Crisp Golden Ale

  • Quaffable summer ale
  • ABV 4.5%
  • IBU 20
  • OG 1043 SG

This classic Golden Ale recipe is all about showcasing hops without any caramel sweetness. The Cara Gold achieves the golden colour without any caramel sweetness but also lends the beer some body and a rounded mouthfeel despite the dry finish. Perfect on cask, for a quaffable summer ale.

BASICS

BATCH SIZE (LITRES):

1630

BATCH SIZE (UK BARRELS):

10

ORIGINAL GRAVITY:

1043 SG

FINAL GRAVITY:

1008 SG

IBUs:

20

COLOUR (EBC/SRM):

10.5 / 5

BREWHOUSE EFFICIENCY:

80%

METHODS / TIMINGS

TEMPERATURES

MASH TEMP:

66°C / 151°F

COLLECTION TEMP:

18°C / 64°F

FERMENTATION TEMP:

21°C / 70°F

MASH LIQUOR VOL (LITRES):

741

LIQUOR / MASH RATIO:

2.5 : 1

TIMINGS

MASH:

60 mins

BOIL:

60 mins

INGREDIENTS

MALTS(kg)%

BEST ALE

261

90

CARA GOLD

35

10

YEAST

WINDSOR ALE

HOPS(g)Contribution%Alpha Acid%Addition

FIRST GOLD

652

30

7.5

Start of boil

MINSTREL

815

30

6

Middle

MINSTREL

543

20

6

Flame out

EAST KENT GOLDINGS

502

20

6.5

Flame out

HOPS

FIRST GOLD

(g)

652

Contribution%

30

Alpha Acid%

7.5

Addition

Start of boil

MINSTREL

(g)

815

Contribution%

30

Alpha Acid%

6

Addition

Middle

MINSTREL

(g)

543

Contribution%

20

Alpha Acid%

6

Addition

Flame out

EAST KENT GOLDINGS

(g)

502

Contribution%

20

Alpha Acid%

6.5

Addition

Flame out

CARL'S TOP TIP

The 3°C free rise in fermentation temperature encourages yeast growth in the first 24 to 36 hours in FV

Malts used in this Recipe

Best Ale Malt

Our Best Ale Malt is the workhorse of many a brewery and is at home in a variety of beer styles. The 2-row winter barley varieties that go into our Best Ale have been planted in the light, sandy soils of North Norfolk. We source the lowest nitrogen barley from our farmers.

During malting, high cast moistures and a balance of optimal germination time and temperature results in an even, well modified malt with a rich colour and balanced sweet, malt flavour which is ideally suited to ale brewing.

Find out more here.

Cara Gold Malt

Cara Gold Malt is the lowest colour of the crystallised malts. Cara Gold yields fruity, and toffee flavour notes that are carried through to the beer.

This low malt colour produces a golden orange lager with increased body and fullness and a softer, rounder mouthfeel with improved drinkability.

Find out more here.

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