Classic English Pale Ale

A true English pale ale, nothing too bold but everything just so. An easy drinking ale, just a neat balance of sweet malty flavour and well rounded bitterness.

1 IPA/IPL/PA Fresh Wort
300g Crystal malt grain
20g Challenger Hops (10 min boil)
20g Fuggles Hops (0 min boil)
10g Challenger + 10g Fuggles hops (dry hop)
Thames Valley Yeast (WY1275) or Safale S04

1. Well in advance of preparing recipe, place 5-10 liters of water in a fridge and chill
2. Place Pale Ale/Bitter grain in 1 litre of hot tap water and steep for 30 minutes.
3. Strain the grain through a sieve into a saucepan. Rinse grain with another litre of hot water and discard the grain.
4. Bring grain wort to the boil and simmer 20g of Challenger hops in a boiling bag for 10 mins.
5. Turn off heat, add 20g Fuggles hops and allow to steep for 10 minutes.
6. Remove hop sock and pour wort into the fermenter. Add the IPA Fresh Wort.
7. Top up with chilled and tap water to 20 liters* at 20-25°C and stir vigorously for 5 minutes.
8. Add yeast, seal fermenter and store in cool conditions
9. On day 4 of fermentation, place 10g of Challenger and 10g Fuggles hops in a sanitised hop sock and hang in fermenter.
10. Ferment until Finishing Gravity reading is stable over two days.

(If kegging, hang the hop sock in the keg after transferring the beer from the fermenter).