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Harvest Ale 2012

Started by Rossa, November 12, 2012, 04:18:00 PM

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This years hop harvest was decent even with the crappity smacking bad weather.

[size=14]Harvest Ale 2012[/size]
[size=12]8-C Extra Special/Strong Bitter (English Pale Ale)[/size]
[size=10]Author: rossa[/size]

[size=10]Original Gravity: 1.042 (1.048 - 1.060)[/size]
[size=10]Terminal Gravity: 1.010 (1.010 - 1.016)[/size]
[size=10]Color: 32.55 (11.82 - 35.46)[/size]
[size=10]Alcohol: 4.1% (4.6% - 6.2%)[/size]
[size=10]Bitterness: 48.5 (30.0 - 50.0)[/size]

[size=10]3 kg (71.4%) Pale Ale Malt - added during mash[/size]
[size=10].5 kg (11.9%) Amber Malt - added during mash[/size]
[size=10].5 kg (11.9%) Crystal 55 - added during mash[/size]
[size=10].2 kg (4.8%) Brown Malt - added during mash[/size]
[size=10]12.0 g (5.0%) Magnum (14.1%) - added during boil, boiled 60 m[/size]
[size=10]120 g (49.8%) Fuggle (4.3%) - added during boil, boiled 5 m[/size]
[size=10]29 g (12.0%) Whitbread Golding (WGV) (6.0%) - added during boil, boiled 5 m[/size]
[size=10]80 g (33.2%) First Gold (7.5%) - added during boil, boiled 5 m[/size]
[size=10]1.0 ea White Labs WLP007 Dry English Ale[/size]

[size=10]4l/l strike70c. mash @66c.
sparged with 11l @80c. Collected 26l.Rest for starters.

Gypsum added to mash:      5      grams      Gypsum (Calcium Sulfate Dihydrate) (Ca SO4 2H2O)

Gypsum added to boiler:      4      grams      Gypsum (Calcium Sulfate Dihydrate) (Ca SO4 2H2O)
Table Salt added to boiler:      1      grams      Table Salt (Na Cl)
Epsom Salts added to boiler:      4      grams      Epsom Salts (Magnesium Sulphate Heptahydrate) (Mg SO4 7H2O)

All hops put in either bags or tea strainer. No pump used. 21l gathered in fv. Pitched at 18c.

[size=9]Results generated by BeerTools Pro 1.5.24[/size]


Like the pictures  - not sure about those troublesome dogs !

The weather is rubbish
- but at least the water is well cold for chilling the wort after the boil


It is great to have cold water again...too mild all year! Pesky dogs are gone back to the DSPCA for re-homing. I have managed to name 3 or 4 beers after our foster dog adventures...including the Twisted pepper winner I think.