Wednesday, 29 April 2015

This time, we're using the right yeast!

We are, I've already checked the packet!

Those who have been on this journey with us for a while (since May last year actually!) will remember we brewed a "Belgian American brown ale" with loads of lovely hops in it... well, what we didn't tell you was there was never supposed to be anything Belgian about it at all!  

It's all Gazza's fault for not checking the yeast pack before pitching, although if they were different colours it would be a distinct advantage!  Basically, a pack of T58 Belgian yeast went into the brew rather than the intended US05, giving it a spicy, estery character which - although it admittedly worked and the beer was popular - wasn't what we intended, so we're having another go almost a year later.

The malt recipe has been amended slightly and the hops are... well, pretty much totally changed from last time in addition times and amounts although the same blockbuster trio is in use; Summit, Columbus, Chinook, with the dry-hop not yet decided but we're leaning towards Citra or Mosaic for a huge fruity blast.

So, stay tuned for all the exciting news on whether this attempt is any more what we intended it to be than the last one... which isn't difficult, to be honest.

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