All Grain Yeast:
Wyeast 1272 - American Ale II Yeast Starter:
none Batch Size (Gallons):
5 Original Gravity:
1.064 Final Gravity:
53 Boiling Time (Minutes):
15 Primary Fermentation (# of Days & Temp):
12 @ 67 Secondary Fermentation (# of Days & Temp):
1 (cold-crash) @ 40 Tasting Notes:
Nice balance between hops and malt.
I was inspired by Heavy Seas Pale Ale, which uses a good portion of English ingredients. The Marris Otter and the Victory give it a little biscuity flavor, and the English hops give a nice supplement to the typical American Ale Cascade flavor.
4 # 2-Row
4 # Crisp Marris Otter
1# American Victory
.8# Crystal 20
.2# Crystal 40
1 oz Fuggles, 5.1%, at 60m
.5 oz EKG, 5.9%, at 60m
.5 oz Cascade, 5.0%, at 60m
.5 oz Cascade, 5.0%, at 15m
1 oz Cascade, 5.0%, at 5m
.5 oz EKG, 5.9%, at 5m
Wyeast 1272 - American Ale II
Mashed at 151 for 60m, batch sparged.
I forgot to add the Whirlfloc and tried to gelatin fine it, but it's still a little cloudy. Also, the bucket was in the basement laundry room, which has AC, but we had 2-3 days of close to 100F heat so the fermentation might have gotten a little hot - but no off-flavors are detected.
Turned out real nice. I'm having a hard time trying to keep some of this around for a little while.