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Christmas Present Olde Ale

224.63 calories 21.75 g 12 oz
Beer Stats
Method: All Grain
Style: Old Ale
Boil Time: 90 min
Batch Size: 5.5 gallons (fermentor volume)
Pre Boil Size: 7.8 gallons
Pre Boil Gravity: 1.045 (recipe based estimate)
Efficiency: 73% (brew house)
Source: BYO
Calories: (Per 12oz)
Carbs: (Per 12oz)
URL: https://byo.com/recipe/christmas-present-olde-ale/
Created Monday December 3rd 2018
1.068
1.015
6.98%
43.21
18.66
5.4
n/a
 
Fermentables
Amount Fermentable Cost PPG °L Bill %
11.50 lb American - Pale Ale11.5 lb Pale Ale 37 3.5 82.9%
1 lb American - Caramel / Crystal 40L1 lb Caramel / Crystal 40L 34 40 7.2%
4 oz American - Chocolate4 oz Chocolate 29 350 1.8%
0.50 lb German - Wheat Malt0.5 lb Wheat Malt 37 2 3.6%
10 oz Molasses10 oz Molasses - (late addition) 36 80 4.5%
13.88 lb / 0.00
 
Hops
Amount Variety Cost Type AA Use Time IBU Bill %
1.50 oz Kent Goldings1.5 oz Kent Goldings Hops Pellet 5 Boil 60 min 27.01 60%
1 oz Fuggles1 oz Fuggles Hops Pellet 4.5 Boil 60 min 16.2 40%
2.5 oz / 0.00
 
Mash Guidelines
Amount Description Type Temp Time
5 gal Infusion 152 °F 60 min
5 gal Sparge 168 °F 60 min
Starting Mash Thickness: 1.5 qt/lb
 
Other Ingredients
Amount Name Cost Type Use Time
8 g Calcium Chloride Water Agt Mash 1 hr.
3 g Epsom Salt Water Agt Mash 1 hr.
2 g Gypsum Water Agt Mash 1 hr.
1 g Baking Soda Water Agt Mash 1 hr.
4 ml Lactic acid Water Agt Mash 1 hr.
1 each Whirfloc Fining Boil 10 min.
0.50 tsp Yeast Nutrient Other Boil 10 min.
 
Yeast
Fermentis - Safale - English Ale Yeast S-04
Amount:
1 Each
Cost:
Attenuation (avg):
75%
Flocculation:
High
Optimum Temp:
54 - 77 °F
Starter:
No
Fermentation Temp:
68 °F
Pitch Rate:
0.75 (M cells / ml / ° P) 259 B cells required
0.00 Yeast Pitch Rate and Starter Calculator
 
Target Water Profile
Light colored and malty
Ca+2 Mg+2 Na+ Cl- SO4-2 HCO3-
60 5 10 95 55 0
Mash Chemistry and Brewing Water Calculator
 
Notes

Step by Step
Crack the grains. Treat 2 gal. (7.6 L) water with one teaspoon each of gypsum and calcium carbonate. Heat to 164 °F (73 °C). Add grains, gently mix in. Mash should settle at 152 °F (67 °C) or so. Hold for 60 min. Wash the grains with 2 gallons (7.6 L) hot water (~ 168 °F/76 °C) and top off the kettle to 6.5 gallons (24.6 L).

Turn off heat and add the treacle and dried malt extract, and stir until all everything is dissolved. Bring to a boil, total boil time is 90 min. Boil 30 min., then add both the Goldings and the Fuggle hops. Boil 60 min. more.

Remove from heat, chill, and add to primary fermenter with enough chilled pre-boiled water to make 5.25 gal (20 L). When cooled to 70 °F (21 °C), pitch yeast.

Ferment warm, ~68 °F (20 °C) for three or four days, then move to a cooler place, 60 °F (16 °C) for a week to 10 days. Rack to secondary if you so desire and age cool for three to four weeks more. Prime with brown sugar, bottle, and allow time for proper carbonation or keg and force carbonate.

This beer will be drinkable in one month but will be better in three. You may find (if it lasts) that a two-year-old bottle will be wonderful.

All-grain option:
Increase the pale malt to 11.5 lbs. (5.2 kg), mash with crystal, chocolate, and wheat in 4.25 gal. (16 L) of water; sparge with 5 gal (19 L). Collect 6.5 or 7 gal. (24.6 or 26.5 L) of wort, then boil long enough to reduce to 5.25 gallons (20 L) with hop schedule as above.

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