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I've been tweaking this recipe since visiting the brewery some years ago, think I've finally got close so happy to share. Target can be a bit harsh as a bittering hop so I've lowered the IBU each time I've brewed it, and it's tasted better & better. Note my 67% efficiency (BIAB), you will want to adjust this to what you get with your setup & ingredients, likewise with the hops: put in the AA of the ones you have and adjust to hit 26IBU.

A nice easy-drinking summer ale.

Recipe Specs
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Batch Size (L): 23.0
Original Gravity (OG): 1.042
Final Gravity (FG): 1.011
Alcohol by Volume (ABV): 4.02 %
Colour (SRM): 2.8
Bitterness (IBU): 26.3
Brewhouse Efficiency (%): 67

Grain Bill
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4.200 kg Maris Otter - Extra Pale (91.3%)
0.400 kg Wheat Malt (8.7%)

Hop Bill
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23.0 g Target Leaf (8.8% Alpha) @ 60 Minutes (Boil) (1 g/L)
19.0 g Styrian Golding Leaf (4.4% Alpha) @ 10 Minutes (Boil) (0.8 g/L)
19.0 g Styrian Golding Leaf (4.4% Alpha) @ 0 Minutes (Aroma) (0.8 g/L)

Misc Bill
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1.9 g Irish Moss @ 10 Minutes (Boil)

Fermented at 20°C with CML Ale Yeast
 
That's interesting.
I've got a recipe I make frequently with exactly that grain bill. I can't remember what the original hops were, but I've hopped with quite a few changes since the original. I've never heard of or tasted Harper Valley PTA so it cant be that. It makes a lovely, light, easy drinking beer, though.
I was thinking of using that grain bill for an interpretation of Stone and Wood Pacific Ale, hopped with all Galaxy.
 
Galaxy makes for a coarse bitterness. I haven't made up my mind whether to bitter with Magnum or chuck in the Galaxy bittering charge just for 30 mins.
I think I've got some of an old batch left. Best have a taste first.
 
That's a good idea, I might do the same: a Galaxy pale ale is next on my list to brew.
Now I remember why the grain bill looks familiar, it's Bishop's Farewell from Oakham brewery: 92% MOLO and 8% wheat malt. Bittered with challenger and finished with loads of cascade. My favourite beer of all time (apart from the other all-time favourites, that is.)
Target and Styrians looks a great combination, I can almost taste it now. Definitely going to make some.
 
Now I remember why the grain bill looks familiar, it's Bishop's Farewell from Oakham brewery: 92% MOLO and 8% wheat malt. Bittered with challenger and finished with loads of cascade. My favourite beer of all time (apart from the other all-time favourites, that is.)
Target and Styrians looks a great combination, I can almost taste it now. Definitely going to make some.
A quick search found this https://www.jimsbeerkit.co.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?t=15563.
It's gone on my list of beers to brew next. It's a very long list, I don't when I'll get through it.
Butty Bach is on it as well, I prefer that to HPA
 
A quick search found this https://www.jimsbeerkit.co.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?t=15563.
It's gone on my list of beers to brew next. It's a very long list, I don't when I'll get through it.
Butty Bach is on it as well, I prefer that to HPA
I've ever tasted of Butty Bach, but I keep hearing about it. Now doubt I shall have to pay a visit to the Wye Valley, wherever it may be. Ah, a quick googling tells me it's near the Forest of Dean. Does anyone remember Freeminer beers?
Excuse my ignorance, no offence intended and it looks like a district I'd really like to visit. There's something about the Forest of Dean than resonates with the alleged "magical" properties of Broceliande. Probably just my imagination.

Edit.
Typo corrected. Never tasted
 
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I've ever heard of Butty Bach, but I keep hearing about it. Now doubt I shall have to pay a visit to the Wye Valley, wherever it may be. Ah, a quick googling tells me it's near the Forest of Dean. Does anyone remember Freeminer beers?
Excuse my ignorance, no offence intended and it looks like a district I'd really like to visit. There's something about the Forest of Dean than resonates with the alleged "magical" properties of Broceliande. Probably just my imagination.
The Forest of Dean isn't the Wye Valley but is worth visiting. Search for Tintern Abbey to see the Wye Valley.
The brewery is further north, past Hereford
 
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Does anyone remember Freeminer beers?

Yes, I remember Freeminer, used to serve it in some Forest of Dean pubs I frequented, they also did bottle-conditioned brews for Co Op. A shame when the brewery closed.

The Forest of Dean is huge north to south, I technically live in the FoD district even though I'm close to Malvern, although not "real Forest" according to my southern buddies. Wye Valley beers are in all the pubs around here so Butty Bach is a regular for me, I also prefer it to HPA but just fancied a change brewing it this time. I often make a clone of Butty as well, available on this thread https://www.thehomebrewforum.co.uk/threads/butty-bach-esb.90042/
 
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