12-04-2010, 09:54 PM
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All-Grain - Mason's Winter Ale
Recipe Type: All Grain
Yeast: Safale S-04 English Ale
Yeast Starter: Yes
Batch Size (Gallons): 5.25
Original Gravity: 1.072
Final Gravity: 1.014
Boiling Time (Minutes): 75
Primary Fermentation (# of Days & Temp): 3 weeks
Additional Fermentation: 2-6 week cold storage optional
Tasting Notes: Sweet malt w/plum/roast; citrus/slight herbal hoppy finish
This winter warmer turned out to be one of the best beers I have ever brewed. I was shooting for something in the ballpark of Dechutes Jubelale, to give you an idea of what it kinda tastes like.
I kegged this batch after about 4 week primary, then let it chill in my lager fridge for about 6 months (I wanted to save it for fall). It is a little bit on the malty side up front, just bitter enough, with a very nice almost fruity, slightly herbal finishing aroma and aftertaste. This is a very well balanced, tasty beer that got many positive comments and was the brew that kept everyone going back for more. Enjoy!
11.00 lb US 2-row
1.50 lb Caramel 120L
1.00 lb Caramel 80L
0.25 lb (4 oz) CaraPils
0.125 lb (2 oz) Roasted Barley 550L
Safale S-04 English Ale Yeast
1.00 oz. Galena [11.0%] @ 60 min
0.50 oz. Cascade [5.4%] @ 60 min
0.50 oz. Willamette [4.5%] @ 60 min
0.50 oz. Cascade [5.4%] @ 30 min
0.50 oz. Willamette [4.5%] @ 0 min
0.50 oz. Cascade [5.4%] @ 0 min
0.50 oz. Willamette [4.5%] @ Dry Hop
0.50 oz. Cascade [5.4%] @ Dry Hop
Mash at 152 F for 60 mins.
Boil 75 mins.
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