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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 2949
Jule-ale (Andrimne Old Ale)
20 L 6.59% 47.08 1.071 1.021
BIAB 2277
Ye Olde Ale
5.5 gal 8.48% 38.16 1.090 1.026
Partial Mash 1745
Old Mr. Brown's Squirrel Tale Ale
5.5 gal 8.57% 61.33 1.077 1.015
Partial Mash 1565
Welsh Strong Cask Ale 5 gallon
5 gal 6.43% 35.41 1.064 1.015
extract 1542
Red Sky at Night
5 gal 7.06% 61.21 1.079 1.025
All Grain 1511
Gamleguten
25 L 6.07% 46.97 1.065 1.018
BIAB 1493
castle red
25 L 6.63% 38.96 1.065 1.015
All Grain 1434
Ye Olde Schindee Ale
2.35 gal 8.51% 70.63 1.091 1.027
BIAB 1188
Old Fezziwig Clone
5 gal 6.37% 56 1.067 1.018
extract 1111

Newest Old Ale Recipes

Title Size ABV IBU OG FG Color Method Views
Curmudgeon Old Ale
5.5 gal 9.19% 63 1.091 1.021
All Grain 9
Old as Dirt
5.5 gal 8.49% 59.08 1.085 1.020
All Grain 26
Weeeeird
5.5 gal 11.51% 55.33 1.117 1.029
All Grain 54
611 street style (First time)
7 L 9.39% 31.68 1.083 1.012
All Grain 28
Bruinbitter
3.5 gal 6.38% 52.35 1.067 1.018
BIAB 35
Old Ale
7.5 L 7.48% 50.62 1.073 1.016
BIAB 44
Old Stock Zale
5.5 gal 10.2% 0 1.104 1.026
All Grain 34
Gubb Öl
12 L 5.67% 46.4 1.056 1.012
BIAB 48
Awesome Recipe
15 L 5.73% 25.07 1.060 1.016
All Grain 45
Curmudgeon Clone
5.5 gal 8.09% 57.02 1.084 1.022
All Grain 129

Fermentables Used In Old Ale Recipes (View More)

Name
Recipes
Country
Category
Type
Color
PPG
Avg. Usage
Usage Range
United Kingdom - Maris Otter Pale 99 United Kingdom Grain base malt 3.75°L
38 74% 17% - 100%
Molasses 53 Sugar sugar 80°L
36 4% 1% - 17%
American - Chocolate 31 American Grain roasted malt 350°L
29 2% 1% - 4%
American - Pale 2-Row 30 American Grain base malt 1.8°L
37 68% 31% - 89%
United Kingdom - Chocolate 29 United Kingdom Grain roasted malt 425°L
34 3% 1% - 9%
Belgian - Special B 27 Belgian Grain roasted malt 115°L
34 4% 1% - 11%
American - Caramel / Crystal 60L 26 American Grain crystal malt 60°L
34 6% 1% - 11%
United Kingdom - Black Patent 26 United Kingdom Grain roasted malt 525°L
27 1% 0% - 2%
Brown Sugar 21 Sugar sugar 15°L
45 6% 1% - 29%
American - Caramel / Crystal 120L 18 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 55 5 37% 9% - 100%
Fuggles 51 4.5 34% 5% - 100%
Nugget 22 14 61% 17% - 100%
Magnum 18 15 52% 11% - 100%
Northern Brewer 17 7.8 42% 17% - 100%
Cascade 16 7 30% 10% - 100%
Challenger 15 8.5 39% 7% - 71%
Willamette 14 4.5 45% 10% - 75%
Target 13 11.5 46% 7% - 100%
Bramling Cross 10 6.5 33% 9% - 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%
German - CaraAmber 2 German Grain crystal malt 23°L
34 23% 20% - 26%
New Zealand - Dark Chocolate Malt 2 New Zealand Grain roasted malt 659.898°L
32.7 16% 11% - 20%
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%
German - Red X 1 German Grain base malt 12°L
36 11% 11% - 11%
German - CaraRed 1 German Grain crystal malt 20°L
34 40% 40% - 40%
United Kingdom - Crystal 70L 1 United Kingdom Grain crystal malt 70°L
34 21% 21% - 21%
Belgian - Roasted Barley 1 Belgian Grain roasted malt 575°L
30 20% 20% - 20%
Rolled Oats 1 Adjunct raw 2.2°L
33 20% 20% - 20%

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 22 Fermentis / Safale Ale .0975 High 75% 54°F 77°F
Danstar - Nottingham Ale Yeast 17 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 11 Wyeast Ale 0.12 High 71% 55°F 75°F
Wyeast - London Ale III 1318 11 Wyeast Ale 0.1 High 73% 64°F 74°F
White Labs - Dry English Ale Yeast WLP007 9 White Labs Ale Med-High Med-High 75% 65°F 70°F
White Labs - London Ale Yeast WLP013 7 White Labs Ale Medium Medium 71% 66°F 71°F
Mangrove Jack - Empire Ale M15 6 Mangrove Jack Ale n/a Med-High 72.5% 70°F 75°F
Wyeast - London ESB Ale 1968 6 Wyeast Ale 0.1 Very High 69% 64°F 72°F
Wyeast - American Ale 1056 6 Wyeast Ale 0.1 Med-Low 75% 60°F 72°F

Other Ingredients Used In Old Ale Recipes (View More)

Name Recipes Type Use Avg. Usage Usage Range
Whirlfloc 23 Fining Boil 79% 9% - 100%
Gypsum 19 Water Agt Mash 7% 0% - 61%
Irish Moss 16 Fining Boil 78% 1% - 100%
Calcium Chloride (dihydrate) 11 Water Agt Mash 9% 0% - 67%
Epsom Salt 7 Water Agt Mash 1% 0% - 3%
Chalk 6 Water Agt Mash 7% 0% - 39%
Lactic acid 6 Water Agt Mash 77% 2% - 100%
Table Salt 5 Water Agt Mash 7% 0% - 33%
Calcium Chloride (dihydrate) 4 Water Agt Mash 0% 0% - 1%
Wyeast - Beer Nutrient 3 Water Agt Boil 51% 17% - 85%

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