Brewday 29: Brewers Gold II

Brewed 10/07/15

For this brewday I followed the current trend in Hollywood and decided to re-brew a previous recipe with a few tweaks rather than coming up with a new one myself! This time it is my Brewers Gold clone, but with different hop timings to try to really bring out the flavours without using the hopback (as this was a last minute brewday!)

The recipe for the Brewers Gold:

  • 2kg Maris Otter Malt
  • 2kg Lager Malt
  • 270g CaraGold Malt
  • 30g Brewers Gold hops @ 60 minutes
  • 30g Brewers Gold hops @ 15 minutes
  • 40g Brewers Gold hops @ 1 minute
  • 1 tsp Irish Moss
  • 1 packet Nottingham yeast

Again this write up is another brief one but as this is the last one of this blog amnesty normal service should be resumed from brewday 30!

This one also was over-sparged and volumes were up while OG was down. I will need to check the figures I use in Beersmith as this is becoming a recurring issue! Fortunately the Nottingham yeast used here is very reliable and got the FG down to 1.006 and therefore was bang on target ABV at 4.3%.

Again this one was a little cloudy going into the bottles and keg just as the (not a) Steam Beer in brewday 28 was. It was fermenting in the same area as that brew so I suspect this one was also on the warm side for the yeast. There are no off tastes in either so hopefully this is purely a cosmetic issue for these beers. STC Fridge Controller is the next job before brewday 30!

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