Recipe added: 06/22/01
The yeast refused to top work so I used a ladle to aerate and rouse the ferment every evening, this produced a good rocky head by morning which had subsided by the evening
Cleared in 5 days, gave it a further 2 weeks before trying.
Typical strong bitter, chocolatey after taste, heavy on the hops upfront, One I'm going to do again but I'll up the chocolate malt to 500g next time in the hop of bringing the flavour out a bit more.
Recipe type: All Grain
Batch Size: 4.5 imp gallon
Starting Gravity: 1055
Finishing Gravity: 1012
Time in Boil: 90min
Primary Fermentation: 8 days
Secondary Fermentation: 3 weeks
- 3.5kg Crushed Youngs Light malt.
- 1kg spraymalt medium
- 70g Golding 90min
- 200g Chocolate malt 30min
- 50g roast barley 30min
- 20g golding 30min
- 10g fuggle 5min
- Dry hop - fuggles, a handfull.
- Gervin Ale yeast overnight culture
- 2tsp sea salt
- 1tsp carrageen
Mashed at a poorly controlled 62-70C for 1 1/2h
As I had a pack of spray malt open for yeast propagation, I added it 30min into boil.
Added the chocolate malt in the last 30mins.
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