Sunday, 10 October 2010

Beer #7 - Old Peculier-ish

It's brewday, this time trying to get a rough clone of Old Peculier done (based on Graham Wheeler's Brew Your Own British Real Ale). This is another extract brew and the first one in which I've steeped any grains. My aim here is to get this made and put away as a winter/Christmas-time treat -although I am probably not going to be at home for Christmas so how I manage to transport the brew is another interesting question.

Beer #7 - Old Peculier clone
  • 300g Crystal Malt
  • 220g Chocolate Malt
  • 3.6kg Light Dry Malt Extract
  • 14g Fuggles (90)
  • 29g Challenger (90)
  • 14g Goldings (10)
  • 1/2 tsp Irish Moss (10)
  • Danstar Nottingham yeast
So adjustment for my method:
  • Flame on 6L water
  • When @ 40c add 1kg extract and grains
  • Just before boiling > 75c, remove grain bag and rinse through with just boiled water
  • Add 90 minute hops
  • After 80 minutes add additional hops & irish moss
  • Pour into FV, add small amount of water to cool a bit
  • Add remaining extract
  • Make up to 23L
  • When temperature is under 30c, pitch yeast
So once again the house smells of hops, which will hopefully mean I get a good nights sleep tonight. The beer went in the fermenter a little lighter than I'd aimed at at 1.053 ish (adjusted for temperature).

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