All Grain Yeast:
Nottingham Yeast Starter:
Nope Batch Size (Gallons):
11.5 Original Gravity:
1.046 Final Gravity:
36 Boiling Time (Minutes):
9.3 Primary Fermentation (# of Days & Temp):
2 Weeks at 66 degrees Secondary Fermentation (# of Days & Temp):
Kegged and cooled for 2 weeks
A few months ago I had a discussion with some fellow HBTrs about the idea of exclusive late-hop-additions in a beer. The purpose being to derive as much flavor and aroma out of the hops as possible, without over bittering the beer.
Im a growing fan of hoppy beers, but not a fan of waiting months for an aggressive bitterness to die down in an APA (or IPA for that matter) before its drinkable. There are a fair number of hops out there that provide some pretty decent nose to a beer
but the AAUs are so high that they are often relegated to their designated purpose of bittering, thereby limiting their potential contribution to flavor and aroma. Hops like Nugget, Phoenix, Galena, Summit and others have a fantastic aroma out of the bag, but are down right dangerous with their high bittering potential.
Enter the idea of back-loading the entire hops bill. The idea is to add the entire hops bill with less than 20-minutes left in the boil. This achieves the desired IBUs, but more importantly, gets the flavor and aroma out of those hops that might otherwise be lost in a 60-minute boil.
I put together this recipe back in January and the entire ten-gallon batch is nearing the end. I call it Six-Shooter because of its 6 different grains and 6 different hops additions. (The fact that its a 1.046 OG and a 36IBU is purely coincidence )
This was a fantastic pale ale. Dont let the lower IBUs fool you. This beer was hop-nirvana. But again, not so bitter as to be overly assertive. It took a bit more hops than normal since you have to increase the amount to achieve the target IBU, but every ounce of those hops was present and accounted for when it came to flavor and aroma.
At 4.5%, this was a nice malty beer and everything youd want in a hoppy ale. If youre short on the typical C hops but have a stash of high AAUs laying around, give something like this a try and youll be pleasantly surprised.
Batch Size: 11.75 gal
Boil Size: 14.55 gal
Estimated OG: 1.046 SG
Estimated Color: 9.2 SRM
Estimated IBU: 36 IBU
Brewhouse Efficiency: 72.0 %
Boil Time: 60 Minutes
14.00 lb Pale Malt, Maris Otter (3.0 SRM)
2.00 lb Munich Malt - 10L (10.0 SRM)
2.00 lb Vienna Malt (3.5 SRM)
1.00 lb Caramel/Crystal Malt - 40L (40.0 SRM)
1.00 lb Caramel/Crystal Malt - 60L (60.0 SRM)
0.50 lb Cara-Pils/Dextrine (2.0 SRM)
1.25 oz Nugget [11.00%] (20 min)
1.00 oz Summit [16.50%] (15 min)
1.00 oz Galena [13.00%] (10 min)
1.00 oz Phoenix [12.00%] (1 min)
1.00 oz Amarillo Gold [8.90%] (1 min)
1.00 oz Cascade [7.80%] (1 min)
After knockout, let steep for 10 minutes.
1 Pkgs SafAle English Ale (DCL Yeast #S-04) Yeast-Ale
Dry hop each 5-gallons with 1-ounce (Brewers Choice, I used Mt Hood)