Submitted by Al on Thu, 08/05/2014 - 22:11

04/05/14. My 31st homebrew, p-Al-e continues the AL series of beers. First of two beers brewed on the Bank Holiday weekend one Sunday and one Monday

Mash tun boiled the night before, 74°C in the morning. 

Mash 90min starting at 67°C and falling to 65°C over the first 60 mins. Heated to 70°C for last 30 imnutes

4kg Pale Malt

160g Crystal Malt

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 60min total

30g Amarillo (10.9%) added at the start

30g Amarillo added 30 minutes in

40g Amarillo and half a Whirlfloc tablet added with 10 minutes to go

Filtered to fermentation bin

Wort cooler utilised to crash temperature from 69°C to 24°C. Syphoning only.

OG 1046 @ 24°C. Fresh Safale US05 added to the fermentation bucket. 

Currently in the fermentation bin


This is a great beer. Not as bitter as I usually brew and with some residual sweetness due to making slightly higher than normal. Not done an all Amarillo brew for a long while, but I'll be repeating this when I can get hold of some more. Should probably use the mountain of other hops I have first though.