Chur! Pale ale

This was the first recipe I did in the Grainfather. It was a kit and a special “early adopter” gift. It’s very much in the mould of the aggressively hoppy pale ales that abound these days. It’s a nice beer, especially if you are a worshiper at the altar of Humulus lupus. The colour is light and the hops aroma is intoxicating. It ended up a bit too bitter for my tastes, but it very much conforms to Kiwi ideas of what a ‘craft beer’ should taste like. It was very popular with my mates 🙂

Pre-Boil Gravity: 1.045 SG
Original Gravity: 1.055 SG
Final Gravity: 1.013 SG
ABV: 5.6%
Actual IBU: 33.0 IBU
Colour: 15.5 EBC
BU:GU Ratio: 0.56

Mash water: 20.5L
Sparge water: 12.5L

Grain (total: 6.3kg):
Pale Ale Malt 5.000 kg (79.4%)
Wheat Malt 500 g (7.9%)
CaraMunich II 500 g (7.9%)
Carahell 300g (4.8%)

Hops:
10g Pacific Jade 13% (18 IBU) @ 60 min
25g Taiheke @ 10 min
25g Motueka @ 10 min
10g Nelson Sauvin @ 10 min
20g Riwaka @ 1min
20g Nelson Sauvin @ 1 min
50g Taiheke @ turn-off
50g Taiheke dry hopped
20g Riwaka dry hopped
20g Nelson Sauvin dry hopped

Mash at 67°C

Sparge and boil for 60 mins

Ferment @ 18°C with 2 packs of Mangrove Jack’s M44 (US West Coast)

Add the dry hops to the primary after 5 days. Bottle after 7 days.

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