Same recipe as AG#41.
- Length: 30 litres
- OG: 1.042
- FG: 1.010
- ABV: 4.2%
BeerXml File: Evolvi Celebration Ale
Evolvi Celebration Ale
- Style: Northern English Brown Ale
- Length: 30 litres
- Yeast: English Ale (White Labs WLP002)
- OG: 1.045
- FG: 1.014
- ABV: 4.1 %
- Colour: 38.4 EBC
- Bitterness: 30.2 IBUs
|Maris Otter (Crisp)||8||4.999||87|
|Caramalt (Thomas Fawcett)||30||0.299||5|
|Crystal Malt - 60L (Thomas Fawcett)||118||0.299||5|
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Two brews in one weekend – this today, and a recipe that’s apparently close to Dark Star’s Winter Meltdown (a beer that my wife really enjoyed last year). Slight substitution to the recipe, in that I added 5g of Target at the 30 minute addition as I didn’t have quite enough Progress.
I only began the yeast starter this afternoon as I didn’t have enough DME so had to pop out to my local homebrew shop to get some. Since I’m brewing tomorrow as well as today, I wanted to use the same wet yeast for both brews, so I’m having to make around 8 litres of starter. Bit touch-and-go if today’s will be ready, but tomorrow’s certainly will! Worst case is that I end up under-pitching, but I should be able to give it at least 8 hours in the starter, so I may be ok.
Dropped into the FV at 27C, with 36 litres post-boil at 1.040, so (as ever!), a little more volume at a little lower gravity. Will leave overnight for the yeast starter to get going properly.
2013-11-09: Down to 1.010, which is 4.2% ABV. Dropped it into secondary, and started cooling it (just to 18C for now, after a ferment at 21C), aiming to get it crash cooled by the end of this week, and hopefully get it bottled up next weekend. Looking and tasting good at this stage.
2013-11-24: Bit later than intended, but now bottled, with 60g of priming sugar in 30 litres of beer. I ran out of 500ml bottles, so I ended up with 46 x 500ml, and 15 x 330ml, with a bonus 5 litres in a mini-keg with 3 carb drops!