As the weather starts to heat up I find myself reaching for the lower strength, session ales. This is one of the first recipes I put together to produce a lightly hopped sessionable beer with a focus on drinkability.
This particular recipe was developed to squeeze out as much volume as possible from a brew day on the Grainfather. Final volume into the fermenter was 45L @ SG1.042, but I’ve scaled the recipe back for this blog post.
|Batch Size||Boil||SRM||Est. OG||Est. FG||Est. ABV|
|Gladfield Ale Malt||2.5kg||59.5%|
|Simpson Golden Promise||1.5kg||35.7%|
|Gladfield Medium Crystal (~40L)||0.2kg||4.8%|
Single infusion mash @ 66C for 60min.
|Citra||Whirlpool – 15min @ 80C||15g||12%||0-5IBU|
|Amarillo||Whirlpool – 15min @ 80C||20g||9.2%||0-5IBU|
Fermented at 19C with an adequate pitch of BRY-97 (US-05 or even Nottingham could be substituted here). Temperate was ramped 1C per day starting from day 4 and held at 22C for a D-Rest. Dry hops added on day 6. Cold crashed and fined with Biofine to produce a crystal clear beer.