This brew is for those who enjoy an easy to drink, fully-hopped beer. Tropical and floral aromatics set off a fruity palette that will punch your taste buds in the pleasure zone. Voted number 1 Australian beer in 2018.
1 Lager tin
150g Carapils Grain Malt
150g Wheat Grain Malt
15g Centennial (Boil 10min)
15g Citra (Boil 10min)
15g Centennial (Boil 0min)
15g Amarillo (Boil 0min)
10g Citra (Dry Hop)
10g Centennial (Dry Hop)
20g Amarillo (Dry Hop)
US-05, MJ M44 or WY1056 Yeast
1. A day before, place 10‐15 litres of water in closed containers in a fridge and chill.
2. Steep the grains for 20‐30 mins with 1 litre of hot tap water (not boiling).
3. Strain liquid into a large saucepan. Rinse grain with another 1 Litre of hot tap water into the saucepan and discard grain.
4. Add another 2 litres of water bring to the boil whilst stirring.
5. Add 15g Centennial and 15g of of Citra hops, boil for 10 mins then turn off the heat and add 15g Centennial and 15g Amarillo hops.
7. Add the lager tin and stir to dissolve. Place the saucepan in a sink of cool water for 10‐15 minutes.
8. Pour the contents of the saucepan into the fermenter, 1kg Ultrabrew and top up to 23 litres with chilled and tap water to reach a starting temperature of 18‐20°C. Stir vigorously to aerate.
9. Add yeast and ferment as close as possible to 20°C.
10. On Day 4 of fermentation, add 10g Citra, 10g Centennial and 20g Amarillo hops to the fermenter. Continue fermentation.
11. Fermentation is complete when gravity reading is consistent over two days, usually 6-7 days depending on temperature.
Tips for temperature control:
-Use the chilled water to reach a satisfactory temperature and add yeast immediately.
-Maintain a cool even temperature in the fermenter.
-Place the fermenter in a tray and wrap it in a blanket with an end in a container of water.
-Placing the fermenter on a concrete slab can also help to keep the temperature constant.
–Use a Brewing Thermostat and a fridge for optimum brewing conditions all year round.
Equipment needed for mead making:
– 4 Litre Pot
– Medium Funnel
– 2 x 5L Demijohns
– Bored Bung
– Solid Bung
-To make oak spirit use a 4-5 Litre wide neck glass jar, use around 200-300g of oak blocks or chips and 1 litre of vodka/neutral spirit. Soak for at least 14 days but the flavour intensifies the longer you leave the oak soaking. When ready, strain the oak out by passing it through filter wool in a funnel.