Sunday, December 23, 2012

Golden Ale

Winter is here and so is the time to lager great beer. I do like to lager during the winter months, due to the cooler temperatures. Making the big beers during the winter is just as much as fun as drinking them. I do however like to enjoy the traditional golden ale recipes to change it up a bit. I like to change up my golden ale recipes from time to time. I especially like adjusting the type and amounts of hops I use. Sometimes I like the hop bitter ales and then I shoot for the hop flavor without the bite. I used a Simcoe hop for the first time in this recipe and I really enjoyed the results. I had heard that Simcoe hops were full of flavor and bite and made an all around great finish no matter how you used them. This paticular ale had a honey taste with a great hop finish and low bite. This recipe has put this golden ale into my all time favorites. I will brew this quite often during the year to ensure I have plenty on tap. I hope you enjoy this one as much as I do. PROST!!!

Batch Size 10.500 gal Boil Size 11.750 gal
Boil Time 60.000 min Efficiency 80%
OG 1.063 FG 1.019
ABV 5.7% Bitterness 29.9 IBU (Tinseth)
Color 6.4 srm (Morey) Calories (per 12 oz.) 209


Total grain: 22.594 lb
Name Type Amount Mashed Late Yield Color
Caramel/Crystal Malt - 10L Grain 16.000 oz Yes No 75% 10.0 srm
Honey Malt Grain 16.000 oz Yes No 80% 25.0 srm
Pale Malt (2 Row) US Grain 17.000 lb Yes No 79% 2.0 srm
Pilsner (2 Row) Bel Grain 3.000 lb Yes No 79% 2.0 srm
Munich Malt - 20L Grain 9.500 oz Yes No 75% 20.0 srm


Name Alpha Amount Use Time Form IBU
Cascade 6% 1.000 oz Boil 30.000 min Leaf 6.2
Centennial 10.5% 1.000 oz Boil 60.000 min Leaf 14.1
Fuggles 4.5% 1.000 oz Boil 15.000 min Leaf 3.0
Simcoe 13% 0.750 oz Boil 15.000 min Leaf 6.5


Name Type Use Amount Time
Irish Moss Fining Boil 2.000 tsp 15.000 min


Name Type Form Amount Stage
Wyeast - Ringwood Ale Ale Liquid 0.528 cup Primary


Name Type Amount Temp Target Temp Time
Temperature --- --- 152.000 F 60.000 min

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