Abe’s Ale – Brew Day

Seems I’ve been pretty lapse about posting for the last few months, though I’ve not brewed a while lot since October really.

This was the last of my ‘stocking up for Xmas’ brews. it was based on Graham Wheeler’s recipe for Timothy Taylor’s Landlord but using Norhtern brewer instead of Goldings for Bittering, and upping the amount of Styrian Goldings used quite a bit.

Unfortunately in late November, when this beer had just been bottled, my Grandad passed away. So in honour of him I decided to call it Abe’s Ale in reference to his middle name, Abendigo, which is apparently a family name, though my wife steadfastly refused to allow me to name any future son it.

So Grandad, here’s to you!

And what a beer it turned out to be, very nice and easy drinking, just the level of hoppiness I was going for with lovely smooth flavour. Definitely one to do again.

Recipe Specs
Batch Size (L): 23.0
Total Grain (kg): 4.550
Total Hops (g): 90.00
Original Gravity (OG): 1.043 (°P): 10.7
Final Gravity (FG): 1.011 (°P): 2.8
Alcohol by Volume (ABV): 4.22 %
Colour (SRM): 11.1 (EBC): 21.8
Bitterness (IBU): 40.9 (Average)
Brewhouse Efficiency (%): 70
Boil Time (Minutes): 90

Grain Bill
4.000 kg Maris Otter Malt (87.91%)
0.250 kg Crystal 120 (5.49%)
0.200 kg Caramalt (4.4%)
0.100 kg Wheat Malt (2.2%)

Hop Bill
30.0 g Northern Brewer Leaf (9.6% Alpha) @ 90 Minutes (First Wort) (1.3 g/L)
20.0 g Styrian Golding Pellet (4.4% Alpha) @ 10 Minutes (Boil) (0.9 g/L)
40.0 g Styrian Golding Pellet (4.4% Alpha) @ 0 Minutes (Aroma) (1.7 g/L)

Misc Bill

Single step Infusion at 66°C for 90 Minutes.
Fermented at 20°C with