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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
04 GRIM CREATURE
25 L 0.94% 14.08 1.036 1.029
All Grain 8291
Shipwreck Strong Ale
5.5 gal 8.82% 43.94 1.085 1.018
BIAB 4463
Jule-ale (Andrimne Old Ale)
20 L 6.59% 47.08 1.071 1.021
BIAB 2991
Ye Olde Ale
5.5 gal 8.48% 38.16 1.090 1.026
Partial Mash 2813
Welsh Strong Cask Ale 5 gallon
5 gal 6.43% 35.41 1.064 1.015
extract 2201
Red Sky at Night
5 gal 7.06% 61.21 1.079 1.025
All Grain 2143
castle red
25 L 6.63% 38.96 1.065 1.015
All Grain 2108
Old Mr. Brown's Squirrel Tale Ale
5.5 gal 8.57% 61.33 1.077 1.015
Partial Mash 2104
Old Fezziwig Clone
5 gal 6.37% 56 1.067 1.018
extract 1919
Gamleguten
25 L 6.07% 46.97 1.065 1.018
BIAB 1901

Newest Old Ale Recipes

Title Size ABV IBU OG FG Color Method Views
British Old Ale
30 L 6.9% 0 1.071 1.019
All Grain 3
English Olde Ale
5.5 gal 8.33% 36.51 1.084 1.020
All Grain 36
Hibernation Holiday Old Ale 2021
5.5 gal 8.38% 58.18 1.085 1.021
All Grain 46
Oui Oui thea Vosegus
5.75 gal 8.48% 35.2 1.076 1.012
All Grain 18
Old Ale Barrel Project
3 gal 8.23% 72.51 1.077 1.018
All Grain 59
Caesar's Imperial Brown
5.5 gal 8.01% 49.06 1.081 1.020
All Grain 82
Vintervarmar
22 L 7.45% 43.83 1.072 1.019
BIAB 59
Old ale recipe
191 gal 9.3% 61.44 1.087 1.017
All Grain 42
Old Ale Nov2021
16 gal 7.35% 55.37 1.079 1.023
All Grain 69
My Peculiar
6 gal 6.57% 38.26 1.068 1.018
Partial Mash 156

Fermentables Used In Old Ale Recipes (View More)

Name Recipes Country Category Type Color PPG Avg. Usage Usage Range
United Kingdom - Maris Otter Pale 102 United Kingdom Grain base malt 3.75°L
38 74% 17% - 100%
Molasses 68 Sugar sugar 80°L
36 4% 0% - 17%
American - Chocolate 33 American Grain roasted malt 350°L
29 2% 1% - 6%
Pale 2-Row 32 Grain base malt 1.8°L
37 68% 31% - 89%
Belgian - Special B 30 Belgian Grain roasted malt 115°L
34 4% 1% - 11%
United Kingdom - Chocolate 30 United Kingdom Grain roasted malt 425°L
34 3% 1% - 9%
United Kingdom - Black Patent 29 United Kingdom Grain roasted malt 525°L
27 2% 0% - 5%
American - Caramel / Crystal 60L 29 American Grain crystal malt 60°L
34 6% 1% - 15%
Brown Sugar 26 Sugar sugar 15°L
45 6% 1% - 29%
American - Caramel / Crystal 120L 20 American Grain crystal malt 120°L
33 4% 1% - 9%

Hops Used In Old Ale Recipes (View More)

Name Recipes Average AA Avg. Usage Usage Range
East Kent Goldings 64 5 35% 9% - 100%
Fuggles 63 4.5 35% 5% - 100%
Charles Faram - Nugget 28 12 59% 9% - 100%
Northern Brewer 21 7.8 39% 11% - 100%
Challenger 21 8.5 39% 7% - 100%
Magnum 21 15 53% 11% - 100%
Willamette 19 4.5 47% 10% - 100%
Target 18 11.5 41% 7% - 100%
Cascade 18 7 24% 7% - 75%
Bramling Cross 13 6.5 32% 7% - 87%

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 15% 7% - 31%
New Zealand - Dark Chocolate Malt 2 New Zealand Grain roasted malt 659.898°L
32.7 16% 11% - 20%
German - CaraAmber 2 German Grain crystal malt 23°L
34 23% 20% - 26%
American - Caramel / Crystal 60L 2 American Grain crystal malt 60°L
34 42% 4% - 80%

Yeasts Used In Old Ale Recipes (View More)

Name Recipes Laboratory Type Alcohol Tolerance Flocculation Attenuation Min. Temp Max. Temp
Fermentis - Safale - English Ale Yeast S-04 31 Fermentis / Safale Ale .0975 High 75% 54°F 77°F
Danstar - Nottingham Ale Yeast 18 Danstar Ale Med-High High 77% 57°F 70°F
Wyeast - London Ale 1028 16 Wyeast Ale 0.1 Med-Low 75% 60°F 72°F
Wyeast - London Ale III 1318 14 Wyeast Ale 0.1 High 73% 64°F 74°F
Wyeast - Scottish Ale 1728 12 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
Fermentis - Safale - American Ale Yeast US-05 7 Fermentis / Safale Ales Low Medium 81% 54°F 77°F
Mangrove Jack - New World Strong Ale M42 7 Mangrove Jack Ale n/a High 79.5% 61°F 72°F
White Labs - London Ale Yeast WLP013 6 White Labs Ale Medium Medium 71% 66°F 71°F
White Labs - Edinburgh Scottish Ale Yeast WLP028 6 White Labs Ale Med-High Medium 72.5% 65°F 70°F

Other Ingredients Used In Old Ale Recipes (View More)

Name Recipes Type Use Avg. Usage Usage Range
Gypsum 31 Water Agt Mash 13% 0% - 61%
Whirlfloc 24 Fining Boil 64% 9% - 100%
Irish Moss 19 Fining Boil 76% 1% - 100%
Epsom Salt 13 Water Agt Mash 8% 0% - 37%
Calcium Chloride (dihydrate) 11 Water Agt Mash 10% 0% - 67%
Calcium Chloride (dihydrate) 11 Water Agt Mash 18% 0% - 50%
Chalk 10 Water Agt Mash 8% 0% - 39%
Lactic acid 10 Water Agt Mash 76% 2% - 100%
Baking Soda 8 Water Agt Mash 13% 0% - 36%
Calcium Chloride (anhydrous) 4 Water Agt Mash 12% 1% - 43%

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