With a rich orange-amber colour derived from wheat and barley and tropical fruit aroma from Amarillo hops create an exceptionally easy drinking beer with restrained bitterness.
Pale Ale Fresh Wort Kit
300g Caramalt Grain malt
150g Wheat Grain malt
20g Amarillo Hops (8.6% AA) ‐ 10 min boil
30g Amarillo Hops (8.6% AA) – 0 min boil
Safale US‐05, MJ M44 or WY1056 American Ale Yeast
1. Well in advance of preparing recipe, place 5-10 litres of water in a fridge and chill
2. Place Caramalt and Wheat Grain malt 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 Amarillo Hops in a boiling sock and boil for 10min.
5. Turn off the heat and add another 30g Amarillo Hops into the hop sock and sit for another 10min.
5. Remove hop sock and pour hot wort into the fermenter. Pour in the PA fresh wort and top up with chilled and tap water to 20L at 20-25°C and stir vigorously for 5 minutes.
6. Add American Ale (WY1056), MJ M36 or Safale US05. Seal fermenter and store in cool conditions.
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.