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AG#25 – May Day – ‘National Home Brew Day’

Posted on: May 1, 2010

I had plans of doing some Hop gardening today, I got as far as screwing some Rawl Eye Bolts into the house then it started to rain and hail.
Paul over at BarleyBottom mentioned it was National Home Brew Day or something… so what the heck! Its a Mayday brew πŸ™‚
I’m using mostly Lager hops, Perle & Saaz with a small addition of Cascade in the final Flame out steep, I had a bag of Mild Ale malt that I thought I’d find a use for with a couple of small additions of Crystal-malt-esque things and a tad of wheat malt for head retention.

May Day

Fermentables:
Golden Promise 4000g 74.1%
Mild Ale Malt 1000g 18.5%
Wheat Malt 200g 3.7%
Cara Red 100g 1.9%
Aromatic Malt 100g 1.9%

Hops:
Perle 60 mins 50g (split 50:50 between FWH & Start of Boil)
Saaz 15 mins 50g
Saaz 0 mins 50g (20min steep)
Cascade 0 mins 10g (20min steep)

Final Volume: 23 Litres
Original Gravity: 1.052
Final Gravity: 1.012
Alcohol Content: 5.3% ABV
Total Liquor: 33.7 Litres
Mash Liquor: 13.5 Litres
Mash Efficiency: 75 %
Bitterness: 48 EBU
Colour: 12 EBC

Mashing for 1 hour, Boiling for 1 hour. Good healthy Teaspoon of Gypsum to the Mash.
Yeast to be Whitelabs Edinburgh Ale yeast which might be nice πŸ™‚

Mashing:
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Mash Temp at start:
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Hops all weighed and ready:
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Did a pH just to see if I still don’t need to bother:
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Sparge:
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FWH, I split the bittering addition between FWH and Start of boil:
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Start of boil hops:
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Predicted 1052, maybe a little over:
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Really tasty wort, pitched a couple of splits of a Whitelabs Edinburgh Ale yeast
πŸ™‚ Will clean my copper tomorrow.

Dry Hopping with 20g of Mittlefruh 10th May ’10 for 3 days.

*Bottled 16th May ’10 with 70g Sugar priming, tasting very good with a nice floral edge πŸ™‚

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