English Golden Ale 20L BM

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English Golden Ale 20L BM

Unread postby Muddy » Sun Nov 19, 2017 5:02 pm

Scaled up from a successful 10l pilot brew using

Maris Otter
Pale Malt
Centenntial 10% 2016
Saf-ale S04

Was looking for 1043 to start but only achieved 1041.

I topped up to 27 litres after the mash cycle (recipe 1) so maybe I can reduce that a little next time. That said I will look to finish at 1007 for just below 4.5% which was my original target strength for this ale

Beer Smith calculation came out at
IBU 29.7
EBC 6.2

19+ litres in the fermenter

The measuring sample does have a nice golden colour and initial taste was as expected with a nice hint of bitterness

Will bulk prime and look to carbonate close to 2% using 500ml bottles.

Updates to follow
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Re: English Golden Ale 20L BM

Unread postby jonesee » Sat Dec 15, 2018 4:58 pm

sounds good....what is the Grain/Hop Bill. I've never used Centennial Hops...
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Re: English Golden Ale 20L BM

Unread postby mashy » Sun Dec 16, 2018 9:53 am

Centennial and Cascade are very similar/interchangeable. Citrusy / floral and can be used for bittering - a good all rounder.
Centennial is IMO a bit less grapfruity.

These are ONE bag wonders.....Buy one 100g bag of hops. Use all of it in 23l.
Some for bittering, some for flavoring and some dry - bingo a smashing golden ale.
I am trying to achieve the same with Galaxy - a one bag recipe - and wow that has some punch.

A bit of bitterness is a good at the start and it does mellow out nicely. I think you will be pleased in 6-8 weeks
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Re: English Golden Ale 20L BM

Unread postby jonesee » Sun Dec 16, 2018 11:53 am

That's a good idea using all of a packet of hops, I will try sometime. Haven't used Galaxy Hops either, they seem to be more to my taste floral etc.
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Re: English Golden Ale 20L BM

Unread postby Onthebrew » Mon Dec 17, 2018 1:19 pm

The spiedel IPA uses cascade and centennial and i was really happy with it.

in terms of hitting numbers, ive found in general i would have to add about 10 % to grain bills to do so when following recipes from books etc but i usually dont bother and just settle for around 10% less volume. 23 lires plus 3 litres and i hit numbers but end with about 15 litres in the FV. Although every now and then, for some reason i dont understand, the efficiency is much better and i end with 17 or 18 litres.
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