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Brew #51: Kiwi Golden Ale

August 22, 2013

Still continuing with the Kiwi theme, don’t want to lose the aromatics of the hops in the freezer. Aiming at low forties gravity, golden reddish colour, gentle hopping, balance and drinkability. Mash pH was 5.5. Mash efficiency 89 per cent. I now have 66 litres in the pipeline – happy days ahead.

name Nelson’s Golden Ale
“style” Golden Ale
brewlength 24 litres
IBU 30
EBC 14
OG 1045
brewing date 22-Aug-13
yeast Nottingham
fermentables grain kg %
grain 1 Pilsner 1.900 43.1%
grain 2 Pale Ale 1.900 43.1%
grain 3 Munich 0.280 6.3%
grain 4 Crystal 0.250 5.7%
grain 5 Wheat 0.080 1.8%
total 4.410 100%
hops gram minutes ibu
Progress 8.25% 6 60 5
Hallertau Spalt Select 6.6% 12 60 8
Nelson Sauvin 12.3% 5 60 6
Hallertau Spalt Select 6.6% 16 20 7
Nelson Sauvin 12.3% 4 20 3
NZ Pacifica 5.6% 10 5 1
Nelson Sauvin 12.3% 10 0 0
total 63 30
mash schedule minutes degrees c
step 1 mash in 40
step 2 70 65
step 3 15 77
1/4 tsp Gypsum to the boil
After boil-off hops soaked 15 minutes before cooling

Liquored down a bit during the boil and still overshot the gravity by two points.

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