Last minute decision on Friday afternoon to brew my British Golden Ale. This will be a 5 gallon batch and will be done completely in the basement using the Foundry. I came up with a way to rig the piece of shit lid on the FastFerment so this should be the first beer that gets all the way through using this system.
July 16, 2022
Scrummy British Golden Ale – – 5 gallons
“A hop-forward, average-strength to moderately-strong pale bitter. Drinkability and a refreshing quality are critical components of the style.“
Calculated Stats –
- OG – 1.046
- FG – 1.012
- IBU – 42
- SRM – 4.7
- ABV – 4.5%
- 6.5 lbs. Maris Otter
- 2 lbs. White Wheat
- 1.2 lbs Pilsner
- 1.5 oz. East Kent Goldings pellet 5.9% – 60 minutes
- .5 oz. East Kent Golding pellet 5.9% – 30 minutes
- .5 oz. Saaz pellet 3.6% – 30 mintes
Wyeast 1318 London Ale III
Originating from a traditional London brewery, this yeast has a wonderful malt and hop profile. It is a true top cropping strain with a fruity, very light and softly balanced palate. This strain will finish slightly sweet.
Remember – quantities and times are different than normal due to using the Foundry on 120v.
- Strike 5.7 gallons at 157˚ – Mash target 152˚ – hold 75 minutes
- Raise to 168˚ for mash out hold 10 minutes
- Sparge 2 gallon at 168˚
Collected 6.5 gallons
Pre boil gravity = 1.038 (sb 1.042)
Boil for 75 minutes. Should have gone 90.
Hop per above schedule.
DID NOT FORGET IRISH MOSS THIS TIME!
Chilled to 82˚ with whirlpool.
Transferred to FastFerment. 5 gallons plus about .5 gallon for starter.
Original Gravity = 1.044 (sb 1.046).
Sunday morning steady bubble in airlock. Looks like the rigged lid seal worked.
Friday July 29
Racked to keg.
FG = 1.008 = 4.7%