|Pale Malt||5 kg|
|Crystal Malt – Light||250 g|
|Northdown||75 g||8.2% AA||60 min|
|East Kent Goldings||65 g||5.1% AA||1 min|
Fermentis Safale S-04 English Ale
Treat mash water with 20ml AMS
Mash for at 66°C 40 mins in 23L Water
Sparge with 9.5 L water
Boil for 60 mins
Carbonate as desired.
This is our brew-class UK IPA.
With the popularity of the American style beers, many other styles aren’t getting brewed as often as they used to, including the British styles, so I think this makes a nice departure from the current trends.
It’s got a simple malt base (that could easy be tweaked for other ale styles), that’s finished with the most quintessential of all British hops, East Kent Goldings.
Goldings lean gently on the herbal, floral, and earthy side of flavours, as opposed to the big, punchy, citrusy American hops, making this easy-drinking and refreshing, and a bit more malt forward.
The use of S-04 yeast, which gives off more esters and attenuates less than US-05, solidifies this as a true British style beer.
Of course, if you want to change things up, you could opt for American or New Zealand hops, and throw in US-05 instead.
As it is, this recipe costs £15.