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Sahara Dust Pale Ale

This is the first beer I’m brewing on order. Hold your horses, FOCBS, I’ll be there to drink it too, so still firmly in the “private hobby brewer” exception zone… My niece is celebrating her confirmation in a few weeks time, and I was told the gathered masses would be in the mood for good beer. Who am I to refuse… after all, “Good Beer for Good Friends” is the motto of this brewery.

I’ve recently acquired a bag of “Huell Melon” hops - they are advertised as having a melon (no surprise there) note, with underlying hints of strawberry. This will be my flavour hop of choice for this one. Bitterness will be provided by one of the old classics, Hallertauer Perle.

The name comes from the sahara dust that was covering some of my equipment before I started brewing. I hope I managed to clean it off completely, nobody likes gritty beer.

Malz Menge
Maris Otter4.4 kg
Biskuitmalz0.6 kg
Sauermalz50 g
25 Liter Brauwasser bei 63°C
Temperatur Zeit
63°C120 Minuten
72°C20 Minuten
78°C5 Minuten

Läutern und mit 5 Litern Wasser bei 78°C anschwänzen.

85 Minuten kochen

Hopfen Menge Zeit
Hallertauer (9 - 10 %)30 g75 Minuten vor Kochende (nach 10 Minuten)
Huell Melon (5 - 6 %)20 g15 Minuten vor Kochende (nach 70 Minuten)
Huell Melon (5 - 6 %)25 gbei Kochende

Würze kühlen und mit Safale S-04 im Gärtank ansetzen.

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