This time I actually planned to do a light summer beer and found a couple of different recipes for Hopback Summer Lightning (mostly tweaked versions of the Graham Wheeler recipe). I took these and tinkered with them a little further out of bloody-mindedness more than anything else in particular.
I’m still getting lousy efficiencies (not sure why I don’t seem to be able to get much over 50%) so if you’re doing better then your overall grain bill will be too high and can be lowered, but the ratios came out very nicely. It’s also a really simple recipe.
Stormwatch Summer Ale.
Brewdate: 11/5/2017, All grain, BIAB, 4.5L.
Target: OG 1.046 / IBU 45 / ABV 4.2 Actual: OG 1045 / ABV 3.8
- 1.2Kg Pale Malt (100%)
- 9g Challenger hops (60 min)
- 3g EKG (15 min)
- 2g EKG (0 min)
- 1tsp Irish Moss
- 3g Ale Yeast (Muntons Premium Gold)
- Mash grains in the bag for 90 minutes at 66°C
- Mash out at 82°C for 10 minutes.
- 60 minute boil with three hop additions.
- Turn off the heat and allow to cool for 10 min.
- Remove the hop bags and cool in the sink to about 20°C (about 20 mins)
- Check the OG, siphon into demijohn and put in water bath at 20°C then pitch the yeast.
- Two weeks fermenting at 20°C then racked out into bottling bucket with priming sugar (26g sugar in 120ml water) , bottled and conditioned at room temp for 2 weeks.