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Old 02-19-2012, 07:07 AM   #1
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Have an older friend from England, that loves Bass. He knows the Bass we get here in the states
is not the same as the ale on tap in England.
I would like to find a spot on Bass recipe.
Any ideas?


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Old 02-19-2012, 02:20 PM   #2
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http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f64/bass-co-pale-ale-30388/
It's not spot on but close.



 
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Old 02-19-2012, 04:02 PM   #3
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Do you have a kegging setup? If not, you're going to have a lot of difficulty getting a beer like an English draught ale.
http://hbd.org/brewery/cm3/recs/01_41.html gives a recipe that looks to me like it should be fairly close (but I haven't had one for over 30 years).
The pale malt should be English. Maris Otter is popular and easy to find. The crystal malt again should preferably be English with an L rating of 50 - 60. I use Muntons because that's what the LHBS stocks.
The hops should have about 5%AA.
Make sure you don't over carbonate it (I keep the keg pressurized at 3 PSI), and don't chill below 55F.

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Old 02-19-2012, 04:49 PM   #4
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Here's the recipe out of Clone Brews..... I brewed this at the beginning of the year and it seems to be spot on!

Bass Ale Clone
Style: English Pale Ale
O.G. 1.052-1.053
F.G. 1.012-1.013
IBU 37
SRM 13-14
ABV 5%
Yield: 5 Gallons

Grain:
9lbs British 2-row pale malt
14oz British crystal malt 55L
Mash at 151*F for 90 minutes

90 minutes boil
Hops
3/4oz. Northdown 90minutes
1/4oz. Challenger 15minutes (along with 1 tsp Irish moss)
1/2oz. Northdown 10minutes
1/4oz. Northdown 1minutes


Yeast: Wyeast's 1098 British Ale yeast or Wyeast 1028 London Ale Yeast


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Old 02-19-2012, 05:13 PM   #5
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That looks like a bottled or kegged version rather than draught to me.
The draught version has 4.4% ABV, while the bottled and kegged versions come in at 5.1%

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Old 02-19-2012, 08:24 PM   #6
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Thanks guys, found out my English friend has a birthday in late June, so I have time to figure out the recipe and to set up a corny for cask conditioning and serving.
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Old 02-19-2012, 10:00 PM   #7
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You can get Simpson's crystal malt at Northern Brewer. That has been recommended to me to capture the character of an English Ale...and Maris Otter of course.

 
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Old 02-21-2012, 05:27 AM   #8
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I need to find out if my older friend is drinking Bass in bottles or draught.
Bottle line is making a brew that represents his favorite brew, thx for the input.
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Old 02-21-2012, 05:35 AM   #9
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I like Bass. I've only had the bottled US version but have tried a few recipes myself. Keep us updated please.

 
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Old 02-21-2012, 05:45 AM   #10
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I think we have some places here in the Seattle area that serves Bass on tap, I just need find out his preference.


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