Tuesday, 25 February 2014

"Naughty Boy" Oat pale ale

Today we brewed a little experiment, a sub-4% pale ale brewed with 12% malted oat flakes, just to see what these would do to the beer's body and mouthfeel.  It's not a new idea, Brodies in Leyton have been doing this for years, but we thought we'd give it a go and see what comes out.

It's safely tucked up in FV3 now so we should have an idea as to what it's tasting like by early next week or so... we used a fair amount of hops, as we do, with Summit, Magnum, Citra and Mosaic being deployed but we've not decided on the dry hop yet!  or the name, come to think of it, but I'm sure we'll think of something.

Tomorrow we're brewing again, this time it's the return of Mosaic Plus in a yet again "new and improved" version with, you guessed it, more hops!  Hopefully it'll be a cracker, it certainly went down very well the last two times we made it... this time, however, it should be even better with yet more juicy blackcurrant and cattyness from the Mosaic hops ably assisted by Centennial, Magnum and maybe a bit of something else too; we'll decide on the details tomorrow!

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