I love the spiciness of Whitsun and I want to get in one more nice summer beer. Could someone either help me out with an extract recipe or point toward one that is already formulated? For those of you may not be familiar with Whitsun, here is a link to its page on the web
Was just in Mich this past week and picked up Arcadia Ale sampler pack (IPA, Scottish and Nut Brown) after reading the description of the WhitSun I wish I picked that up instead....
Not much help here..... Is it similar to Oberon? There are quite a few recipes that are close to Oberon to get you started. Have you tried to contact the brewer? I've had good experiences contacting other breweries on recipe direction. With any luck they will give you percentages and mash schedule and with a little help here you can convert to extract. Most seem happy to help out homebrewers!
I have not tried the Whitsun, I will, so many beers so little time and all that. When it comes to Arcadia, I absolutely love "Sky High Rye" - that is just a beautiful summertime beer. I'm off to look for a clone recipe.
After some research online I determined the style I should be shooting for is an English Blonde Ale slightly heavier on the wheat. I worked with the guy at my LHBS and came up with the following (wasn't sure on the best way to post it)
malt & fermentables
% LB OZ Malt or Fermentable ppg °L Late
38% 3 0 Wheat Liquid Extract 36 0 ~
38% 3 0 Pale Liquid Extract 36 0 ~
13% 1 0 Honey 35 1 Y
6% 0 8 Crystal 40L 34 40 ~
6% 0 8 Maris Otter Malt (Thomas Fawcett) 37 3 ~
Batch size: 5.0 gallons
1.056 / 13.8° Plato
(1.050 to 1.058)
1.014 / 3.6° Plato
(1.012 to 1.015)
4° SRM / 8° EBC
use time oz variety form aa
boil 60 mins 1.0 East Kent Goldings pellet 5.8
boil 15 mins 0.5 East Kent Goldings pellet 5.8
boil 5 mins 0.5 East Kent Goldings pellet 5.8
Boil: 2.5 avg gallons for 60 minutes
19.6 IBU / 6 HBU
NOTE: IBU results higher due to late boil additions
White Labs Dry English Ale (WLP007)
ale yeast in liquid form with medium to high flocculation and 75% attenuation
5.6% ABV / 4% ABW
184 per 12 oz.
use time amount ingredient
boil 15 min 0.5 ounces Coriander, Cracked
boil 15 min 1 ounces Orange Peel, Sweet