It’s competition time again! The Leeds Homebrew Club, in conjunctioin with the Leeds International Beer Festival have laid down the gauntlet! This time however, its a Pride thing! A Yorkshire Pride thing!
Homebrewers of Leeds!……of Yorkshire….and Yorkshire folk displaced but still proud to hail from Yorkshire! A gauntlet has been thrown in our general direction from the homebrewers of Lancashire.
The idea, to brew a beer style of your choosing, it must be under or equal to 6% abv and must incorporate at least one hop variety from each of the following; Britain, the US and from the New World (Aus/NZ).
Full details can be found here
It’s nearly 1st round judging time (26th June), location – Friends of Ham of Leeds fame. These guys have been very good to the Leeds Home Brew Club and are well worth a visit if you are ever in the area.
So on to my entry. As it’s so close to Judging time I’ll post the recipe.
|Target Wort Volume Before Boil:||30.00 l||Actual Wort Volume Before Boil:||30.00 l|
|Target Wort Volume After Boil:||24.00 l||Actual Wort Volume After Boil:||22.00 l|
|Target Volume Transferred:||23.00 l||Actual Volume Transferred:||21.50 l|
|Target Volume At Pitching:||23.00 l||Actual Volume At Pitching:||21.50 l|
|Target Volume Of Finished Beer:||22.50 l||Actual Volume Of Finished Beer:||21.00 l|
|Target Pre-Boil Gravity:||1.036 SG||Actual Pre-Boil Gravity:||1.041 SG|
|Target OG:||1.045 SG||Actual OG:||1.050 SG|
|Target FG:||1.011 SG||Actual FG:||1.009 SG|
|Target Apparent Attenuation::||74.9 %||Actual Apparent Attenuation:||80.6 %|
|Target ABV:||4.5 %||Actual ABV:||5.4 %|
|Target ABW:||3.5 %||Actual ABW:||4.2 %|
|Target IBU (using Rager):||38.9 IBU||Actual IBU:||42.5 IBU|
|Target Color (using Morey):||6.0 SRM||Actual Color:||6.0 SRM|
|Target Mash Efficiency:||80.0 %||Actual Mash Efficiency:||91.3 %|
|Target Fermentation Temp:||18 degC||Actual Fermentation Temp:||18 degC|
|Belgian Pale Malt||3.500 kg||79.6 %||4.5||In Mash/Steeped|
|German Munich Malt||0.400 kg||9.1 %||0.8||In Mash/Steeped|
|Belgian Caramel Vienna Malt||0.200 kg||4.5 %||1.5||In Mash/Steeped|
|German Caramel Pils||0.200 kg||4.5 %||0.1||In Mash/Steeped|
|Belgian Biscuit Malt||0.100 kg||2.3 %||0.8||In Mash/Steeped|
|UK Cascade||7.5 %||10 g||9.5||Loose Whole Hops||First Wort Hopped|
|US Summit||18.0 %||15 g||7.4||Loose Whole Hops||10 Min From End|
|Australian Galaxy||13.8 %||15 g||5.7||Loose Whole Hops||10 Min From End|
|UK Cascade||7.5 %||15 g||3.1||Loose Whole Hops||10 Min From End|
|NZ Nelson Sauvin||12.5 %||15 g||4.0||Loose Whole Hops||1 Min From End|
|Australian Galaxy||13.8 %||15 g||4.4||Loose Whole Hops||1 Min From End|
|US Summit||18.0 %||15 g||5.8||Loose Whole Hops||1 Min From End|
|Protafloc||4 g||In Boil|
NBS West Coast Style Ale Yeast
This was all followed by 2g/L of a 3 way blend of UK Cascade, NZ Nelson Sauvin and AUS Galaxy. mmmmmm
So hopefully this will end up being a balanced hoppy pale ale, just on the top side of sessionable. I felt that with the amount of hop aroma and flavour I wanted to pack into this beer it had to have a gravity that could stand up to it, without it going beyond the threshold of the rules.
The keen eyed among you will notice that I shot above my desired OG but this was not due to the calculated mash efficiency of 91.3%. I don’t think the efficiency is that high, I think that is a calculation/formula error as the batch volumes were a little askew due to me playing around with dead space and boil off calculations. Basically operator error on my part! 🙂 Any way I decided not to liquor back.
This beer is in a corni at the moment and tasting good, even if I do say so myself (although I only sampled it going into the keg). I’ll add some tasting notes once I’ve had a carbonated sample.
Anyway! Good luck to all that compete! May Yorkshire be forever victorious!