Cascade Golden Ale

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Cascade Golden Ale

Postby TRXnMe » Sat Apr 12, 2014 11:19

OK, this is inspired by a micro brewery on the Gower in South Wales, but has been modified to suit my tastes :)

The recipe makes 20 to 25 litres (not pints..) depending on how good the pale malt is, some convert to sugars better than others.

5 kg Marris Otter pale malt
500g Crystal Malt EBC 60
100g Terrified Wheat (head retention)

This is a 90 minute mash recipe, followed by 2 batch sparges and if the Hydrometer is still reading high enough a fly sparge to get the last of the sugars out the MT.

Target OG at this point is 1.045 (this is the variable one, neverr had lower than the 1.045, but have had higher from 'good' malt, I go with this and add cold water post boil.

Once mashed and in your boiler get it to the boil, leave it for 30 minutes (I find a 90 minute boil gives clearer beer) and then add the Cacade a follows

50g with 60 minutes remaining
40g with 10 minutes remaining I add Irish Moss at this point as well
10g at flame out.

Target OG here is 1.052 (I've had this come out at 1.065 with one brand of malt, that was liquored back to 45 litres to dilute to to my target OG, 'free' beer :)

Chill the wort and transfer to a Fermenting Vat

Pitch SafBrew S33 yeast

Expected FG is 1.010 (I've had lower, but not much)

Leave for two weeks, I've kegged after 1 week but the flavour is better if it's left on the yeast bed for two weeks.

Bottle, keg or cornie

Enjoy :)

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Re: Cascade Golden Ale

Postby Eric » Sat Apr 12, 2014 22:10

Interesting. Do you frequently achieve efficiencies greater than 100% or are those volumes a bit high?
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Re: Cascade Golden Ale

Postby Joe1002 » Sat Apr 12, 2014 22:14

Eric wrote:Interesting. Do you frequently achieve efficiencies greater than 100% or are those volumes a bit high?

I was wondering that :lol:

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Re: Cascade Golden Ale

Postby TRXnMe » Sun Apr 13, 2014 09:51

Eric wrote:Interesting. Do you frequently achieve efficiencies greater than 100% or are those volumes a bit high?


AHHHHHH!!!!!!

Damn the metric system.

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Re: Cascade Golden Ale

Postby Bad 'Ed » Sun Apr 27, 2014 13:11

With that hop schedule, does this come out to be quite a bitter ale? I calculate 66IBU.

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Re: Cascade Golden Ale

Postby TRXnMe » Sun Apr 27, 2014 15:13

Bad 'Ed wrote:With that hop schedule, does this come out to be quite a bitter ale? I calculate 66IBU.



Based on the alpha acid marked on the Cascade I use (around 7.5), and BeerSmith I get 44 ~ 45 IBU, which tastes about right, it's not a bitter beer, more quite malty with a citrus aroma from the Cascade :)

If you like the idea of this beer but want it more sharp and hoppy then do what I did and swap the Cascade for Calypso, now that one is an eye opener, really ragther nice on a hot summer evening :)
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Re: Cascade Golden Ale

Postby big_al » Sun Apr 09, 2017 15:46

what temp did you mash at?

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