The Little Big Guy (Mid Strength)

Who says a low abv beer has to be flavourless? A medley of malts give heft to this infinitely smashable session beer.

20 Litre Batch
Mash Tun – All Grain
Est. ABV: 2.7%
Est. IBU’s: 23
Est. SG: 1.030
Est. FG: 1.010

1.35 kg Ale
500g Munich
300g Flaked Oats or Rolled barley
200g CaraPils
200g Toffee
50g Aromatic
Combine 9 litres of 70°C water (strike temp) and the malts in the Mash-Tun. Rest at 65°C for 60mins. Add 8 litres of boiling water to raise to 75°C and rest for 20 minutes. Recirculate and run-off. Sparge with an additional 11 litres of 75°C water to make a pre-boil volume of approximately 26 litres.

HOPS FOR THE BOIL (60 minute total):
10g Citra (13% AA) (30min boil)
1tsp Irish Moss/Whirlfloc (10min boil)
20g Citra (13% AA) (5min boil)
30g Citra (13% AA) (0min boil)

Chill the wort and aerate well. Start fermentation as close as possible to 20°C*, preferably with Wyeast 1332 Northwest Ale, Safale S-04, or Mangrove Jack’s M36 Liberty Bell yeast.
On the 4th day of fermentation dry hop with 30g Citra hops in a hop bag for 3 days. Remove dry hops then dry hop with an additional 30g Citra hops for a further 3 days.