18/08/13. My 22nd homebrew, Seaham Sauvin due to the hops used. The 'local' homebrew shop had some Nelson Sauvin hops so I bought several packs while they were available
Mash tun boiled the night before, 72°C in the morning
Mash 1hr 30min 67°C throughout
5kg Pale Malt
200g 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
50g Nelson Sauvin (12.3%) at the start
25g Nelson Sauvin 30 minutes in
25g Nelson Sauvin and ½ whirlfloc tablet added with 10 minutes to go
Filtered to fermentation bin and 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 60 minutes. Syphoning only.
OG 1058. New White Labs California yeast WLP001.
FG 1015 5.6% 110 IBU
On tasting, not as good as I thought it would be with the fantastic hops. Will probably do a mixed hop brew next time with them.