual purpose hop with a subtle woody bitterness, best used in a Cali common or dark Belgian ale.
    Fuggles - earthy and woody dual purpose hop, works well in darker English beers.
    Chinook - dual purpose with big flavours of grapefruit and pine, typically used in IPAs and APAs.
    Styrian wolf - fruity, floral and slightly spicy dual purpose, perfect for IPA and APA.
    EKG - the quintessential English aroma hop, spicy and grassy, works in all types of English ales, great in stronger beers like barley wine.

    Above info from Mastering Homebrew by Randy Mosher.
     
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    BigFran

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    Hi Bigcol49

    Is the CML yeast any good as I have seen it for sale on ebay for a reasonable price?

    Fran
     
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    Hi!
    It's a very good yeast. The California Common was the best beer that I've made to date.
    I fermented at the upper end of its range, 20°C and I didn't lager it; straight into the keg following the cold crash, force carbed by "set and forget".
    I was so pleased with the results that I ordered some Kolsch yeast from the same people - I used it in the brew that's fermenting at this moment.
     
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    Thanks for that, I will order some.
     
  8. Oct 9, 2018 #8

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    Well, as strange-steve suggests, you've got some perfect hops there for a quintessential English-style bitter. Target - good bittering hop, boil for 60mins
    Northern Brewer - I might not use this, but you could as a late-addition hop
    Fuggle/Goldings great for flame-out/whirlpool/steeping (whatever you want to call it) but more importantly as a dry hop.
    Anyway, if you want a recipe, then I'd suggest this (note that the initial volume in the 1st FV is 28l and scale accordingly). It's heavily based on one of my own favourite brews:
    Malt/Mash: 4100g Crisp Clear Choice; 400g Crisp Caragold; 100g Weyermann Carared (all mashed together at 65C for 60min)
    Boil: 60 mins
    Hops: Boil: Target, 30g, boil 60 mins (less if you don't like a lot of hop bitterness)
    Flameout: 15g Northern Brewer, 20g Fuggle
    Dry hop: Well, this one's up to you!! Personally, 50g Fuggle plus 50g EKG would suit me nicely, added after fermentation had pretty well died down & left for maybe 5 days. Less, if you don't want so much hop in your face/nose.
    With this much hops, I'd go for a more neutral British yeast (perhaps WLP 0028 Edinburgh - which seems to be a genuine top-fermenter, and lets the other ingredients pull their weight). Otherwise back off on the dry hops & try a more fruity/estery yeast.
    My system has a pretty high overall efficiency (typically 85%), so this recipe gives me an OG of about 1.041 and final beer with ABV about 4.1%, so you might need to increase that base malt to suit yours.
    Hope this helps!
     
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