Home Brewing | Brew Days | AG #8 - Nerdinger
Had a couple of friends down who wanted to do a brew so made up a simple recipe to use up the rest of my Bobek hops. I was going for a paleish Bobek ale but think I added too much crystal malt.
Ingredients and Method
'Nerdinger' Brewlength 23L 4.200 kg Pale Malt 0.200 kg Crystal Malt 0.200 kg Wheat Malt 42.00 gm East Kent Goldings 6.8% AA 60 min 20.00 gm Bobek 4.5% AA 15 min 25.00 gm Bobek 4.5% AA 0 min 1 Protafloc Tablet 15 mins boil 1 pack of S-04 yeast. OG 1043 4.1% ABV 38.3 IBUs 7 SRM
Brewday was reasonably smooth but had a couple of blips. Had a slow runoff from the mash this time but it seemed to boost my efficiency to 75%, so I'll run off slower in future. The thermal cut out on one of the elements tripped as well, but I switched to the other element to finish the boil and all was fine.
This was brewed at the end of January when it was very cold and I think the fermentation temperature may have been a little low - dropping to 16C at times. The beer itself isn't great - a bit too much crystal and not much hop aroma. I'm going to let it mature for a bit longer and see how it goes.