Sunday, 30 September 2012

Beer #23 Nelson Sauvin Pale Ale

The idea behind this beer was because I'd been drinking a lot of Thornbridge Kipling in one of my local pubs, The Hallamshire House. Unfortunately when I came to make it I realised I had no Munich malt in the box, which I know is in the actual recipe. I had planned to chuck in a bit of Pale Crystal for interest, which I weighed out, but forgot to add it. I've left it out of the following recipe.

  • 0.3kg Wheat Malt
  • 3.43kg Maris Otter
  • 17g Nelson Sauvin  @ 60
  • 12g Nelson Sauvin @ 30
  • 50g Nelson Sauvin @ 0
  • S04

Ended up at an OG of 1050 and a FG of 1008 for about 5.6% ABV, slightly higher than Kipling. I probably should have dry hopped, however this was widely lauded by friends as the best beer I've done yet. Early tasters were like drinking grapefruit juice. Nelson Sauvin will definitely get an airing again.

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