This Summer Ale recipe is perfect for those long, warm summer days. Packed with flavor and boasting a hoppy finish, this light session beer is sure to become a favorite. With a prep time of just one hour and a total fermentation time of 28 days, it’s easy to make and a joy to drink.
- 1 Large stock pot (minimum 6 gallons)
- 1 Mash tun (insulated container or cooler)
- 1 Strainer or mesh bag for the grains
- 1 Funnel
- 1 Large spoon or paddle for stirring
- 1 Hydrometer
- 1 Thermometer
- 1 Fermentation vessel (glass carboy or plastic bucket)
- 1 Airlock and stopper
- 1 Bottling bucket
- 1 Bottles and caps
- 1 Bottle capper
- 1 Tubing for siphoning
- 1 Sanitizer solution
For the Mash – Liquor 9.5 Litres (16½ Pints) – Mash Time 1 hr – Temperature 65°c/149 °F
- 7½ lb Pale Malt Quantity 3.4kg
- 10½ oz Medium Crystal Malth Quantity 300g
For the Boil – 27 Litres (47½ Pints) – Boil Time 1 hr – 10 mins
- ⅔ oz (Hops) East Kent Golding 5.5% When to add – At start of boil (IBU 9.4)
- ½ oz (Hops) Progress 5.5% When to add – At start of boil (IBU 7.0)
- ½ oz (Hops) East Kent Golding 5.5% When to add – For last 30 mins of boil (IBU 7.5)
- ⅓ oz (Hops) Progress 5.5% When to add – For last 30 mins of boil (IBU 5.0)
- ½ oz (Hops) East Kent Golding 5.5% When to add – For last 1 min of boil (IBU 0.4)
- 1 TSP Protofloc Other – When to add – For last 15 mins of boil
To Ferment – 20°C (68°F) – Conditioning 4 weeks at 12°C (54°F)
- 1 Wyeast 1098 British Ale
- Heat 9.5 litres (16½ pints) of water to 65°C/149°F. Once heated, add 7½ pounds (3.4 kilograms) of pale malt and 10.5 ounces (300 grams) of medium crystal malt to the water. Mix well to ensure there are no clumps.
- Mash the grains for 1 hour at a temperature of 65°C/149°F.
- After 1 hour, drain the wort into a pot and add 27 litres (47½ pints) of water to the pot.
- Bring the mixture to a boil and add 0.67 ounces of East Kent Golding hops and 0.5 ounces of Progress hops. Boil for 1 hour and 10 minutes.
- After 50 minutes of boiling, add 0.5 ounces of East Kent Golding hops and 0.33 ounces of Progress hops.
- During the final minute of boiling, add 0.5 ounces of East Kent Golding hops and 1 teaspoon of Protofloc.
- Cool the wort to 20°C (68°F) and transfer it to a sanitized fermenting vessel.
- Add the Wyeast 1098 British Ale yeast to the fermenting vessel and seal it with an airlock.
- Ferment the beer at a temperature of 20°C (68°F) for 5 weeks.
- After fermentation, condition the beer for 4 weeks at a temperature of 12°C (54°F).
- After 4 weeks of conditioning, your Summer Ale will be ready to drink. Enjoy!
|Makes 🍻||Ready to Drink 🍺||Estimated ABV||Bitterness Rating||Color Rating|
|23 Litres (40 Pints)||5 Weeks||3.8%||29.3 IBU||13 EBC|
Tasty Summer Ale with a Wonderful Hoppy Finish
If you’re a fan of light and flavorful beers, then you should definitely give this Summer Ale recipe a try. With a mash consisting of pale malt and medium crystal malt, and a boil that includes a variety of hops such as East Kent Golding and Progress, this ale is packed with flavor and has a wonderful hoppy finish.
Easy and Simple to Make
This recipe is a great choice for homebrewers who are just starting out, as it is relatively easy and simple to make. With a prep time of just one hour and a total fermentation time of 28 days, it’s a breeze to brew up a batch of this tasty Summer Ale.
Perfect for Warm Summer Days
With its light and refreshing taste, this Summer Ale is the perfect beer to enjoy on a warm summer day. Whether you’re relaxing in your backyard or hanging out with friends at a barbecue, this ale is sure to hit the spot.
Impress Your Friends with Your Homebrewing Skills
Brewing your own beer is a fun and rewarding hobby, and sharing your creations with friends and family is always a great way to impress them with your skills. So why not give this Summer Ale recipe a try and see what you can create?
FAQ on Making this Summer Ale Recipe
What is the estimated ABV of this Summer Ale recipe?
The estimated ABV of this Summer Ale recipe is 3.8%.
What hops are used in this Summer Ale recipe?
East Kent Golding and Progress hops are used in this Summer Ale recipe.
How long should this Summer Ale recipe be conditioned?
This Summer Ale recipe should be conditioned for 4 weeks at 12°C (54°F).
Can different types of malt be used in this Summer Ale recipe?
Yes, different types of malt can be used in this Summer Ale recipe.
How long should the hops be added for the last 30 minutes of boiling in this Summer Ale recipe?
The East Kent Golding and Progress hops should be added for the last 30 minutes of boiling in this Summer Ale recipe.
What equipment do I need to make this Summer Ale recipe?
The equipment needed to make this Summer Ale recipe includes a mash tun, a brew kettle, a fermenter, a thermometer, a hydrometer, a siphon, and bottles or kegs for storage.
What is the mash time and temperature for this Summer Ale recipe?
The mash time for this Summer Ale recipe is 1 hour, and the mash temperature is 65°C (149°F).
Is there a specific type of water that should be used in this Summer Ale recipe?
No, there is no specific type of water that should be used in this Summer Ale recipe.
Can the fermentation time for this Summer Ale recipe be shortened?
Shortening the fermentation time may result in a less flavorful beer, so it is not recommended to do so.
What food pairings go well with this Summer Ale recipe?
This Summer Ale recipe pairs well with grilled fish, salads, and light pasta dishes.
How should I store this Summer Ale recipe?
This Summer Ale recipe should be stored in