Sunday, March 02, 2008


I'm currently trying to get as many brews in as possible before the weather makes things more problematic. Ale yeast works best between 18-22°c, and even better if a constant temperature is maintained. Which means that the best time to brew is late Autumn and early Spring, unless you can convert a fridge to allow year-round brewing. Sadly the Nunhead Brewery doesn't have the space for such luxuries so I've got to take the chances when they present themselves.

Another early start this morning for a quick-drinking golden ale which has a vaguely similar malt and hop bill to Timothy Taylor's 'Landlord', except this one's more blonde and floral, so I guess that makes it a...


Original Gravity: 1.043
Alcohol: 4.3%
Bitterness: 36 IBU

4300 g Maris Otter Pale
150 g Crystal Malt 30°L

35 g Challenger (8.6%) - added during boil, boiled 60 min
1 ea Whirlfloc Tablets (Irish moss) - added during boil, boiled 15 min
10 g Styrian Goldings (3.1%) - added during boil, boiled 10 min
7 g Challenger (8.6%) - added during boil, boiled 10 min
20 g Styrian Goldings (3.1%) - steeped after boil

Safale S-04 Yeast