fletcher pale ale
subsequent batch info: will be superseded by version 2, late 2014
2.25kg joe white pale ale
150gm joe white medium crystal 60
22gm cascade (pellets, 5 aa%, 60 mins)
5gm amarillo (pellets, 10.1 aa%, 10 mins)
5gm cascade (pellets, 5 aa%, 5 mins)
11.5gm DCL yeast US-05 - american ale
0.5 tablet whirlfloc
10L batch, single infusion, batch sparge, mash in 64C
%AbV: 4.42 (4.9 bottled)
my first by-myself-AG brew today. still had lots of help from newtownclown over the phone though! most, if not all went well, apart from a few miscalculations particularly about where to keep the bloody FV and my still-carbonating last brew. all in all a successful day. just have to get more precise with measurements and temperatures and hitting target figures but this will get there as i get to know my equipment i'm sure.
19/01/13 - bottled today, and had a taste. i can really tell the cascade flavour in this beer, and it tastes fantastic! can't wait for it to carbonate and taste again in a few weeks time.
22/02/13 - wow wow wow wow. cascade punch. the IBU i feel is spot on the money. a very hefty cascade kick right at the start with a slight, lingering touch of the amarillo sweetness mixed in. it pours SO very clear and has the perfect subtle carbonation. very happy with this only a month after bottling. i took a taste test a few weeks ago and it clearly wasn't ready but it is well on its way now. should be a beautiful easy and ready-to-guzzle drop soon...although there will be very little left by that stage! a really big taste to this guy. i'll be making the fletcher pale ale again.
08/03/13 - "i love this bro. i could drink this all night" - m. wills. a mate tasted this today and was thoroughly impressed. looks like it's a winner so far. will have to get the fletcher pale up and running again soon!
15/03/13 - had the last of the fletcher pale ale this evening with two other friends who gave it praise. so very proud of this beer and hope i can improve on future ones with this one as my basis for a good starting beer.