Ticket to Zurich – Brew Day
My Dad turned 65 earlier this year and to help mark the occasion I brewed a couple of beers for the party and kept a few bottles for him. The first I brewed was a clone of Fullers HSB from Graham Wheeler’s book, this turned out ok but wasn’t overly impressed, particularly as it used some WLP002 liquid yeast.
So with only a few weeks to go I needed another brew so decided to do a tweaked version of my Floody Hell which had turned out rather well. The tweaks were partly planned and partly forced. Grain wise I upped the Crystal used, this was purely as my dad likes darker beers. Hops wise I found I didn’t have quite enough EKG so added some Cascade at the 10 min and flame out additions.
This turned out to be a very nice beer indeed though a little over carbonated, which is something I need to address generally. It went down very well at the party and subsequently by all who have tried it. So much so that this is probably going to end up being my ‘House Beer’ going forward (though likely with a few more tweaks).
Ticket to Zurich Recipe
Batch Size (L): 23.0
Total Grain (kg): 4.130
Total Hops (g): 102.70
Original Gravity (OG): 1.039 (°P): 9.8
Final Gravity (FG): 1.010 (°P): 2.6
Alcohol by Volume (ABV): 3.83 %
Colour (SRM): 17.2 (EBC): 33.9
Bitterness (IBU): 40.8 (Average)
Brewhouse Efficiency (%): 70
Boil Time (Minutes): 90
3.334 kg Maris Otter Malt (80.73%)
0.700 kg Crystal 120 (16.95%)
0.096 kg Wheat Malt (2.32%)
17.3 g Challenger Leaf (6.1% Alpha) @ 90 Minutes (Boil) (0.8 g/L)
9.2 g Fuggles Leaf (5.7% Alpha) @ 90 Minutes (Boil) (0.4 g/L)
17.3 g Progress Leaf (7.3% Alpha) @ 90 Minutes (Boil) (0.8 g/L)
10.0 g Cascade Leaf (7.8% Alpha) @ 10 Minutes (Boil) (0.4 g/L)
23.0 g East Kent Golding Leaf (4.7% Alpha) @ 10 Minutes (Boil) (1 g/L)
20.0 g Cascade Leaf (7.8% Alpha) @ 0 Minutes (Aroma) (0.4 g/L)
16.0 g East Kent Golding Leaf (4.7% Alpha) @ 0 Minutes (Aroma) (0.7 g/L)
Single step Infusion at 66°C for 90 Minutes.
Fermented at 20°C with NBS ALe Yeast