BJCP Style: 12B - Australian Sparkling Ale
Full recipe is on BrewersFriend but here's the TL;DR
- Brew day: 2019-4-6
- Grains: Pilsner, Munich
- Hops: [Magnum] (Pride of Ringwood)
- Yeast: SafAle S-04 (dry English ale)
- OG: 12.2°P, FG: 1.8°P, ABV: 5.5%
- Kegged: 2019-4-26 (+20)
basic helles grains: Pilsner and Munich. But first: I summoned the Dark Arts in order to successfully open a sewn grain bag. Typically I end up using scissors - but NOT TODAY.
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Pride of Ringwood is the traditional hop for the style
Bag out. on with the boil
OG: 12.2°P/75% efficiency
and away we go
2019-4-19 (+16): after a few days in the fridge with some gelatin it's starting to clear up. Now waiting for a keg to kick.
2019-4-26 (+20): hydrometer check - ~1.007/1.8 = 5.5% ABV
2018-4-26 (+20): into the keg
2019-4-27 (+21): carbonation check; almost there...
2019-5-7 (+31): still not clear. This was the last generation of a batch of S-04 I used for about 5 or 6 brews - looks like that's the limit before clarity starts to suffer. It will clear eventually but not nearly as fast as a fresh S-04 pitch.
2019-5-19 (+43): mostly clear - probably not much left in the keg. Once it cleared in both appearance and flavor this started going fast...
2019-6-2 (+57): last pour before the keg kicked. Cleaned up nice!