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Strong British Ale - Old Ale

BJCP Style Guide

Top 10 Old Ale Recipes

Title Size ABV IBU OG FG Color Method Views
Shipwreck Strong Ale
5.5 gal 8.82% 43.94 1.085 1.018
BIAB 2243
Jule-ale (Andrimne Old Ale)
20 L 6.59% 47.08 1.071 1.021
BIAB 1909
Ye Olde Ale
5.5 gal 8.48% 38.16 1.090 1.026
Partial Mash 1353
Gamleguten
25 L 6.07% 46.97 1.065 1.018
BIAB 1306
Old Mr. Brown's Squirrel Tale Ale
5.5 gal 8.57% 61.33 1.077 1.015
Partial Mash 1275
castle red
25 L 6.63% 38.96 1.065 1.015
All Grain 1228
Welsh Strong Cask Ale 5 gallon
5 gal 6.43% 35.41 1.064 1.015
extract 1214
Red Sky at Night
5 gal 7.06% 61.21 1.079 1.025
All Grain 1162
Ye Olde Schindee Ale
2.35 gal 8.51% 70.63 1.091 1.027
BIAB 967
7 sorts of xmas - chocolate raspberry
25 L 7.29% 47.31 1.072 1.017
BIAB 742

Newest Old Ale Recipes

Title Size ABV IBU OG FG Color Method Views
Ye Olde Æle
3 gal 8.79% 51.54 1.087 1.020
All Grain 10
Auld Fella
3.5 gal 8.22% 67.23 1.085 1.023
All Grain 16
Old Ale (Build)
5 gal 8.5% 0 1.084 1.019
All Grain 20
Awesome Recipe
2.5 gal 1.93% 0 1.020 1.005
BIAB 25
Old Todd
5 gal 8.53% 65.68 1.089 1.024
BIAB 47
The Uncertain Hour
4.4 L 10.04% 47.89 1.100 1.024
All Grain 32
Old Ale
5 gal 8.37% 67.38 1.086 1.022
BIAB 27
Lucky Fox ESB - Special Ale
23 L 4.41% 21.17 1.042 1.009
extract 28
Christmas in a Bottle
5.5 gal 9.4% 56.49 1.093 1.021
BIAB 25
xmas ale
16 L 8.64% 51.54 1.082 1.017
All Grain 28

Fermentables Used In Old Ale Recipes (View More)

Name
Recipes
Country
Category
Type
Color
PPG
Avg. Usage
Usage Range
United Kingdom - Maris Otter Pale 89 United Kingdom Grain base malt 3.75°L
38 74% 17% - 100%
Molasses 38 Sugar sugar 80°L
36 4% 1% - 17%
American - Caramel / Crystal 60L 27 American Grain crystal malt 60°L
34 6% 1% - 11%
American - Chocolate 26 American Grain roasted malt 350°L
29 2% 1% - 4%
Belgian - Special B 25 Belgian Grain roasted malt 115°L
34 4% 1% - 11%
American - Pale 2-Row 23 American Grain base malt 1.8°L
37 66% 31% - 89%
United Kingdom - Chocolate 21 United Kingdom Grain roasted malt 425°L
34 3% 1% - 9%
United Kingdom - Black Patent 20 United Kingdom Grain roasted malt 525°L
27 1% 0% - 2%
Brown Sugar 17 Sugar sugar 15°L
45 6% 1% - 29%
United Kingdom - Amber 14 United Kingdom Grain base malt 27°L
32 9% 2% - 17%

Hops Used In Old Ale Recipes (View More)

Name Recipes Average AA Avg. Usage Usage Range
East Kent Goldings 48 5 35% 9% - 100%
Fuggles 39 4.5 35% 5% - 100%
Northern Brewer 15 7.8 43% 17% - 100%
Magnum 14 15 49% 11% - 100%
Willamette 14 4.5 44% 10% - 75%
Cascade 13 7 26% 10% - 75%
Target 13 11.5 46% 7% - 100%
Nugget 12 14 57% 17% - 100%
Challenger 11 8.5 42% 7% - 71%
Bramling Cross 8 6.5 40% 15% - 83%

Steeping Grains Used In Old Ale Recipes (View More)

Name Recipes Country Category Type Color PPG Avg. Usage Usage Range
American - Carapils (Dextrine Malt) 3 American Grain crystal malt 1.8°L
33 14% 5% - 31%
American - Caramel / Crystal 60L 2 American Grain crystal malt 60°L
34 41% 2% - 80%
Flaked Barley 1 Adjunct raw 2.2°L
32 7% 7% - 7%
New Zealand - Dark Chocolate Malt 1 New Zealand Grain roasted malt 659.898°L
32.7 11% 11% - 11%
United Kingdom - Brown 1 United Kingdom Grain roasted malt 65°L
32 10% 10% - 10%
United Kingdom - Maris Otter Pale 1 United Kingdom Grain base malt 3.75°L
38 48% 48% - 48%
German - CaraAmber 1 German Grain crystal malt 23°L
34 26% 26% - 26%
Rolled Oats 1 Adjunct raw 2.2°L
33 20% 20% - 20%
Briess - Barley, Flaked 1 American Grain base malt 1.4°L
32.2 10% 10% - 10%
United Kingdom - Crystal 30L 1 United Kingdom Grain crystal malt 30°L
34 60% 60% - 60%

Yeasts Used In Old Ale Recipes (View More)

Name Recipes Laboratory Type Alcohol Tolerance Flocculation Attenuation Min. Temp Max. Temp
Fermentis / Safale - Safale - English Ale Yeast S-04 21 Fermentis / Safale Ale .0975 High 75% 54°F 77°F
Danstar - Nottingham Ale Yeast 14 Danstar Ale Med-High High 77% 57°F 70°F
Wyeast - London Ale 1028 13 Wyeast Ale 0.1 Med-Low 75% 60°F 72°F
Wyeast - Scottish Ale 1728 10 Wyeast Ale 0.12 High 71% 55°F 75°F
White Labs - Dry English Ale Yeast WLP007 9 White Labs Ale Med-High Med-High 75% 65°F 70°F
Wyeast - London Ale III 1318 8 Wyeast Ale 0.1 High 73% 64°F 74°F
Wyeast - London ESB Ale 1968 6 Wyeast Ale 0.1 Very High 69% 64°F 72°F
White Labs - London Ale Yeast WLP013 6 White Labs Ale Medium Medium 71% 66°F 71°F
Fermentis / Safale - Safale - American Ale Yeast US-05 5 Fermentis / Safale Ale .095 Medium 81% 54°F 77°F
Mangrove Jack - New World Strong Ale M42 5 Mangrove Jack Ale n/a High 79.5% 61°F 72°F

Other Ingredients Used In Old Ale Recipes (View More)

Name Recipes Type Use Avg. Usage Usage Range
Irish Moss 17 Other Boil 79% 1% - 100%
Whirlfloc 14 Fining Boil 79% 9% - 100%
Gypsum 14 Water Agt Mash 11% 0% - 61%
Calcium Chloride (dihydrate) 12 Water Agt Mash 15% 0% - 72%
Epsom Salt 5 Water Agt Mash 8% 0% - 40%
Chalk 5 Water Agt Mash 8% 0% - 39%
Lactic acid 5 Water Agt Mash 72% 2% - 100%
Baking Soda 4 Water Agt Mash 0% 0% - 1%
Table Salt 3 Water Agt Mash 18% 0% - 33%
Magnesium Chloride 2 Water Agt Mash 14% 0% - 28%

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