Tuesday, 15 January 2013

Brewday - Deuchars 18/01/2013

Having sorted through the hops in the freezer and having looked at what I’ve got sitting in kegs and bottles, I’ve decided my next brew is going to be something akin to a Deuchars IPA.

After a porter and a few strong beers, a light, easy-drinking, yet hoppy beer seems the perfect call.

British drinkers will no doubt be familiar with a pint of Deuchars, having won plenty of awards including the Champion Beer Of Britain. It’s also a favourite of Rebus, the fictional detective created by Ian Rankin.

Pale, fruity, with a citrusy nose and very sessionable at 3.8% abv

From the gravity, it’s not an IPA in the traditional sense, but a decent enough pale ale when it’s on song. 

My recipe is not intended to be a clone. Using grist made up simply of Pale Malt and a touch of wheat, I’m upping the gravity to about 1.046, but using what I believe is a similar combination of hops (although substituting Fuggles for Progress, as it’s what I have in stock).

Providing outside temperatures don't drop too low, I've pencilled in Friday as the brewday.

Deuchars 10G
Special/Best/Premium Bitter
Type: All GrainDate: 18/01/2013
Batch Size (fermenter): 50.00 lBrewer: Mark
Boil Size: 61.39 lAsst Brewer:
Boil Time: 75 minEquipment: Elite Brewery
End of Boil Volume 55.12 lBrewhouse Efficiency: 73.00 %
Final Bottling Volume: 50.00 lEst Mash Efficiency 77.4 %
Fermentation: My Aging ProfileTaste Rating(out of 50):
Taste Notes:
9500.00 gPale Malt, Maris Otter (5.9 EBC)Grain195.0 %
500.00 gWheat Malt, Bel (3.9 EBC)Grain25.0 %
28.00 gAurora [4.90 %] - Boil 75.0 minHop36.8 IBUs
18.00 gProgress [6.00 %] - Boil 75.0 minHop45.4 IBUs
145.00 gCeleia [2.60 %] - Boil 15.0 minHop59.8 IBUs
50.00 gWilliamette [5.50 %] - Boil 15.0 minHop67.1 IBUs
0.50 ItemsWhirlfloc Tablet (Boil 10.0 mins)Fining7-
2.0 pkgNottingham Yeast (Lallemand #-) Yeast8-
Beer Profile
Est Original Gravity: 1.046 SGMeasured Original Gravity:
Est Final Gravity: 1.010 SGMeasured Final Gravity:
Estimated Alcohol by Vol: 4.7 %Actual Alcohol by Vol:
Bitterness: 29.1 IBUs
Est Color: 8.4 EBC

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