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Beer Style: Old Ale  (19A)
Recipe Type: all-grain
Yield: 5 US gallons

Old Ale


A ruby red IPA with a hoppy bite. Complex malty flavours compliment the E.K.goldings. A good winter beer.


  • 2.6kg Maris otter pale malt
  • 300g 60L Crystal malt
  • 100g 120L Crystal malt
  • 125g Chocolate malt
  • 100g Amber malt
  • 80g Sucrose
  • 45g Fuggles (60min)
  • 25g East Kent Goldings (15min)
  • Safale-04

Additional Instructions

Primary Ferment: 8 days
Secondary Ferment: At least 6. Improves with age.

Beer Profile

Original Gravity: 1.053
Final Gravity: 1.01
Alcohol by Vol: 5.63%
Recipe Type: all-grain
Yield: 5.00 US Gallons

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This is a 5-gallon batch. Mash in 5 quarts 132 degrees (140 degree strike heat). Adjust mash pH to 5.3. Boost temperature to 150 degrees. Mash 2 hours, maintaining temperature at 146-152 degrees. Mash out 5 minutes at 168 degrees. Sparge with 2 gallons of 165 degree water. Boil 90 minutes, adding hops in last hour. Add finishing hops 5 minutes before end of boil. Ferment at 20 degrees celcius.


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