I have been brewing far to many beers using US hops so this is a start of series of beers that will be using the best UK hops i can get my hands on.
This was a 80L batch using a mash efficiency of 85% (although i got 87% on the brew day) and a mash temp of 67degC with a mash out of 74degC.
The grist and hop scheduled is shown below and you may notice the hopping is possibly a little to hop forward for the style as typically there would be one addition at the start of the boil. However i was aiming for a small amount of aroma from the EKG to complement the big flavors from the 6 malts that make up the grist!
|Est Original Gravity: 1.042 SG|
|Est Final Gravity: 1.011 SG|
|Estimated Alcohol by Vol: 4.1 %|
|Bitterness: 20.3 IBUs|
|Est Color: 35.0 EBC|
Here is a picture of the first running – lovely and clear
Flowing the mash was a 90 min boil, and a 30min steep with the 1min hop additions, for the last 15min of the steep the boiler was re-circulated as a wort clarification step.
The wort was cooled to 17degC via a plate chiller and transferred to a conical fermenter, yeast pitched at 17degC and raised to 19degC over the following 48 hours.
Further updates to follow