Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Continental Pale Ale

Unfortunately this one will have to wait until Mrs Velkyal and I are safely ensconced in the Commonwealth of Virginia, but the idea has been floating around my head for a week or so.

The basic idea is to make a fusion beer, using British and American specialty grains on top of a pale malt extract base, hopped with noble hops from Germany and the Czech Republic.

The yeast would be a German Altbier strain, in order to keep a balance between sweetness and tartness, whilst producing a crisp, dry beer, which would then be cold conditioned for 90 days, as you would do with a Czech lager such as Budvar.

I decided to run this lot through the Beer Recipator, and this is what it gave me.

A nice autumnal beer methinks....

4 comments:

  1. Remind me, when exactly are you States-bound?

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  2. gee 80 i.b.u.!

    I am just about to start brewing equipment is coming together.

    Based on a sort of 'wychcraft' clone styrian hops lager/pils malt with danstar winsdor..yes hopefully fruity. Cant wait!

    steviee

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  3. Adeptus,

    We fly out from Prague on June 30th.

    Steviee, good luck with your brewing!

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  4. 80 IBU? Good stuff indeed and a respectable abv for a pale ale. My next project will be a Pale ale but I have yet to put together a recipe.

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