All Grain Yeast:
Wyeast London Ale 1028 Yeast Starter:
Yes Batch Size (Gallons):
5.5 Original Gravity:
1.047 Final Gravity:
27.1 Boiling Time (Minutes):
60 Primary Fermentation (# of Days & Temp):
2 weeks @ 65-72 Secondary Fermentation (# of Days & Temp):
4-6 weeks @ 65-72 Tasting Notes:
Smooth creamy caramel flavor.
This is my first recipe which I have posted on this forum. Caffrey's was one of my favorite beers in the UK before I moved to the USA. Unfortunately Coors bought the brewery which makes Caffrey's and canceled export to the USA a few years back.
This beer is kind of a hybrid. On CO2 it is a basic English bitter. But add your Nitrogen (beer gas) and you have your creamy tasting Irish ale.
If you have a stout faucet and looking for something lighter than a regular stout I recommend this. I have not had a real Caffrey's for several years, so can not comment on the taste compared to the original, but believe it is pretty similar.
It is very smooth and has a creamy caramel flavor. There is also some fruitiness from the 1028 yeast used.
9lb 8oz Maris Otter
7oz Crystal 60L
3oz Torrified Wheat
2oz Chocolate Malt
0.75oz Northern Brewer 9.7% - 60 mins
0.25oz East Kent Goldings 6.5% - 60 mins
1 Pkgs London Ale (Wyeast 1028)
Mash for 60 mins at 153
Boil for 60 mins