Easter Brewing Projects

The Easter holidays are finally upon us and means four days of holiday goodness. download

Putting this time to good use, I’ll be brewing up two very different projects but with one similarity. The recipes have been adapted from DIY Dog (Brewdog’s) larger quantity brew recipes.
The only issue that I came across was finding Ahtunam hops so I’ll be substituting this variety with Willamette.

I’ll be trying out extra pale malts for the first time with these brews rather than my usual choice of Marris otter. Extra pale malts should offer the same colour but provide a cleaner flavour to really allow those hops to speak for themselves. Perfect for these highly hopped projects.

For the mash I’ll be using a 2 quarts/pound (4 litres/kilogram) method so I’ll be using no more than around 2.10 quarts (2 litres of water). The sparge will be made up of around 4.5 quarts (4.25 litres) of water which will make up the total quantity for the boil.

Without further ado, here are the recipes below in as simple a form as possible and will be perfect for you small batch, 1 gallon brewers.

I’ll keep the progress on these brews updated right here on Hop Pilot.

Pale AlePale Ale

Grains
900g Extra Pale Malt
50g Cara-Malt

Hops – Start – Bittering
4g Chinook
3g Ahtanum/Willamette

Hops – Middle – Flavoring
4g Chinook
3g Ahtanum/Willamette

Hops – End – Flavoring
6g Chinook
3g Ahtanum/Willamette
3g Simcoe
3g Nelson Sauvin

Dry Hop – Aroma
10g Chinook
8g Ahtanum/Willamette
8g Simcoe
4g Nelson Sauvin
8g Cascade
2g Amarillo

Yeast
American Ale Yeast

American Red Alered

Grains
520g Extra Pale Malt
176g Cara-Malt
126g Munich Malt
80g Medium Crystal
30g Dark Crystal

Hops – Start – Bittering
0.5g Cascade
0.5g Amarillo

Hops – Middle – Flavoring
0.5g Nelson Sauvin

Hops – End – Flavoring

2.5g Amarillo
2.5g Nelson Sauvin

Dry Hop – Aroma
5g Simcoe
10g Cascade
5g Ahtunum/Willamette
2.5g Nelson Sauvin
10g Centennial
5g Amarillo

Yeast
American Ale Yeast

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