The last of this sack of pale malt & some more new hops that are just a little apart from the grapefruit hop bombs I love. This brew was split into two just before the boil. 4 litres were diverted to make Rescue Mission.
Mash - 1 hour 15 min in total - initial temperature 45°C rising to 68°C after 20 mins, peaking at 70°C after 45mins & finishing off at 63°C at the end.
4.73 Kg pale malt
200g crystal malt
Boil - 1 hour
Summer hops (6.4% alpha acid): 30g at start of boil.
Nugget hops (10.4 alpha acid): 20g at start of boil, 30g after 20 min, 30g after 40 min & 20g after 50 min.
Irish Moss: 5g at 50min.
Final volume 15 litres & OG 1048. From the handy calculator this should give me 153 IBU & 4.7% alcohol roughly. Yeast strain used: Safale us-05 dry ale yeast taken from the bottom of my Strong Short Stack, which is now on its 4th regeneration.
Bottled on 22/07/12.
Verdict after 3 weeks in bottle - some residual sweetness, good hoppiness with some resinous flavour that I was aiming for. A strong bitterness to throughout, but it doesn't dominate.
Verdict after 5 weeks in bottle - as above still. I perfectly reasonable beer.