EAST INDIA PALE ALE
You will need:
- 1kg Liquid Light Malt
- 250gm Dextrose
- 1 Lager/Pilsner Grain Pack
- 1 Pale Ale/Bitter Grain Pack
- 25g Goldings Hops Pellets
- 15g Fuggles Hops Pellets
- 1 Packet Safale SO4 Yeast
TRY THE BEER MADE BY BRITISH TROOPS IN INDIA
- In advance, chill 5-10 litres of water in closed containers in a fridge*
- Place Grain Packs and 1 litre of hot tap water in a bowl and steep for 30 minutes.
- Strain the grain through a sieve into a saucepan. Rinse the grain with another 1 litre of hot water and collect this liquid in the saucepan as well. Bring the liquid to the boil.
- Once boiling, add Goldings Hops Pellets and boil for 10 minutes.
- After boiling for 10 minutes, turn off heat and add 15g Fuggles Hops Pellets.
- Tip India Pale Ale and Liquid Malt into the fermenter, then pour in hot wort. Use some to rinse the can. Stir until all is dissolved.
- Add cold water to make up 20 litres** at 20-25 °C and stir vigorously for 5 minutes.
- When surface is foamy (wort is aerated), sprinkle on Safale Yeast and stir gently.
- Seal fermenter and store in cool conditions ***
* Use sterilized containers with lids. Do not leave your fermenter to cool before adding yeas, as this increases the chances of an infection. Use the chilled water to reach a satisfactory temperature and add yeast immediately.
** Make only 20lts to produce stronger hop bitterness and flavour.
*** Try to maintain a cool, even temperature in the fermenter of 18-22°C. Place your fermenter on a cement slab, or wrap it in a towel with one end in water. Use a Brewers Choice Brewing Thermostat and old fridge for optimum brewing conditions.