Brews of Summer

It’s been a slow summer brew-wise, but I did manage to do 2, a Lager and a best bitter. Recipes are below:

OG 15 – Main Sequence IIa

Fermentable Colour lb: oz Grams Ratio
Pale Malt 5 EBC 7 lbs. 11.4 oz 3500 grams 90.9%
Crystal Malt 130 EBC 0 lbs. 12.3 oz 350 grams 9.1%

Hop Variety Type Alpha Time lb: oz grams Ratio
Challenger Whole 7.6 % 60 mins 0 lbs. 0.9 oz 25 grams 50%
Fuggle Whole 4.9 % 15 mins 0 lbs. 0.9 oz 25 grams 50%

Final Volume: 20 Litres
Original Gravity: 1.043
Final Gravity: 1.010
Alcohol Content: 4.3% ABV
Total Liquor: 28.9 Litres
Mash Liquor: 9.6 Litres
Mash Efficiency: 75 %
Bitterness: 30.9 EBU
Colour: 24 EBC

Fermented at 18-20C with S-04 for 2 weeks. Crash chilled for 1 week then kegged in a Cornie.

OG 16 – Neutrino Oscillation Lager

Fermentable Colour lb: oz Grams Ratio
Flaked Maize 0 EBC 2 lbs. 3.3 oz 1000 grams 20%
Lager Malt 2.5 EBC 8 lbs. 13.0 oz 4000 grams 80%

Hop Variety Type Alpha Time lb: oz grams Ratio
Hallertauer Hersbrucker Whole 2.9 % 60 mins 0 lbs. 1.8 oz 50 grams 100%

Final Volume: 23 Litres
Original Gravity: 1.049
Final Gravity: 1.011
Alcohol Content: 5% ABV
Total Liquor: 33.3 Litres
Mash Liquor: 12.5 Litres
Mash Efficiency: 75 %
Bitterness: 14.6 EBU
Colour: 3 EBC

Fermented at 12C with Saflager S-23, with a diacetyl rest at 16C from day 10 to day 14. Crash chilled for 2 weeks, bottled and chilled for 4 weeks.

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