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I have been wanting to brew a Sparkling Ale for a while... well ever since I first heard Graham Sanders waffle about it on Craftbrewer Radio. So this feburary I ordered up some White Labs AUS Ale yeast from my local internet yeast dealer, but it never came. 4 months later he agreed on sending me Cal. Ale instead since it was sold out from WLP. In the mean time I had ordered Pride of Ringwood hops from
Fast forward till today I have decided to use the hops and brew a light summer ale. The recipe goes as follows:

23L batch size
4,00 kg Pale Ale (7,8 EBC) Grain 82,47 %
0,40 kg Wheat (4,3 EBC) Grain 8,25 %
25,00 gm Pride of Ringwood [8,30 %] (60 min) Hops 21,8 IBU
0,30 tsp Irish Moss (Boil 10,0 min) Misc
1,00 tsp Yeast Nutrient (Boil 10.0 min) Misc
0,45 kg Cane (Beet) Sugar (0,0 EBC) Sugar 9,28 %

1 Pkgs California Ale (White Labs #WLP001) Yeast-Ale

Est Original Gravity: 1,050 SG
Est Final Gravity: 1,011 SG
Estimated Alcohol by Vol: 5,07 %
Bitterness: 21,8 IBU Calories: 467 cal/l
Est Color: 10,1 EBC

Bitterness ratio: 0,433 IBU/SG

Its single infusion with target temp at 65 C. and a mash time of just over an hour.

The reason I am using white table sugar is to get that light crisp body. I dont usually use sugar so this is in it self an experiment.

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Comment by Brett Begani on June 15, 2009 at 6:06pm
ah yes, I figured, I use beersmith as well.
Comment by Thure on June 15, 2009 at 5:44pm
I boiled the yeast nutrient for 10 min. It´s just beerSmith that thinks it should be added after 3 days or something... not quit sure.
I think the mash got 90 min when I finally was done batch sparging - not quit sure though with the adding and draining if the malt would convert more. I did hit my numbers though all the way through, so I'm really excited to taste the result in some two weks time.
Comment by Brett Begani on June 15, 2009 at 9:57am
Mash for 90 minutes just to be sure you're getting everything nice and dry. and I boil the yeast nutrient, is there a reason you have it listed at 3 days?



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