Light Honey Ale Craft Beer

Light Honey Ale Craft Beer
INGREDIENT / BLENDING g/serving kg/bottle kg/batch Formula %
Water (initial batching tank at 155°F) 280 0.1232 135.52 0.248569
Water (fermenter at 45°F) 650 0.286 314.6 0.577034
Water (bottling at 75°F) 23 0.01012 11.132 0.020418
Liquid light malt extract 75 0.033 36.3 0.066581
Powdered dried malt extract 25 0.011 19.36 0.022194
Dried crystal malt (crushed amber type) 18 0.00792 8.712 0.015979
Biscuit malt 14 0.00616 6.776 0.012428
Honey 20 0.0088 9.68 0.017755
Hop pellets 2 0.00088 0.968 0.001775
Gypsum 0.45 0.000198 0.2178 0.000399
Priming corn zugar 10 0.0044 4.84 0.008877
Evaporated cane juice 2 0.00088 0.968 0.001775
Dry ale yeast 7 0.00308 3.388 0.006214
Total 1126.45 0.495638 545.2018 1.000000

Formula Sequence:

  • STEP A: Use initial batching warm water 155°F, +- 10°F from formulation. Add water
  • STEP B: Using specified water and temperature place crystal malt and biscuit malt in hop bag and steep for 35-45 minutes
  • STEP C: Add liquid malt extract and powdered malt extract and bring to a boil at 220°F
  • STEP D: Add the hop pellets and gypsum and continue to a boil for another 40 minutes
  • STEP E: Add honey and continue to a boil for 5 minutes
  • STEP E1 (FERMENTER TANK): Use cold water 45°F, +- 5°F from formulation. Add water to the fermenter
  • STEP E2 (FERMENTER TANK): Add the initial batching solution from A to E (do not strain)
  • STEP E3 (FERMENTER TANK): Heat total solution to 80°F and add yeast
  • STEP E4 (FERMENTER TANK): Fill airlock halfway with water
  • STEP E5 (FERMENTER TANK): Ferment 67-74°F for one week
  • STEP F (SECONDARY FERMENTER TANK): Siphon product from fermenter tank to secondary fermenter tank for two more weeks
  • STEP G (BOTTLING TANK): Add bottling water from formulation to bottling tank
  • STEP G1 (BOTTLING TANK): Add the priming corn sugar to bottle tank and dissolve
  • STEP G2 (BOTTLING TANK): Add the complete formulation from secondary fermentation tank to bottle tank and dissolve
  • STEP H (BOTTLING TANK): Record pH, Brix and QC Release Time Bottle immediately

LET BOTTLES SIT FOR THREE WEEKS MINIMUM BEFORE CONSUMPTION

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