27/05/13. My 19th homebrew, AL-E³ as the 3rd incarnation of the AL-E brand (Amarillo hops).
Mash tun filled with water and brought up to 73°C
Mash 1hr 30min 67°C throughout
4.75kg Pale Malt
300g Crystal Malt
300g Flaked Barley
Run off through bottom tap in mash tun into fermentation bin and then sparged with 6l of hot water to give 20l which was returned to the mash tun
Boil 1hr total
30g Amarillo (10.9%) at the start
30g Amarillo (16.1) 30 minutes in
40g Amarillo and 2g Irish Moss added with 10 minutes to go
Filtered to fermentation bin and 6l of boiled water added to bring volume back to 5 gallons (22.7l)
Wort cooler utilised to crash temperature from 74°C to 25°C in 45 minutes. Syphoning from rather than main pressure through cooler.
OG 1050. White Labs English yeast WLP005. Used this rather than WLP001 as I've had a few contaminated batches and I don't know if the yeast isn't keeping.
FG 1012 5.2% 90 IBU
Bit grassy this one. Not bad but just not up to the usual standard. With hindsight I think using the English yeast has given it this flavour.