Señors Simcoe & El Dorado

A Golden Ale of punchy proportions, combining Simcoe and El Dorado gives this ale a hit that may be south of the border!

Pilsner/Lager Artisan Fresh Wort
300g Caramalt malt grain
20g El Dorado Hops (10 min boil)
20g Simcoe Hops (0 min boil)
20g El Dorado & 20g Simcoe Hops (Dry Hop)
American Ale Yeast (WY1056), MJ M44 or Safale US05

1. Well in advance of preparing recipe, place 5 litres of water in a fridge and chill.
2. Place Caramalt 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, add 20g El Dorado hops, in a hop sock, and simmer.
5. Turn off heat after simmering for a total of 10 mins, add 20g Simcoe hops and steep for 5 minutes.
6. Remove hop sock and pour wort into the fermenter. Add the fresh wort and top up with water (use some cold water if necessary from the fridge) to 20L at 20-25°C and stir vigorously for 5 minutes.
7. Add American Ale Wyeast (1056), MJ M44 or Safale US05 dried yeast, seal fermenter and store in cool conditions.
8. On day 4 of fermentation, place 20g El Dorado and 20g Simcoe hops in a sanitised hop bag and hang in fermenter. (If kegging, hang the hop sock in the keg after transferring the beer from the fermenter). Complete fermentation as normal.