Armadillo Golden Ale

An easy-drinking summery ale. Mildly hopped with amarillo to compliment a pleasant sweetness.

20 Litre Batch
Grainfather – All Grain
Est. ABV: 4.4%
Est. IBUs: 20
Est. SG: 1.043
Est. FG: 1.010

2.5 kg Ale Malt
1 kg Wheat
500g Vienna
200g CaraMalt
Add 15 litres of water to your Grainfather and insert inner basket, heat to 72°C. Add grain and stir well. Set temperature to 66°C, attach recirculation arm and recirculate for 60mins. Raise to 75°C and rest for 20 minutes. Raise basket and sparge with 13 litres of 75°C water to make a pre-boil volume of approximately 26 litres.

HOPS FOR THE BOIL (60 minute total):
10g Amarillo (8.6% AA) (60min boil)
1tsp Irish Moss/Whirlfloc (10min boil)
20g Amarillo (8.6% AA) (0min boil)

Attach counter-flow chiller and chill wort. Aerate well and start fermentation as close as possible to 18°C, preferably with Wyeast 1056 American Ale, Safale US-05, or Mangrove Jack’s M36 Liberty Bell yeast. On the 5th day of fermentation, dry hop with 15g Amarillo for 5 days.