Thanks for the comments on my previous post “what to brew?”. While I havent taken any of the ideas on directly they did provide the inspiration for the beer(s) that I will be brewing tomorrow. That’s 1 mash, and 2 beers.
So the recipe for a 38l batch is;
5kg Best Pilsner malt
2kg Best Wheat malt
2kg raw wheat
o.4kg Simpsons Crystal
0.2kg Acidulated Malt
I’ll throw a bit of gypsum in the mash, and mash it at about 64deg C. I’m targeting a starting gravity of 1.051, I’ll probably only give it a 50 minute boil, depends on what time I get going.
Hops will be 40g of Warrior first wort, aiming for about 40IBU, with some late additions of cascade, nelson sauvin and simcoe (I havent worked them out yet).
Half of the wort will go through the hop back with more of the Nelson Sauvin, Cascade (its NZ Cascade) and Simcoe and be fermented out with more of the same as a dry hop (again amounts to be worked out). This will be fermented out with Wyeast 1056, the US ale or Chico.
The other half will get no hop back or dry hop and be fermented out with the Wyeast Trapist Blend, a Belgian yeast with some brett, and another bag of Wyeast Brett that has been sitting in my fridge for way to long. I think I’ll also grab some fruit like grapes and throw them in the fermenter too, will have to see what looks good in the fruit shop.
This will be only my second deliberate bret beer, the other is still ageing in a demijhon. I really must bottle that beer.
So there it is, a hoppy wheat pale ale, and a dirty perhaps fruit tinted belgo-ish ale. That takes into account at least a few of the comments.
And that my friends is what I’m going to brew tomorrow, thanks for the comments, they sparked my creativity.
Have a good weekend.