Sunday, November 05, 2017

Lagering in the sun..

Crisp, sunny Autumn day here. Brewing up a tasty "IPL", or India Pale Lager, basically a lager (pilsner and amber malts - see above) with the hop profile of an ale. I'm using American Cascade and Amarillo hops to hopefully give a citrus/fruit edge to the finished beer. It's only when we get to November that parts of the house are cool enough to ferment lager styles, they need around 12 Centigrade for a couple of weeks, any warmer and you can get off-flavours developing. Should be ready in about 6 weeks, just in time for holiday season!

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